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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, please email governingbody@rosehill.stockport.sch.uk

Chair of Governors - LIZ HEALEY

My name is Liz Healey and I am currently Assistant Headteacher at Tytherington School in Cheshire, where I have worked for 14 years.  I have been a Governor at Rose Hill since 2018, taking on the role of Chair in January 2020.  Prior to that I was a  Governor at another primary school for 6 years and have a lot of experience of school performance, safeguarding and special needs/inclusion. 

I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed, whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals.  I am really looking forward to working with the children, staff and families within the local community.

LA GOVERNOR - 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.  This included 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 and also at Springwood Primary and Woodley Primary.

Throughout my career, which I enjoyed immensely, I was involved with a wide variety of support organisations such as the British Council, National Science Learning Centre, University of Manchester, Construction Industry Training Board, Stockport County FC, the Teaching Awards Trust, English Schools’ FA and Stockport local authority.

Since retiring from teaching I have kept myself busy working at Manchester City Football Club (including leading educational presentations for schools, colleges and universities on Sport Science, Urban Regeneration and Business Studies).  Also, I volunteer on behalf of the STEM organisation and act as a voluntary ranger for the National Trust at Lyme Park.

My greatest interests at Rose Hill are focused on teaching and learning – I am still fascinated by how children learn and the ways that skilled teaching staff can draw out creativity and develop understanding in young people and in themselves.

STAFF GOVERNOR - lauren beard

My name is Lauren Beard and I have been a teacher at Rose Hill Primary School since 2018. 

I have worked in both upper key stage two and lower key stage two and have enjoyed leading Geography, helping to transform it into one of our 'gold' subjects.  Alongside this, I have enjoyed running a 'Fairtrade' group, which successfully won the 'FairAware' Award and has given me the opportunity to work with the local community, such as the Marple Co-Op and the Stockport Fairtrade group.

I am also a member of our PTA, where I have helped bring together parents, teachers and children to raise funds and strengthen the school community.  All students, in my opinion, need to have a clear grasp of what is expected of them and what they should be doing, as well as how they may use and enhance the learning environment to support their learning. 

parent governors


My name is Lindsey Kelly and I became a parent governor at Rose Hill in November 2022.  I live in Marple with my family, my son currently attends Rose Hill and my daughter will (hopefully) follow in due course.  

I am an experienced HR professional, currently working as a HR Manager for an international law firm, and I hope to be able to draw on my experience and skills to be an effective parent governor. 

I wanted to become a parent governor because I am passionate about our school, both because I am a product of the school myself, with fond memories of my time there as a child, and because it is/will be my children's school.  I look forward to being involved in helping to shape the present, and future, of a school which is important to me personally, and to our community in Marple.


My name is Louise Openshaw and I have been a parent governor at Rose Hill since January 2023.  My daughter has attended Rose Hill Primary School since Nursery and my younger daughter will also be starting in the Nursery soon. 

I am an Assistant Headteacher at a primary school in Manchester, where I was also a staff governor for a number of years.  I am passionate about children's education and their development, and I believe that every child has the right to exceed their potential and reach their goals.  I wanted to become a parent governor to support and challenge the school to ensure high standards in all aspects of school life.

mr adam ward

My name is Adam Ward and I live in Marple with my wife and two daughters.  My eldest attends Rose Hill and hopefully my youngest will too.

I work in financial services, leading a change function and designing/delivering strategic transformation programmes.  My strengths are stakeholder management, collaborating to achieve a common goal, empathy, commercial acumen and problem-solving.  I'm also passionate about education and am pleased to be part of this team!


meryl blackburn

My name is Meryl Blackburn and I was originally a parent governor whilst my two children were at Rose Hill.  Since they moved on to high school, I have subsequently become a community governor so that I can continue to support school.

I am a headteacher of a three form entry school in Manchester, so fully understand the complexities of leading and managing a large school.  I am passionate about children reaching their full potential and being the best that they can be, and see school as being crucial in order for this to happen.



New Governor - Bio to follow.





gareth jones

My name is Gareth Jones and I have been a governor at Rose Hill and Chair of the Finance Committee since November 2020.  I have lived in Marple all of my life and I am a parent of one son at Rose Hill.  In my professional career I am a qualified accountant and have worked for the NHS in various roles since 2002.  In my current role as Head of Finance in the North West, I support healthcare services from a financial perspective with the aim of ensuring sound financial stewardship of public money and have experience of ensuring good governance across a range of public sector bodies.  I hope the skills that I have will be help me to be an effective governor and ultimately help benefit the children of Rose Hill. 


tom smith

New Governor - Bio to follow.





rose hill primary school constitution

Mr Graeme Brock 02 December 2019 02 December 2019 01 December 2023
Mrs Meryl Blackburn 10 September 2013 13 July 2021 12 July 2025
Mr Dan Brindley 13 September 2022 13 September 2022 12 September 2026
Mrs Elizabeth Healey 26 January 2017 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Mr Gareth Jones 10 November 2020 10 November 2020 09 November 2024
Mr Tom Smith      
Mrs Helen Mastrolonardo      
Mrs Lindsey Kelly 16 November 2022 16 November 2022 15 November 2026
Mrs Louise Openshaw 16 November 2022 16 November 2022 15 November 2026
Mr Adam Ward 16 November 2022 16 November 2022 15 November 2026
Staff Governor      
Lauren Beard