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Meet our Governors

The school’s Governing Body is made up of community governors, parent governors and staff governors.

If you would like to contact the governing body, please email governingbody@rosehill.stockport.sch.uk

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.

LA GOVERNOR - 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.

STAFF GOVERNOR - lauren beard

Newly apppointed - bio to follow




parent governors


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New governor - bio to follow.





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.


gareth jones

My name is Gareth Jones and I have been a governor at Rose Hill and Chair of the Finance Committee since November 2020.  I have lived in Marple all of my life and I am a parent of one son at Rose Hill.  In my professional career I am a qualified accountant and have worked for the NHS in various roles since 2002.  In my current role as Head of Finance in the North West, I support healthcare services from a financial perspective with the aim of ensuring sound financial stewardship of public money and have experience of ensuring good governance across a range of public sector bodies.  I hope the skills that I have will be help me to be an effective governor and ultimately help benefit the children of Rose Hill. 







Rose Hill Primary School




If Spaces are shown in the table below, this indicates places within the constitution which can optionally be filled.  Where Vacancies are shown this indicates places within the constitution which should be filled.




Nominating Authority

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End


Local Authority Governors






Mr Graeme Brock



02 Dec 2019

01 Dec 2023








Co-opted governors






Mrs Meryl Blackburn


10 Sep 2013

13 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2025


Mrs Elizabeth Healey


26 Jan 2017

26 Jan 2021

25 Jan 2025


Mr Gareth Jones


10 Nov 2020

10 Nov 2020

09 Nov 2024


























Mrs Helen Mastrolonardo












Parent governors














Staff governors






Lauren Beard