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Minutes from Trustees Meeting

Jackson Olaka, Cherry Ritchie, Gill Marshall- Andrews, Lee Ngugi, David Morgan, Roselyn Wootton, James Mwangi, Alice Wangari,



Present; Jackson Olaka, Cherry Ritchie, Gill Marshall- Andrews, Lee Ngugi, David Morgan, Roselyn Wootton, James Mwangi, Alice Wangari,

In attendance:  Norma Empringham
Apologies:  Caroline Rune and Anthony Mbehelo.

The meeting was opened with
Jackson welcoming Lee Ngugi and David Morgan on behalf of the Trust as new Trustees.

Matters Arising

1. Plans for rebuilding.  Green park Ltd [ directors,  Palle Rune, Lee Ngugi , Stuart Armitage] have generously given land opposite the present school  for the purpose of building a new school premises and  Childrens Centre.  They will also be funding this building project with a new not-for profit company being formed.  This company will own the land and building and be responsible for managing the centre and employing the staff.  The Directors of the new company are likely to include Green Park School Trust trustees.  The GPST will support the centre in any way it can, in particular by offering advice and guidance and by  raising funds for additional staff, new furniture, mattresses, books, etc for the building.
This school and Childrens’ Centre is for the children of Green Park families only.
Gill Marshall- Andrews showed the Trustees  the proposed layout and plan for the rebuilding which produced quite a bit of discussion  but it was agreed we would proceed with the plans as shown. Palle will be faxed  the plans with our agreement.

2 Staffing. As this new premises will be a Children’s Centre as well as a school it
it  was suggested by Gill that we need an additional member of staff to support Alice with more experience  of older pupils, sports etc to oversee the rebuilding and  provide a wider remit  for the  development of the  children at the centre. He/ she will be responsible for the development  and management  of childcare and education at Green park school and Childrens Centre. David Morgan  with all his previous experience in education will write a job description  and arrange interviews for the post.

3 Finance.  The Trustees will estimate the cost of  funding a  new staff member and  write a project proposal for this.
Other costs , such as furniture , books for the curriculum , library books , play     equipment  etc will also come under funding proposals.
4.  AOB.  The Trustees discussed transport to Kasarani Primary School for the older children from Green Park.  The workshop manager, Murage, has a matatu  and driver he is willing to organize for this purpose at a cost of 26,500 per month. This  vehicle  with the driver will take the children to school in the morning and bring them home to Green Park pm.  It was agreed that this cost could be borne by the Trust and will commence on Monday 18th Sept for a trial period.

5. Date of next meeting Monday  6th  November at 4pm at the Lodge. 

Secretary.  Cherry Ritchie.