GSO Test

GSO Test

Governors

The Governing Body of a school is a formal, legal entity which has certain areas of responsibilty. Parliament has given a range of duties and powers to governing bodies under the Education Acts.

The Governing Body has a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the school's finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay
  • ensuring the safeguarding of all children and staff

The Governing Body delivers these responsibilties collectively through the action of the governing body as a whole, through committees (smaller groups of governors which focus on particular areas) and occasionally by individual governors. The Full Governing Body will usually meet once each term and will discuss issues affecting the school as a whole. The full governing body hears reports from committees on their individual areas of responsibility. At Thorntree we have main three committees:

  • Curriculum and School Improvement Committee
  • Finance and Personnel Committee
  • Premises and Health and Safety Committee
  • and also a Pay Committee and a Pay Appeals Committee

The committed and active Governing Body is made up of fourteen school governors and one associate governor:

  • one appointed by the local authority
  • five elected parent governors
  • one staff governor
  • the Headteacher
  • six co-opted governors
  • and also one associate governor

 

Current Governors and Governors in office during the last academic year are as follows:

Ms Alison Chubb, Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body. Governor since 09/09/1999, current term of office from 7/11/18 to 7/11/22. Ms Chubb sits on all committees. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 3/3, Committee Meetings: Finance & Personnel 3/3, Premises and Health & Safety 2/3, Curriculum and School Improvement Committee 2/3. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Ms Ann-Marie Walker, Headteacher, ex officio, attends all Full Governor meetings and sits on all committees. Governor since June 2010. Attendance at meetings, in her capacity as Headteacher, during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 3/3; Committee meetings: Curriculum and School Improvement Committee: 3/3.  Finance & Personnel 3/3, Premises and Health & Safety 3/3 No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Ms Moira Anderson, Deputy Headteacher, attends all Full Governor meetings. Governor since 14/3/18. Attendance at meetings, in her capacity as Deputy Head, during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 2/2.  No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mr Andrew Blundy, Longstanding Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body. Governor since 05/03/1999, current term of office from 7/11/18 to 7/11/22. Mr Blundy sits on the Pay Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 2/3, Committee Meetings: Pay Committee 1/1. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mrs Patricia Conway, Staff Governor (SENCo), appointed by Thorntree staff on 23/09/2015. Current term of office from 23/09/2015 to 24/09/2019. Curriculum and School Improvement Committee. Safeguarding Governor. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors 3/3, Committee meetings: Curriculum and School Improvement Committee 3/3. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mr Gary Dillon, Parent Governor, appointed by parents on 26/11/15. Current term of office 26/11/15 to 27/11/19. Premises and Health & Safety Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 1/3, Committee meetings: Premises and Health & Safety 1/3. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mrs Vivien Francis, Co-Vice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor, Safeguarding Governor, appointed by parents on 26/11/15. Current term of office 26/11/15 to 27/11/19. Premises and Health & Safety Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 3/3, Committee meetings: Premises and Health & Safety 2/3. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Reena Gotthardt, Parent Governor, appointed by parents on 4/12/17. Current term of office 4/12/17 to 5/12/21. Curriculum Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 2/2, Committee meetings: Curriculum and School Improvement Committee 2/3.  No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mr Nick Hague, Local Authority Governor, appointed by the Local Authority, current term office from 01/09/2018 to 02/09/2022. Chair of the Pay Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 2/3, Committee Meetings: Pay Committee: 1/1. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships.

Ms Suzanne Hunt, Co-Vice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor, appointed by parents. Current term of office from 16/10/2017 to 17/10/2021. Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee. Also sits on the Curriculum & School Improvement Committee. SEN Governor and Looked After Children Governor. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 3/3, Committee Meetings: Finance & Personnel 3/3, Pay Committee 1/1. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mrs Janine Khoshnevisan, Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body. Governor since 01/11/2010, current term of office from 7/11/18 to 7/11/22. Member of staff: French Tutor, website administrator, SALT LSA and Library administrator. Premises and Health and Safety Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 3/3, Committee meetings: Premises and Health & Safety 3/3. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mr Tim McHugh, Parent Governor, first appointed by parents on 29/11/11. Current term of office from 26/11/15 to 27/11/19. Curriculum and School Improvement Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 3/3, Committee Meetings: Finance & Personnel 3/3. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mrs Alexandra Patrick, Parent Governor, first appointed by parents on 29/11/11. Current term of office from 26/11/15 to 27/11/19. Finance & Personnel Committee and Chair of Premises and Health and Safety Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors: 3/3, Committee Meetings: Finance & Personnel 3/3 and Premises & Health and Safety 3/3, Pay Committee 1/1.No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

Mr Matthew Warburton, Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body. Governor since 27/10/2008, current term of office 7/11/18 to 7/11/22. Chair of the Curriculum and School Improvement Committee. Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2017-2018: Full Governors 3/3, Committee: Curriculum and School Improvement Committee 2/3. No business or pecuniary interests. No staff or governor relationships. No governance roles in other schools.

There are currently two vacancies for Co-opted Governors.

If you want to contact anyone on the Governing Body then you can do so via the School Office.