Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


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:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school and agreeing policies and objectives
  • Monitoring the curriculum
  • Reviewing and approving the school’s budget
  • Monitoring pupil progress
  • Appointing the Head teacher


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.

TJ Declarations of Interest 2021

Name Date
Term to  Responsibilities Business/Financial Interests Other Governance Roles Other
Sue Molloy 15/12/2020 14/12/2024 Chair, Maths, English     Local Authority Governor
Helen Dunnico N/A N/A       Headteacher
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

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’