Our Governors

Angela Turner

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Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Governing Board
Why did you become a Governor?

My children and I have been using the services at Fawood for 7 years. now, I was always involved as much as I could as a parent but when I found out about the Partnership and was asked if I wanted to be a governor I thought this was an excellent way to give back to something that has been a huge part of my family’s life.

What do you do when you’re not a Governor?

I am a music producer/ Sound engineer/ DJ who now owns an indie record label based in Wembley.

Co-opted Governors – appointed on the basis of their skills and experience by the Governing Body
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Governorship
Angela TurnerChair of Governors
Safeguarding Chair of P&C
Resources
Curriculum
Parent & Community
HT Recruitment
Health & Safety
22/01/23NoneNoneMitchell Brook

Andrea Gray

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Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of the Governing Board
Why did you become a Governor?
I welcomed the opportunity to be part of the Curzon/Fawood team, as being a governor was a new role for me and an opportunity to learn about the work of the partnership in more detail. I have always enjoyed working with young children and their families and believe that when parents offer children the opportunities to thrive, the benefits are sustained throughout life.
What do you do when you’re not a Governor?

I enjoy being with my family and spending time with friends, I also like making things and being out of doors. I have recently retired after working in Brent for 33 years. I taught in three Brent schools before becoming an Early Years Advisory Teacher mostly working with private, voluntary and independent nurseries and children’s centres. I love all things ‘Early Years’

Co-opted Governors – appointed on the basis of their skills and experience by the Governing Body
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Governorship
Andrea GrayVice Chair Curriculum
HT Recruitment
22/07/20None None None

Diva Pinheiro

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Elected Parent

Why did you become a Governor?
I applied to be part of the governing board as a volunteer, because I think I can help the partnership to carry on providing the best education, childcare and family services to our community. My goal is to aid the Centre and our community by ensuring the excellent work done in recent years are maintained and areas not yet cared for are implemented and achieved.
What do you do when you’re not a Governor?

My professional background is working in Events. I organise and provide parties and celebrations for children and families. I learned with this business a lot about how to maintain high standards and I can use these skills to help monitor the Centre’s policies and to reach out Brent families unaware of the services available to them.
I recently finished Incredible Years course and Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities at Curzon Crescent. I aim to pursue this path with future parenting and coaching skills. Both courses gave me incentive to work with families in my community, and that’s the reason I want to continue studying, volunteering and helping families in this area.

Parent Governors – elected by the parents who use the Partnership services
Name Delegated Role Committee Membership Term Ends Business / Pecuniary Interests Declared Personal Relation to staff or governor Additional Governorship
Diva Pinheiro Curriculum Parent & Community 01/12/20 None None None

Nerissa McNeilly

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Co-opted Governors

Why did you become a Governor?
What do you do when you’re not a Governor?
Associate Governors – appointed on the basis of their skills and experience by the Governing Body
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Nerissa McNeilly 

Resources
HT Recruitment

Parent & Community

18/10/22 None None None

 

Rudolph Allison

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Local Authority Governor

Why did you become a Governor?

In the past I have worked for Brent Council and other public sector authorities, in education as an accountant and as a teacher. I believe that I have a lot to offer and I have always been a community spirited individual. I have been a Governor at Fawood before the redevelopment and transformation of the community.

What do you do when you’re not a Governor?

I work as an Accountant part time and as a Teaching Assistant. In my spare time I study.

Local Authority Governors – appointed by the Local Authority
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Rudolph Allison  Resources01/10/20 None None None

Sacha Lumley

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Co-opted Governor

Why did you become a Governor?

I became a governor because as I would like to continue contributing to my local community and the young people who live and go to school in Brent.

What do you do when you’re not a Governor?

Apart from being a governor, I’m a Mum and business woman.

Co-opted Governors – appointed on the basis of their skills and experience by the Governing Body
Name Delegated
Role
Committee
Membership
Term EndsBusiness / Pecuniary
Interests Declared
Personal Relation
to staff or governor
Additional
Governorship
Sacha Lumley Curriculum
Parent & Community
01/12/20 None None None

Terry Pascal

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Co-opted Governor

Why did you become a Governor?

Employed as a project manager for the Stonebridge Housing Trust in 2000, I was responsible for the regeneration of the Stonebridge estate including the relocation of the Evan Davies Nursery centre which was replaced with the Fawood centre in 2004.

I became a community governor for the Evan Davies centre primarily to communicate with the staff about the redevelopment of the estate. Having become a governor I wanted to play a full and active role in making the centre a success. I viewed my role as an opportunity to put something practical back into the community and I still hold that view today.

I want the Fawood centre to be the beacon of the Stonebridge redevelopment and inspire the children to learn, develop and meet their full potential.

Co-opted Governors – appointed on the basis of their skills and experience by the Governing Body
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Governorship
Terry Pascal  Resources22/01/23 None None None

Tracey Crawford

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Staff Governor

Why did you become a Governor?

I have been a member of staff at Curzon Crescent Nursery School since 2016. I work in the NEG2 unit with the 2 -3 year olds. I became a staff governor because I wanted to contribute to the Governing Board Meetings. I have over 25 years of experience working within different Local Government Children’s Centres with this age group and making a positive difference to the life chances of children. I also have hands on experience of working here and would like to gain a deeper insight and knowledge into Curzon Crescent and the Partnership, by providing support and challenge to the management team with the ultimate aim of working to keep a positive impact on education and positively influence the children’s lives. I am a good communicator who will represent the views of the staff on the Governing Board.

What do you do when you’re not a Governor?

I spend my time as a part time DJ and radio presenter having a great love of music plus I am a keen photographer. Currently I support rallies that highlight the need to deter knife and gun crime around the capital by going on marches and volunteering to help our future teenagers.

Staff Governors – elected by the staff team
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Governorship
Tracey Crawford Curriculum01/09/21 None None None

Lucica Mirea

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Parent Governor

Why did you become a Governor?
What do you do when you’re not a Governor?
Parent Governors – elected by the parents who use the Partnership services
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Governorship
Lucica Mirea Curriculum, Parents & Community 18/10/2022 None None None

Maria Cowell

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Co-opted Governor

Why did you become a Governor?
What do you do when you’re not a Governor?
Co-opted Governors – appointed on the basis of their skills and experience by the Governing Body
Name Delegated
Role
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Term EndsBusiness / Pecuniary
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to staff or governor
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Governorship
Maria Cowell Parents & Community Committee, Curriculum, Resources 18/10/2022 None None None

Dezray Softleigh

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Associate Governor

Why did you become a Governor?
What do you do when you’re not a Governor?
Associate Governors – appointed on the basis of their skills and experience by the Governing Body
Name Delegated Role Committee Membership Term Ends Business / Pecuniary Interests Declared Personal Relation to staff or governor Additional Governorship
Dezray Softleigh Parents & Community Committee 18/10/2022 None None None
Brent Specialist Centre Early Years Foundation Stage