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Governing bodies act as a corporate body, taking a strategic role in the development of the school, supporting and challenging the leadership team.

 

The Governors have just decided to stop having separate committees and will now hold monthly full Governor meetings. The Terms of Reference for this are currently being re-written and will be published here once finalised. For now the committee terms of reference are included as these will be incorporated into the new set. A Pay committee still exists, as does the Strategic group.

 

The strategic development of the school is proposed in an annual improvement plan, building on strengths and assigning resources to develop the priorities identified. Individual governors are linked to each priority and work with the school leadership team to monitor and review progress.

 

Governors are responsible for agreeing the annual budget submission to the local authority and support the executive head teacher in the management of public funds.

 

The Chair of Governors is Mr Ben Shaw who can be contacted via the school office.

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointed By

Term of Office

Date Appointed

Committee Member

Pecuniary Interests

Attendance

2017/18

Attendance 2018/19

Mr Ben Shaw (Chair of Governors)

Co-opted Governors 4 Years 01.09.16

Pay

Strategic

None 11/11 10/11

Mrs Rachael Costello (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

Parents of Thorns and Park Hill

4 Years

01.09.16

Strategic

None

9/11 6/11

Mrs Liz Bradbury

Head Teacher

Governors

Until resignation of post

11.01.11

 

Pay

Strategic

None

11/11 11/11

Mrs Jane Bennett

Staff

Staff of Thorns and Park Hill

4 Years

03.04.19

 

None

  1/6
Mrs Rebecca Harrison (Staff) Co-opted Governors 4 Years 03.04.19   None   10/11

Mrs Penny Greenaway

(Safeguarding Governor)

Co-opted Governors 4 Years 12.09.16   None 8/11 7/11

Mr Jonathan Cousins (Health and Safety)

Co-opted

Governors

4 Years

01.09.16

 

Pay

Related to a member of staff

Director of Company Edwards Pearson & White (Audit) Ltd

11/11 10/11

Vacancy

Co-opted

Governors

4 Years

 

 

 

   
Mrs Tracey Culley Co-opted (Staff) Staff and Governors 4 Years 04.10.17   None 9/10 9/11

Mr Peter Talbot

Parent

Parents of Thorns and Park Hill

4 Years

28.01.16

 

None

6/11 9/11
Mrs Rachel Baconnet Parent Parent of Thorns and Park Hill 4 Years 09.01.17   None 7/11 7/11
Miss Hannah Hayes Co-opted Governors 4 Years 10.1.19   None   5/7
Mrs Eloise Ottewell Co-opted Governors 4 Years 10.1.19   None   4/7
Miss Liz Cooper Co-opted Governors 4 Years 10.1.19 - 03.04.19   None   5/7
Mis Liz Cooper LA LA 4 Years 03.04.19   None   5/7

Mrs Amanda Rawlings

Associate Member

Governors

Until resignation of post

11.01.11

 

Strategic

None

10/11 6/11

Miss Lizzy Biggs

Associate Member

Governors

Until resignation of post

01.9.12

 

None

10/11 11/11
Mrs Ros Kaijaks (SEN) Co-opted Governors 4 Years 20.06.16 - 6.09.19   None 9/11 7/11
Mrs Rebecca Harrison Associate Member Governors 1 Year 11.1.19 - 02.04.19   None   10/11
Mrs Rebecca Harrison Staff Staff of Thorns and Park Hill 4 Years 11.1.15 - 10.1.19 Strategic None 11/11 10/11
Mr Patrick Arben Local Authority Local Authority 4 Years 11.1.15 - 10.1.19   None 10/11 4/5

Mrs Ann Grigg

Co-Opted Governors 4 Years 11.1.15 - 10.1.19   None 8/11 3/5

 

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