Our governors are ordinary people who are keen to help all children do well at school. They are appointed or elected from a variety of backgrounds.
It is the job of St Thomas' governors to make sure the school provides a good quality education for our pupils.
The Governors have agreed a Code of Conduct which sets out the standards framework within which the Governing Body operates.
Each governor leads on a range of assigned areas of accountability listed here below their name in blue.
Governors Gallery (ID 1034)
Carol GardinerHead Teacher
Jonathan MurphyComputer Science / RSHE / Safeguarding
Prof Graham WelchArt & Design Technology / Safeguarding
Prof Graham Welch
Jennifer SutherlandSEND / EYFS
Stephen KingHistory / Geography
Chris NasonPE / Sports
Holly GoodsonEnglish (RWS) / Maths
Revd Jonathan MeyerRE
Revd Jonathan Meyer
Dr Catherine OwensScience / Safeguarding
Dr Catherine Owens
Rebecca HojlundMaths / Music / Mental Health
Lloyd StoneModern Foreign Languages
The Governors are always interested to hear your views and suggestions about the school.
The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and staff, so if you have a concern please see your child’s teacher or Mrs Gardiner first. Governors can help if you feel the school is not resolving your concern.
Please talk to us in the playground or at school events.
You can also contact us through our Clerk, Aimee Gibbs by email at email@example.com or by leaving a note at the school office.
St Thomas' C of E Aided Primary School Governors
|Chair of Governors||Mr Jonathan Murphy|
|Co-Vice Chair of Governors||Mrs Jennifer Sutherland|
|Co-Vice Chair of Governors||Professor Graham Welch|
|Clerk to the Governors||Aimée Gibbs|
|NAME||POST - Appointed by||APPOINTED||EXPIRY|
|Mrs Carol Gardiner||Head Teacher - Ex-officio by virtue of office as Head Teacher||01/09/2016|
|Mr Jonathan Murphy||Foundation Governor & Chair of Governors - appointed by Governing Body||19/12/2019||18/12/2023|
|Professor Graham Welch||Foundation Governor & Vice Chair of Governors - appointed by Governing Body||28/02/2021||27/02/2025|
|Mr Stephen King||Foundation Governor appointed by Governing Body||01/09/2023||31/08/2027|
|Reverend Jonathan Meyer||Ex-Officio Foundation Governor appointed by the foundation by virtue of the office they hold||13/02/2018|
|Mr Dale Saxby||Staff Governor - elected by school staff||26/02/2022||25/02/2026|
|Mrs Jennifer Sutherland||LA Governor & Vice Chair of Governors - appointed by Governing Body||29/09/2020||28/09/2024|
|Mrs Holly Goodson||Parent Governor - elected by parents and carers||01/12/2020||30/11/2024|
|Dr Catherine Owens||Foundation Governor - appointed by Governing Body||16/06/2021||15/06/2025|
|Mr Lloyd Stone||Foundation Governor - appointed by Governing Body||22/06/2021||21/06/2025|
|Mr Chris Nason||Foundation Governor - appointed by Governing Body||07/07/2021||06/07/2025|
|Ms Rebecca Hojlund||Parent Governor - elected by parents and carers||01/09/2022||31/08/2026|
|Mr Richard Breeds||Associate member - Assistant Head Teacher for Curriculum||01/09/2022|