The Governing Board play a crucial role in helping to support and direct the school. The school leadership work in close consultation with the Governing Board, who are actively involved in the life of the school. We are blessed to have such passionate, proactive and supportive governors.

Mr R Baker, the Chair of the Governing Board, describes his involvement at Bradshaw Hall:

‘I became a parent governor at Bradshaw Hall Primary in September 2000 when my son and daughter were at the school. I have continued in my role as a governor, more recently as a community governor and am chair of the Governing Body.

I work in the Information Technology sector and been able to bring my skills and knowledge into school and assist in developing the IT strategy for school. Being a governor at this school is an enriching and important part of my life. Watching the school grow and become an outstanding school for all the children in our community is something I am very proud of.’


Elizabeth Taylor also describes why she became involved with the Governing Board:

As a parent and qualified teacher I have a duel interest in being appointed as parent governor for Bradshaw Hall Primary School. As a parent, I wish to play an active part in my children’s education and ensure that they get the best start in life. As a teacher, I have a professional interest to find out about different teaching and learning methods and strategies.  I have over 12 years experience of working within education at both secondary and primary level, including teaching at Bradshaw Hall. My current role, Intervention Teacher and Outdoor Learning Coordinator at another Stockport school, will enable me to share good practice and help develop Teaching and Learning at Bradshaw Hall. I also intend to continue to play an active role on The Friends of Bradshaw Hall committee to support the teaching and learning that takes place within school.

Helen Spencer describes why she wanted to be a School Governor:

I became a parent governor at Bradshaw Hall Primary in November 2015 when my son joined the school. I work in the affordable housing sector, responsible for a large programme of house building with emphasis on benefits for the wider community, something which I am passionate about.

I believe that developing and maintaining positive relationships between home, school and the local community should remain a high priority for the school so that it can continue to offer an outstanding education to all of its pupils and this is an area that I will take a particular interest in as I take on my role as governor. I am really looking forward to fulfilling my new role and supporting the school as it develops further.

Hrishi Kulkarni outlines his experiences and skill sets as well as his hobbies and interests.

I am a business-led & results-driven Senior Technology Executive with a background in B2B, B2C, financial services, retail, technology consulting and digital platforms. I am commercially-aware, with a broad range of successful technology management experience.

I believe in a collaborative approach to successful leadership, engaging with business stakeholders at up to CxO, suppliers and 3rd parties, delivering products and solutions for startups and fast moving, high growth businesses.

As a CTO, I have vast experience of developing business, technology and digital strategies, multi-channel communication strategies, delivering cultural and technological change, business transformation, program and project management. I have top-level expertise in platform development and innovation, product development, software architectures, multi-tier enterprise applications, real-time high transaction web applications, data architectures, data analysis and business intelligence (BI), security, compliance, governance and cloud computing.

My passion is in transforming start-ups and mid-sized businesses to take them to the next level. My hobbies include cars & sports (tennis and cricket) and I have also played Club Cricket for Cheshire County Division 2.

Natasha Baker describes her wealth of experience as a governor of Bradshaw Hall.

I became a parent governor 16 years ago when my children were part of the school community. When they left, I became a staff governor. I am now a staff member currently in EYFS. I am in a very privileged position as a I get to know all of the children and parents within school and am able to watch them flourish throughout their years at Bradshaw Hall.

It is a huge honour to be a part of the governing body – a role I enjoy immensely and take huge pride.


Darren Pye tells us about his involvement in the school, his work experience as well as his interests.

I have two children who both attend Bradshaw Hall School. I have had a varied career in a variety of industries from being a transport manager to working for Harley Davidson and managing several rental properties. Over the last seven years, I have mainly been looking after the children but have also enjoyed working for SMBC as both a handyman and exam invigilator.

I am an amateur photographer, race classic motorbikes and enjoy skiing.


The following information provides details relating to Governing Board Committees 2016-17, the Attendance Checklist 2015-16 and the Attendance Checklist for Spring 2017. Governors serve a term of office for 4 years, the current Governor Terms of Office, shows the members and the structure of the Governing Board and Governor Governor Attendance Autumn 2016 details attendance at meetings.



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