Governor Profiles

Sally King      Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor appointed by the Governing Board
Term of office: 01 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2018
Committees:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Staffing
  • Resources
  • Good Governance Group

Other responsibilities:

  • Linked governor for English, SEND, safeguarding
  • School Inspection Advisor
  • Head Teacher’s performance management

I have been involved with Romiley Primary School for over 20 years. All 3 of my children were pupils, they had a wonderful start to their formal education and began a lifelong love of learning.

Being a Governor enables me to put something back into the school community which has played a significant role in the life of my family.

As a Speech and Language Therapist I am passionate about communication and speech and language acquisition and development. It is important that each child is able to access all areas of the curriculum and reach their full potential whilst at Romiley Primary School.

Steven Horne BSc, ACA       Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Board
Term of office: 01 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2018
Committees:

  • Staffing
  • Resources
  • Good Governance Group

Other responsibilities:

  • Chair of Staffing and Resources Committees
  • Linked governor for Numeracy, safeguarding, Art, Assessment, Pupil Premium
  • School Inspection Advisor
  • Head Teacher’s performance management

It has been my privilege to be a Governor at Romiley Primary School since 2009. My 3 daughters have all loved their time at Romiley and have received an excellent education in a caring and nurturing environment.

My aim as a Governor is to support the staff as they continue their excellent work educating the whole child and to ensure Romiley Primary School continues the journey to outstanding.

As a retired Chartered Accountant and Group Finance Director, I understand the financial constraints placed upon the school and the performance criteria upon which it is to be judged.  I have extensive recruitment and staff relations experience and most importantly, the time to devote to the demands of this role.

John Pengelly

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Board
Term of office: 01 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2018
Committees:

  • Teaching and Learning (Chair)
  • Resources
  • Good Governance Group
  • Health and Safety Group
  • Pay Committee

Other responsibilities: Link governor for Science

This is my second involvement with Romiley Primary School, having previously served as Chair of Governors for 6 years when my three children attended the school in the late 90s. Since that time the school has continued to grow and develop rapidly, building on the foundations laid at that time. I was particularly pleased to be able to resume my involvement. The school is such a significant influence in the lives of the Romiley community, and it is essential that it continues to thrive.

I am a chartered surveyor by profession, and therefore take a special interest in the school premises and also ensuring that the school has appropriate physical and financial resources to ensure its continued success and development. It is also important that our school continues to provide a stimulating and enjoyable experience for all who learn and work here.

Nicola Ward

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Board
Term of office: 01 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2018
Committees:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Good Governance Group

Other responsibilities: Link governor for Early Years Foundation Stage and Design & Technology.

From when my son started Romiley Primary School in 2013 I knew that I wanted to be proactively involved in ensuring the school was achieving it’s full potential and providing the best possible education for all its pupils.

I feel that my personal experience in the public voluntary sector helps me to contribute well to governing body meetings as I try to offer scrutiny and challenge on behalf of the children, parents and the community.

Professionally I am a local government officer and my background is particularly in policy development.  I am keen to ensure that our school has robust strategic plans to continue to improve its provision and achieve its ambitions.

Philip S Millard

Co-opted Governor appointed by: the Governing Board
Term of office: 01 Feb 2016 – 31 Jan 2020

Committees

  • Staffing
  • Teaching and Learning

Link governor for Music & ICT

Moved to Romiley aged 9 and attended Romiley Primary School along with my brother and 2 sisters. My mother taught at Romiley and when my family moved back to Romiley in 1991 our 2 children attended RPS and along with wife we were involved in the PTA for a number of years.

Professionally  – Trained as a teacher at York College for Education and started teaching in state secondary schools in 1974. I spent 22 years teaching in a wide range of state secondary schools, Secondary Modern, Grammar and Comprehensive. Following a move into the Independent sector I have since taught in ‘through’ schools (0 – 18 years), boarding and primary schools. The last 14 years as Head Teacher of a primary school, with a number of those years spent as an ‘Executive Head Teacher’ managing a number of schools at any one time. Previously acted as a parent governor at Werneth School.

