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Mrs Alice Pamela Taylor – Chair of Governors (co-opted governor)

My name is Pam Taylor, I was previously the Deputy Head at the Infant School and then at the newly amalgamated Infant and Junior schools. I have been a Governor at both schools for 21 years. I retired from teaching in 2010 after having taught for 33 years. I am married and I have one daughter who is a manager of a local children’s centre. I have a passion for education, especially the early years and want all children to achieve their potential.

Mrs Rachael Monique Rimmer – Governor (Head Teacher)

My name is Mrs Rimmer and I am the headteacher at Thomas Gray Primary School.



Mrs Michelle Piercy – Co-opted Governor

My name is Mrs Piercy, I have worked at Thomas Gray for 25 years and I am Currently acting as Deputy Head, as well as Year 6 teacher.



Mr Robert Edward Campbell – Co-opted Governor 
‘My name is Bob Campbell I have worked in an around Peel Road for over 25 years, firstly with Riverside Housing, more recently at St Leonards Community, we run a Food bank from there, plus many other activities both for young and Older People.
I have had connections with the school for all of those 25 years, this is actually my second term as a school governor.
I have worked on a variety of environmental and intergenerational initiatives with Thomas Gray over a very long time. The children and staff have supported many events that I have organised right up to the present day.
Its been a real pleasure to have had the opportunity to have done so, long may it last.

Mr Peter Reed- Local Authority Governor 

“I have been married for forty years to my dear wife Alex, I have three tremendous sons, and two wonderful grandchildren; our third is imminent. I retired from teaching four years ago, and now spend five months a year ‘chilling out’ in Portugal; I also provide new induction training for newly appointed governors in Cheshire.
I taught for 36 years; 27 as a Senior Manager; 18 as a secondary Headteacher. I have run one of the most socially disadvantaged secondary schools in the North West of England, and, also, one of the most successful. I loved both schools, and relished the role I fulfilled.
I have been a governor at five secondary schools and three primary schools; and an Interim Executive Board member at two secondary schools and two primary schools. I enjoy the opportunity to work with committed Heads to improve the life opportunity of our exceptional youngsters as they move through the four key stages from infant to young adult, and hope that I can offer some experience to enrich their journeys.”

Mrs Karen Smith – Parent Governor

My name is Karen Smith I am a parent governor at Thomas Gray Primary School.  I am the SEN Governor and Foundation Stage Link Governor. I have three children.  I have been a parent at Thomas Gray Primary School for 9 years and will be for another 4 years. Mrs Smith has made a declaration  of interest that I have worked within Local Authority Finance for 25 years and I am now within the payroll department, working 3 days a week.


Catherine Patricia Taylor – Co-opted Governor 
My name is Catherine Taylor. I am the centre manager at Cambridge Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Bootle and a youth worker at the Brunswick Youth Club in Marsh Lane. I have a passion for working with children, young people and their families and have been working in the Bootle area for 15 years. My specialist areas are the Early Years and Safeguarding. I have been involved with Thomas Grey since 1997 when I began to volunteer in the infant school.

Stacey Nicole Robinson – Parent Governor 
I am Stacey Robinson and this is my second year of being a parent governor at Thomas Gray Primary. I am the Online Safety link governor. I am married have 2 kids.