Governor Profile

  • 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 (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

    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

  • 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 E Black

    Parent Governor

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

  • Miss Rachel Barke

    Staff Governor

    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

  • Co-opted Governor - Vacancy

  • Miss Sally McLeod

    Staff Governor

    Term of Office - 09.2104 - 09.2018 - Resigned

  • 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

  • Mrs Jane Clements

    Parent Governor - Resigned

    Term of Office - 14.3.2014 - 13.3.2017 - End of Term