Your School Governors

The Governing Body has three core functions:

  • Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school’s staff and pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As well as working as a collective group, governors also take on individual responsibility for particular areas. Every year governors review the school’s performance and help the leadership team to set the strategic priorities, which for 2018 – 2019 are:

  • Ensuring the maths mastery curriculum is embedded to increase progress for cohorts and groups.
  • Embedding the English mastery curriculum to ensure pupils are able to apply key skills and make at least expected progress.
  • To provide a rich, broad and stimulating curriculum within a limited budget.
  • To ensure that pupils’ wellbeing and mental health needs are met so pupils can achieve in all aspects of their lives (year two of three-year priority).

Our governors produce a newsletter each term to keep you up to date with their work. If you’d like to get in touch with your governing team, please email j.robinson@thurgolandprimary.org

Members of the school governing body stand for four years. Your governing body is currently made up of the following members:

Mrs Suzanne Brown

Headteacher

Governing Body Meetings: attended 3/3

Committee Meetings:

Pay & Personnel 1/1

Finance 1/1

Progress & Attainment 2/2

Safeguarding 1/1

Health & Safety 1/1

Business Interests: none

Material interests: none

Mrs Janet Hale

Foundation Governor

Link for Literacy and EYFS

Date appointed: 09/11/10

Appointment expires: n/a

Appointed by Sheffield Diocesan Board of Education

Governing Body Meetings: Attended 3/3

Committee Meetings:  

     Progress & Attainment 1/2

     Personnel 0/1

     Link governor EYFS and English

Business Interests: none

Material interests: none

James Harding

Parent Governor

Date appointed:26/10/17

Appointment expires: 25/10/21

Appointed by: Thurgoland C of E Primary School

Governing Body Meetings attended:  3/3

Committee Meetings:

     Finance 1/1

     Safeguarding 1/1

     Health and Safety  1/1

Business Interests: none

Material interests: none

Mr James Robinson

Interim Chair of Governors

Date appointed: 04/12/18

Appointment expires: 03/12/19

Appointed by: Thurgoland C of E Primary School

Governing Body Meetings: attended  2/3

Committee Meetings:

                Finance 1/1

                Pay and Personnel 1/1

                Link governor SEND

Business Interests: none

Material interests: none 

 

Jonathan Birch

Co-opted Governor

Date appointed: 16.4.18

Appointment expires: 3.12.22

Appointed by: Thurgoland CE Primary

Governing body meetings attended: 3/3

Committee meetings:

    Finance 1/1

Dr Alan Kershaw

Foundation Governor

Date appointed: 01/07/14

Appointment expires: 29/06/22

Appointed by: Sheffield Diocesan Board of Education

Governing Body Meetings: attended  2/3

Committee Meetings:

    Safeguarding0/1

    Health& Safety 0/1

    Personal development,       Behaviour and Community

Business Interests: none

Material interests: none 

Mrs Claire Salter

Parent Governor
Interim Vice Chair of Governors

Date appointed: 26/10/17

Appointment expires: 25/10/21

Appointed by: Thurgoland C of E Primary School

Governing Body Meetings: attended 3/3

Committee Meetings:

Link Governor Maths 1/1

Pay and personnel 1/1

Progress and Attainment 1/2

Business Interests: none

Material interests: none

Rhianna Banford

Staff governor

 

Date appointed: 03/12/2018

Appointment expires: 01/12/2022

Appointed by: Thurgoland C of E Primary School

Governing Body Meetings Attended  2/2

Committee Meetings:    

    Progress and Attainment 1/2

Business Interests: none

Material interests: none

Matt Needham

Co-opted Governor

 

Date appointed: 4.12.18

Appointment expires: 3.12.22

Appointed by: Thurgoland CE Primary

Governing body meetings attended: 2/2

Committee meetings:

Link governor English