Governors

Welcome to the School Governors’ section of the website.  We hope these pages will provide some insight into who we are and what we do.


Appointment of new Head Teacher

Click here to read a letter from Richard Reece, Chair of Governors, regarding the appointment of Mrs Judi Cliff as the school’s new Head Teacher.


Parents’ Survey 2017

Click here to read a letter from Richard Reece, Chair of Governors, regarding this year’s Parents’ Survey, and to view the survey results.


Who we are

The governing body comprises teachers and other staff, parents, members of the community and local authority representatives.  Most governors serve fixed terms.

From time to time vacancies arise.  If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact the head teacher for more information.

What we do

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.  Governors appoint the head teacher and other staff.  Governors hold the main responsibility for finance in schools.  They work closely with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each governor sits on one or more committees as well as the full governing body; each committee is concerned with a different aspect of running the school.  The committees are:-

  • The Steering Committee (responsible for setting the committees’ agendas)
  • The Resources Committee (concerned with matters relating to finance, staffing and premises)
  • The Pupil Progress Committee (concerned with learning and achievement, and matters relating to the curriculum)
  • The Pay Committee (responsible for staff performance appraisal and remuneration)
  • The Joint Committee (discussing matters of common interest with governors from the Infant School)
  • The Head Teacher’s Performance Committee (responsible for the head teacher’s performance appraisal)

How often we meet

Each committee, plus the full governing body, meets once a term.

The full governing body meetings are open to observers, so you’re very welcome to attend to see at first hand what we do.  You can read the minutes of our previous meetings here…

Our next full governing body meeting will be on Wednesday, 29th November, at 6pm in the Junior School.  If you’d like to attend, please contact the school office at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Meet your governors

Richard Reece (Co-opted Governor and Chair of the Full Governing Body, responsible for S.E.N.)
I joined the governing body in 2013 and became Chair in 2014.  I’m Professor of Molecular Biology and Associate Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students at Manchester University. Having two university-aged children, I’m passionate about education and believe strongly that all communities should have good schools.  In particular, I’m keen to ensure that all children have a suitable environment and the right encouragement to reach their maximum potential.  I’m also Chair of the Pay Committee and sit on the Resources Committee.

Nicola Jordan (Staff Governor)
I represent the school in my capacity as Deputy Head Teacher.  I’m responsible for all operational matters and sit on all Committees.

Martin Bush (Co-opted Governor and Vice-Chair of the Full Governing Body)
I run my own marketing consultancy and photography business and have previously had two children at the school who have both now left to go on to Bramhall High School.  I jointly run the Media Group lunchtime club, reporting on events at school and using new technologies in a variety of ways.  I joined the governing body to contribute to the continued success of the school and to offer my skills and experience in photography, marketing and public relations.  I’m Chair of the Resources Committee.

Janet Bell (Co-opted Governor)
I became a governor in 2010 because I wanted to understand the school better and contribute to improving all aspects of school life for the children.  Both my children attended Nevill Road but are now at Bramhall High.  I work in editing and communications, so I’m especially interested in literacy.  I’m a member of the Pupil Progress Committee, where we look in detail at the curriculum and the progress the pupils are making.  And, as the Development Governor, I look at the skills the governors have and the training they need.

Sophie Kreitzman (Co-opted Governor, responsible for Health and Safety)
I was appointed as a community governor in May 2013.  My role is to support the school from the community aspect and I’m currently the Health and Safety Governor for the school. In addition to the Full Governing Board, I sit on the Pupil Progress Committee and the Pay Committee.

Helen Walters (Co-opted Governor, responsible for Numeracy Learning)
I’ve worked for Stockport Council for the past ten years in the Economic Development and Regeneration Team.  I have a son and daughter who both went through Nevill Road and are now at Bramhall High School.  I became a governor because I wanted to understand more about how the school operates and to see if I could help in any way.  I’ve particularly enjoyed supporting the head teacher in developing the school so that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.  I’m Chair of the Joint Committee and sit on the Pupil Progress Committee.

Linda Holt (Local Authority Governor)
My day job consists of all areas of recruitment, including assessment centres, psychometric testing and competency-based interviewing.  I recruit all paid and volunteer positions for the Plaza Theatre in Stockport.  I’m also Councillor for Bramhall North, which takes up the bulk of my time.

Gillian Simm (Co-opted Governor, responsible for Governor Development)
I’m currently the Executive Headteacher of a large primary school in Ashton-under-Lyne. I also work as a School Improvement Officer for Tameside Local Authority. I’ve been a governor of five different schools since 1988. I live locally and decided to become a governor at Nevill Road Junior School because I wanted to have an opportunity to use my knowledge and expertise to benefit my local community. I’m a member of the Pupil Progress Committee.

Marion Ridd (Parent Governor, responsible for Safeguarding)
I was voted in as a parent governor in January, 2016. Both of my children have attended Nevill Road and my daughter is now in Year 6. I have been a music teacher for twenty-one years, working in three secondary schools, and have been head of department in two. In the last four years, I have been fortunate to be able to change to primary education on a freelance basis. With such a long-standing background in education I have seen the many changes that have happened over the years and understand too the pressures that schools and teachers find themselves under. I hope to be able to support Nevill Road through the various changes and challenges that the future may bring.

Rita Hesford (Co-opted Governor)
I have recently finished my substantive job on education. Whilst I continue to work part time in a number of areas of education, I feel I now have the time to volunteer my services and use my skills if appropriate in school governance.

Nick Kokkinis (Co-opted Governor)
I am passionate about education and believe every child, irrespective of race, creed or social background, should receive high quality education that meets their needs. Trained, skilled and motivated staff should provide that high quality education. I believe I can make a contribution to a successful school that delivers that high quality education for children.

Elizabeth Owen (Parent Governor)