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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 Claire Morfoot, 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 track 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 and see for yourselves the good work being done.  We look forward to seeing you in our school, appointments to visit can be made by contacting the Executive Head or the School Office Manager on 01946 820402. 

 

C Morfoot,

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 Hempstead 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 Headteacher 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

 

Mrs C Morfoot - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor - Re-election date:  29/07/2020.  Elected Chair in March 2019.

Claire has served as a governor since July 2008.  Initially serving as a parent governor, Claire has had three children attend the school and all have now progressed on to higher education.  Claire remains on the governing body as a co-opted Governor

Claire currently works as a Quality Management Professional with previous experience in Health, Safety & Environmental Management.  Claire is originally from the North East, she moved to Thornhill in 2007 and remains in the local area.

 

Mrs F L'Estrange - Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor - Re-election date:  08/07/2022

Fiona joined the Governing Body in July 2018 and was elected Vice-Chair in March 2019.  She moved to Cumbria from London a year ago having been a Senior Manager at a charity. She worked there daily with vulnerable and mostly young people, and she is passionate about education and support of youth both in school and in the wider community.

 

 

 

Vacancy 

Parent Governor 


Mrs C Murray 

Teacher Representative - Election date:  17/09/2018   

Claire has been teaching in Key Stage Two since January 2017. She has taught in other local schools but also spent a number of years working as a police officer in the local area. She is married with two children who attend a local primary school. She is a member of Beckermet C of E Governing Body as a parent- governor.

 

Mrs J McLellan

Co-opted Governor - Re-election date:  23/11/2022

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 A Grossman

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

Ava joined the governors in September 2017.  She is an environmental and technical advisor living and working in the local area for two years, joining the governing board to become involved in the community and support the improvement and development of children in the area.  She is originally from the US, and holds dual citizenship, having moved to the UK to study at Bangor University. She has worked with summer camps as part of youth development projects as well as coached under 20's sport in the UK, including coaching at European Championships.  She maintains a keen interest in sport and in particular developing youth programmes.

 

Mrs R Amey

Co-opted Governor - Re-election date: 07/03/2022

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.

 

Ms D Akers

Clerk to Governors

 

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

 

Tel: 01946 820402

email:  admin.thornhill@westlakesmat.org.uk

Governor Attendance Register 

2019-20

 

16/09/2019

18/11/2019

20/01/2020

02/03/2020

11/05/2020

09/07/2020

W Figes

    Attended          

C Morfoot

Attended           

C Murray

Attended           

R Amey

Attended           

J McLellan

Attended           

A Grossman

x          

M Allsworth

x   Left GB     x            x          x x
 F L'Estrange x          

 

2018-19

 

17/09/2018

26/11/2018

14/01/2019

04/03/2019

13/05/2019

15/07/2019

W Figes

Attended

Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended

M Parlett

Attended x Attended Attended x x

C Morfoot

Attended Attended x Attended Attended Attended

C Murray

Attended Attended

Attended

Attended Attended Attended

R Amey

Attended x Attended Attended

Attended

Attended

J McLellan

Attended Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

G Crooks

Attended

x Attended Attended Attended x

A Grossman

Attended x Attended Attended x x

M Allsworth

Attended

Attended

Attended

x

Attended

Attended
 F L'Estrange x Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended

 

2017-18

 

18/09/2017

13/11/2017

15/01/2018

05/03/2018

14/05/2018

09/07/2018

W Figes

Attended

Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended

M Parlett

Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended

R Colley

Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended

G Crooks

Attended Attended

x

Attended Attended Attended

A Grossman

Attended Attended Attended Attended

x

x

K Smale

Attended Attended

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

C Morfoot

x

Attended Attended Attended Attended x

R Amey

Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor resignations 

 

GOVERNOR

DATE APPOINTED

DATE RESIGNED

REPLACEMENT

 B Taylor

24/11/2015

24/03/2016

 Vacancy

 R Walsh

18/05/2015

05/10/2015

 R Amey

 T Capper

 

25/01/2017

 J Hall

 A Lightfoot

6/3/2017

18/09/2017

 Vacancy

 J Hall

27/6/2016

30/03/2017

 G Crooks

 K Smale 

 

12/01/2017

 M Allsworth

G Crooks 10/07/2017 28/08/2019  Vacancy
M Parlett   16/09/2019  Vacancy
M Allsworth    18/09/2019  Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 
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