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
Nik Hursthouse  nik hursthouse With over 25 years in managerial roles, mostly within engineering, I am able to use strategic planning, budgeting, finance, health & safety, data analysis and conflict resolution skills to assist the Governing Body.  Also the ability to constructively challenge in the pursuit of continual improvement and ever higher standards being set and reached within Rose Hill Primary School.  I have one child at Rose Hill and another who has now left to go to Marple HalL. Having spent 4 years as parent Governor I now serve as Deputy Chair, Head of Finance and as a Community Governor  
Claire Woodhouse  I am a parent governor, I have a child who attends the school. I currently work as an Admin officer in the school office. I have two older children, who have been through the education system.  I have worked in Education for twenty years, with a variety of age groups, in finance, special needs and pastoral based administration roles.
Liz Healey
Peter Smith-Langridge
Staff Governors
Ailsa Bennett  ailsa bennett I have been teaching in Marple since 2001, mainly in upper KS2 , and have been a member of the Rose Hill teaching staff since 2009. I also lead the Computing Curriculum Team and have a keen interest in information technology and e-safety. I have two children- one is currently at Rose Hill and the other is now a student at Marple Hall. I have been a member of the Governing Body since 2014.
Co-opted Governors