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 
Jan Clayton jan clayton


 I have worked as a Governor for Stockport for thirty years. Initially at Peacefield Primary School and then Rose Hill Primary and Offerton Hall Nursery. As I am now retired I work solely for Rose Hill.

I have served on numerous committees and have gained an extensive knowledge of the workings of schools. Having served as Vice Chair for a number of years I took on the position of Chair some eighteen months ago. I have given my full support to all members of staff.

I am totally committed to ensuring that every child should receive the best education that we can give. Our children are our most precious commodity and deserve nothing but the best.

Meryl Blackburn  

meryl blackburn

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 retirement, in addition to becoming a governor at Rose Hill, I am working with Manchester City FC, Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Manchester, as well as acting as a voluntary ranger for the National Trust at Lyme Park.
Parent Governors
Liz Healey  


Ben Galbraith  



Peter Smith-Langridge I am a father of one who feels very fortunate to be able to send our son to Rose Hill, a school which has already made a big impression on him in a short space of time.  As parents, we all care deeply about the quality of education our children receive which is why I took on the role of parent governor – to provide a voice for all parents and carers as we look to ensure our children get the best possible start in life. I am currently the Deputy Headteacher of a primary school in Stretford, and have previously worked on the senior leadership team of a large, outstanding school in East London. At present, I work very closely with the school governors at my school and greatly appreciate the extensive experience and valuable insight they bring. I believe I am able to provide the same support and challenge to the Headteacher and staff at Rose Hill.
Staff Governors
Sophie Paterson  





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.