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Thorpe Primary School Governing Body


What do we do?

The Governing Body is the strategic leader of the school and has a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education. The purpose of having a Governing Body is to:

  • Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement.
  • School has a delegated budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment; the Governing Body is responsible for managing this budget.
  • Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice.  Governors are often said to be ambassadors of the school.
  • Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community.
  • Make the school accountable to the public for what it does.
  • Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review.
  • Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.
  • Not intervene in day to day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

The Governing Body will therefore be involved in:

  • Developing the strategic plan for the school.
  • Determining the aims, policies and priorities of the school.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school.
  • Ensuring the management of the budget.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of the pupils and staff.
  • Acting within the framework of the policies of the Governing Body and legal requirements.
  • Fostering links with parents and the community.

The Full Governing Body meets once a term.  There are two sub-committees that meet half- termly. These sub-committees are:

  1. Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee which is responsible for:
  • Monitoring the budget
  • Staffing ( including staff well-being)
  • Finance & HR related policies
  • Sports Premium Grant
  • SFVS ( School’s Financial Value Statement)
  • Buildings updates including health & safety


  1. School improvement Committee which is responsible for :
  • Pupils data and outcomes
  • Overview of teaching
  • Pupil attendance, punctuality and behaviour
  • Safeguarding
  • Teaching and Learning related policies


Panels committees

All non-staff governors are appointed for all types of Hearings and appointments. Governors are chosen for panels according to eligibility and availability.


Thorpe Register of Interests of Current Governors serving 2020-21

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