Welcome Statement from Sue Molloy, Chair of Governors
Dear Parents and Friends
As Chair of Governors, I am very proud of our school and the strong body of Governors that I lead. Many of the Governors are parents or past parents of Thomas Jolyffe pupils who live close to the school. We have been joined by other governors who bring different areas of experience to enhance the skills of the Governing Body. We are all committed to our role in providing support and guidance to the school. The overall purpose of the Governing Body is to help our school provide the best possible education for all of the pupils in order to develop every child’s full potential.
About Our Governors
The Governors work closely with the Head teacher and Senior Management Team to ensure that pupils enjoy a continually improving positive and high quality educational experience during their time at Thomas Jolyffe.
Governors bring many skills and experiences to their role in supporting, promoting and protecting the interests of the school, its pupils and its staff and are an important link between the school and its local community. Decisions taken by the Governors are based upon the advice of committees who deal with specific issues and then report back to the full Board with their recommendations.
Governors have a number of responsibilities including:
We meet formally once every half term and minutes of all meetings are available from the school office or below in PDF form.
We are involved in all aspects of school life and regularly visit the school to observe the school and children at work.
The Governing body comprises 13 Governors, including the Head teacher. An individual’s term of office comprises 4 years, after which time they must seek re-appointment. Current governors are listed together with the expiry of their term of office:
All Governors may be contacted via the school office.
Minutes of the most recent Governing Body meeting will not appear until the following meeting has had chance to approve them.
|Term to||Responsibilities||Business/Financial Interests||Other Governance Roles||Other
|Sue Molloy||15/12/2020||14/12/2024||Chair, Maths, English||Local Authority Governor|
|Lou Geere||24/10/2018||23/10/2022||Vice Chair, Safeguarding, Attendance||Co-opted Governor|
|Kathy Copley||13/09/2017||12/09/2021||SEND||Co-opted Governor|
|Craig Bourne||15/06/2017||16/06/2021||Property, Contracts, Tendering||Parent Governor|
|Karen Jones||24/10/2018||23/10/2022||Finance, Website, Social Media||Co-opted Governor|
|Martin Ledgard||15/06/2017||14/06/2021||Governance, Leadership||Parent Governor|
|Rachel Preedy||28/11/2017||29/11/2021||Staff Governor|
|Matthew Penn||16/11/2017||16/11/2021||Co-opted Governor|
|Kirstin Greygoose||24/10/2018||23/10/2022||Early Years Foundation Stage||Co-opted Governor|
|Gurdeep Ubhie||11/11/2020||10/11/2024||Parent Governor|
|Rebekah Grayson-Richardson||11/11/2020||10/11/2020||Parent Governor|
|Hannah Alexander||15/12/2020||14/12/2024||Associate Governor|
Associate Members: Alan McDermott (Finance), Michael Drummond, Hannah Alexander, Sue Arthur
Clerk to Governors: Mirren Brodie