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How do I become a Thorndon governor?

The governing body consists of the following positions:

  • 1 Trust governor (appointed by the Trust)
  • 2 Foundation governors (appointed by the Church)
  • 4 Local governors (co-opted/appointed by the governing body)
  • 2 Parent governors (elected by the parent body)
  • 1 Staff governor (elected by the school staff)
  • The Headteacher

A school governor's term of office is 4 years and whilst many governors sit for more than one term, there are regular vacancies as governors move, or change their home or working patterns, which may prevent them from being able to commit enough time needed to fulfil the role. 

Anybody over 18 years of age can apply to become a school governor. No special qualifications are required. However, it is preferable to have a set of skills required by the governing body. All school governors are required to be DBS and Section 128 checked. All necessary training and support is provided.

If you are not a parent of a child at Thorndon Primary and you are interested in becoming a Local co-opted governor, please contact the school office.

There are two elected parent governors and if there becomes a vacancy, the school will inform the parent body and ask for nominations.

The governors are committed and work hard for the school. However, they also know how to have fun!