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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.

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Fiona Roberts

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Associated Member Governor

Why did you become a Governor?

I became a Governor because the Children’s Centre had become like family for myself and my son. Fawood supported, welcomed and included us in all activities, courses, education and celebrations. I wanted to be part of helping to give back to other Fawood families.

What do you do when you are not being a Governor?

In addition I have worked as a Nanny and taught dance with children for more than twenty years and their wellbeing and growth has always been a passion of mine. I now have a beautiful 5 year old boy. I also teach fitness, go to weekend conventions, study and sell Nutrition.

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Rudolph Allison

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Local Authority Governor

- Resources Committee Chair

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 are not being a Governor?

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

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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.

 

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Bernie Marsh

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Bernie Marsh, Nursery Nurse

Staff Governor

Why did you become a Governor?

I have been a member of staff at Curzon Crescent Nursery School since 1990. I have seen many exciting changes throughout the years. I have witnessed the school becoming a Children’s Centre and then the Partnership with Fawood Children’s Centre and Challenge House (I cant remember the exact years). In 2012, I went across the road were I started working in Rainbows the Autistic Unit in Fawood-our partnership centre. I became a staff governor because I wanted to contribute to the Governing Board Meetings with my experience of being a long term staff member and to represent the support staff at these meetings.

What do you do when you are not being a Governor?
I spend my time looking after my three children who are 21, 17 and 15. My Saturday mornings are spent at my parish church were I support the young children of the parish who are preparing to make their First Holy Communion. I have also just completed my Foundation Degree in Early Years and am now continuing to complete a BA degree in Education and Early Years. I was recently married and my husband supports me with all the after school activities that I attend.
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Nikeel Hussain

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Co-opted Governor

- Vice Chair of the Governing Board

Why did you become a Governor?

It was recommended to me as I was already working in the local community so I felt it would benefit the partnership and to share experiences which may hopefully make a tiny contribution to improving it. I believe good education and housing are key to improving a person’s opportunities in life and so every little helps towards achieving and maintaining this.
What do you do when you are not being a Governor?
I work as a Neighbourhood Manager for Catalyst Housing in areas across Brent concentrating on housing related issues and regeneration projects. Like many governors I am involved with a few committees and boards. Within Catalyst, I am Chair of the Information and Consultation Committee which involves bringing the leadership team and colleagues together to work efficiently as one team – as well as sitting on the Pensions Governance Committee. I have also been an elected London regional board member for the Chartered Institute of Housing for over 4 years. When I’m not sat around a table talking or eating – I like to watch sports, mainly football, hoping Liverpool FC might win the Premier league one day.I enjoy travelling, theatre and occasionally walk around art galleries pretending to understand ‘the artist’s vision’

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Andrea Gray

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Co-opted Governor

Why did you become a Governor?

I welcomed the opportunity to be part of the Curzon/Fawood team, as being a governor is a new role for me. I look forward to leaning about the work of the federation 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 are not being a Governor?
I enjoy being with my family and like making things and being out of doors.
I work for Brent Council as an Early Years Advisory Teacher mostly working with private, voluntary and independent nurseries and children’s centres. I work with managers and practitioners to support quality improvement in all aspects of their work with children from birth to five.

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 Samira Mohamoud
Co-opted Governor
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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 are not being 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.

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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 are not being a Governor?
Apart from being a governor, I’m a Mum and business woman.

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