Thorns Primary School

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Meet the Governors

Thorns Primary Governing Board are a group of 9 people made up of School staff, parents and others with a keen passion to ensure that the children of Thorns Primary receive the best education possible. Governors have 3 main roles.  

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the education performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that the money is well spent (Governance Handbook DfE (March 2019)

    As a Governing Board, we have a range of expertise to ensure that these 3 functions are fulfilled. We meet regularly throughout the academic year as a Governing Board in order to carry out these functions.   We meet as a Full Governing Board once each term when we all discuss, question and challenge the leadership of the School. We do not have Committees as such but conduct our work during our two full Governing Body meetings. We have two committee meetings each term, School Improvement and Finanance, Personnel, Premises. We have Link Governors which is when we visit School to carry out first-hand monitoring. We have the chance to talk to the children and to experience life at Thorns Primary for ourselves. We also visit School at other times for example to support with reading.


    Governing Board List 2020/21
    Name and Category Term Start Term Ends
    Mrs R Dalgleish - Chair of Governors / Parent Governor 19.07.2016 28.06.2024
    Mrs R Jordan - Head Teacher 1.09.2018 Ex Officio
    Mrs J Snow - Vice Chair 13.09.2019 13.09.2023
    Mrs K Parkes - Associate Member* 11.11.2019 10.11.2023
    Mrs J Lane - Staff Governor 01.02.2021 31.01.2025
    Mrs D Campbell - Parent Governor 11.11.2019 10.11.2023
    Mr I Geddes - Co-opted Governor 11.11.2019 10.11.2023
    Mrs J Morgan 15.03.2021 14.03.2025
    Mrs L Parry 15.03.2021 14.03.2025
    *Mrs Parkes has voting rights for Committees of which she is a member.
    School Improvement Committee Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee
    Rebecca Jordan Rebecca Jordan
    Jane Morgan Jane Morgan
    Joanne Lane Jill Snow
    Linda Parry Rebecca Dalgleish
    Dawn Campbell Ian Geddes
    Appraisal Committee Pay Committee
    Rebecca Dalgleish Jane Morgan
    Jill Snow Ian Geddes
    Linda Parry Dawn Campbell

    Register of Governors' Business Interests 2020/2021

    Mrs R Dalgleish Manager of Private Pre-School rented from Thorns Primary.

    Mrs J Snow Governor (LAB member appointed by Winsor Acadamy Trust) The Kingswinford Acadamy April 2019 and Local Authority Governor Wrens Nest Primary School November 2020

    Mrs J Morgan co-opted Governor Roberts Primary School and Local Authority Governor at Dawley Brook Primary School


    Governors who have served in the last 12 months

    Name Category and date resigned

    Mrs K Bennett Staff Governor 08.10.2020

    Mrs M Cowley LA Governor 21/09/2021


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