Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Our Governors

Governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, the governors set the school’s aims and policies.

Key Roles of the Governors

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • To ensure accountability 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 ensure value for money

  • To support and challenge and undertake the role of ‘critical friend’

Please see the Department for Education Governors' Handbook for a detailed description of role of the Governing Body.

The Governing body meets six times a year (twice a term)  as a whole body.

The Governing Board of Thorney Close Primary School adopted a Code of Conduct on 30th January 2018.

Governing Body Constitution

The Governing Body is drawn from the staff of the school, the Local Education Authority, parents and the wider community that our school serves. The usual term of office is four years but many governors stand for re-election and serve more than one term.

The constitution of our Governing Body states that we should have a maximum of 13 governors as follows:

  • The Headteacher

  • One governor appointed by the Local Authority (may not be a member of staff)

  • Parent governors elected by the parents One staff governor elected by the staff

  • Governors co-opted by the Governing Body

When there is a vacancy for a parent-governor, all parents are informed, and asked if they wish to join.  If there are more applicants than places, a ballot is arranged.

Staff  (including headteacher)

Mrs Catherine Jones (Headteacher)

Mrs Helen Chard

Parent

Miss Amy Charlton

Mr Glenn Proctor

Miss Jane Stelling

1 x Vacancy

Co-opted

Mrs Helen Hogan

Miss Sarah Rose

Mrs Lorraine Scott (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mr Colin Short  (Chair of Governors)

Miss Joanne Wake

Local Authority

1 x Vacancy

How to Contact the Governors.

To contact the Chair of Governors please leave a letter at the school office; the letter will be forwarded immediately.

Governing Body Attendance

Please click on the link below to see attendance at Governing Body meetings.

Governing Body Attendance 2017-18

Governing Body Attendance 2016-17

Governing Body Attendance 2015-16

Governing Body Attendance 2014-15

Register of Pecuniary Interest

Members of the Governing Body are asked to record any pecuniary interests held either personally or through a company or relative or partner. An 'interest' is a situation where a member of the governing body may be affected personally or financially, directly or indirectly, or in some other way by a decision made at a meeting where the governor is present.

The School Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations state that members of the governing body with any such interest must declare it as soon as possible at any meeting of the full governing body or committee meeting, must not take part in the discussion, must not vote and should withdraw from the meeting. Their withdrawal and return should be minuted.

A Governors' Register of Interests is kept for Thorney Close Primary School, and is updated by the Clerk.

Name

Appointed

(Term of office is 4 years)

Register of Pecuniary Interest Governor of Another Establishment Relationship to Staff Member
Mr Colin Short

20th May 2014

Chair of Governors (term of office as Chair is 2 years from 26.9.17)

None - Form completed 30.1.18 Ascent Trustee None
Mrs Lorraine Scott

20th May 2014

Vice Chair of Governors (term of office as Vice Chair is 2 years from 26.9.17)

Sandhill View Academy Sandhill View Academy None
Mrs Catherine Jones 4th November 2002

Headteacher

 - Form completed 30.1.18

 

No None
Mrs Helen Hogan 20th May 2014

Yes – Safeguarding First Consultancy Service

 - Form completed 30.1.18

No None
Miss Sarah Rose 20th May 2014 HLTA  at Thorney Close Primary School - Form completed 30.1.18 No None
Mrs Helen Chard 20th March 2013 Assistant Headteacher  at Thorney Close Primary School  - Form completed 30.1.18 No None
Miss Amy Charlton 23rd November 2015 None  - Form completed 30.1.18 No None
Miss Joanne Wake 1st September 2017 None No None
Mr Glenn Proctor 1st September 2017 None  - Form completed 30.1.18 No None
Miss Jane Stelling 8th June 2015 None  - Form completed 30.1.18 No None

Position of Responsibility/Subject Link

 

Name Position of Responsibility/Subject Link
Mr Colin Short

Chair of Governors (term of office as Chair is 2 years from 26.9.17)

Literacy Link Governor

Leadership and Management Link Governor

Mrs Lorraine Scott

Vice Chair of Governors (term of office as Vice Chair is 2 years from 26.9.17)

Numeracy Link Governor

Mrs Catherine Jones Headteacher
Mrs Helen Hogan

Safeguarding Link Governor

EYFS Link Governor

Miss Sarah Rose HLTA – Support Staff Governor Link
Mrs Helen Chard Assistant Headteacher – Teacher Staff Governor Link
Miss Amy Charlton Health and Safety Link Governor
Mr Glenn Proctor
Miss Jane Stelling

Curriculum and Assessment Link Governor 

Teaching and Learning Link Governor