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Governors

Our Local Governing Body
Governors visit the school regularly to meet and talk to the children and staff. We have a Governors’ Day in school each term when they visit lessons, hold Pupil Discussions, undertake Work Scrutiny and meet with parents and teachers. They also attend events and assemblies at the school. This allows them to see how the school’s policies and plans are being put into place, how resources are used, and allows them to gather information and knowledge of the school.

Our governors are a diverse group of individuals representing the parents, school staff and the local community, with a broad range of skills and experiences. They all share a common goal to help the school develop and improve and, in doing so, to provide its children with the best education possible.

All governors are volunteers.

The Local Governing Body meets at least once a term. Governors attend training provided externally and also attend ‘in house’ LGB training each term. Our Acting Chair, Rachel Proctor, also meets with the Chairs from the other Thrive schools on a termly basis.
 

Governor Responsibilities
The school produces a School Development Journey (SDJ) which details the Key Priorities for improvement over the next three years and how these will be achieved. The Governors work together with the staff to ensure these key priorities are achieved. Governors work closely with the staff on the ‘Three Big Ideas’ which are three key pieces of improvement work which have been identified in the SDJ.

Governors
Role
Appointed by
Link Area
Start date
Term
Governor Type
LGB Attendance 21/22
Dr Frances Trzceiak
None
Priory LGB
Inclusion
02/10/20
4 years
Co-opted
0/3
Mr Andrew Ferguson
None
Priory LGB
-
01/02/18
4 years
Parent Gov. Co-opted
3/3
Mr Brian Comerford
Co-Chair of Governors
Priory LGB
07/12/21
4 years
Co-Chair of Governors
2/2
Mr Joe Tomlinson
None
Priory LGB
EYFS
09/12/19
4 years
Co-opted
1/3
Mr Stephen Whaley (Resigned 09/12/21)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Mrs Alyson Thompson
Head of School
-
Head
3/3
Mrs Ann Matthews
None
Priory LGB
Phonics
19/05/16 (Extended Term 14/03/24)
4 years
Staff Governor
3/3
Mrs Ellie Hodder
None
Priory LGB
-
22/10/24
4 years
Co-opted
2/3
Mrs Jayne Russell
None
Priory LGB
-
14/03/16 (Extended Term 14/03/24)
4 years
Co-opted
2/3
Mrs Julia Mitchell
Executive Headteacher
Head
Mrs Pauline Brown (Resigned 13/10/20)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Mrs Rachel Proctor
Co-Chair of Governors
Priory LGB
SEND
01/09/17 (Extended Term 23/04/25)
4 years
Co-Chair of Governors
3/3
Mrs Rachel Proctor
Vice Chair
Priory LGB
01/09/17 (Extended Term 23/04/25)
4 years
Parent
2/2
Mrs Tracey Parkinson
None
Priory LGB
Safeguarding
24/01/22
4 years
Co-opted
3/3