Staff and Governors

Head Teacher: Mr Paul Bridgmount

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

Deputy Head Teacher: Mr Clarke (Badgers)

Class Teachers: Miss Kirk (Rabbits), Mrs Blake and Mrs Howe (Hedgehogs),  Mrs Taylor, Miss Turner and Mrs Wardle (Foxes).

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Howe, Mrs Kilcoyne, Mrs Scott, Mrs Spencer, Mrs Thraves and Mrs Walsh

School Business Officer: Mrs Julie Walsh

Senior Midday Supervisor: Mrs Spencer

Midday Supervisors: Mrs Beardsley, Mrs Bednall, Miss Caine and Mrs Shivakumar

Caretaker: Mr 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)

Vice Chair:  Fiona Hopewell - Parent governor (2 March 2018) 

Foundation Governors: Rev P Selby (9 July 2019), Roger Jones (1 April 2018) and Meryl Lacey (1 February 2017)

LA Governor: Helen Percival ( 27 November 2018)

Parent Governors: Rebekah Sherwood (19 March 2019) and 2 vacancies

Co-opted Governors: Helen Davison (19 March 2019), Brian Redgraves (19 April 2019)

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

Historic Governors (left within the last 12 months):
Shelley Down Parent governor (21 November 2014 - 21 Nov 2018), Rebecca Martin (2 Mar 18 - 17 Sept 19) and Alan Ure (2 March 2018 - 19 March 2019)

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, Fiona Hopewell and Meryl Lacey .

Curriculum:  Paul Bridgmount, Michael Clarke, Helen Davison and Brian Redgraves.

Finance, Personnel and Premises: Helen Davison, Paul Bridgmount, Roger Jones, Dr Helen Percival, Brian Redgraves and Rebekah Sherwood,

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, Roger Jones, Vanessa Wardle and Sophie Elmer. This is a collaboration between staff and governors.

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

This committee supports the profesional development of the head teacher.

Pay: Helen Davison, Roger Jones, Dr Helen Percival, Brian Sherwood and Rebekah Sherwood

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

 Governance Annual Statement 2018-2019

Governing Body Attendance Record-2018-2019

Parent View Questionnaire -February 2019

 Parent Consultation-March 2018

Parent Consultation-Nov 2017




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.






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Mr Paul Bridgmount - Headteacher
Risley Lower Grammar CE (VC) Primary,
Derby Road, Risley, DE72 3SU.
tel : 0115 939 7622
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