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I have been the Chair of Governors for Martenscroft Nursery School since March 2012 and have been an LA governor at the school since 2007. I started my career as a primary school teacher working in 2 different authorities and overseas for a total of 9 years. I then began working for Manchester LA as an advisor to schools for Special Educational Needs. I managed the citywide Learning Support team of specialist advisory teachers and worked with schools to support their inclusive practice. I then became District Co-ordinator for the North West of Manchester within the Diversity and inclusion team managing a team of teachers supporting children with behaviour and learning needs and those who had experienced emotional trauma. I moved from this position into the School Improvement team where I became a School Effectiveness Officer working with headteachers and Senior Leadership teams to help raise standards and ensure effective inclusion. In 2010 I became a freelance education consultant alongside studying for an MSc in Play therapy. In this time I chaired 2 Interim Executive Boards, worked alongside headteachers and SLTs to strengthen leadership in schools and became headteacher of an interim school for children with no school place. I also conducted teaching and learning reviews in a number of school settings across the age range and within mainstream and special schools. I have also been involved in consulting on and formatting toolkits for SENCOs to utilise in schools to support effective inclusive provision.  I qualified as a Play Therapist in in 2014 and have been working in schools as a play therapist since. I have volunteered for 5 terms at Place2Be as a Child counsellor.
I have been the Chair of Governors for Martenscroft Nursery School since March 2012 and have been an LA governor at the school since 2007. I started my career as a primary school teacher working in 2 different authorities and overseas for a total of 9 years. I then began working for Manchester LA as an advisor to schools for Special Educational Needs. I managed the citywide Learning Support team of specialist advisory teachers and worked with schools to support their inclusive practice. I then became District Co-ordinator for the North West of Manchester within the Diversity and inclusion team managing a team of teachers supporting children with behaviour and learning needs and those who had experienced emotional trauma. I moved from this position into the School Improvement team where I became a School Effectiveness Officer working with headteachers and Senior Leadership teams to help raise standards and ensure effective inclusion. In 2010 I became a freelance education consultant alongside studying for an MSc in Play therapy. In this time I chaired 2 Interim Executive Boards, worked alongside headteachers and SLTs to strengthen leadership in schools and became headteacher of an interim school for children with no school place. I also conducted teaching and learning reviews in a number of school settings across the age range and within mainstream and special schools. I have also been involved in consulting on and formatting toolkits for SENCOs to utilise in schools to support effective inclusive provision. I qualified as a Play Therapist in in 2014 and have been working in schools as a play therapist since. I have volunteered for 5 terms at Place2Be as a Child counsellor.

Mary Metcalfe - Co-opted Governor

Hello my name is John Dalby and it is a pleasure and a privilege to be a governor at Martenscroft Nursery School.   I was invited to be the Community governor at Martenscroft when I was Headteacher of St Philip's School on Stretford Road. Since my retirement in 2008 I have continued to be a co-opted school governor.   My main responsibilities are being Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Staffing and Premises Committees.   I find this position very rewarding and it keeps me involved in the Hulme Community that I have served since 1980.
Hello my name is John Dalby and it is a pleasure and a privilege to be a governor at Martenscroft Nursery School. I was invited to be the Community governor at Martenscroft when I was Headteacher of St Philip's School on Stretford Road. Since my retirement in 2008 I have continued to be a co-opted school governor. My main responsibilities are being Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Staffing and Premises Committees. I find this position very rewarding and it keeps me involved in the Hulme Community that I have served since 1980.

John Dalby - Co-opted Governor

Jane Rogers - Childcare leader  I am the staff representative on the Governing Body. I am a governor on the finance committee and the Chair of the buildings and premises committee. I have been at Martenscroft since 1999. During this time I have supported the growth and development of the school, witnessing progressive change in the best interests of the families we serve. I have always been and remain committed to Martenscroft. I enjoy my work at the school working with a multi-talented professional team and a community that values working in partnership with us. I am married with two grown up children. In my spare time I like to take my dog walking and enjoy reading.
Jane Rogers - Childcare leader I am the staff representative on the Governing Body. I am a governor on the finance committee and the Chair of the buildings and premises committee. I have been at Martenscroft since 1999. During this time I have supported the growth and development of the school, witnessing progressive change in the best interests of the families we serve. I have always been and remain committed to Martenscroft. I enjoy my work at the school working with a multi-talented professional team and a community that values working in partnership with us. I am married with two grown up children. In my spare time I like to take my dog walking and enjoy reading.

Jane Rogers - Staff Governor

I became a Parent Governor in September 2010 when my daughters attended Martenscroft. Once my girls had left for primary school, I became a Community Governor because I wanted to maintain my connection to Martenscroft.  I am extremely grateful that my children benefited from the outstanding experience provided by the team at Martenscroft and feel passionately that all families should have access to high quality Early Years provision. I work for the Co-op Food and was an academic focusing on organisational, technological and societal change in a previous life.
I became a Parent Governor in September 2010 when my daughters attended Martenscroft. Once my girls had left for primary school, I became a Community Governor because I wanted to maintain my connection to Martenscroft. I am extremely grateful that my children benefited from the outstanding experience provided by the team at Martenscroft and feel passionately that all families should have access to high quality Early Years provision. I work for the Co-op Food and was an academic focusing on organisational, technological and societal change in a previous life.

