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; 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: Co-Chairpeson, 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 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, Diversity

    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:

    Date of Appointment: October 2018

    Term of Office:

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Mr Rick White

    Mr Rick White

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Date of Appointment: October 2018

    Term of Office:

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Mr Neil Jeram Croft

    Mr Neil Jeram Croft

    Category: Local Authority Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Date of Appointment: October 2018

    Term of Office:

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • Mrs Laura Smith

    Mrs Laura Smith

    Category: Staff Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Date of Appointment: October 2018

    Term of Office:

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

  • 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:

  • Mr Justin Pearce

    Mr Justin Pearce

    Category: Co-opted Governor

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Date of Appointment: October 2018

    Term of Office:

    Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

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 Co- Chairs,  Clair Alcock and/or Yousef Dar, 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