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):
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.
|Name||Membership Category||First Appointed||Term of Office||Committee Served||Positions of Responsibility||Pecuniary Interests|
|Mr Adam Hossen||Headteacher||12/04/21||Resources & Finance Committee, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning Committee||None|
|Miss Jen Thirlaway||Staff||05/10/18||05/10/18 - 04/10/22||Teaching & Learning Committee||None|
|Mrs Lynsey Cooper||Co-opted||14/10/19||14/10/19 - 13/10/23||Pay Appeals Committee, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning Committee||Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee||None|
|Mr Ian Halford||Co-opted||14/10/19||14/10/19 - 13/10/23||Pay Committee, Performance Management, Resources & Finance Committee, Steering Group||Chair of Resources & Finance Committee||None|
|Mrs Susan Wilkinson||Parent||01/03/19||01/13/19 - 28/02/23||Pay Committee, Teaching & Learning Committee||None|
|Mrs Laura Bailey||Parent||29/09/21||29/09/21 - 28/09/25|
|Mrs Heather Etheridge||Co-opted||20/09/16||20/09/20 - 19/09/24||Pay Committee, Performance Management, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning Committee||Chair of Governors and Vice-Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee||None|
|Mr Callum Rimmer||Co-opted||09/03/20||09/03/20 - 09/03/24||Resources & Finance Committee||Mother is a senior HR Officer at SMBC|
|Mr Mark Saxon||Co-opted||01/09/98||12/02/19 - 11/02/23||Pay Appeals Committee, Resources & Finance Committee, Teaching & Learning Committee||Vice-Chair of Resources & Finance Committee||None|
|Mrs Bushra Ramzan||Parent||29/09/21||29/09/21 - 28/09/25||Resources & Finance Committee||None|
|Mrs Claire Rowell||Parent||29/09/21||29/09/21 - 28/09/25||Resources & Finance Committee||None|
|Phil Lunt||Co-opted||18/07/2022||18/07/2022 - 17/07/2026|
|Vacancy (1)||Local Authority|