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.
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 Governing Board twice 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 do have Committees for Pay, Pay Appeals, Pupil Disciplinary, Staff Disciplinary and Appeals but these Committees only meet when required to do so. We also attend Governor Days/Mornings which are held regularly throughout the academic year. This 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.
|Governing Board List 2019/2020|
|Name and Category||Date Appointed Appointing Body||Term Ends|
|Mrs R Dalgleish - Chair of Governors / Parent Governor||19.07.2016 Parent Body||18.07.2020|
|Mrs J Jessup - Vice Chair of Governors / co-opted||13.09.2019 Governing Board||12.09.2023|
|Mrs R Jordan - Headteacher||1.09.2018 Ex Officio|
|Mrs J Snow - Co-opted Governor||13.09.2019 Governing Board||12.09.2023|
|Mrs K Parkes - Staff Governor||Staff Body|
|Miss E Homer - Parent Governor||19.07.2016 Parent Body||18.07 2020|
|Mrs K Bennett - Associate Member*||15.11.2018 Governing Board||14.11.2019|
|Vacancy - Parent Governor|
|Vacancy - Co-opted Governor|
|*Mrs Bennett has voting rights for Committees of which she is a member.|
Governors who have served in the last 12 months
Name Category and date resigned
Mrs M Carter Co-opted Governor 31.12.2018
Miss K Round Parent Governor 18.02.2019
Mrs L Handley Co-opted Governor 11.05.2019
Mrs J Price Local Authority Governor 21.06.2019
Miss R Moncrieffe-Simpson Co-opted Governor 01.09.2019
Register of Governors' Business Interests 2018/2019
Mrs R Dalgleish Manager of Private Pre-School rented from Thorns Primary.
Mrs J Jessup Governor Withymoor Primary School
Please note: As of the Summer term 2019, the Strategic and Resources Committees will no longer meet. We will meet as a full Governing Board twice each term.