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 – (Currently covering Miss Friar’s Maternity)
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.
Vice Chair of Governors — Margaret Carr (Currently acting Chair of Governors)
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.
Governor – Michael Fletcher (Currently acting Vice Chair of Governors)
I became a Governor during the Autumn Term of 2017. At the time I had just moved back to Rotherham, where I was born, from living in a small village in Scotland. I had been residing in a village of three hundred people, high up in the Cairngorm Mountains, therefore it has been quite a change moving back to my home town. We now have three grand-children, aged from one to four and we wanted to be with them. Most of my working life has been in the realm of Education, being a Teacher and then a Head Teacher in a number of Rotherham schools. I did two long periods in two schools as Head Teacher and then became an Executive Head Teacher taking over in a number of schools in need of support. In all I think I was Head Teacher of seven schools. I retired in 2005 and then went to work in the Scottish mountains as a guide. I took clients over the highest mountains, sometimes camping out and teaching survival skills. I also canoed, cycled and followed a very active lifestyle. I badly damaged a knee and this made it impossible to continue as a guide. In Scotland I had been working as Company Secretary/Treasurer of a Community Association. Also, as part of this I did a lot of practical work for the village, planting, repairing, organising Christmas lights etc. I have always painted/sculpted and continue to do this now. On returning to Rotherham I was very happy to get the opportunity to join the Governing Body of Thurcroft Infants School. I will do all that I can to help parents, children and the staff of the school.