Meet our Governors

The school’s Governing Body is made up of community governors, parent governors and staff governors.

If you would like to contact the governing body, then you can email them at:


Chair of Governors 
Meryl Blackburn  

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Originally a parent governor, Meryl is now one of our community governors. She has had two children complete their education through Rose Hill.  She teaches in a three form entry primary school in Manchester so understands the complexities of leading and managing a large school.
Graeme Brock  graeme brock I joined the governing body of Rose Hill in November 2015, having retired after nearly forty years of teaching in five Stockport primary schools – including four years at Rose Hill Primary in the early 1980’s and approaching twenty years as deputy and acting head at All Saints’ in Marple. During this time I was a member of the governing body of each of these schools.  Throughout my career, which I enjoyed immensely, I was involved with a wide variety of support organisations such as the British Council, Science Learning Centre, Construction Industry Training Board, Stockport County FC, Teaching Awards Trust, English Schools’ FA and the local authority.
Since retiring from teaching, in addition to becoming a governor at Rose Hill, I am working with Manchester City FC, (including leading educational presentations for schools, colleges and universities), volunteering on behalf of the STEM organisation and acting as a voluntary ranger for the National Trust at Lyme Park.
Parent Governors
Margaret Hayes My name is Margaret Hayes and I am a parent of two sons at Rose Hill. I stood for election as a parent governor because I wanted to get more involved in supporting the school and representing the community it serves. I am a teacher and Head of Faculty at a Secondary School in Derbyshire: I hope this educational experience will be relevant to the role and enable me to be an effective governor. Through my sons, our family are involved in lots of sporting activities around Marple and I am an active member of voluntary and campaigning groups in our area.
Liz Healey  


Ben Galbraith  



Richmal Giles
Staff Governors
Sophie Green I represent the staff at Rose Hill Primary School in my role within the governing body. I joined the school, as a class teacher, in 2018 and since then, have taken on the responsibility of UKS2 Assistant Head Teacher. Teaching in year 6 and now taking on the lead for Early Years, I have a clear understanding of the expectations of all children in school and am passionate about ensuring we provide the best possible education for our children in a nurturing and welcoming environment. I am committed to helping the school progress and my role on the monitoring and standards committee ensures that the development of all children is closely monitored and is a key priority for school improvement.


Co-opted Governors
Sandra Burke

My name is Sandra Burke and I work at The Guinness Partnership as a Senior Development Manager within the Development directorate.  My role is to manage and oversee a team to ensure the delivery of the residential build programme across the North West, ensuring schemes are delivered on time, within budget and to a high quality.

Working in the public sector I am used to Governance and part of my role is to manage risk on a daily basis and challenge constructively.  VFM and quality is at the heart of what I manage daily therefore I believe my experience will assist with my role of school Governor.

I have worked in social housing for over 20 years and I’m extremely passionate about residential development and providing homes for people in need.  My team and I have developed some fantastic schemes ranging from new build and refurbished affordable rented, shared ownership, outright sale and sheltered accommodation. These schemes have been a mixture of both traditionally constructed and modern methods of construction.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a concept come to life!

In my spare time and when I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.

Glad Capewell

I started my career in scientific research in the chemical industry and then in geophysics. Most of my career, however, has been in education, as a physics teacher and then middle and senior management. Most recently I was employed by Ofsted as HMI, inspecting schools, colleges and local authority services. I have experience in governance in schools and colleges, and, as well as my role at Rose Hill Primary, am currently a governor of the Trafford College Group. I live in Rose Hill and am delighted to be able to contribute, through my membership of the governing body, to the future direction of this lovely school.