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The work of a School Governor is varied and interesting. It involves challenge and debate but it is also very rewarding, especially in a school like HGPS.

There are currently 12 members on our Governing Board including parent governors, Local Authority governors, staff governors and co-opted governors. The full Governing Board has regular termly meetings and adopts the principles of open government so staff, parents and interested members of the public are welcome to attend. All members have full voting rights.

All our governors volunteer to undertake this role and do not claim any travelling or subsistence allowances for expenses incurred during their work as governors.

Minutes of meetings are published and available in school to anybody who wishes to read them. Copies of these can be provided by the office staff.

At HGPS the Governing Board has 3 very active Sub Groups which meet regularly to discuss matters (and vote where necessary):

  • Teaching and Learning – which deals with Learning, Curriculum and Policies.
  • Resources and Finance – which deals with Finance, Staffing, Policies and Premises issues.
  • Steering group – which deals with a strategic overview of the school.

We are very proud of our Governing Board’s excellent record of proactive and supportive involvement in sharing in the leadership and management of the school for the benefit of all the pupils at HGPS.

For more information about the role and work of a Governor please follow the link here to Stockport Council’s Governance web page.

Our Governors work hard in a voluntary capacity to support the school and act as ‘critical friends’ to ensure that the very best experience is provided for all associated with it.

All meetings in the last 12 months have been 100% quorate.

Visit the Our Team page to meet our Governors.

Further information about our governors such as the committee list, and governor details can be viewed in the tables below and downloaded in the links & downloads section of this page.

Our Governors

Current Governors
Previous Governors
NameMembership CategoryFirst AppointedTerm of OfficeCommittee ServedPositions of Responsibility
Mr Adam HossenHeadteacher12/04/2021Resources & Finance Committee, Pay Committee,Steering Group, Teaching & Learning Committee
Mr Philip LuntCo-opted18/07/202218/07/2022 - 17/07/2026Resources & Finance Committee, Teaching & Learning Committee, Steering GroupCo-Chair of Governors
Mrs Lynsey CooperCo-opted14/10/201913/09/2023 - 12/09/2027Pay Committee, Pay Appeals Committee, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning CommitteeCo Chair of Governors & Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee
Mr Ian HalfordCo-opted14/10/201913/09/2023 - 12/09/2027Pay Committee, Performance Management, Resources & Finance Committee, Steering GroupVice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources & Finance Committee
Mrs Laura BaileyParent29/09/202129/09/2021 - 28/09/2025Resources & Finance Committee
Mr Andrew CampbellParent19/01/202419/01/2024 - 18/01/2028
Mr Mark SaxonCo-opted01/09/199812/02/2023 - 11/02/2027Pay Committee, Performance Management Committee, Resources & Finance Committee, Teaching & Learning CommitteeVice-Chair of Resources & Finance Committee
Vivek SinghCo-opted14/11/202214/11/2022 - 13/11/2026Resources & Finance Committee
Miss Jen ThirlawayStaff05/10/201805/10/2022 - 04/10/2026Teaching & Learning Committee
Vacancy (1)Co-opted
Bethan ParryLocal Authority06/03/202306/03/2023-05/03/2027Teaching & Learning Committee
Stefan PetrieParent08/03/202308/03/2023-07/03/2027Resources & Finance Committee
Richard TaylorParent08/03/202308/03/2023-07/03/2027Teaching & Learning Committee
Rachel RichardsonParent19/01/202419/01/2024 - 18/01/2028
NameMembership CategoryFirst AppointedTerms of officeCommittee servedPositions of Responsibility
Mrs Heather EtheridgeCo-opted20/09/1620/09/2020 - 31/12/2022Pay Committee, Performance Management, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning CommitteeChair of Governors and Vice-Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee
Mrs Susan WilkinsonParent01/03/1901/13/2019 - 28/02/2023Pay Committee, Teaching & Learning Committee
Mrs Bushra RamzanParent29/09/2129/09/2021 - 28/09/2025 Resources & Finance Committee
Mrs Claire RowellParent29/09/202129/09/2021 - 28/09/2025Teaching & Learning Committee
Mr Callum RimmerCo-opted09/03/202009/03/2020 - 08/03/2024Resources & Finance Committee