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Governors

Welcome to our governors' section.
Governors Attendance at Meetings 2015-16
Meet The Governors

Name: Darren Morgan

Date of appointment: 1st September 2015

Term of office: Ongoing
Who appointed you: Assumed with appointment
Type of governor: Headteacher
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: Employed by Trafford as Headteacher
Any family relationships: None

 

I am father to three beautiful children, Ellie, Mathew and Luke. Kings Road is the fifth school I have worked in. I started as a teacher at St Wilfrid’s in Warrington, in my 4th
year I moved to be the deputy Headteacher of a small rural school called Hollesley in Suffolk. Next I was the deputy of Park View in Knowsley before being appointed as
Headteacher of Lindow Primary School in Wilmslow.
 

Most importantly, my children. I also play table tennis for Stretford Eagles and captain the interleague side. I am a setter for Congleton Volleyball club and a drummer for a
Headband. I enjoy (but am shocking at) golf and play not enough football due to 7 knee operations. I go to church and support the 1999 treble winners.
 

Which committees you are on:

Finance/buildings

Personnel

Curriculum

Name: Leah Grimsley
Date of appointment: September 2015
Term of office: N/A
Who appointed you: N/A
Type of governor: Associate

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: I am employed as Deputy Headteacher at Kings Road.
Any family relationships: N/A

A brief bit about your history I have been a teacher for the last fourteen years. Prior to
arriving at Kings Road, I was Deputy Head and Year 6teacher at Lindow Community Primary School in Wilmslow where I worked for 7 years. Before that, I worked at
Springfield Primary School in Sale.


A brief bit about your interests In my spare time I enjoy walking and spending time with my 3 year old son.

Which committees you are on:
Finance and buildings
Curriculum
Personnel

Name: Peter O’Keefe

Date of appointment: 1st September 2015
Term of office: 15/01/15 – 14/01/19
Who appointed you: Co-opted
Type of governor: Co-opted
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: I am a governor at Northenden Primary,
Manchester, and Barton Clough PrimaryTrafford.
Any family relationships: None

A brief bit about your history I worked for the whole of my career, teaching, in
Manchester. In addition to leading a school, served on the Education Committee, a national advisory body, local NUT officer, education appeals, and tribunal member. Magistrate on the City of Manchester Bench. Now governor at three primary schools.

 

As a governor I aim to support the school professional staff in ensuring that all children have a positive, developmental, and enjoyable experience of education, regardless of their academic ability.
Interests Mainly education, still! politics, history, closet classic car, and steam railway enthusiast.
 

Which committees you are on:

Curriculum (chair)
Finance and buildings
Personnel
Pay review
Safeguarding

Name: John Richards

Date of appointment: 7th Nov 2012 (although initially started in 1994)

Term of office: 7/11/12 – 6/11/16
Who appointed you: Co-opted
Type of governor: Co-opted
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: None
Any family relationships: None

 

Hello, my name is John Richards. I think that Governors are important to the school because a school needs to have a supportive body of interested people to help maintain the high standards set.

I became a governor at Kings Road through a genuine interest in the school and education in general.

 

Which committees you are on:
Finance and buildings
Personnel
Pay review
Headteacher performance management

Name: Rosemary Trotter
Date of appointment: 6th March 2012
Term of office: 06/03/12 – 05/03/16
Who appointed you: Co-opted
Type of governor: Co-opted
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: N/A
Any family relationships: None

I have been a Parent Governor at Kings Road for 5 years. I have 2 children, Alex and Rebecca, both of whom attended Kings Road Primary School. Before starting my family, I worked in a very busy Health Centre Pharmacy so I have developed strong communication skills and recognise the importance of working as part of a team. I am also a qualified teaching Assistant! I feel that it is my duty to support all who work in school for the best interests of all pupils.

A brief bit about your interests I play netball and football I love tennis, like to tango, and
would like to learn to play piano. I love wide range of music
and enjoy live performances.

