Nicky is the Headteacher of Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
I am a Parent Governor with a young daughter who is in currently in Nursery and so at the very beginning of her school life journey. This has prompted me to volunteer in an area that I am passionate about and dedicate my professional expertise to help Ruislip Gardens School on its journey of continued improvement, to a school that the whole community is proud of and values.
I have a degree in Psychology (including areas of Child Psychology) and 13 years experience in Data & Marketing. More recently I have trained with Hillingdon Council as a Mentor for young and vulnerable people and work closely with the Early Intervention & Prevention Services.
I want to contribute and help make a difference to the strategic leadership of the school because I am a strong believer that a well-rounded positive primary education experience gives children the confidence and thirst for knowledge that will give them a solid foundation for a happy & successful future. If every pupil and every teacher feels Educated, Inspired and Empowered then for me that is a sign of success!
I will be particularly flying the flag for continued engagement with parents and teachers so please do share with me any thoughts/concerns/ideas throughout the year.
I have been a governor at various schools in the Borough now for many years; I am currently a Governor at Ruislip High School which is part of the Vanguard Learning Trust. I became a governor to support my daughters’ primary school after realising the need for this level of support within schools, and have continued to support other schools within the Borough. I met with the Head at Ruislip Gardens and had a tour of the school and was blown away by the job both she and the school staff are doing, and I was also very impressed by the school and its pupils.
I spoke with my Chair at Ruislip High School, Councillor Lavery, and we agreed that we wanted to join this school on its journey as it goes from strength to strength; I am delighted to have been chosen as the schools Vice Chair of Governors. The school has tremendous potential to be Outstanding and is lucky to already have a very talented Head and school staff who also have a lot of support from parents. Everyone is working to give pupils the very best education they can and I look forward to helping the school on this journey.
With a background of 12 years experience working as a senior manager in a fast paced retail environment for Marks & Spencer and more recently for the last 6 years as a director for global serviced office provider Regus Group, I bring a multitude of experience and skills for the role as Governor. In my current director role my responsibilities include leading a senior management team to achieve success through their people and hold them to account for delivery of successful results. With experience in strategic planning, financial analysis and collaborative partnerships, I hope to greatly contribute to the success of the school, working in partnership with the other Governors and School Leadership Team. I have two children attending the school currently and a third joining shortly, so am committed to do all I can to help drive and improve the school's achievements through the pupils academic and social development, for many years to come. When you see me about the school, please feel free to approach me to contribute any ideas you may have for the growth of the school, as I would be delighted to hear them.
I applied to become a co-opted Governor for two reasons. Firstly because I am passionate about our public sector and the value it can add to everyone's lives. Secondly, having brought up two children of my own, I recognise the importance of education in helping children to become the best that they can and to lead fulfilling adult lives. The first years of schooling can and should instil a positive approach to learning that will act as a firm foundation as children move on to high school and the rest of their school career.
I have spent the last 35 years working in the NHS. During this time I have worked as a nurse and a manager and for the last 9 years as a director. I will use the skills and experience I have gained to support the school in its ongoing development and achievement of its vision and aspirations for the children of Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair of Governors. I am a local councillor and have been a school governor in other local schools for over 25 years. I passionately believe that a good quality education is a right for all children. I am looking forward to working with Head Teacher, Senior Leaders and other governors to enable the school to complete the journey of improvement that has already started so positively.
I decided to apply for the parent governor position because I am aware of our collective responsibility rather than individual responsibility in offering all children real opportunities to learn and develop and I believe I can bring a positive contribution to the Governing Body with my good situational judgement, critical thinking and analytical skills, competencies acquired in my job as a full time train driver, during my studies for a Degree in Environmental Management which I completed in 2017 and in my experience as a parent of a child in Year 2. I am interested in education and keep myself informed in the latest research in learning, education and parenting and as a parent governor I can draw on my knowledge to contribute in setting the school’s objectives, policies and targets making sure that the quality of learning for our pupils is uppermost in the staff’s work and decisions. I intend to play an active role in helping the school improve the Ofsted report and its strengths and wish to get involved into building community relationships as part of my collective commitment vision.
I have joined the RGPS Governing Body as a Co-opted Governor, bringing over 12 years' Governor experience to the group. Having been a Parent Governor in Harrow, it's great to be able to share my experience & knowledge with the RGPS Governor team. Together we are working to give local children the best school experience, & to support the school’s Senior Leadership Team in delivering this. My children are either at, or about to go to University, thanks to the commitment of the educators in our local areas. It's a pleasure to support the staff at RGPS who are working tirelessly to help your children to achieve the best they can be.
I was encouraged to volunteer as a governor by my friend, whose daughter attends Ruislip Gardens Primary School, and who believes in the school’s strength and growing success.
I hold a degree in law, and I have a background in residential letting and property management. For the past five years I have been the Lettings Manager in an outstanding primary school helping generate extra income for the school.
I have an eight year old daughter and I believe that children only get one chance at education. Therefore I cannot think of a better way to volunteer my time, skills and knowledge in order to contribute to the local community than by joining RGPS board of governors on its journey with a committed Head and dedicated Staff to achieve the best we can for the children of Ruislip Gardens.
Sheila is the Deputy Headteacher at Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.