Meet the Governors

The School Governing Body comprises representatives from parents, staff, the community and the Local Education Authority. They are volunteers and can be contacted through the School Office.

Mrs Judith Davenport

Chair of Governors - Both of my children were lucky enough to attend Templemoor and my passion for the school and the fantastic learning environment it offers our children prompted me to firstly become a parent governor here. I am now a co-opted governor and am immensely grateful for the opportunity to continue my association with Templemoor and to work with such a professional and dedicated staff team on making our school the very best it can be. I have a degree in Management Studies and Spanish and my career has been varied with roles in manufacturing industry, Higher Education management and recruitment. I currently work as part of a busy administrative team in a local high school. I live locally and am married with two boys. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exercise and reading.

Mrs Maureen Haddock

Co-opted Governor - I have been a Governor for over four years and thoroughly enjoy the role. I have had a long and varied career in Education and have a background in Primary Headship and Educational Consultancy. My grand-daughter attended Templemoor and is now at Sale High School. At Templemoor she received an excellent early education full of fun, challenge and individual care. I am Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and a member of the Extended Services Committee. One of my other roles within the school is being part of the team working together to achieve the Rights Respecting Schools Award (Unicef). Working and engaging more directly with the children is really enjoyable. I live locally and take an interest in community activities. I am a very keen gardener, walker and theatre goer.

Mrs Jennifer Moore

Parent Governor - I started in April 2020. I have 2 children, the oldest is just moving to Moorlands and the youngest is going into Year 1. I work as a Consultant Physician specialising in the care of older people in Bolton, I use my maiden name at work so often feel I’m leading a double life! Outside of work and family, I swim regularly with a local club and enjoy crocheting and playing the piano to relax.

Prof Ben Ambridge

Parent Governor – I joined the board in November 2018, shortly after my daughter joined the Nursery. I am on the Teaching and Learning committee, and hope to be able to contribute knowledge and expertise from my day job as a developmental psychology researcher, focussing on children’s language. Outside of education, I hope one day to persuade my kids to join me in my (former) hobbies of football and playing the guitar and drums.

Dr Nigel Jones

Vice Chair of Governors - I am the father of Dylan Jones and live close to Sale Moor village. I am a pensions actuary by profession and hold a number of company directorships. As part of my working life I sit on around twelve Trustee boards, many of which I chair, providing investment and pensions advice to many household names as well as certain well-known charities. I try to keep fit by circuit training and try to relax by playing golf in my spare time, albeit very badly. I also like to cheer Dylan on when he plays football for Sporting Sale!

Mr Stuart Hodgson

Headteacher - I have been the Headteacher at Templemoor for the past 6 years, having worked in Trafford schools for 24 years. I have been lucky enough to spend the last 13 years in Early Years education, which I passionately believe in. I enjoy working alongside the governing body to ensure that together we provide the very best education possible for every child at Templemoor, and that the school is at the very heart of the community. Outside of school I enjoy travelling to adventurous places, going to concerts, the theatre and spending quality time with my family.

Mrs Shirley Brown

Staff Governor - I have worked at Templemoor for over ten years as Deputy Headteacher. I am married with three children. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, running around after a nine, seven and three year old keeps me busy! I also like reading, going to Zumba and catching up with friends.

Mrs Alison Tariq

Parent Governor - I joined the school governing body in March 2016 and sit on the Resources and Safety subcommittee, as Health and Safety governor and I also chair the Extended Services sub committee. I am a Mum to 3 boys, my eldest, Ismail is in Year 4 at Moorlands and Idrees is in Year 1 at Templemoor. I work as a senior technical analyst producing quality standards for the NHS and social care. Outside of work I enjoy going on holiday, growing veg at my allotment, pilates and spending time with family and friends.

Councillor Liz Patel

Local Authority Governor - I am delighted to have joined the board of governors at Templemoor. My professional background is in project management and community liaison, holding roles within local authorities and a private construction company. I have three young children who attend a Trafford primary school and I volunteer with groups that support local families and provide activities for pre-school children. In what spare time I have I enjoy current affairs and making the most of family time.

Mrs Siobhain Easter

Co-opted Governor