Meet the Governors

Chair of Governors

Mr Bill McClements



I have been involved with Grange Park for the past 4⅟2 years getting the finance and plans to build the new school in place. I am very committed to ensuring that all children in the Stirchley area get excellent education.

My work experience in Business and Council Finance will be used to ensure the best outcomes for Grange Park School, Children and Staff.

My areas of special interest are:

Finance, Personnel & Complaints Committee

Health & Safety Committee

Link Governor for Maths

Headteacher

Mr Richard Thorpe


I have been Head at Grange Park since it opened in September 2010. Prior to that I was Headteacher at Three Oak Primary School. I am proud to be part of the team at Grange Park and am very lucky to work with such committed and hardworking Staff and Governors, who are all, as am I, totally focused on making this the best possible school for our children and the community.

Staff Governors

Mrs Angie Atkinson



Hi my name is Angie Atkinson and I am the Pastoral Manager here at Grange Park.

I have been a Governor here for around 18 years, four as a Parent Governor and the rest as a Staff Governor. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a Governor as I feel it enables me to share ideas and information with other Governors with regard to the fantastic work that goes on in our school. I also feel that supporting the school through school improvement for all stakeholders is a vital role.

My main roles of responsibility are, Pupil Premium and Pupil Outcomes, Parental engagement and wider community and International and other school links.

Community Governors

Mrs Joanne Saville (Vice Chair)


I was first appointed as a parent governor whilst my two children attended Grange Park and before that at Stirchley Primary.
I now stand as a community governor and feel a strong bond to the school and the community around it.

Grange Park is a fabulous school, a school built on caring Teachers, great support staff and where children are supported to be the best they can be.
I am proud to be associated with the school and do my best as a Governor to offer ongoing support and encouragement.

Mrs Jackie Hickman

I became a governor at Stirchley Primary School 22 years ago when I was a nurse at Stirchley Medical Centre, because I knew most of the pupils and their parents through my work. I was interested in education and it was a good way to become more involved with the Stirchley community. I was chair of governors for 18 years and have developed good relationships with staff over the years. When the school merged with Three Oaks Primary School to become Grange Park Primary School I wished to maintain that contact and service.

I bring many years expertise in primary school governance to the governing body, with special interests in Literacy, Music, Learning Innovation & Whole School Projects, Physical Development, Health and Wellbeing and Health & Safety. Recently I have trained some pupils in first aid and have become involved in sex education at the school.

Mrs Gillian Bailey

Mr Andy Collier

Parent Governors

Mr Carl Bowman


I am proud to be a Parent Governor at Grange Park, and committed to supporting the school in its continued success. I became a Parent Governor because I want to make a positive contribution towards our children's education.

I have one child currently at the school and another due to start shortly, so I see on a day to day basis what inspirational impact the school has on all the children.

My engineering background has given me skills in problem solving, analytical thinking, and numeracy which promote my special interests in the Financial and Mathematical side of governance.

I am dedicated to the role of parent governor and will use my personal and professional experiences to benefit the school and its pupils.

Mrs Louise Weaver