Roy has over forty years of experience in education in Greenwich. He has been a governor at Waterside Special School since its creation and is currently Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Personnel. He was elected to the Schools Forum when it was formed, and was re-elected Chair for 2010/11. He is the Schools’ Representative on Greenwich Children’s Trust Board.
Ann has been a governor for over 30 years, mainly in Lancashire where she also represented all non-teaching education staff on education committees for Unison. She is currently a governor at Cherry Orchard School (which recived a "good with outstanding" grade from Ofsted) and is Chair of Govenors at Rachel McMillan Nursery and Children's Centre (which was judged "outstanding" by Ofsted in Sept 2009). She sits on the Improving Leadership Performance Panel for Greenwich.
Ann-Marie is a Community Governor at De Lucy Primary School in Abbey Wood where she has lived since 1989 and in the early 1990s was also a Governor at the Abbey Wood Secondary School (now developed into the new St Paul's Academy). She is also the Primary Representative on the School's Forum, that monitor's the schools budgets, since 2008/09, at which point she relinquished her position on the Black Ethnic Minority Advisory Committee to the Council's Education Directorate. Ann-Marie is a single parent of two girls both of whom attend Catholic schools in Greenwich. She is a very active community champion and advocate. In 2006 she was given a 'Community Achievement Award', from the Greenwich African-Caribbean Women's Organisation, "in recognition of her dedication to equalities, community work and education."
Jim has been a governor for over 20 years. He is currently a governor at two primary schools: Bishop John Robinson, a CofE VA school (where he is Chair of Governors) and Charlton Manor. Jim is also a Governor and a Trustee at The Eltham Foundation School which is a Trust School with the University of Greenwich as the main Trust Partner. Jim is a past Chair of the Association of Greenwich Governors and believes that schools are stronger by working together rather than standing alone especially at this time of cut backs.
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Geoff is currently Chair of Governors at Middle Park Primary School where the governing body was given an "outstanding" grade in an Ofsted inspection in July 2010. He has been a governor for about 25 years. He was a parent governor at Plumcroft School and has also served on the governing bodies of Deptford Park, South Rise and Woolwich Polytechnic schools.