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Governing Board

The Centre has a Full Governing Board which helps with the running of the Centre and which meets regularly to discuss Centre issues.  The Governing Board consists of representatives of the Centre, parents and the local community.

Lyndsay Pitchley

Chair of Governors

Here at Aughton Early Years our Governing Board works as a team and within that team I am Chair of Governors. 

I have lived in Aston all my life and my husband and I attended local schools.   Our daughter is at Aston Academy and our son is at Aston Hall J & I where I am also Chair of Governors.  Before our son went to Aston Hall he attended AEYC where he flourished which is what made me want to be part of this lovely team.
I am the Chair of the Parish Council at Aston-cum-Aughton and also the Borough Councillor for our area (Holderness ward).  I love my job but most of all I love being a mother and wife to my husband, children and our many pets!

Category:  Co-opted 3

Responsibility: Inclusion & LAC Nominated Governor/Priority - Appraisals

Expiry: 30/03/23

Bernadette Bartholomew

Vice-Chair of Governors

I am married with three children and seven grandchildren, four who attend Aughton Early Years Centre.  I was Chair of Governors at Aughton for 15 years and now I am Vice-Chair.

I live locally and my three children went to Aughton Nursery 33 years ago.  I am also a Parish councillor and work very closely with the local community.

I am proud to be part of the Governing Board at Aughton Early Years Centre.

Category:  Local Authority

Responsibility: Key Person Files/Priority - Parental Engagement

Expiry: 31/08/19

Andrea Smith

Head Teacher/Head of Centre

I was privileged to be asked to serve as a Centre governor when I was appointed as Deputy Head Teacher, and then subsequently as Head Teacher.  I am now in my fifteenth year of teaching here at the Centre.  I am married and have two grown up children and a grandson and live in Kimberworth.  I spent a great deal of my own childhood in Aughton as my grandparents and other extended family lived in Aston, Aughton and Beighton.  I can even remember collecting my cousin from the nursery some forty years ago with my grandmother - so I am very much at home here!

Category:  Co-opted 4

Expiry: -

Kate Lowe

Staff Governor

I have been a Staff Governor since 1st October 2011 and have worked at the Centre for 11 years.

I am currently working as part-time Senior Early Years Practitioner in the Young Children’s Base and part-time Family Support Worker.
Category: Staff 1

Responsibility: Priority - Observation, Planning & Assessments

Expiry: 01/08/19

Sally Margetts

Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor at the Centre and have held this post since January 2016.   I am very much enjoying being part of the Governing Board and contributing to the already excellent work at Aughton Early Years.  I have an older son currently attending the centre who will be leaving this summer to start school, and a younger son who will be starting in the Young Children’s Base in September.

I live in Aston with my husband, two sons and our two dogs and work as a Primary school teacher and Early Years Consultant.

Category:  Parent 1

Responsibility: Safeguarding/Priority - Observations, Planning & Assessments

Expiry: 31/12/19

Jamie Wilson

Co-opted Governor

I was originally a Parent Governor appointed in 2011 and am now a Co-Opted Governor at Aughton Early Years.  I've had many years supporting the centre in different ways - from IT support to parent and now a Governor.  I have two children who both started at around 7 months old and have moved through the Centre bases and enjoying every minute. My youngest is in FS1 at the Centre.

I'm very proud to be part of the Aughton Early Years family and to play a small part in its achievements.

Category:  Co-opted 1

Responsibility: Governor Induction/Priority - Data & GDPR

Expiry: 01/12/19

Gail Napper

I have worked at Aughton Early Years Centre for over 30 years.  I started at the Nursery here as a student in 1984 and have watched the Centre grow and develop alongside my career.

I feel passionately about delivering the best services and support we can to the families in our extensive reach area.

I am married and have 2 children who also attended the Centre and went on to attend Aston CofE school and Aston Academy before venturing on to further education.

Category: Co-opted 4

Expiry: 22.01.22

Dawn Price

I have worked in Further Education in Rotherham for 28 years. I have worked with the Centre for most of this time and have been a member of the governing body for over 10 years. I am proud to have played a part in training many of the excellent early years practitioners who have worked, or who still wotk in the Centre.

Co-opted Governor

Category:  Co-opted 2
Responsibility: Teaching & Learning
Expiry: 19/10/19

Emma Potts

Parent Governor

I feel very passionate about the role of parent governor at Aughton Early Years Centre.  I have 2 children currently attending the centre – Benjamin in FS1 and Poppy in the 0 – 2 room.  As a former Early Years teacher with 10 years’ experience of both teaching and training teachers, I have a sound understanding of how Early Years works and what it takes to successfully run an Early Years unit.  My priority as a parent governor will be to get the best possible outcomes for all the children who attend the centre and for their families.

Category:  Parent 2

Responsibility: Teaching & Learning

Expiry: 10/10/22


Dawn Davies

Clerk to Governor

My first experience of Aughton Early Years Centre was when I had my son 10 years ago and as with many new mums the Centre was my 'go to' place for all my new mum experiences and to gain the knowledge that I needed to look after him.  It was an essential place for me and I was truely grateful for the support.  My son attended Pre-School when he was 2 and when he moved through to the FS1 Base I offered to do voluntary work in the admin department to give something back.  This led to my employment and I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 6 years of being part of this lovely family of staff and teachers.  I took on the role of Clerk to Governors in September 2018 and look forward to supporting the Centre further.