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Grange Park

Junior School

Striving to be the best that we can be


Grange Park Junior School governing board meets regularly and works closely with the School to ensure pupils are provided with a high quality of education in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment. 


Governors have the following key roles:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent


Please see below for information about our current governing board.


How you can contact the Governing Board

The Governing Board always welcomes suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents. 
Please contact Ms Rebecca Wilson, School Governance Coordinator, via the school office email: enquiries@grangeparkjuniorschool.co.uk 

Governance Arrangements

The 'Instrument of Government' sets out how the governing board of a maintained school is constituted and for Grange Park Junior School this is as follows:

2 x Parent Governors

1 x Local Authority (LA) Governor

1 x Staff Governor

1 x Headteacher

5 x Co-Opted Governors

2 x Partnership Governors

The total number of Governors is 12.  We currently have a vacancy for a parent govenor.  Please see the Vacancy Page for full details.


The Full Governing Board meets 5 times per year. Every Governor is also a member of at least one of our two main Committees which meet at least termly.


Premises & Resources - which looks at Personnel, Finance and Premises.

Achievement -  which looks at the standard of teaching and monitors data on attainment and achievement and listens and responds to the views of all stakeholders.

The governing board also has a Pay Committee which meets once a year to consider pay awards for staff and at other times where necessary.


Our Governors are:




Rebecca Wilson

School Governance Coordinator (Clerk)

Natalie Hobkirk  (Chair)


Nirmal Dhanjal (Vice Chair)

Local Authority

Matthew Ratcliffe


Dipesh Patel


Graham Wells


Rani Sandhu


Rena Madar



Parent (vacancy)

Pooja KumarStaff


Link Governors

The Governing Board delegates responsibilities to governors for monitoring specific areas of school life. These governors are known as Link Governors. Our school has the following link governors:


Safeguarding & Child Protection

Natalie Hobkirk


Nirmal Dhanjal    

Health and Safety

Matthew Ratcliffe

Pupil Premium/Sports Premium

Dipesh Patel

GDPRMatthew Ratcliffe

Governing Body Information 2021- 22

Governing Body Information 2019-20