Kate Greenaway Governing Body

The Kate Greenaway Governing Body plays a key role in overseeing the practice and ethos of the school. They provide challenge and support to the Head teacher and leadership team. Several of our current parents are involved in the Governing Body. If you would like to be involved please ask at Reception.

“My name is Fiona Godfrey and I have been the Head Teacher at Kate Greenaway since September 2010. I have worked in senior leadership roles in Early Years in Islington since 2001 and have enjoyed working with people who are passionate about education. I attend both Committees at Kate Greenaway and the Full Governing Body and I very much appreciate the time and dedication our governors offer to support the school”.
“My name is Jessica Teague. I have been a Governor at Kate Greenaway for one year serving on the Learning and Development committee. My background is in Culture, specifically ballet and dance. I currently work in arts journalism and have recently completed a Post Graduate degree in Cultural Management. I have an intense interest in creative development and Early Years education. I hope that my experience serving on boards of leading European cultural institutions can positively contribute to my work on the governing board at Kate Greenaway”.

“My name is Joe Knutson. I have been a governor at Kate Greenaway for two years and currently sit on the Learning and Development committee .I am the Deputy Head teacher at Kate Greenaway Nursery, with an emphasis on curriculum development. I am passionate about Early Years education and feel that my contribution to the Governing Body includes providing information about the nursery, contributing to strategic planning and working alongside the Head teacher to address matters raised by the Governors”.

“My name is Peter Warren. I have been a Governor at Kate Greenaway for over 10 years year and am currently Chairman of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. My background is in Finance, specifically as an analyst and investment manager, and I currently sit on the management group of an asset management business. I first became involved with Kate Greenaway through an organization connecting City professionals with schools in their local area. I believe that the Early Years education that places like Kate Greenaway can provide is enormously important in setting good foundations for children’s lives”.


My name is Petra Massey. I have been a governor at KG for nearly a year and currently sit on the Learning Development and Outreach committee. I have worked in theatre, film and television as both a performer and a director for over 30 years. My speciality in this field is comedy and I also have a background in education and teaching theatre workshops. I am passionate about Early Years education and feel that my contribution to the Governing Body is to bring to the team a playfulness in both education and creativity”.

“My name is Eilis Harrison-Ponsonby. I have been a Parent Governor for nearly 2 years and currently sit on the Learning, Development and Outreach committee as well as being SEND Governor. As well as being mother to Scarlet and Michael, I am the Head of Chemistry at The Godolphin and Latymer School. Being a parent has opened my eyes to Early Years Learning and I am passionate about supporting the excellent environment that has been established at Kate Greenaway, particularly in their development of Early Years Science. I bring my experience from the world of academic research and secondary education to the Governing Body”.

“My name is Pete Shaw. I have just started as a parent governor in the hope that I can give a little bit back to a nursery school that has been so loving and caring to my family. I am a Policeman for the Metropolitan Police Service, having been an officer for over 14 years in different counties and challenging boroughs I have seen the best and worst in people, and the people who are affected the most are the children. We all have a responsibility to try to care for and protect not only our own but all the young people we come into contact with. I sit on the finance, premises and personnel committee which enables me to utilise the skills I have acquired while working in the police”.




Competency Framework For Governance (PDF)

Governor Attendance Table (All) (Word)

Finance, Personnel and Premises Terms of Reference (Word)

Learning, Development and Outreach Terms of Reference (Word)

Governors’ Register Of Interests (Page 1) (PDF)

Governors Register Of Interests (Page 2) (PDF)

Governing Body Members Statements (PDF)

Governance Handbook – November 2015 (PDF)

Governor Meetings Year Planner 2017 (PDF)

Governing Body Meeting Minutes 5th December 2016 (Word)

Learning, Development and Outreach Meeting Minutes 22nd February 2017 (PDF)

Finance, Personnel and Premises Minutes 26th January 2017 (PDF)

Full Governing Body Meeting 20th March 2017 Minutes (PDF)


Governors Declarations of Interest

Kate Greenaway Nursery School and Children’s Centre

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Declaration Of Interest
Tony McNamara Clerk None
Fenella Vieceli Parent 25 Mar 2015 24 Mar 2019 The Wellcome Trust
Eilis Ponsonby Parent S.E.N. LINK Governor 4 Dec 2014 3 Dec 2018 None
Joe Knutston Staff 22 Nov 2012 21 Nov 2016 None
Sara Blakemore Co-Opted, Safeguarding LINK, Chair of L.D.O. 25 Mar 2015 24 Mar 2019 I am a trustee of a Children’s music charity called songs for us
Fiona Godfrey Headteacher None
Paul Convery Authority 4 Nov 2013 3 Nov 2017 LA governor at Robert Blair Primary School, Islington. I have a public declaration of interest pursuant to Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011 & The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regs 2012 published at: http://democracy.islington.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=24
Peter Warren Co-Opted, Chair of Finance 25 Mar 2015 24 Mar 2019 None
Peter Shaw Parent Dec 2016 Dec 2020 None
Helen Genia Co-Opted, Chair of Governors 25 Mar 2015 24 Mar 2019 None
Petra Massey Parent Dec 2015 Dec 2019 None
 Olga Lavrenetieva  Parent  Dec 2015 Dec 2019  None
Jan Stillaway Dec 2015 Dec 2019 None


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