Meet the Governors

  • Mr Stuart Aspin
  • Mrs Sue Denford
  • Mr Gary Wilson
  • Mr Andrew Brundrett
  • Mrs Clair Alcock
  • Mr Yousef Dar
  • Mrs Marlis Pantall
  • Mr Mike Godwin
  • Mrs Ranju Martin
  • Ms Ruth Le Lohé
  • Mr Chris Hunter
  • Mr Julian King
  • Mr Stuart Aspin

    Mr Stuart Aspin

    Category: Parent Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Chair of Governors
    • Chair of Premises
    • Teaching & Learning Governor

    Date of Appointment: 1.04.2013

    Term of Office: 4 Years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests:
    I have a child in school.
    I am part of the North West Change and Programme Management Practice delivering meaningful projects in the health, social care and wellbeing sector.
    The Practice works with organisations to help them achieve more by connecting the leaders, teams and individuals to go beyond their day jobs and have a real impact on society.
    My work enables me to actively support the staff, pupils and school community in moving forward.

  • Mrs Sue Denford

    Mrs Sue Denford

    Category: Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Full responsibility for all areas of the school

    Date of Appointment: September 2010

    Term of Office: N/A

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Headteacher of the school

  • Mr Gary Wilson

    Mr Gary Wilson

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Teaching & Learning
    • Marketing

    Date of Appointment: September 2016

    Term of Office: 4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Teacher at the school and Deputy Head

  • Mr Andrew Brundrett

    Mr Andrew Brundrett

    Category: Co-opted governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors

    Date of Appointment:

    Term of Office:

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests:

  • Mrs Clair Alcock

    Mrs Clair Alcock

    Category: Parent Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning Governor; Resources Governor

    Date of Appointment: July 2014

    Term of Office: 4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Children in school

  • Mr Yousef Dar

    Mr Yousef Dar

    Category: Parent Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Premises Governor

    Date of Appointment: September 2015

    Term of Office: 4 Years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: 2 Children in school, in Years 1 and 6

  • Mrs Marlis Pantall

    Mrs Marlis Pantall

    Category: Local Authority Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning Governor

    Date of Appointment: September 2016

    Term of Office: 4 Years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Mr Mike Godwin

    Mr Mike Godwin

    Mr M Godwin

    Category: Teacher Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning, Year 5 teacher and Senior Leader

    Date of Appointment: September 2014

    Term of Office: 4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Mrs Ranju Martin

    Mrs Ranju Martin

    Category: Community

    Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning, Diversity

    Date of Appointment: July 14, 2015

    Term of Office: 4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Ms Ruth Le Lohé

    Ms Ruth Le Lohé

    Category: Co-opted governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Inclusion Governor/Teaching and Learning Committee/ Marketing working group.

    Date of Appointment: 14/07/2015

    Term of Office: 13/07/2019

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Headteacher Stockport Sensory Support Service

  • Mr Chris Hunter

    Mr Chris Hunter

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Safeguarding, Premises and Resources Governor and Chair of Pay Committee

    Date of Appointment: 14/7/2015

    Term of Office: 13/7/2019

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Mr Julian King

    Mr Julian King

    Category:

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Date of Appointment:

    Term of Office:

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests:

Our Governors

What does the Thorn Grove Governing Body do?

The Governing Body has three main functions:
1. Ensuring clear vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
2. Providing accountability for school leaders in relation to the educational achievement of pupils and the performance management of staff
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it’s money is well spent

What does being a Governor involve?

The role of the Governing Body is to provide support and challenge to the Head Teacher and the senior leadership team to help them deliver the best possible education for all children at the school. The Governing Body is not responsible for the day to day running of the school. This is the job of the Head Teacher and senior leadership team.

The Governing Body at Thorn Grove Primary School meets twice a term, in the evenings. Governors also attend school regularly to meet with pupils and staff, and to take part in whole school activities and events. There is a maximum of 12 Governors on the Board at any one time. Most Governors serve a term of office of 3 years, although they can be re-elected or appointed if they remain eligible to serve.

Governors have a range of skills. These include education, law, finance, data, ICT, procurement, communication, leadership and administration. We are always happy to hear from people who have relevant skills and are interested in being a Governor at Thorn Grove Primary. If you would like to know more about the role of the Governor, please speak to a member of the Body or contact the Chair.

How do I contact the Governing Body?

The Governing Body can be contacted through the Chair, Stuart Aspin, via the school office on 0161 4851177 or by email admin@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD