Central Greenwich Childrens Centres was set up by the Headteachers and Governing bodies of Eglinton Primary School, Mulgrave Primary School and Pound Park Nursery School. Our vision is to ensure that there are excellent and relevant services for families running throughout our 4 centres in the Woolwich/Charlton Area.
There are currently 9 trustees
Sheena Gilby - Responsible for performance management of staff and services especially those provided by outside providers. Originally from Scotland and graduating from Edinburgh University and Moray House college of Education, Sheena taught in Greenwich for 30 years and was Headteacher of Pound Park Nursery School and Children's Centre until retirement in 2014. She is committed to providing excellent services for children and families in the Woolwich/Charlton areas and is delighted and proud to remain a trustee.
David Dixon - Responsible for fundraising and IT. David was a Headteacher for 20 years, latterly Head of Mulgrave Primary in Woolwich until Dec 2015. He strongly believes in all children having equal opportunities through education and believes that Children's Centres play a pivotal role in this by providing families with a wide range of services. He is also a passionate environmentalist and in 2009 received a Doctorate in Leadership for Sustainability, following a Masters in Education Management and a Honours Degree in teaching the Primary Curriculum. He is very proud to be a trustee for our Children's Centre and hopes to play a significant role in helping to bring in new funding.
Maggie Carney -Responsible for safeguarding and day to day performance and running of the centres. Maggie graduated from Goldsmith's University and taught 42 years in Inner London Schools throughout the primary range. Maggie has been a headteacher since 1997 in Greenwich and has managed and led 3 primary schools. She is now an executive Headteacher at Eglinton Primary and Notre Dame Catholic Primary School. Maggie led and managed the very successful Children's Centre at Eglinton school, achieving an Outstanding Ofsted grading. Maggie also works closely with the Head of Centre supporting the day to day management of the Children's Centres.
Nick Edwards - Nick has lived in Greenwich for more than 35 years and raised his children here and knows the local area well. He has been a school governor at two Greenwich schools for many years; Pound Park Nursery and Fossdene Primary School. He is health scientist and consultant with the World Health Organisation. Early intervention and support can transform children's lives and the lives of their families; Nick is committed to helping CGCC do this.
Christine Smith - Chair of Eglinton Primary
Rosemary Savinson - Governor at Mulgrave Primary. Rosemary has lived and worked locally for 40 years. She raised her family in the area and knows it's needs well. She has been a Governor of Mulgrave School for 10 years and is chair of the Early Years Committee. Before that she was Chair of Governors at a local nursery school. She cares passionately about providing high quality services for young children and their families.
Sue Peach CPFA- Sue is a retired public finance accountant and lecturer. Sue has over 27 years experience of working in public sector finance and 13 years lecturing in accounting and business studies. As a former Head of Children's Services finance, Sue was able to pursue a passion for ensuring equality of opportunity for children in education and pre-school provision. Sue's voluntary work includes her work as a Governor for two schools and the provision of advice and support on financial matters for small voluntary and charitable organisations.
Clare Ball. Clare is a barrister employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. She is a local resident and previously spent three years volunteering for a charity that provided affordable childcare. She joined the team in 2014.
Mark Harwood. Mark has 23 years of Local Government experience and now 7 years as Director of Skills for Local Authorities. Mark has worked with over 112 Local Authorities and over 500 Children's Centres helping them prepare for Ofsted inspections but ultimately assisting them in answering and evidencing the big question of "Are we making a difference?" Mark's work sees him travelling extensively across England helping Children's Centres. In a voluntary capacity Mark sits on the advisory board of four Children's Centres and is on the management board of Millmead Children's Centre partnership based in Margate. Mark's vision for a more equal future for our children and an improvement in social mobility is that every child should be given the chance to improve their potential.