Meet the Governors

  • Mrs Clair Alcock
  • Mr Yousef Dar
  • Mrs Sue Denford
  • Mr Gary Wilson
  • Mrs Ranju Martin
  • Mr Chris Hunter
  • Mr David De-Mouilpied
  • Mr Rick White
  • Mr Neil Jeram Croft
  • Mrs Laura Smith
  • Mr Andrew Brundrett
  • Mr Justin Pearce
  • Mrs Clair Alcock

    Mrs Clair Alcock

    Category: Parent Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Co- Chairperson; Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee; Resources Governor

    Date of Appointment: July 2014 Renewed 27/9/2018

    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: Co-Chairperson,Teaching and Learning Governor

    Date of Appointment: 13/7/2016

    Term of Office: 4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Child in school in Years 3

  • 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

  • Mrs Ranju Martin

    Mrs Ranju Martin

    Category: Community

    Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning

    Date of Appointment: July 14, 2015

    Term of Office: 4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • 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 David De-Mouilpied

    Mr David De-Mouilpied

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:Premises, Health and Safety Governor

    Date of Appointment: 27/9/2018

    Term of Office:4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Child in Year 4

  • Mr Rick White

    Mr Rick White

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:Teaching and Learning, Resources

    Date of Appointment: 27/9/2018

    Term of Office:4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Child in Year 5 a governor in another school in Greater Manchester

  • Mr Neil Jeram Croft

    Mr Neil Jeram Croft

    Category: Local Authority Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:Teaching and Learning, SEND and Inclusion Governor

    Date of Appointment: 8/10/2018

    Term of Office:4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Mrs Laura Smith

    Mrs Laura Smith

    Category: Staff Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:Resources

    Date of Appointment:Resources Governor 4/9/2018

    Term of Office:4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Member of school office team

  • Mr Andrew Brundrett

    Mr Andrew Brundrett

    Category: Co-opted governor

    Roles and Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee, Premises

    Date of Appointment: 14/7/2015

    Term of Office:4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests:None

  • Mr Justin Pearce

    Mr Justin Pearce

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities : Premises Governor

    Date of Appointment: 26/7/2018

    Term of Office: 4 years

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Child in Year 3

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 Governors at Thorn Grove Primary School attend at least two meetings a term. One meeting involves participation on a committee for Resources, Premises or Teaching & Learning. The other requires Governors attendance at the Full Governors Meeting. Some Governors opt to be members of more than one committee and also take on a variety of additional roles.

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 Co- Chairs, Clair Alcock and/or Yousef Dar, via the school office on 0161 4851177 or by email admin@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk

 

  What is the structure of the Governing Body?

 

CO-CHAIRPERSON
Mrs Clair Alcock     Mr Yousef Dar

 

VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Mr Andrew Brundrett

 

RESOURCES PREMISES TEACHING & LEARNING

Mr Andrew Brundrett (chair)

Mr Christopher Hunter

Mrs Laura Smith

Mr Rick White

Mrs Sue Denford

Mrs Clair Alcock

Mr Christopher Hunter (chair)

Mr Dave Demouplied

Mr Andrew Brundrett

Mr Justin Pearce

Mrs Sue Denford

Mrs Clair Alcock (chair)

Mr Rick White

Mrs Sue Denford

Mr Neil Jeram-Croft

Mrs Ranju Martin

Mr Yousef Dar

Mr Gary Wilson

 

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PAY COMMITTEE PAY APPEALS COMMITTEE

Mr Andrew Brundrett

Mr Yousef Dar

Mrs Clair Alcock

Mr Christopher Hunter

Mr Justin Pearce

Mr Rick White

Mr Neil Jeram-Croft

Mr Dave Demouplied

Mrs Ranju Martin

 

PUPIL DISCIPLINE  & COMPLAINTS STAFF DISCIPLINE & GRIEVANCE APPEALS COMMITTEE
3 Governors to be selected subject to availability, prior involvement and/or conflict of interest. 3 Governors to be selected subject to availability, prior involvement and/or conflict of interest. 3 Governors to be selected subject to availability, prior involvement and/or conflict of interest.

 

SEND & INCLUSION GOVERNOR HEALTH & SAFETY SAFE GUARDING GOVERNOR
Mr Neil Jeram-Croft Mr Dave Demouplied Mr Christopher Hunter

 

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER MARKETING WORKING GROUP
Mrs Clair Alcock

Mrs Laura Smith

Mr Gary Wilson

Mr Neil Jeram-Croft

Mr Rick White

Mrs Sue Denford

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD