Part of the role of a Governor is to work closely with school to ensure that the school meets all of the government's educational standards and to monitor progress, a duty we take extremely seriously. Appointed Governors bring their expertise and enthusiasm to meetings and are always keen to talk to others interested in getting involved with school life.
Mrs. A. Lupton - Headteacher
I started my headship at Whaley Thorns in April 2018 and am in my 2nd year on the governing board (appointed by school).
I attend all committee and planning meetings as well as all Full Governors meetings.
It is an absolute privilege to be leading such a fantastic school of children, staff and parents through, what are to be challenging, but very exciting times. The school is going through a period of growth at the moment and everyone is working incredibly hard to make Whaley Thorns the best school it can possibly be for our children.
Miss. L. Grec - 2nd year (appointed by staff vote) - sits on the Resource Management Committee.
I have been teaching since leaving university in 2000. I moved to the UK in 2004 from Australia, moved to Derbyshire in 2014 and started at Whaley Thorns in 2016. This is my first position as a governor and I’m enjoying seeing another side of education. I am excited to be able to bring my broad and varied teaching experiences to Whaley Thorns.
Mr. D. Lee - (appointed by the governing body) - 1st Year - sits on the Resources committee.
Pupil Premium and Well-Being link Governor
Science link governor
I became a co-opted governor at the end of 2019, so this is my first year as a Governor.
My background includes 16 years working in Purchase & Supply, followed by 16 years Project Management, all at Rolls Royce in Derby, with the last 5years in Project Management, Risk Management, Budget forecasting, and Governance. I hope to use this experience to support Whaley Thorns Primary school to succeed in its current and future plans, and along with the other governors support the school and its staff to be the best school it can be.
I currently sit on the Resource committee and I am also the link governor for Well-being and Pupil Premium, Business, Finance, and Science.
Mrs. A. Hardy - Vice Chair (appointed by the governing body) - 3rd Year - sits on the Resource Management, Pay, Appeals, Policy and Principal's Performance Management Committee.
Safeguarding, Anti -Bullying and Looked After Children Governor.
Literacy and EYFS link Governor.
Rev. J. Hancock - (appointed by the governing body) - 2nd Year - sits on the Teaching and Learning committee.
Literacy and Equal Opportunities link Governor.
Community Engagement Governor
As Curate at St Luke’s Church, my role is to support the community in any way I can. Being a school governor gives me the opportunity to support the school in achieving their aims and most importantly to help inspire our children to become the very best they can. Through investing in their education and encouraging creativity, my hope is that each child will flourish as valued individuals.’
We currently have 1 parent governor vacancy and 1 co-opted governor vacancy. If you would like to be part of our fantastic team and make a difference to the lives of lots of young people then get in contact! We want you!