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Governors

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
NameMembership CategoryFirst AppointedTerm of OfficeCommittee ServedPositions of ResponsibilityPecuniary Interests
Mr Adam HossenHeadteacher12/04/21Resources & Finance Committee, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning CommitteeNone
Miss Jen ThirlawayStaff05/10/1805/10/18 - 04/10/22Teaching & Learning CommitteeNone
Mrs Lynsey CooperCo-opted14/10/1914/10/19 - 13/10/23Pay Appeals Committee, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning CommitteeChair of Teaching & Learning CommitteeNone
Mr Ian HalfordCo-opted14/10/1914/10/19 - 13/10/23Pay Committee, Performance Management, Resources & Finance Committee, Steering GroupChair of Resources & Finance CommitteeNone
Mrs Susan WilkinsonParent01/03/1901/13/19 - 28/02/23Pay Committee, Teaching & Learning CommitteeNone
Mrs Laura BaileyParent29/09/2129/09/21 - 28/09/25
Mrs Heather EtheridgeCo-opted20/09/1620/09/20 - 19/09/24Pay Committee, Performance Management, Steering Group, Teaching & Learning CommitteeChair of Governors and Vice-Chair of Teaching & Learning CommitteeNone
Mr Callum RimmerCo-opted09/03/2009/03/20 - 09/03/24Resources & Finance CommitteeMother is a senior HR Officer at SMBC
Mr Mark SaxonCo-opted01/09/9812/02/19 - 11/02/23Pay Appeals Committee, Resources & Finance Committee, Teaching & Learning CommitteeVice-Chair of Resources & Finance CommitteeNone
Mrs Bushra RamzanParent29/09/2129/09/21 - 28/09/25Resources & Finance CommitteeNone
Mrs Claire RowellParent29/09/2129/09/21 - 28/09/25Resources & Finance CommitteeNone
Phil LuntCo-opted18/07/202218/07/2022 - 17/07/2026
Vacancy (1)Local Authority