Governor Profiles

Mr Tim Kelly

Chair of Governors (Co-opted)

Term of Office - 27.6.2016 - 26.7.2020
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest : Governor at Wirral Metropolitan College

My name is Tim Kelly. I have been a Governor at Grove Street Primary School for 7 years and Chair of the Board. 

I retired after spending 25 years in Further Education, first as a Lecturer and then as a Student Support Manager.

I have 2 grandchildren who attend a Primary School in Liverpool.

If you would like to have a chat with me please don't hesitate to contact me via the school office 0151 645 2170 or email me on chairofgovernors@grovestreet.wirral.sch.uk

 

Mrs Nicola Cornford

Vice Chair of Governors (Co-opted SEND Governor)

Term of Office - 17.11.2016 - 16.11.2020
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest : None

My name is Nicky Cornford. I have lived in the South Wirral area all my life. I live with my son Ben and my dog Mylo. I started my career as a manger of a residential care home for the elderly and I now run my own company which is a care agency . This is the first time I have been a school governor and am really enjoying being part of the Grove Street community.

 

Ms Tracy Rimmer

Co-opted Governor - (Children Looked After)

Term of Office - June 2018 - June 2022 
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest : None - Resigned July 2019

My name is Tracy Rimmer. I have been a Co-opted Governor at Grove Street Primary School since 2010. I thrive on being part of this great school and supporting Mrs Walsh to get the best for the children attending Grove Street. 

My background is in Education. I was the Children's Centre Manager in South Wirral from 2008 to 2016 and before that I was a teacher on Wirral. I am currently working for Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority as part of the Special Educational Needs Team.

 

Mr Andrew Greenhough

Co-opted Governor (Safeguarding Governor)

Term of Office - 21.9.2017 - 27.9.2021
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest : None

My name is Andrew Greenhough and I am the Vicar of St Mark’s Church in New Ferry and have been a member of the Governing Body since 2005.

I studied psychology and biology for my first degree, and returned to University to study theology prior to becoming a clergyman in 1994.

I am one of the “safer recruitment” Governors, involved in Staff appointments and other Personnel matters. 

I am a keen musician, and enjoy playing piano, guitar, bass, drums and trumpet (not all at the same time!)

I am married, with two grown up children.

 

Mrs Lisa Walsh

Headteacher Governor

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: Headteacher
This is my second headship and I have previously been a Deputy Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher in a variety of schools in Wirral and Liverpool . It is my aim to build on the nurturing foundations and current achievements ensuring that our school is forward thinking and ambitious within a supportive environment. I am passionate about teaching and learning, I have very high expectations, not only for myself but for all members of our school community. I am passionate about safeguarding the intrinsic value of childhood, ensuring that all our children can enjoy a magical childhood at Grove Street, full of exciting and challenging learning experiences, nurtured well-being and friendships. 

Mr Tim Jones

Parent Governor (Health and Safety)

Term of Office Oct 2017 - Oct 2021 (Health and Safety Governor)
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest:

Having 3 children in school and previously worked for the sports council of wales I believe that the first years of a child’s education are crucial to their later academic achievements and i am 100% committed in ensuring all pupils get the opportunity to receive the best education available to them to ensure the development of social , academic and other life skills.

 

Mr Michael Vobe

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office - 1.9.2016 - 30.8.2020
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest : None

My name is Mike Vobe. I was born and brought up in New Ferry and have been associated with Grove Street Primary School since I was five years old.
I attended the school as both and infant and junior in the 1960's and returned as a Governor in the early 1980's. I have been on the Governing Body for over 25 years and have served as both Chair and Vice Chair for some of that time.

 

Mrs Emma Black

Parent Governor

 governorblack@grovestreet.wirral.sch.uk

Term of Office - 21.9.2017 - 21.9.2021
Relevant business and pecuniary Interests: Parent

I have two children at Grove Street Primary School at present; my eldest has gone to high school. I am also Chair of the Parent Teacher Association. I am committed to maintaining a positive learning environment.

I am happy to be approached if you have any queries or messages passing on to the Governing Body. Please leave a message at the office, email me or catch me when I am in school.

 

Miss Rachel Barke

Staff Governor

Term of Office 
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: Teacher

My name is Rachel Barke. I am a member of the teaching staff at Grove Street. I have been teaching at Grove Street for 10 years and have a real strive and passion to achieve the best for all children. 

Outside of school I have a love of Music and am a member of Wirral Symphonic Wind Band where I play my flute. I also have two daughters aged 8 and 4.

 

Mr Steve Hennie

Local Authority Governor

Term of Office Oct 2017 - Oct 2021 
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest:

 

Mrs Jacqui Morgan

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office - 12.2.19 - 12.2.23
Pecuniary Interest: None

 

 

Mrs Caroline Mann

Clerk to Governors

 

Miss Sally McLeod

Staff Governor

Term of Office - 09.2104 - 09.2018 - Resigned September 2018

Mrs Meg Marshall

Headteacher Governor

Term of Office -Retired

Miss Clare Mercer

Co-opted Governor - Resigned

Term of Office - 12.9.2013 - 11.9. 2017
Miss Clare Mercer resigned from the governing body September 2017

Mr Warren Ward (Councillor)

Local Authority Governor

Term of Office - 17.11.2016 - 16.11.2020 - Resigned September 2018

 

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