Meet Our Governors
Meet Our Governors
Sasha Smith, Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor
I am delighted to be a governor for Gill Blowers nursery school. As a local resident who is engaged in my community, there is nothing that I consider more important than supporting early years learning. My professional background is in higher education, mental health and coaching, where I particularly enjoy working one-on-one with adults with an autism spectrum disorder.
Jo Iddenden, Head Teacher / SENCO
I am the Head Teacher at Gill Blowers Nursery School although I have worked here for 15 years, more recently as the Deputy Head Teacher.
My background and passion is working in Early Years and Special Educational Needs. I have served on the Governing Body for several years.
Launa Corin, Class Teacher
I have worked at Gill Blowers for 13 years. I have been Acting Class Teacher for the past five years. I have a First Class Honors Degree in Early Years Education and will be completing my teacher training in Autumn 2018. I have been a Co-opted member of the Governing Body for the past 2 years.
I am pleased to be a governor at Gill Blowers Nursery School. My background is in administration and I have worked in Early Years as a School Business Manager for over 20 years. I am happy that I am able to share my knowledge and experience to benefit the children and staff at Gill Blowers.
I am delighted to be a Governor at Gill Blowers Nursery school. I am an Economist by background with an interest in the development of young children. During a time of real change in society characterised by growth and improvements across communities in the UK, there is an even greater need for schools to achieve and facilitate the very best educational outcomes and developments for young children. I look forward to contributing towards making a positive and real difference in my local community where I grew up by sharing my knowledge and skills to benefit the children and staff at Gill Blowers Nursery.
I am excited to be a Parent Governor at Gill Blowers Nursery School. I am quite new to the British education system and am really looking forward to learning more about how it works and to contribute from my own experiences. I have a finance background.
I am delighted to be a governor at Gill Blowers Nursery School. I have dedicated my career to early years education. I have a Bachelor of Education, with a focus on nursery aged children. I also have a Master’s degree in Early Education.
I have worked at Chapel Street Nursery School for 18 years beginning as an Newly Qualified Teacher, progressing to Deputy Head and Special Needs Coordinator and finally becoming the head teacher 6 years ago. I retired at the end of the academic year and am very happy to be able to share my knowledge and experience with the governors at Gill Blowers and work to support the maintained nursery schools in Luton.
I qualified as a nursery nurse and have worked for the local authority since 1985. During this time, I have worked within nursery and school settings and currently work as a family worker with the flying start children centre north team. I am also a volunteer for Girl Guiding and have been Brown Owl to my local brownie pack in Luton for 25 years.
I am looking forward to being part of the Gill Blowers Nursery governing body and hope that my experiences and knowledge gained over the last 30 years will have a positive impact on the school.