Thornhill Governing Board 2017-2018

  Welcome to Thornhill Primary School

The governing body agreed in 2016 to appoint two chairs of governors to undertake a joint role within the school.

We agreed that going for joint nomination was a good way forward and as we are both retired feel that we are able to put in the commitment to benefit the school. We have worked together on the governing board and are both passionate about helping children to achieve as well as they can. The

Governing board is usually made up of 10 members. Currently we have 2 parent governors, 3 co-opted governors including ourselves and 3 staff governors including the Head, Julia Lawson. We have 1 vacancy that we are hoping to fill shortly.

There is a wide span of skills, knowledge and experience which works well in creating a good team, with individuals taking on dedicated responsibilities. This ensures that all our aims and targets are met and that the Head and staff are well supported in their efforts to move our school forward. Thornhill had a monitoring Ofsted inspection in 2006 and we are delighted that it continues to be a ‘Good’ school.

Our next challenge is to improve attainment and progress in mathematics at the end of Key stage 2 so that we can retain our positive Ofsted grading.

Our School motto ‘Every child is unique and at the heart of everything that we do’ forms the basis of our work as governors.

If you wish to contact us, you can do in the following ways:

·         Through the school office 01582863516

·         At celebration assemblies on Friday mornings

·         At parent consultation evenings

·         In writing submitted to the office

We look forward to meeting as many parents as possible please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your sincerely

Lynne Lindars & Cllr Tony Swain


  1. Chair of Governors Welcome 2017-2018
  2. Self Nomination Form for Appointment to Governing Body
  4. Parent Governor Letter
  5. Governors Attendance 2016/2017
  6. Governing Body 2017-2018
  7. Claire McDonald Personal Statement
  8. Tony Swain Personal Statement
  9. Mick Hankin Personal Statement
  10. Governor Job Descriptions 2018
  11. Terms of reference for the Governing Body 2018