Risley Lower Grammar

Staff and Governors

Head Teacher: Mr Paul Bridgmount

Our classes are named after woodland animals. Class teachers' class names are shown here.

TLR Curriculum Implentation and Training: Mrs Gemma Taylor (Foxes)

SENDCo: Miss Rebecca Turner (Badgers)

Class Teachers: Miss Laura Kirk (Rabbits), Mrs Ruth Howe (Hedgehogs),  Mrs Vanessa Wardle and Miss Rebecca Turner (Badgers) and Mr Michael Clarke (Squirrels)

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Ruth Howe, Mrs Angela Kilcoyne, Mrs Nina Scott, Mrs Christine Slaney, Mrs Jo Spencer, Mrs Michelle Thraves and Mrs Julie Walsh

School Business Officer: Mrs Julie Walsh

Senior Midday Supervisor: Mrs Jo Spencer

Midday Supervisors: Mrs Maggie Beardsley, Mrs Erin Bednall and Miss Rosanna Caine

Caretaker: Mr Gerard Mous

The school is supported and challenged by a governing body made up of volunteers from different groups. Parent governors are elected by parents of the school. The foundation governors are appointed by the local parish church. The head teacher and vicar are governors because of the posts that they hold. The staff governor is elected by school staff. The local authority appoint one member. Other members are co-opted by the governing body. We have one associate governor on our finance committee who has voting rights. It is planned that governors serve for four years from their appointment (date of appointment is recorded below for each governor). After four years they may stand for re-election, be co-opted or stand down. Governors have to declare any possible conflict of interest. Currently their are no conflicts declared.

Clerk to Governors: Julie Walsh (paid position)

Chair of Governors: Marie Edinborough Co-opted Governor (April 2020)

Foundation Governors: Rev P Selby (9 July 2019), Meryl Lacey (1 February 2021) and James Lee (1 June 2022)

LA Governor: Helen Percival ( 27 November 2018)

Parent Governor: Rebekah Sherwood (19 March 2019) and  Rachel Cowlishaw (1 April 2022)

Co-opted Governor: Helen Davison (19 March 2019) and Gemma Tovey (1 February 2022)

Staff Governors: Paul Bridgmount (Headteacher) and Michael Clarke (9 July 2018).

Historic Governors (left within the last 12 months):

Fiona Hopewell - Parent governor (2 March 2018-1 March 2022) 

Roger Jones - Foundation governor (1 May 2018 - 30 April 2022)
Brian Redgraves (19 April 2019 - 6 July 2021)

Full Governing Body Terms of Reference

We have a full governing body meeting each term and sub committee meetings in between the full meetings. The membership of the committees are set out below including who is the committee chair. The remit of each sub committee is indicated by the title of the committee. For example the behaviour and safety committee look strategically at pupil behaviour and the safety of all users of the school site. Complete remits for each committee are available on request from the school office for free.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Marie Edinborough, Paul Bridgmount and Meryl Lacey .

Curriculum:  Paul Bridgmount, Michael Clarke, Helen Davison and Mrs Edinborough.

Finance, Personnel and Premises: Helen Davison, Paul Bridgmount, Dr Helen Percival, Rebekah Sherwood and Gemma Tovey

The terms of reference for the three main sub committees (above) are below:

FPP Terms of Reference

Curriculum Committee - Terms of Reference

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Terms of Reference

SIAMS Committee:  Paul Bridgmount, Rev Phil Selby, Meryl Lacey,  Michael Clarke and Vanessa Wardle. This is a collaboration between staff and governors.

SIAMS Committee - Terms of Reference

Head Teacher's Performance Management: Marie Edinborough, Rev Phil Selby and Dr Helen Percival.

This committee supports the profesional development of the head teacher.

Pay: Helen Davison, Dr Helen Percival and Rebekah Sherwood

The terms of reference for the pay committee can be read here. 

 Governance Annual Statement and Attendence Record 2020-2021

Parent View Questionnaire -February 2019


How you can contact the Governing Body.


The Chair of Governors, Mrs Marie Edinborough, can be contacted via the School Office who also holds a full list of governors and minutes of full governing body meeting.