Andy Wheeler (Deputy Headteacher)
Malcolm Turner - Co-Chair
When I was asked to become a governor of Granard I was delighted to accept, having long had an interest in education. I am convinced of the fundamental importance of a well rounded social and academic education, particularly in the early years of a child's life, and hope as a governor of Granard to be able to contribute to the excellence of the school
Jackie Savage - Co-Chair
I wanted to be a Governor at Granard because I have always worked in education and now I have retired I wanted to see if my experience could be useful. Also the school is close to the Dover House Estate Allotments of which I am Chair. I would like to see further co-operation and links between the allotments and the school, particularly with regard to environmental issues.
I loved my local authority primary school and believe that those early years are key for forming vital behavioural and social skills and a love of learning for the rest of one's life. I live locally to Granard and I believe it is taking great strides to be an egalitarian, inclusive and progressive primary for local children. I hope that the skills I have learned in my IT/Business career will be of use in position as Governor.
Hawo Mohamud - Parent Governor
Helen Speedy - Parent Governor
As a parent of two children at Granard Primary, I was keen to join the board of governers in order to give something back to the school and to offer support to the leadership with my expertise as a manager in the recruitment and employment industry. I have been fortunate enough to benefit from an excellent education both at home (in a family of teachers) and at school. I believe passionately that there should be equality for all across all areas of life and equality of education is vital in achieving this.
I believe that a good education is key to a fulfilled life and primary school is where children learn so many life skills such as tolerance, respect, good manners as well as the pleasure of learning and participation in non academic activities such as sport, dance and PE. I hope I can make a small contribution to Granard as it strives to provide the best possible start to young children.