Sally Gee - Co-opted Governor

Dr Nick Turnbull:  I have been a parent governor since 2015. I have one daughter who attended Martenscroft for three years before starting school this year. I am a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester, where I teach governance and public policy, and political communication. I have previously worked in politics promoting children's rights. I am Australian and have lived in Manchester for ten years. I like to spend my spare time with my family and, when I can, I read novels and watch films.
Dr Nick Turnbull: I have been a parent governor since 2015. I have one daughter who attended Martenscroft for three years before starting school this year. I am a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester, where I teach governance and public policy, and political communication. I have previously worked in politics promoting children's rights. I am Australian and have lived in Manchester for ten years. I like to spend my spare time with my family and, when I can, I read novels and watch films.

Nick Turnbull - Parent Governor

Kathryn Williams was elected parent governor in 2013. She works as a professional freelance flutist in Manchester. Originally from Ohio, Kathryn moved to the UK in 2007 and earned her BMus, MMus, and International Artist Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music. She enjoys a widely varied career of performing with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle, giving solo recitals, working with the new music group The House of Bedlam, and delivering engaging early years music workshops at Martenscroft Nursery and Children's Centre, Manchester Museum, and Z-Arts.
Kathryn Williams was elected parent governor in 2013. She works as a professional freelance flutist in Manchester. Originally from Ohio, Kathryn moved to the UK in 2007 and earned her BMus, MMus, and International Artist Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music. She enjoys a widely varied career of performing with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle, giving solo recitals, working with the new music group The House of Bedlam, and delivering engaging early years music workshops at Martenscroft Nursery and Children's Centre, Manchester Museum, and Z-Arts.

Katie Williams - Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Taylor - Headtecher

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I have been a governor at Martenscroft for 5 years. I am currently Vice chair of Governors, Chair of the curriculum committee and am link governor for SEND. My background is in teaching and in museum learning and I currently work as the early years coordinator at Manchester Museum. It is a real joy welcoming young children to the museum with their families and teachers, including children from Martenscroft. I have 2 grown up children who are studying medicine and nursing. I am currently studying for an MA in early years and enjoy travelling, swimming and walking
I have been a governor at Martenscroft for 5 years. I am currently Vice chair of Governors, Chair of the curriculum committee and am link governor for SEND. My background is in teaching and in museum learning and I currently work as the early years coordinator at Manchester Museum. It is a real joy welcoming young children to the museum with their families and teachers, including children from Martenscroft. I have 2 grown up children who are studying medicine and nursing. I am currently studying for an MA in early years and enjoy travelling, swimming and walking

Elaine Bates - Local Authority Governor

My name is Jan Nettleton. I am a co-opted member of the governing body. I have been a member of staff at Martenscroft nursery School and Children’s Centre for sixteen years and am currently lead teacher in the nursery class and a member of the senior leadership team. I sit on the curriculum and buildings committees. The focus throughout my teaching career has been early years education and I am passionate that all children have the opportunity to become the best that they can be. I am married with three grown up sons and three grandchildren. I love to travel and enjoy walking in mountains and am currently getting to grips with my new road bicycle.
My name is Jan Nettleton. I am a co-opted member of the governing body. I have been a member of staff at Martenscroft nursery School and Children’s Centre for sixteen years and am currently lead teacher in the nursery class and a member of the senior leadership team. I sit on the curriculum and buildings committees. The focus throughout my teaching career has been early years education and I am passionate that all children have the opportunity to become the best that they can be. I am married with three grown up sons and three grandchildren. I love to travel and enjoy walking in mountains and am currently getting to grips with my new road bicycle.

Jan Nettleton - Staff Governor

Ged McCoy-  Clark of Governor

My partner and I live in Hulme and have been using the services offered at Martenscroft since before our little girl Emily was born. We attended the Baby Bells ante-natal classes, the baby stay and play and sensory room and healthy visitor drop in. Emily has attended the child-care provision at Martenscroft for the last 18 months and will (hopefully) continue to do so until school starts. During the past few years we have really appreciated the help, support and care that the staff at Martenscroft have given us as a family. I am therefore keen to give my time and experience to contribute to the Martenscroft community.   I feel I have relevant experience and skills to offer to role: <BR> • I am qualified primary school teacher and have many years’ experience of working within educational settings. I therefore understand the education system and the different roles and priorities within it. <BR> •	I have detailed understanding of issues around equality and diversity, special educational needs and safeguarding. I was the Special Educational Needs Coordinator of a primary school in Stockport. I now work for a national charity providing training and support to schools in meeting the needs of adopted children and children who are in the care of Local Authorities.  <BR>•	I have been employed in several roles in which I have needed to seek the views of a wide range of people and represent these at professional meetings. I am able to communicate with people from different backgrounds and listen to and respond effectively to varied opinions.
My partner and I live in Hulme and have been using the services offered at Martenscroft since before our little girl Emily was born. We attended the Baby Bells ante-natal classes, the baby stay and play and sensory room and healthy visitor drop in. Emily has attended the child-care provision at Martenscroft for the last 18 months and will (hopefully) continue to do so until school starts. During the past few years we have really appreciated the help, support and care that the staff at Martenscroft have given us as a family. I am therefore keen to give my time and experience to contribute to the Martenscroft community. I feel I have relevant experience and skills to offer to role:
• I am qualified primary school teacher and have many years’ experience of working within educational settings. I therefore understand the education system and the different roles and priorities within it.
• I have detailed understanding of issues around equality and diversity, special educational needs and safeguarding. I was the Special Educational Needs Coordinator of a primary school in Stockport. I now work for a national charity providing training and support to schools in meeting the needs of adopted children and children who are in the care of Local Authorities.
• I have been employed in several roles in which I have needed to seek the views of a wide range of people and represent these at professional meetings. I am able to communicate with people from different backgrounds and listen to and respond effectively to varied opinions.

Emma Stephens - Parent Governor