Governor Profiles

Mr Tim Kelly

Chair of Governors (Co-opted)

Term of Office - 27.6.2016 - 26.6.2024
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


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.


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. 

Mrs Emma Black

Parent Governor

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.



Mikaela Nugent-Jones

 Co-opted Governor

Term of Office Sept 20 - Sept 2024 
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest: None


Mrs Jacqui Morgan

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office - 12.2.19 - 12.2.23
Pecuniary Interest: None



Mrs Caroline Mann

Clerk to Governors



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