Governors

The Governing Body of Thackley Primary School is made up of elected Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors and Staff Governors, including the Head of School. Governors are appointed on a four year basis.
 
The role of the Governing Body is to provide support and expertise to the school in helping it to develop and to meet its targets. The Governing Body helps to monitor the standards in school by acting as a critical friend and ensuring the statutory duties of a school are undertaken.

We are very fortunate at Thackley to have an active and committed Governing Body, which brings additional skills and expertise, continually provides support and contributes to the fantastic progress in school.
 

The three core strategic functions of Thackley Primary School Governing Body are:
1. Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
2. Supportively holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils.
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that it’s money is well spent.

 

The school’s Governors are all volunteers with a varied scholastic and work background whose common interest is in ensuring Thackley Primary School  remains the excellent learning environment that it is, and that it continues to improve.

Vacancies arise for new Governors from time to time. If you are interested in becoming a governor please speak to the head teacher or the Chair of Governors.

  • Mrs Annmarie Malcolm

    Chair of Governors

    Annmarie Malcolm

    Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body
    Start Date 10.07.15 – End Date 09.07.19
    Serves on the Improvement Committee & Finance and General Purpose Committee
    Also a governor at Immanuel College, Church of England School

  • Mrs Kendra Hannay

    Vice Chair of Governors

    Kendra Hannay

    Vice Chair of Governors
    Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body
    Start Date 10.07.15 – End Date 09.07.19
    Chair of Finance and General Purpose Committee
    Kendra has children who attend Thackley Primary School

  • Mrs Kate Bainbridge

    Co-opted Governor

    Kate Bainbridge

    Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body
    Start Date 10.07.15 – End Date 09.07.19
    Serves on Finance and General Purpose Committee
    Kate is a Teacher at Thackley Primary School
    Partner to the Director of Fisical Sports Ltd – A sports company used by the school
    Parent Governor at Otley All Saints Cof E Primary School

  • Mrs Debbie Rhodes

    Staff Governor

    Deborah Rhodes

    Staff Governor, elected by the school staff.
    Start Date 11.09.14 – End Date 10.09.18
    Serves on the Improvement Committee
    Deborah teaches at Thackley Primary and has a child who attends the school.

  • Mr Sean Lyman

    LA Governor

    Sean Lyman

    LA Representative Governor, appointed by the Governing Body/Local Authority
    Start Date 10.02.14 – End Date 09.02.18
    Serves on the Finance and General Purpose Committee

  • Mrs Rachel Pickles

    Parent Governor

    Rachel Pickles

    Parent Governor, elected by Parents
    Start Date 01.11.13 – End Date 31.10.17
    Serves on the Improvement Committee
    Also a Governor at Immanuel College, Church of England School
    Rachel has a child who attends Thackley Primary School

  • Mrs Karen Lanfear

    Co-opted Governor

    Karen Lanfear

    Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body
    Start Date 10.07.15 – End Date 09.07.19
    Chair of the Improvement Committee
    Karen has a Grandchild at Thackley Primary

  • Mr Alan Boyce

    Co-opted Governor

    Alan Boyce

    Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body
    Start Date 10.12.15 – End Date 09.12.2019
    Serves on the Finance and General Purpose Committee (Vice Chair)
    Alan has children who attend Thackley Primary School

  • Mrs Gayle Potter

    Parent Governor

    Miss Gayle Potter

    Parent Governor, elected by parents
    Start Date 04.12.2015 - End Date 03.12.2019
    Gayle has a child who attends Thackley Primary School

  • Mrs Victoria Limbert

    Parent Governor

     
    Mrs Victoria Limbert

    Parent Governor, elected by parents
    Start Date 04.12.2015 - End Date 03.12.2019
    Serves on the Improvement Committee (Vice Chair)
    Victoria has children who attend Thackley Primary School

 
Other members present at Governors Meetings:
 
 
 
  • Mr Trevor Patterson

    Associate Governor

    Trevor Patterson 

    Executive Head Teacher
    Associate Governor
    Start Date 01.09.2015
    Executive Head Teacher of Thackley Primary School & Blakehill Primary School
    Governor at Blakehill Primary School
    No voting rights

  • Mrs Jayne Preston

    Associate Governor

    Jayne Preston 

    Acting School Business Manager
    Associate Governor
    Start Date 10.01.2017 - End Date 09.01.2021
    Finance and General Purpose Committee
    No voting rights

  • Mrs Tina Denham

    Associate Governor

    Tina Denham 

    Acting Senior School Business Manager  
    Associate Governor
    Start Date 10.01.2017 - End Date 09.01.2021
    Finance and General Purpose Committee
    No voting rights

  • Mr Kevin Clark

    Clerk to the Governing Body

    Kevin Clark

    Clerk to the Governing Body
    Start Date 01.10.2012 
    Works for Bradford Council – Education Client Services

Governors who have served in the last 12 Months

Ken Mills
Co-opted Governor
Start Date 10.12.2015 – End Date July 2017
Served on the Finance and General Purpose Committee
 
Simon Wilson
Parent Governor
Resigned July 2015
Served on Finance and General Purpose Committee

Sarah Kay
Co-opted Governor
Resigned July 2015
Works at Celsian, an Education recruitment company used by school