My wife and I have lived in the Tilehurst area for the past 5 years and our daughter has been in Waterside at Norcot EYC since she turned one. I work as a civil servant at the Department for Education and spent several years working on early education policy. This convinced me of how important high quality early learning is. I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to support the excellent work done at Norcot as a Governor since December 2012. Since September 2015, I've been Chair of Governors.
My two boys went through Norcot from 2006-2011 and I cannot give the Centre enough credit. I became a Governor to try and return something to the Centre and the community as I believe Early Years education is important for all. I work for a large IT company so the diversion of being a Governor is a welcome one. My wife and I have lived in Reading for 11 years. Previously, we lived in South East London and Surrey, but work brought us to Reading. My interests include DIY and car restoration, along with our allotment and cooking for our family.
Hi. Tom Steele is my name. Married to Patricia for over 50 years and have lived in Tilehurst for over 30 years. Also lived and worked in Belfast Aberdeen and London. We have two sons and four grandchildren - aged 21,19,9 and 6. Their education and development has always been extremely important to me. As a Councillor for this area from May 2007 to April 2011 and having been re-elected a Councillor in May 2015 I have supported the excellent work carried out by the Centre. It is rewarding to be involved.
As a parent of a child at Norcot Early Years Centre, I am interested in contributing to the Centre as a parent governor. I am a social worker specialising in childrens' services and I am passionate about children having experiences that enable them to explore their potential. Although relatively new to Reading, I want the be part of the local community and support it where I can.
I am a mother of 2 young children and have a great passion and interest in early education, growth and wellbeing. I have decided to become a parent Governor as would like to be involved in my children's school and the communtiy by contributing in strategic decision making and effective planning.