Governor Profiles

Penny Deller (Chair of Governors)  
Parent Governor since September 2007, Chair since 2008, working closely with the Headteacher to carry out any duties delegated by the governing body.  Has a presence in school, attends school functions, works with the local authority, is accessible to other governors, staff and parents and meets governors from other schools.

Julie Murphy 
Parent Governor for more than eight years, member of the Resources Committee and Chair of the Progress and Attainment Committee. Currently Lead for Curriculum and co-governor for children with special educational needs and co-governor overseeing literacy in the curriculum.

Nicole Lee – Community Governor
Community governor since 2010, sitting on both the Resources and Progress and Attainment Committees, and recently appointed Finance Committee Lead. The finance committee’s role includes approving the schools budget and monitoring expenditure, to ensure funds are used to support the schools strategy and priorities for improvement.

Rachel Korboe 
Parent Governor since 2012. Public Health professional committed to promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles for children and families. Member of the Progress and Attainment committee

Penny Elvin
Co opted Governor since March 2016. Has a child currently at Merryhills and a husband who attended in the 80’s. Has a Masters in Psychology and has worked in Middle and Secondary schools for over 16 years. Experienced Mathematics Teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator.

Ali Alidoust
I have a child in Year 4 and has been a parent governor since 2016. Working as a scientist for The Francis Crick Institute, I am passionate about promoting science at school. To this end, I have been delivering science workshops during Science Week to different year groups in the last 2 years. Currently I am a member of Leadership and Management Team.

Michelle Motley – Headteacher

Linda Brockhurst

Nazan Husseyin

Emral Jarrold

Carolyn Barnes

Geoff Udall

Jojo Morrall