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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. 


Anna Pemberton

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Becky Denmeade

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I am the Deputy Head and SENDCo at The Grove. This means that I get to work across the school with all of the children, parents and wider members of our Grove Community. 

I enjoy keeping fit and regularly unwind with a gym session or short run in the evenings, something that I love to share with the children at the school during my involvement with sporting events such as the swimming gala and support of our school football team.

I am very proud to be the Headteacher at The Grove Primary School. I joined the school in 1999 and have held various roles during that time. I am passionate about the school and the children in our care and enjoy my job immensely – even on the bad days!

Work and being a mum of two lovely boys keeps me very busy and spending time with my family is my favourite way to unwind. I try hard to keep fit and healthy and have recently joined a gym where I aim to attend a couple of classes each week, fingers crossed! Reading is a passion of mine and I’ve always got a book on the go. My other interests include music, walking, going to the cinema or spending time with friends.

Ellie Alderdice

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I am delighted to be part of the Governor team at The Grove. I joined as a member in April 2018. I have a child at The Grove who joined Foundation Stage in 2016 and I hope that my son will also come to the school. I currently work in Human Resources for a charity and hope that I have some skills that will be of value to the school. I think we have a fantastic school and I am very proud to be part of it!

Ellie Timms



I have been a governor at The Grove since February 2015, both of my children had incredibly positive experiences here and I felt like I wanted to give something back to the school and I just can't seem to leave! 

I very much enjoy supporting the fantastic staff to provide all of the children at The Grove with a really positive school experience.

Karl Buckingham




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

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.




I joined The Grove governing body in September 2020. I was encouraged to join by a staff member who shared with me what an excellent school it is. I have significant experience in SEND and safeguarding which I thought could help the school. I have always wanted to be a governor and am excited that I have joined such a great governing body.

Jen McMillan


Mike Ritson

Mike Ritson


I rejoined The Grove as a governor in late 2019, having previously been a student at the school in the 1990's.

I have a daughter that joined the school in 2018 and another set to join in a couple of years (hopefully!).

I joined the governing body as I have a lot of fondness for the school and local community. I hope to support the school and maintain the high levels already set by everyone associated with The Grove. I work in the Public Sector and bring a background of HR, Contracting and Business Change.



I joined the Governing body in September 2020 and I am delighted to be part of the team. Prior to having my children I was a primary school teacher in Wiltshire and loved it. My eldest is currently at The Grove and hopefully in a few years my youngest will be too. I am passionate about Education and all things that make school such a wonderful place for children. In my free time I like to bake and draw. 

Sophie Miller

Sophie Miller

Maggie Hall


I have known The Grove school for many years and my grandson was once a pupil at the school.  I have recently retired from a career in Health, Social Care and Academia and wanted to offer my unique skill set and experiences to supporting the pupils, parents and staff of the school. I am delighted to be offered this role and aspire to helping the school continue its aspirations for all the children in its care.  

Danny Holland




I joined the Grove in January 2020 as the Clerk to the Governing Body.  I have been a  Clerk since 2011 and continue to support other schools within Wiltshire in this role.  

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