Welcome Message from Craig Bourne, Chair of Governors
As a parent of a Year 6 pupil, I have seen at first-hand the nurturing and supportive school environment achieved at Thomas Jolyffe through the hard work and dedication of all teaching and non-teaching staff. I am very proud to lead an enthusiastic and committed Governing Board in our aim to provide the best level of support and guidance to the school. The Governing Board comprises of both parents and skilled professionals who all bring valuable insight and experience to the team. Most importantly, we aim to help our school provide the best possible education for all pupils and enable each child to achieve the school motto and 'be the best that they can be'. We are an approachable bunch and can be contacted via the school office.
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.
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|
|Craig Bourne||04/10/2021||03/10/2025||Chair, Property/Contracts/ Tendering|
|Lou Geere||04/10/2021||03/10/2025||Associate Member|
|Sue Molloy||04/10/2021||03/10/2025||Maths, English||Associate Member|
|Kathy Copley||13/09/2021||12/09/2025||SEND||Co-opted Governor|
|Karen Jones||24/10/2018||23/10/2022||Finance, Website, Social Media||Co-opted 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||Curriculum, EYFS||Co-opted Governor|
|Gurdeep Ubhie||11/11/2020||10/11/2024||Safeguarding, Attendance||Parent Governor|
|Alan McDermott||04/10/2021||03/10/2025||Finance||Co-opted Governor|
|Hannah Alexander||15/12/2020||14/12/2024||Parent Governor|
Associate Members: Sue Arthur, Sue Molloy, Lou Geere
Clerk to Governors: Mirren Brodie