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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Message from Martin Parlett, Chair of Governors

 

 

Welcome to Thornhill School's Governor page. As Governors of Thornhill Primary School we are committed to providing the best possible education for children attending our school. Thornhill is a small, passionate and friendly school and we are proud of the achievements of all our pupils and staff when working together.  We are firmly of the view that by working together we can achieve more for everyone.  We go the extra mile to offer the very best we can - not only to pupils but to the whole community too.  This means that we offer a range of extra-curricular, community and public events, classes and projects.  As a result, we are delighted that we have a fantastic relationship with the village and a number of community groups and organisations.  We want to give our pupils the best education they can get, to set them on the right trck for the rest of their lives, and our track record speaks for itself.  We have been rated good by OFSTED and our results show that we always help our pupils achieve all they can, and provide excellent added value.  As Chair of Governors I would like to invite you to look at our website or brochure and see for yourselves the good work being done.  We look forward to seeing you in school.  Appointments can be made by contact the Executive Head or the School Administrator on 01946 820402. M Parlett, Chair of Governors

 

Message from the Executive Headteacher

My name is Wendy Figes, I am the Executive Head teacher at Arlecdon Primary and Thornhill Primary Schools. I have a degree in History from University College London and a PGCE from the University of Hertfordshire. I started my teaching career in Hemel Hempsted in a Year 5 class but soon moved to London where I worked in the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham. I moved to Cumbria in 2008 and started working at Thornhill Primary. I became Head teacher of Thornhill Primary in 2011, following NPQH training with the National College. I became an Executive Head teacher in 2013.

 

I am married with two teenage children and enjoy running, live music and enjoying walking in the lake district.

 

 

Mrs W Figes - Executive Headteacher

 

 

Mr M Parlett

Chair of the Governors - Elected 5th October 2015. Martin is the Local Authority Governor. He is a programme management and communications professional, as well as an academic researcher and author. Martin lived in the local area before gaining a place to read English at Oxford University. After graduation, Martin persued post-graduate research at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Whilst there he taught medieval history and literature. Martin now lives in Cockermouth. He maintains a strong interest in politics and has written several books about Barack Obama.

 

 

Mrs C Morfoot

Parent Governor (Health and Safety) - Re-election date:  29/07/2020

Claire has served as a parent governor since July 2008. Claire has had three children attend the school, two of which have now moved on to higher education and a third still attending.

 

Claire currently works as a Quality Management Professional with previous experience in Health, Safety & Environmental Management.

 

Claire is originally from the North East and moved to Thornhill in 2007 and remains in the local area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs R Amey

Co-opted - Appointed 07/03/2019

Mrs Amey is a retired teacher who lives in Thornhill. She is an active member of the Thornhill Village Association and also heavily involved in other local groups. She is a regular visitor to school, helping out on school trips, during events and also doing weekly drama storytimes with groups of pupils.

 

Mrs R Colley

Teacher Representative - Re-election date:  01/09/2018

Ruth has been a teacher at Thornhill since 2012 and has been the staff governor for most of this time.  She is currently Senior Teacher and  Early Years Leader.  She was instrumental in the creation of the Nursery in January 2017.  She brings to the governors over 20 years teaching experience (in the Early Years and both Key Stages) and has taught in a range of different settings both in the UK and abroad.  Ruth is currently undertaking training as an 'Aspiring Head'.

 

 

Mrs J McLellan

Co-opted - Re-election date:  23/11/2018

Jackie joined the governors in November 2011 as a Parent Governor.  Jackie is the school cook and cleaner and lives in the village. Jackie has had one child who attended Thornhill Primary School and now he has an apprenticeship with GenII.  

 

 

Ms K Smale

Parent Governor (Vice Chair) - Re-election date:  21/05/2020

Karen joined the governors in 2012 as a Parent Governor . Karen attends residential trips where she can, and helps at most fundraising events.  Karen is a STEM (Science Technoloy Engineering and Maths) Ambassador, bringing STEM into local schools. Karen was brought up inThornhill and attended this school.  Karen hs a keen interest in fitness and walking.

 

Mrs G Crooks

Co-opted - Re-election date:  10/07/2020

Gillian joined the governirs in July 2017.  She has lived in Thornhill for most of her life and attended Thornhill Primary School as a child.  She has two children that currently attend the school, and is a STEM ambassador and a Chartered Chemist.

 

Ms A Grossman

Co-opted - Re-election date:  18/09/2020

 

Vacancy - Co-opted

 

 

Mrs H Toman

Clerk to Governors

 

C/O Thornhill School, Ehen Road, Thornhill, Egremont, Cmbria CA22 2SJ

 

Tel: 01946 820402

Fax: 01946 823383

email:  office@thornhil.cumbria.scuk

Governor Attendance Register 

2017-18

 

18/9

13/11

15/1

5/3

14/5

9/7

W Figes

attended

 

 

 

 

 

M Parlett

attended

 

 

 

 

 

R Colley

attended

 

 

 

 

 

G Crooks

attended

 

 

 

 

 

A Grossman

attended

 

 

 

 

 

K Smale

attended

 

 

 

 

 

C Morfoot

x

 

 

 

 

 

R Amey

attended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-17

 

19/09/16

14/11/16

09/01/2017

 

06/03/2017

 

08/05/2017

10/07/2017

W Figes

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

M Parlett

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

        X

C Morfoot

Attended

Attended

Attended

X

Attended

Attended

K Smale

X

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

Attended

R Amey

Attended

Attended

Attended

X

Attended

Attended

A Lightfooot

 

 

 

Co-opted 06/03/2017

Attended

Resigned 18/09/2017

J McLellan

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

J Hall

Attended

X

Attended

X

Resigned 30/03/2017

 

R Colley

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

T Capper

X

X

Resigned 25/01/2017

 

 

 

 

2015/2016

 

05/10/15

30/11/15

14/03/16

27/06/16

W Figes

   Attended

Attended    

Attended  

Attended  

M Parlett

  Attended

Attended

Attended 

  Attended

C Morfoot

Attended   

Attended   

Attended

Attended  

K Smale

Attended

Attended 

Attended  

Attended  

J Hall (appointed 27/06/2016)

      X

 

       

T Capper

X

X

X

X

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

R Amey (appointed 14/03/2016)

    Attended

Attended

J McLellan

X  

Attended

Attended 

Attended   

B Taylor

Attended  

Attended   

Resigned

 

R Colley

Attended  

Attended   

Attended  

Attended   

R Walsh

X

Resigned

 

 

 

Governor resignations 

 

 

GOVERNOR

DATE APPOINTED

DATE RESIGNED

REPLACEMENT

 

   

 

 

B Taylor

24/11/2015

24/03/2016

Vacancy

Ruth Walsh

18/05/2015

05/10/2015

R Amey

 T Capper

 

25/1/17

J Hall

A Lightfoot

 

6/3/17

18/9/17

Vacancy

J Hall

 

27/6/2016

30/3/17

G Crooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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