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Governors

GOVERNANCE

Welcome to West Thornton Primary School, as a local governing body we are really proud of our school. As part of the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust (IPAT), the governing body has oversight of West Thornton Primary School. The details of our remit are set by the IPAT Trust Board and are detailed in its scheme of delegation and for a list of Inspire Partnership Trustees, please click here.  For corporate information relating to the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust, including the governing documents and the Annual Report and Financial Statements, please click here.

Aligning our values to IPAT our vision is to transform the future for our children through partnership and collaboration.  Placing children at the centre of all we do, we aim to create a climate where excellence flourishes as a result of outstanding leadership, engaging teaching and high quality learning.

Our aim is to transform the lives of children and we believe the best way to achieve this is through relationships and collaboration.  We celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of our schools but believe together, we are stronger.  Our staff and children place no limits on learning, and our schools are inspiring places to learn! 

As a Governing Body, we are a strong and active cross section of people, with the objectives of providing a strategic view, ensuring accountability, and acting as a critical friend, through support and advice.

By providing an exciting curriculum within a caring and secure environment, we aim to ensure that each child can reach his or her full potential in every aspect of their development whilst at our school.

The governing body welcome your feedback and can be contacted by emailing:
The Clerk:  jnewman@inspirepartnership.co.uk  
 The Chair:  chairofgovernors@westthornton.croydon.sch.uk

Meet your Local Governing Body  

The Local Governing Body are made up of two parents elected by parents, one staff member elected by staff, Associate Heads and up to five community governors appointed by the governing body.  We currently have a staff vacancy. 

Sherelle Bushay – Chair of Governors

  • Community governor.  Term of office: 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2024 (Second term)
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests at 1st September 2020: Assistant Head at Sandcross Primary School  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2019/2020 : 4 from 4.
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.

Lee McLernon – Vice Chair of Governors

  • Pupil Premium link governor
  • Community governor.  Term of office: 18th July 2019 to 17th July 2023
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests at 1st September 2020: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2019/2020: 4 from 4.
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.

Emma Baldwin

  • Staff governor.  Term of office: 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2024
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests at 1st September 2020: None declared
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.

Hafsa Adan

  • Safeguarding link governor
  • Parent governor.  Term of office: 11th October 2018 to 10th October 2022
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests at 1st September 2020: School nurse 
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2018/2019: 3 from 4
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.

Nataliah Douglas

  • SEND link governor
  • Community governor.  Term of office: 23rd January 2020 to 22nd January 2024
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests at 1st September 2020: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2019/2020: 2 from 3

Shreya Patel*

  • Community governor.  Term of office: 7th June 2018 to 6th June 2022
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2019/2020: 1 form 1*
    * On special leave during 2020 .
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.

Henry Okwechime

  • Community governor.  Term of office: 3rd June 2019 to 2nd June 2023
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance of local governing body meetings during the academic year 2019/2020: (4 from 4)
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.

Donna Callaghan - Associate head

  • Appointed governor by virtue of role
  • Term ends: ongoing
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance during academic year 2019/2020: (4 from 4)
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.

Harriet Joseph - Associate head

  • Appointed governor by virtue of role
  • Term ends: ongoing
  • Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  
  • Attendance during academic year 2019/2020: 3 from 3
  • Attendance of local governing body meeting from September 2020 to date: 1 from 1.