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Meet the Governors

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

 

The role of Governors is strategic, acting as a critical friend to the school and taking accountability for its decisions.  Governors set aims and objectives and agree, monitor, evaluate and review policies, targets and priorities.  The Full Governing Board meets monthly and since March 2020, has conducted meetings virtually via Zoom.

 

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

2018/19

Attendance 2019/20

Mr Ben Shaw (Chair of Governors)

Co-optedGovernors4 Years02.09.20

Pay

Strategic

None10/1111/12

Mrs Liz Bradbury

Head Teacher

Governors

Until resignation of post

11.01.11

 

Pay

Strategic

Brambles Trustee

Park Hill PTA

Thorns PTA

11/1112/12

Mrs Jane Bennett

Staff

Staff of Thorns and Park Hill

4 Years

03.04.19

 

None

1/67/12
Mrs Rebecca Harrison (Staff)Co-optedGovernors4 Years03.04.19 None10/1112/12

Mr Jonathan Cousins (Vice Chair and Finance Governor) 

Co-opted

Governors

4 Years

02.09.20

 

Pay

Related to a member of staff

Director of Company Edwards Pearson & White (Audit) Ltd

10/1110/12
Mrs Tracey CulleyCo-opted (Staff)Staff and Governors4 Years04.10.17 None9/1112/12

Mr John Hattersley (Health and Safety Governor)

Parent

Parents of Thorns and Park Hill

4 Years

08.01.20

 

None

n/a7/8
Miss Hannah HayesCo-optedGovernors4 Years10.1.19 None5/79/12
Mrs Eloise OttewellCo-optedGovernors4 Years10.1.19 Brambles Trustee4/79/12
Mrs Megan EastaughCo-optedGovernors4 Years01.03.21 None  

Miss Lizzy Biggs

Associate Member

Governors

Until resignation of post

01.9.12

 

Park Hill PTA11/1112/12
Mr Andy DaviesAssociate MemberGovernorsUntil Resignation of post01.01.21 Thorns PTA  
Mrs Claire BoundParent GovernorGovernors4 years05.07.21    
VacancyLA       
Vacancy Co-opted        
Vacancy Co-opted        
Miss Liz CooperLALA4 Years03.04.19 - 05.07.21 None5/7 8/12
Ms Tarlyn LiddellCo-optedGovernors4 Years02.09.20 - 05.07.21 None  
Mrs Rachel BaconnetParent GovernorParents4 Years this has been extended to 05.07.21 due to COVID09.01.17 - 05.07.21 None7/118/12

Mrs Penny Greenaway

(Safeguarding Governor)

Co-optedGovernors4 Years12.09.20  - 05.07.21 None7/118/12
Mrs Rachael CostelloCo-optedGovernors4 Years01.09.16 - 31.08.20StrategicNone6/117/12

 

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