Which committees you are on:

Personnel
Curriculum
Pupil discipline
Headteacher performance management
Safeguarding
Link governor - English

Name: Diane Hall
Date of appointment: 3rd Feb 2013
Term of office: 03/02/13 – 02/02/17
Who appointed: you Co-opted
Type of governor: Co-opted
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: None
Any family relationships: None

I have worked in schools for 19 years as a Catering Manager and have been a member of Kings Road Governing body for 2 years.


I am a member of the Personnel Committee and have undertaken training on Safeguarding and Roles and Responsibilities. I am a mother to 6 grown up children and I also have 11 grandchildren!

Which committees you are on:

Personnel

Name: Dr. Mirza Asif
Date of appointment: 26th Nov 2012
Term of office: 26/11/12 – 15/11/16
Who appointed you: Co-opted
Type of governor: Co-opted
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: None
Any family relationships: None


I am a co-opted member of the Governing Body at Kings Road Primary School and my Son, who is in Year 3, attends the school. I enjoy being part of the Governing Body and, as my wife is a teacher, I am really, really aware of how hard teachers work! Contributing to the school community is important to me and I feel privileged that I can continue to do this in my capacity as a Governor.

I have been a Telescope Array Controller at Jodrell Bank Observatory (part of the University of Manchester's Physics & Astronomy department) for the last 15 years during which time I have also published several research papers. I work in the Control Room and drive the 76 metre Lovell Radio Telescope and other telescopes that we have across England that form the e-merlin array.

Previous to this, I worked and studied for my PhD at the Issac Newton Group of Telescopes on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands for 6 years. My interest in Astronomy was sparked when my Dad bought me a telescope when I
was 10 years old.

A brief bit about your interests Spending time with family. Going out for Coffees, Cinema
(especially Sci-Fi) and concerts (especially Progressive Rock!).


Which committees you are on Curriculum:
Link Governor - Science

Name: Maria Brncic
Date of appointment: N/A
Term of office: N/A
Who appointed you: N/A
Type of governor: Associate Governor
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: I work as the Business Manager at Kings Road.
Any family relationships: None

A brief bit about your history I am the School Business Manager at Kings Road Primary
School and I have worked here for 15 years.

I am an active governor and I work full time at school as a School Business Manager.
I recognise the importance of being on the Governing Body and I am dedicated to serving the governors and the school.

I have just completed my second School Business Management Qualification and I now understand the importance of leading a school into the 21st century.

With my acquired knowledge of financial management, I am able to contribute more efficiently and effectively. I understand the importance of ensuring school is maintained
to a high standard with systems in place to improve the children’s learning.

A brief bit about your interests I have one daughter who is nearly 4 years old and I live
within the community in Stretford. I enjoy keeping fit, swimming and listening to music.

I also love playing in the “ball pit” in the Trafford Centre and this is where I usually see some of the children from school too.

Which committees you are on:

Finance and buildings

Name: Ann Coombes
Date of appointment: 25th June 2012
Term of office: 25/06/12 – 24/06/16
Who appointed you: Co-opted
Type of governor: Co-opted
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: I work as the site manager at Kings Road
Any family relationships: Brother, Sister-in-law

I have worked at Kings Road School for a very long time- 27 years. I feel like I know almost everything there is to know about the premises side of the school. I am the main
person who has dealt with most of the problems that arise within the school. All of my knowledge and experience has been gained from courses that I have attended whilst working in the school.

A brief bit about your interests My name is Ann Coombes I am married and have 3 grown up sons and 6 grandchildren, 2 boys 4 girls. Their ages range from 2 to 19 years. I look after my youngest 2 grandchildren from time to time, but when I haven’t got them I enjoy reading. I like to go walking with my husband and I like to go swimming when I can.


Which committees you are on:
Finance and buildings
Link Governor - SEN

Name: Cllr David Jarman
Date of appointment: 13th Feb 16
Term of office: 13/02/16 – 12/02/20
Who appointed you: Local Authority
Type of governor: Local Authority
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: Technician Engineer, Alstom Transport, Preston.
Any family relationships: None

I have worked in Engineering for 40 years and am now employed as a Technical Engineer. I have lived in Stretford for 35 years but was born in the South of England in
Torquay. I have been a governor at Kings Road for over 10 years and serve on the Personnel Committee.

