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Meet our Governors

Chair of Governors - LIZ HEALEY

My name is Liz Healey and I am currently Assistant Headteacher at Tytherington School in Cheshire, where I have worked for 14 years.  I have been a Governor at Rose Hill since 2018, taking on the role of Chair in January 2020.  Prior to that I was a  Governor at another primary school for 6 years and have a lot of experience of school performance, safeguarding and special needs/inclusion. 

I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed, whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals.  I am really looking forward to working with the children, staff and families within the local community.

Meryl Blackburn

My name is Meryl Blackburn and I was originally a parent governor whilst my two children were at Rose Hill.  Since they moved on to high school, I have subsequently become a community governor so that I can continue to support school.

I am a headteacher of a three form entry school in Manchester, so fully understand the complexities of leading and managing a large school.  I am passionate about children reaching their full potential and being the best that they can be, and see school as being crucial in order for this to happen.

  

Graeme Brock

I joined the governing body of Rose Hill in November 2015, having retired after nearly forty years of teaching in five Stockport primary schools.  This included four years at Rose Hill Primary in the early 1980’s and approaching twenty years as deputy and  acting head at All Saints’ in Marple.  During this time I was a member of the governing body of each of these schools and also at Springwood Primary and Woodley Primary.

Throughout my career, which I enjoyed immensely, I was involved with a wide variety of support organisations such as the British Council, National Science Learning Centre, University of Manchester, Construction Industry Training Board, Stockport County FC, the Teaching Awards Trust, English Schools’ FA and Stockport local authority.

Since retiring from teaching I have kept myself busy working at Manchester City Football Club (including leading educational presentations for schools, colleges and universities on Sport Science, Urban Regeneration and Business Studies).  Also, I volunteer on behalf of the STEM organisation and act as a voluntary ranger for the National Trust at Lyme Park.

My greatest interests at Rose Hill are focused on teaching and learning – I am still fascinated by how children learn and the ways that skilled teaching staff can draw out creativity and develop understanding in young people and in themselves.

Margaret Hayes


My name is Margaret Hayes and I am a parent of two sons at Rose Hill.  I stood for election as a parent governor because I wanted to get more involved in supporting the school and representing the community it serves.  I am a teacher and Head of Faculty at a Secondary School in Derbyshire; I hope this educational experience will be relevant to the role and enable me to be an effective governor.  Through my sons, our family are involved in lots of sporting activities around Marple and I am an active member of voluntary and campaigning groups in our area.

 

Richmal Giles

I was elected a parent-governor in November 2019 and I am delighted to be able to represent parents and carers on the Governing Board of Rose Hill. 

Whilst I qualified as a Science teacher in 1994, my career has been elsewhere - serving in the Army Intelligence Corps (including tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq, Kosovo and Bosnia) as both as a collator/analyst and security risk management specialist. I left in 2007 to join the Civil Service where, after a number of years as a data/information analyst I am now a legal and policy advisor. 

Additionally, I spent around 6 years serving as a magistrate on the Gloucestershire Bench before I moved to Marple in 2018. 

I have a range of sporting interests - I played football for English Universities and the Army, cricket for the Army, rugby for the Intelligence Corps and hockey for my home county of Shropshire.  Nowadays I just play cricket for Hawk Green women's team, but remain involved helping with admin for my son's football team and admin/coaching for his rugby team.

I am a single parent, with a diagnosis for an ASD.  I therefore hope my diverse range of skills, experience and background can enrich the Governing Board, and contribute to ensure Rose Hill continues to be a great place for our children to learn, and get even better!

Staff Governors

Sophie Green

I represent the staff at Rose Hill Primary School in my role within the governing body. I joined the school, as a class teacher, in 2018 and since then, have taken on the responsibility of UKS2 Assistant Head Teacher.  Teaching in year 6 and now taking on the lead for Early Years, I have a clear understanding of the expectations of all children in school and am passionate about ensuring we provide the best possible education for our children in a nurturing and welcoming environment.  I am committed to helping the school progress and my role on the monitoring and standards committee ensures that the development of all children is closely monitored and is a key priority for school improvement. 

 

Co-opted Governors

Glad Capewell

I started my career in scientific research in the chemical industry and then in geophysics.  Most of my career, however, has been in education, as a physics teacher and then middle and senior management.  Most recently I was employed by Ofsted as HMI, inspecting schools, colleges and local authority services.  I have experience in governance in schools and colleges, and, as well as my role at Rose Hill Primary, I am currently a governor of the Trafford College Group.  I live in Rose Hill and am delighted to be able to  contribute, through my membership of the governing body, to the future direction of this lovely school.