Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand


Governor Information

The Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School’s Governing Body is made up of ten governors including the Headteacher Ms Foster and staff governor Mrs Ward.  The Governing Body has three key functions- ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

The Governing Body works on the ‘circle model’ and meets at least six times a year.  In addition to our Full Governing Body meetings, we have a number of working groups and committees.  Please do take the time to read our termly newsletters for an update as to what the Governing Body have been doing. 

Our Chair of Governors is Ms R Chan, she can be contacted by email at

Governors 2022-3

Chair of Governors, Curriculum and SEND Governor: Rachel Chan (Foundation) 

Vice Chair and Finance Monitoring Pair: Steve Lloyd (Local Authority) 

Finance Monitoring Pair: Eloise Brown (Co-opted) 

Curriculum, Reading, Phonics and Well-Being Governor: Matt Toombs (Co-opted) 

Safeguarding Governor : Caroline Hart-Johnson (Parent)

Health and Safety Governor : Leonard Jeffries (Foundation)

Pupil Premium, Covid Premium, Sports Premium Governor: James Coumbe (Co-opted) 

Early Years and Phonics Governor: Rob Muskett (Parent) 

Staff Governor: Sharon Ward 

Headteacher: Rachael Foster 


Governing Board annual Governance Statement

Instrument of Governance March 21

GOVERNING BOARD ROLES & Terms of Office Nov 21