This year I was elected as Vice Chair to the Governing Body and also serve on the Buildings and Finance Committee. Outside my governor role, I am a father to 2 daughters.A brief bit about your interests Politics, current affairs, keeping fit.


Which committees you are on Personnel:
Pay Review
Headteacher Performance Management

Name: Ayshea Hafeez-Ahmed
Date of appointment: 6th March 2012
Term of office: 06/03/12 – 05/03/16
Who appointed you: Parents voted
Type of governor: Parent
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: Technician Engineer, Alstom Transport, Preston.

Any family relationships: None

 

I hold a DipHE in Educational Studies specialist subjects History & Maths) and several years of voluntary primary classroom experience. I also have several years of legal, basic financial / basic accounts experience.

I was a pupil at KR before going on to further education and university where I achieved a DipHE in Educational Studiesand a BA(Hons) in History. I then went on to do a Graduate Diploma in Law.

After graduating I worked in a senior management position for a medium sized company for four years mainly dealing with the customers financial accounts and managing the
Customer Service dept. For the past 14 years I have been working as a Litigation Executive for a firm of solicitors in their Litigation Dept. My specialist area being Personal Injury Law.

A brief bit about your interests I enjoy cooking, reading, tennis and recently learning how to crochet in my spare time.

Which committees you are on:

Pupil premium governor
Finance and buildings
Pupil discipline
Link governor - mathematics

Name: Clare Walls
Date of appointment: 25th Feb 2015
Term of office: 25/02/15 – 24/02/19
Who appointed you: Voted by staff
Type of governor: Staff governor
Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: Head of English and Curriculum.
Any family relationships: My sister is a teacher at Kings Road.

I have worked in a number of educational establishments at many different levels.
I love to spend time with my family and travel. I am looking forward to visiting all continents of the world with my family. I enjoy going to dance classes and have led many myself.

Which committees you are on:
Curriculum

Name: Abid Hanif

Date of appointment:Term of office 28th April 2016 – 27th April 2020

Who appointed you: Voted

Type of governor: Parent

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: None

Any family relationships: None

 

I'm blessed with two daughters. My eldest is currently in Year 3 and her sister will be joining the nursery in September. I have lived in Old Trafford all my life and value the diversity of the area, which I feel is important as children grow and develop life skills.

I hold a BSC (Hons) Building Surveying and ILM Lvl 5 Award in Management. I worked in the Social Housing sector for 13 years with the last 8 years in management leading the delivery of major capital investment projects. I hope my skills will support the schools as it expands to meet the admissions demand.

I enjoy spending time with the family, cooking (especially BBQs), following Man Utd (even in their current form) and gardening.

 

 

Which committees you are on: Buildings and Finance

 

Name: Ian Fitton

Date of appointment: Term of office 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2021

Who appointed you: Voted

Type of governor: Co-opted

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: Site Manager at Kings Road

Any family relationships: None

 

I came to Kings Road three and a half years ago to take up the assistant site managers position working alongside Ann Coombes who helped me a great deal about the role also attending the relevant courses previously to coming to Kings Road I spent 42 years in the flooring trade in which I travelled widely in the U.K. and abroad. I am married with children. 
 

I enjoy walking fishing of all types and all sports

 

Which committees you are on: Finance and buildings, Link Governor - SEN

Name: Modassar Ullah

Date of appointment: Term of office 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2021

Who appointed you: Elected

Type of governor: Parent

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: None

Any family relationships: None

 

I graduated with a chemistry (hons) degree many years ago (not going to say how many!!) and have worked in quality for various companies like AstraZeneca and Kelloggs through my career.
 

I currently work for Unilever as a senior quality analyst making sure homecare products e.g.  laundry detergents (Persil) and household cleaners are made to a high standard.

 

I also have a keen interest in education and have helped run after school classes for a number of years.


I love playing sports and ‘try’ and keep fit by running.

 

Which committees you are on:

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