Thorner C of E Primary School has been part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust from July 2018 and is happy to be part of the educational vision of the Trust, whilst retaining their own strong identity. The Trustees have allowed academies to retain the same composition for their local governing bodies, which is set out below.
The three core functions of the local governing board are:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupil.
- To oversee the financial performance of the academy and make sure its money is well spent.
Together, the Governors are responsible for:
Setting aims and targets for the academy and checking the academy’s progress towards attaining these.
Monitoring how well the academy’s policies and plans are working.
Accounting for the performance of the academy and the Governing Body.
Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at the academy is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
Taking general responsibility for the academy and its budget.
Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
Promoting the interests of the academy and its pupils in the wider community.
Types of Governors
There are several different types of Governor:
Elected from parents at the school by parents at the academy.
Elected from staff at the school by staff at the academy.
Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.
Local Governing Body
Our Local Governing Body is made up of the following members:
|Governor||Category||Term of Office||Specific|
|Mrs Carol Daniel||Staff||08/03/2023||
|Mrs Susan Graham||Foundation||06/11/2022||
SEND, Pupil Premium, Resources, Staffing & Pay Committee, Maths, Attendance
|Mr Ian Holmes||Head teacher||Ex officio||
|Mrs Michelle Manson||Co-opted||18/09/2021||
Vice-Chair, SEND, Pupil Premium, Staffing & Pay Committee, Data, Arts, Attendance
|Rev Andy Nicholson||Foundation||Ex officio||
Child protection / safeguarding, Pay Appeals Committee, Humanities, Equalities
|Mr Chris Clark||Parent||26/10/2022||
Pay Appeals Committee, PTA, Science & Technology
|Miss Dawn Scargill||Parent||06/11/2022||
Chair, Child protection / safeguarding, Head teacher performance management, Staffing & Pay Committee, Training, Complaints, English, EYFS, Equalities
|Mr Paul Spurrier||Co-opted||21/10/2019||
Health & Safety, Sports funding, PSHE, Pay Appeals Committee
|Mrs Gemma Whawell||Associate Member||
Deputy Head teacher, SENCO
|Miss Sam Capstick||Associate Member||
Acting Deputy Headteacher, DSL