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.  

Term of Office 17/11/2019 - 16/11/2023



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.

Term of Office 19/1/2017 - 18/1/2021



Judi Cliff (Headteacher)

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

Term of Office 1/9/2017 - present


Nicola Jordan (Deputy Headteacher) Associate Member

Term of Office 17/11/2019 - 16/11/2023





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.

Term of Office 19/9/2018 - 18/9/2022


Caroline Wilke (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.

Term of Office 1/3/2020 - 29/2/2024

Relevant business and pecuniary interests have been recorded.


Sophie Kreitzman (Co-opted Governor)
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.

Term of Office 1/9/2017 - 31/8/2021



Paul Curran (Parent Governor)

Term of Office 1/1/2020 - 31/12/-2023



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.

Term of Office 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2021


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. 

Term of Office 19/1/2017 - 18/1/2021



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.

Term of Office 8/11/2018 - 7/11/2022

Relevant business and pecuniary interests have been recorded.



Elizabeth Owen (Co-opted 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.

Term of Office 9/1/2020 - 8/1/2024



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