Meet the Governors
Pen portrait for Sue Dunkley Co-Chair of Governors
Hello, my name is Sue Dunkley and I am co-chair of the Governors with Khalid Irshad.
My first involvement with Cale Green Primary School was through attendance of the Toddler group with my grandson age 2. He is now 16. Three of my five grandchildren have attended the school, all now in secondary education. Our family have been involved with Friends of Cale Green School, giving practical support at school events. I volunteered in school, listening to children read on a weekly basis. This only stopped because of the global pandemic. I also knit Mouse Jumpers for Mouse Club in Reception Class.
Alongside my role as mother and grandmother I have experience in teaching, running a small business and leading a local group to refurbish a local park and children’s playground.
I became a co-opted governor in 2015, my background as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse and Health Visitor gave me a skill set in Health, Development and Wellbeing. In 2019 I became Vice Chair of Governors and then co-chair in 2020.
I believe that every child has the right to a broad and varied education and the opportunity to grow and develop physically, socially and emotionally, in a safe and nurturing environment. I believe that Cale Green Primary School offers this opportunity and I am proud to be part of its community.
Pen Portrait for Khalid Irshad Co-Chair of Governors
My name is Khalid Irshad, I’m semi retried from teaching and do some supply teaching. I used to work as a Deputy Head of Service at the Stockport Ethnic Diversity Service. I’ve been a governor at Cale Green for about 15 years, and chair and co-chair for two years. I have lots of experience in managing budgets, quality assurance, people management and access and inclusion. I’m passionate about equality and antiracist education, and as a Co-Chair will aim to support children to over come all barriers to achieve their very best.
Pen portrait for K. Horrabin- Co-Opted Governor
I have been a part of Cale Green Primary School for 24 years as a parent and staff member. I became a Parent Governor 19 years ago. My Governor and school role has changed over the years and am now a Co-opted Governor and School Business Manager at the school.
Our school has come such a long way in 24 years and I am proud to have been a part of this. I will strive to ensure that this continues and that we keep working as hard as possible for your children to be able to reach their full potential.
Pen Portrait for Russ Boaler -Vice Chair of Governors
Hello, my name is Russ Boaler and I am delighted to have been selected as Vice Chair of Governors for Cale Green Primary School. I am a father of two teenage children who both attend school in Stockport. Through my role I hope to help the school continue to provide excellence in education and help to further build relationships between the school, parents/carers and the wider Cale Green community. I have worked in education for over 30 years, both as a teacher and a Local Authority subject advisor and I hope that my wide experience of supporting pupils to achieve their potential will benefit the school in its future development.
Pen Portrait for Laura Davis- Parent Governor
I have 18 years of experience working across a number of inner city Manchester schools as both an Art Teacher, Senior Leader and a Curriculum Leader of Design and Technology. I have two boys at our school Oskar (year 4) and Indigo (reception). My personal educational values mean that every decision I make has the children's best interests at heart which I would bring to the role of governor at our school. Being both a teacher and parent has changed my view of education. Close relationships between school and parents are vital to the success of our children, school and the wider community. I have a deep desire for a fantastic future for all our students and believe that this is an unique opportunity to share the views of our parents. I have great loyalty to Cale Green and hope to look forward to a long relationship with the staff and governing body. I have chosen to make it my goal to contribute towards supporting Cale Green Primary School in any way I can. It is another small step towards achieving that goal to support children in my local area to have fantastic future.