Governor Profiles

Zoe Ashworth : Parent Governor, Link Governor for Careers

Zoe ashworth photoI have worked in production at the BBC for over 25 years, across several departments including news, factual, children’s and religion.  I have most recently worked within BBC Education producing BBC Bitesize resources for students and parents.  BBC Bitesize provides support around the curriculum, relationships, mental health and careers plus more.  I am now back at BBC Children in Need where I work with charities who support the most disadvantaged children across the UK, as well as the families who benefit.  My role involves identifying and highlighting the issues facing children in order to raise awareness and funding to support their needs.  Safeguarding and Working with Children is also a large part of my job.

I am also on my local village committee, providing events for the community. I have a child currently in year 8.  My aim is to see Sale Grammar School continue to be an outstanding school and for every child to achieve their very best, whatever their ability or talent.

Helen Johnson : Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee, Parent Governor Link Governor for Community

Helen johnson photoI'm Helen and I am a parent governor and chair of the Teaching and Learning committee here at Sale Grammar School. I am also chair of governors at two local primary schools. I believe that school is more than just a place of learning, it’s a community that we can all be part of.




Caroline Royle : Vice Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor, Safeguarding Governor

Caroline royle photoMy three children have been educated at Sale Grammar School and as such we as a family consider ourselves to be part of the Sale Grammar School community.

Outside school I am currently the main carer for my elderly mother who suffers with dementia. In addition to this I enjoy making a contribution to the wider community and as such continue in the role of Safeguarding Officer for a local Netball Club where I had previously been a Team Manager as well as being both a Trustee and the Safeguarding Officer for a local Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

In my working life I had a career spanning 32 years as a police officer within Greater Manchester Police. I developed a wide range of skills and experiences as a uniformed officer working in a number of inner-city communities, including a secondment to the Child Protection Unit. I was a Detective Constable within the CID, Serious and Regional Crime Squads specialising in Drug Trafficking and also worked within the Organised Crime Coordination Unit investigating crime with a multiagency approach.


Eva Turya: Link Governor for Well-BeingEva

My career initially begun in marketing and I quickly moved onto IT working in the private and public sector across a range of industries including rail, public transport, utilities, public health and financial services.   

After several decades my family and I migrated back to Sale following my parents who originally moved the family here over 20 years ago from the South of England.  We have a young child who attends the local primary school.  My youngest sibling is a former student of Sale Grammar, and another sibling a former student of Altrincham Grammar for Boys. 

In parallel with my IT career, I coach experienced professional looking to re-ignite and transform their live and careers. I am an avid champion of employee engagement;  diversity, equity and inclusion; gender diversity in STEM and wellbeing. Which is why I feel privileged to be the new link governor for well-being.


Ky Pen: Community GovernorKY pen pic4

I have recently joined as a community governor. I have worked in public procurement and contract management for the past 6 years across different central government departments, including the Department for Education and I am currently with the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. 

I grew up in the Trafford area, attending a local grammar school and studied at the University of Manchester. My brother actually graduated from Sale Grammar a number of years ago, and as such I feel a connection with the school and hope to contribute and support wherever I can.


Jaydeep Patil: Governor

I'm an IT professional, working in the Banking industry for a number of years. MyJaydeepPatil 1 daughter is studying in Sixth Form at Sale Grammar School. I am the Vice Chair of SGS PTA team for 3 years out of the last 5 years and have been actively helping organise PTA events and raise funds for the school.

I am involved in local community groups and help organise cultural events in and around Manchester. I am an avid sportsman and like playing Badminton, Cricket and Chess.

I would like to see Sale Grammar School scale new heights with every child to perform exceptionally well regardless of their ability. I am super excited to serve on the board of Governors and hoping to use my skills and experience gained  over the years to bring in fresh new ideas to help improve facilities at the school.


Dr Kin Kee Chow: Co-opted Governor of Teaching and Learning Committee

I have over 20 years of international experience in higher education sector asDr Kin Kee Chow 343x480 researcher and academic, and currently a Senior Lecturer and a Programme Leader in Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. I hold teaching qualifications of higher education in the UK with a Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Regarding my profession, I am a Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the UK, and a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the USA. As a governor at Sale Grammar School, I am ambitious to contribute to teaching and learning especially on subjects related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).