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Meet the Governors

Jayne Bullock

Joining October 2017, I am proud to be Chair of Governors at The Grove Primary School and feel privileged to work alongside such a committed staff team to achieve the best outcomes for all Grove children.  I have a particular Governor link to maths and highest attaining learners.

Working in education for over twelve years I currently manage Collaborative Schools Ltd co-ordinating the partnership working of the Trowbridge cluster. 


Mel Shaw



I joined The Grove School as a parent Governor in February 2013 and currently have one child attending the school. I enjoy working with other Governors and the school staff to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for all pupils. My specialism’s are Special Educational Needs and Child Protection and my role as a Governor has given me the opportunity to gain a lot of experience in many different roles, I am currently on the Safeguarding, Education and Pay & Personnel Committee’s.

It is very rewarding to give something back to the school that has and continues to provide my children with such a wonderful experience of Primary Education.

Teresa Dolman

I joined The Grove Governing Body in February 2013.  I am currently Chair of the Staffing Committee and I also sit on the Education and Safeguarding committees.  I love working alongside the fantastic staff team at The Grove, helping to support the vision and growth of the school, ensuring an outstanding education for all the amazing pupils at The Grove.


Ellie Timms



I have been a governor at The Grove since February 2015 and I am currently a member of the Finance, Safeguarding, Education and Staffing Committee's. I am also the link Governor for reading.

Before becoming a governor i was a parent helper and i still love coming in to school to listen to the children read whenever i possibly can. I greatly enjoy supporting the fantastic staff to provide all of the children at The Grove Primary School a really positive school experience.

Dr Mike Johnson

Before becoming a Governor in July 2016, I could not possibly have imagined how much there was to be learnt!


The Grove Primary School hosts an extraordinarily complex educational environment. Delivering cogent aims and objectives demands sophisticated, evolving strategies, to integrate inherent abilities.


I am delighted to be part of this team, facing new challenges.


Karl Buckingham




Joining the team in October 2017, I am proud to represent The Grove School as their Local Authority and H&S Governor. I also Chair for the Finance & Premises Committee.

My current employment as a Facilities Manager brings experience working on maintenance contracts, H&S, procurement, budget management along with event management.

My son is also a pupil starting reception in 2017.

For me being a Governor is about supporting the Head, the staff and students to get the very best out of the school and to make the right decisions.

Ruth Balch

I have governed since 2012 and was designated a National Leader of Governance in 2016.  I joined the GB at The Grove in February 2017 and love working with the team to ensure we deliver the best governance we can that truly focusses on the fantastic children at this school.

Ruth Balch

Anna Pemberton

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I am the Deputy Headteacher at The Grove. I have served as a Staff Governor in the past and am delighted to be part of the Governing Body at The Grove. Work and being a mum of two boys keeps me very busy and spending time with my family is my favourite way to unwind.  I enjoy keeping fit my weekly Zumba class is great fun. I have just taken up running with my youngest son but I don’t imagine we’ll be entering any Marathons for a while! Reading is a passion of mine and I’ve always got a book on the go. My other interests include walking, going to the cinema or theatre and spending time with friends.

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