We are looking for parent governors. Could you help? Come and speak to Mrs Harper about the role.
On behalf of the Governing Body, I welcome this opportunity to briefly introduce you to the work the Governors undertake to ensure that your child(ren) will receive a sound primary school education.
The Role of a Governor
School Governors are people from the school/local community who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are elected to serve on the Governing Body for a set period of time.
Governors come from all different backgrounds and all have various knowledge and experience needed to help the Head Teacher make the right decisions for the school. Together they are known as the Governing Body.
The Governing Body meets at least once each term. These are open meetings where parents may attend (except during discussions concerning matters of confidentiality). Notice of the dates, times and agendas of Governors meetings will be placed on the Parents Notice Board.
Meet The Governors
Chair of Governors — Sarah Blackwell
I grew up in Thurcroft and continue to live here with my family and have been a parent governor since 2004 when both my children were attending Thurcroft Infant School. I spent many happy hours helping in school and still enjoy coming into school to join the activities, the last activity was being ‘interviewed’ by the School Council.
I am very excited to have been appointed Chair of Governors and am looking forward to the challenge as I feel the experience gained over the years will enable me to take on my new role by continuing to help and support the school to the best of my ability.
Co – Opted Governor — Carol Brookes
I have lived in Thurcroft for 27 years and was delighted to be invited to join the governing body as I have many happy memories of the school from when my children attended some years ago (Mrs Greenfield was Headteacher back then!). I worked at Laughton All Saints’ C of E Primary School for 10 years where I was also the Clerk to Governors and now work at Wales High School where the majority of our children move on to. Thurcroft Infant School is a very special place. Every time I visit, it reminds me of what a fantastic start to school my children had — always a warm welcome from everyone involved in the school, happy faces and exciting activities. I am looking forward to being part of the school for many years to come!
Vice Chair of Governors — Margaret Carr
I am very pleased to be a governor of this school and especially Vice Chair of the Board as I can continue being involved in school life, after retiring as Learning Mentor and later Teaching Assistant. I enjoy many pastimes, one being going off with my husband in our touring caravan but I am always ready to come back to school to listen to children read or join in the class activities and see the amazing opportunities given to the children.
Parent Governor — Phil Higginson
As a parent, I have been involved in numerous activities at the school throughout the last few years and I have always enjoyed them. Recently I joined the school governing board which has highlighted to me how much work and effort goes into the day to day running of the school. I attended this school and feel that it is a school that Thurcroft should be proud of.
Co – Opted Governor — Steve Cooper
I am married with three grown up children and since retiring enjoy many pastimes including helping at the historic Chapel on the Bridge in Rotherham, which is one of only three left in the country!
I became a governor of my children’s school for over 20 years before joining the board here at Thurcroft in 2015, and a few years ago at Newman Special School. I enjoy coming into school and join in the exciting activities both inside and outside of the classroom.