I retired in 2014 and felt I could offer some knowledge and experience to all at RPS and support the school going forward and be involved in the life of this very good school.

Cathy Moss-Bye

Parent Governor appointed by parental vote
Term of Office: 01 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2019
Committees: Teaching and Learning and Development Governor.
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other responsibilities: Link governor for History, Geography and Most Able Learners.

Membership of Other Educational Establishments: Supply teacher in Tameside, Stockport and Greater Manchester and Team Leader & CPD presenter for Eduqas exam board.

Interests and Experience related to Governors:
I am a secondary school history teacher, and have worked in many different schools, with children of different backgrounds and abilities, both in the UK and abroad. I spent seven years as Head of History at an Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ school in Camberwell, London and whilst there I studied an MA in Education focusing on education systems in other countries and provision for Gifted and Talented pupils.  I also worked for 3 years as a supply teacher in the Australian High school system.

What made you decide to become a Governor at Romiley Primary School?
I was a pupil myself at the school and now have two children, a boy and a girl, in the Juniors and Infants, respectively. I therefore wanted to be involved in school life and wanted to support the ethos of the school as being a happy, caring environment where the whole child is developed and every child matters.

Rev. Richard Pennystan   

Associate Governor appointed by: The Governing Board
Term of Office: 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2021
Committees: Staffing Sub-Committee
Relevant business interests: Vicar of St.Chad’s Romiley and Chair of Trustees of the Romiley LifeCentre
Interests and experience related to school governance: Vicar of the local Anglican church and coach of u9s at Romiley Cricket club.
Other responsibilities: Link governor for Religious Education.

What made you decide to become a Governor at Romiley Primary School?
As parent of 4 boys (2 still in the school) I love to serve Romiley Primary School and take an active part in the flourishing of the children of Romiley.  102 years ago, St.Chad’s Church school became Romiley Primary School, so my predecessor as vicar was once the head teacher too.  I value the close links we have as a Romiley Community, which are built through good open working relationships.

Cath Pierce

Parent Governor appointed by: Parental vote
Term of office: 01 Feb 2016 –  31 Jan 2020
Committees

  • Staffing
  • Relevant Business Interests: None

Other responsibilities: Link governor for PSHE, PE & Wellbeing.

I have two children at Romiley Primary School and I am committed to ensuring that all children get the best out of their time at Romiley Primary.  I believe it is essential that each child not only receives a high standard of education but that they are also seen as an individual, and the whole wellbeing of the child is provided for.  I am honoured to be involved in the development of the school and contribute to the community in which I both live and work.

Jodie Clayton-Priestley

Staff Governor appointed by: Staff vote
Term of Office: 01 Nov 2016 – 31 Oct.2020
Committees:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Good Governance Group

I am currently a Year 2 teacher at Romiley Primary School, having previously taught in Year 5 for two years. I feel that my role as Staff Governor will provide a teacher’s perspective into the wonderful teaching and learning that takes place in Romiley Primary School. It is a pleasure to work at Romiley Primary School and I love being a part of a staffing team who work tirelessly to deliver an engaging and inclusive curriculum to all pupils. I hope that my role of Staff Governor will enable me to continue to help all children access all areas of the curriculum and demonstrate their full potential whilst at Romiley Primary School.

Sue Allan

Support Staff Governor appointed by: Staff vote
Term of office: 01 March 2016 – 28 Feb 2020
Committees:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Good Governance Group

Relevant Business Interests: None

Other responsibilities: Link governor for school council

I am currently employed at Romiley Primary School as a teaching assistant, but my school life began many years ago when my children were pupils here.

I became a school governor to assist / help the school to continue to move forward.

As a new governor I feel as if I am still finding my feet, but learning fast!

 

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