Meet your Govenors

  Gillian Simm (Co-opted Governor, Chair of the Full Governing Body and Curriculum and Standards Commitee, responsible for Safeguarding)
I am currently the Chair of Governors at Nevill Road Junior School and, as such, I also sit on the Board of Governors at the Infant School. Until September 2017 I was headteacher of a large primary school in Ashton under Lyne. Since my retirement I have been working part as an education consultant, supporting leaders in primary schools across the North West. I have been a governor at 5 different schools since 1998. 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 chair the Pupil Progress Committee and the Governor Steering Group.  


Nick Kokkinis (Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body, Chair of the Resources Commitee, Currently Health and Safety 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. I live locally and am pleased to work on behalf of our school.



Judi Cliff (Headteacher)

I am a member of the Governing Body in my capacity as Headteacher. I attend all the committee meetings.


Nicola Jordan (Deputy Headteacher)





Adam Baguley (Staff Governor)
I represent the school in my capacity as Upper Key Stage Two Leader and Year 6 teacher.  I am a member of the Curriculum and Standards Commitee.



Estelle Duckworth (Co-opted Governor and Chair of the Infant School Governing Body)

I am the Chair of Governors at Nevill Road Infant School and am a co-opted Governor. It is important that there is a common link between the two schools. I own my own company and am a Criminal Defence Lawyer. I welcome the opportunity to work with the school to ensure pupils are encouraged to fulfill their full potential and are able to study in a safe and supportive environment. I am very honoured to work with the school in this capacity and will strive to ensure we offer the best education for all our pupils and their familiies, to contribute to their continuing development and to help shape the future of the school.

  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 Resources Committee and the Pay Committee.
  Helen Walters (Co-opted Governor, responsible for Numeracy Learning)
I’ve worked for Stockport Council for the past sixteen years in the Economic Development and Regeneration Teams.  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 Curriculum and Standards 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.
  Rita Hesford (Co-opted Governor, Development Governor, Member of the Steering Group and Resources Sub Committee)
Having worked in both secondary and higher education for 40 years, I am pleased to be able to share my experience as a school governor. My area of expertise is Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity and I have a special interest in the impact of the 'Physical Education and School Sport Premium'. I am currently the Development Governor and PE and Sport Link Governor. 


Jennie Harrop (Parent Governor, Member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and Communication, Language and Literacy Governor)

I became a parent governor to support the school and contribute to the Nevill Road community. I have a keen interest in education and am an active parent volunteer at our school which i find very rewarding.




Elizabeth Owen (Parent Governor and SEND)

I am currently a non-practising solicitor, and part time sewing teacher. I have worked in several large law and accountancy firms, specialising in tax, trusts, and corporate law.

I was originally a parent governor but have continued as a co-opted governor as I no longer have a child at the school. I wanted to continue to assist the school as I feel that a good, well rounded primary education gives a child the confidence and self esteem to achive their true potential as they go on through education and life. In addition to the Full Governing Board, I sit on the Resources Committee and am the SEND Governor.



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