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Trudi Barnes, Chair of Governors
I have over 20 years experience of working in Early Years and Childcare that includes managing nurseries and running a Children’s Centre in North Somerset.

When I moved to London I was keen to continue supporting the work of nurseries and was so pleased to find RONEC in my local neighbourhood.  From when I first visited the nursery I felt at home, always a warm welcome and the feeling of purpose and belief in all the children made me want to support the work they do.

I am passionate about Early Years and Childcare and how these years are the stepping stone to the future for all children. By giving them opportunities to play and learn supported by very skilled staff and in partnership with parents nurtures a love of learning . I am so pleased to be able to support RONEC in continuing to grow and develop with the amazing children and families they work with.

My children are all grown up and am lucky to have 4 grandchildren who continue to show me the joy and potential of children every day.

Ruth Chamberlain – Parent Governor
I first became interested in RONEC when I took my daughter to the stay and play sessions. Luckily, she got a place at the nursery and really enjoyed her time at RONEC. I really liked the way RONEC went about doing things and I wanted to find out more about how the nursery worked so I became parent governor to be able to support the nursery further. I am now a co-opted governor as my daughter has left but I wanted to continue to help the team at RONEC to achieve their goals in enabling all the children in their care to flourish.
Beatrice Baidoo – Parent Governor
Being an ex pupil at Ronald Openshaw (well over 25 years ago!) I always had fond memories of my pre school days. So when the opportunity to become a parent governor arose, I took it without any hesitation.

As a mother with both children having attended/attending RONEC, I have been able to see first hand the fantastic services provided to children and parents.

As a parent governor, my is aim to help the nursery school achieve its aim and continue to be an outstanding nursery school. As part of the curriculum committee I can help assist in the learning and development of the children by reviewing high standards of educational attainment and targets set for pupil achievement.

As a parent governor, I am able to help and work closely with the head teacher and staff and help the governing body to communicate effectively with parents.

Andrea Caldera – Parent Governor

I first learned about RONEC a few years ago when my step-daughter was a pupil and I am now a parent governor with my daughter attending the nursery.

Since the beginning, I’ve always been impressed by the professionalism and dedication of all staff at RONEC and by the excellent care they provide so when the opportunity presented itself I joined as governor.

My main background is in software engineering but I’m hoping to help and support RONEC in any way I can.
Rachel Barrett – Co-opted Governor

My daughter attended RONEC after several members of the local community told us about the nursery. We have really fond memories of RONEC and are hugely appreciative of how inclusive the nursery is, and they way in which they worked with us to accommodate her special educational needs. RONEC staff work creatively and tirelessly to support the children they work with and the nursery is a really important part of our community where children can flourish. I am really excited to have the opportunity to give back to RONEC as a co-opted governor, by supporting the RONEC team as their continue their amazing work.


Stefan Kyota Glanz – Parent Governor

Like many parents, what drew me to RONEC was the level of care and attention given to each child, as well as the focus on inclusion and diversity. I am delighted and honoured to join the governing board and am looking forward to becoming a more involved member of the RONEC community, helping the nursery continue to provide children with its excellent early years education. Being half-Japanese, half-Austrian, I hope I can contribute to the multicultural perspective of the board, and that my skills and experience as a TV cameraman will prove useful in some way!

Revd. Ivo Anderson – Co-opted Governor
I have been working and serving among the vibrant and diverse communities in Newham, East London, since 2013.

Just from the very beginning, the vicar of St. Paul’s and St. James Church Stratford introduced me to the fantastic team of teachers and governors of RONEC. I was first deacon, then assistant-priest, and from 2019, the vicar of the parish.
During all the years having different roles, I was able to observe the great support RONEC had been offering to the parents and the pupils in probably the yongest community and borough in London. I have testimonials of parents with disabled children who confirmed that even if they move far from Stratford they will still travel and keep coming back because they are not able to find better qualified teachers than the team in RONEC.

We can support parents in the community in addition based on the big number of languages our team speaks and also we can cooperate when some families need Food Bank service just few minutes from the nursery’s premises.

My vision is to help the community members realise what excellent and outstanding service they can find once they make a step to the door of RONEC.

Shajeda Khanum – Parent Governor
Since my child started attending RONEC I have been impressed by the high level of care and learning he has received. My child who has additional needs has been very well supported in a diverse and very inclusive nursery and as a Parent Governor I am keen to make a positive difference to RONEC as a whole.

With over 12 years of experience in Education, I currently work in the Higher Education sector specialising in Early Childhood Studies, Initial Teacher Education, Social Work and Social Sciences. I support and advise the academic team within the School of Education so academics and students
can reach their full potential.

I understand some of the challenges other parents and children with additional needs can face on a day-to-day basis and I look forward to utilising my experience and professional skills to support the RONEC community. I am passionate about making a difference to the lives of all children!