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.

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)

Parent

Mrs H. Chard

Mrs C. Jones (Headteacher)

Miss A. Charlton

Miss L.  Johnson

Miss S. Sloanes

Miss H. Smiles

Miss J. Stelling

Co-opted

Local Authority

Mr A. Cuthbertson (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mrs H. Hogan

Miss S. Rose

Mr C. Short  (Chair of Governors)

Cllr D. Allan

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 attendace at Governing Body meetings.

Governing Body Attendance

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

Mr Colin Short

Governor

Co-opted Governor

Appointed

20th May 2014

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Chair of Governors (term of office 2 years from 7.10.15)

Literacy Link Governor

Leadership and Management Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

Form completed 9.2.16

Governor of Another Establishment

Ascent Trustee

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Mr Andrew Cuthbertson

Governor

Co-opted Governor

Appointed

20th May 2014

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Vice Chair of Governors (term of office 2 years from 9.7.15)

Teaching and Learning Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

Awaiting

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Mrs Catherine Jones

Governor

Staff Governor - Headteacher

Appointed

4th November 2002

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Headteacher

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

Form completed 9.2.16

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Mrs Helen Hogan

Governor

Co-opted Governor

Appointed

20th May 2014

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Safeguarding Link Governor

EYFS Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

Yes – Safeguarding First Consultancy Service

Form completed 9.2.16

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Mrs H. Chard

Governor

Staff Governor

Appointed

20th March 2013

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Assistant Headteacher – Teacher Staff Governor Link

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

14th March 2016

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Miss S. Rose

Governor

Co-opted Governor

Appointed

20th May 2014

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

HLTA – Support Staff Governor Link

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

14th March 2016

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Cllr Dave Allan

Governor

Authority Governor

Appointed

27th September 2015

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Numeracy Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

Awaiting

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Miss Amy Charlton

Governor

Parent Governor

Appointed

23rd November 2015

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Health and Safety Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

Form completed 9.2.16

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Miss Lisa Marie Johnson

Governor

Parent Governor

Appointed

11th February 2016

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Newly Appointed

Register of Pecuniary Interest

Awaiting

Governor of Another Establishment

Awaiting

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Miss Sharon Sloanes

Governor

Parent Governor

Appointed

10th May 2013

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Behaviour, Personal Development and Welfare Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

Form completed 9.2.16

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Miss Helen Smiles

Governor

Parent Governor

Appointed

17th March 2014

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

SEND Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

Form completed 9.2.16

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None

 

Name

Mrs Jane Stelling

Governor

Parent Governor

Appointed

8th June 2015

Position of Responsibility/ Subject Link

Curriculum and Assessment Link Governor

Register of Pecuniary Interest

None

Form completed 9.2.16

Governor of Another Establishment

No

Relationship to Staff Member

None