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Glastonbury Thorn School



Welcome to our Governors’ section

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


All schools in England have a Governing Body, made up of individual Governors, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. The Governing Body sets the vision, aims and objectives for the school. It sets the policies and targets for achieving these aims and objectives. The Governing Body also monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards the achievement of the vision, aims and objectives. The Governors appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. They hold the main responsibility for finance, and work with the Headteacher to make decisions about balancing resources needed against the budget allocated by the Local Authority. The Governors act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, and ultimately to represent the school community.


The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.


The Governing Body of Glastonbury Thorn is made up of volunteers who are interested in the continued progress of the school and in ensuring the best possible education for the children in our care. The Governors work in close partnership with the Headteacher, Staff and the Local Authority.


The Governing Body is organised into three committees: 

  • Finance and Personnel
  • Curriculum and SEND  
  • Premises/Health and Safety. 


Our Full Governing Body meets at least three times a year and our three committees meet at least once a term.


Glastonbury Thorn Governing Body  -  2020/2021 Academic Year


Governor name or vacant post details Category
Mrs Joanna Clay Staff Governor
Miss Jenny Cooledge Co-opted Governor
Mrs Marion Corbetta - Business Manager Associate Governor
Mr Jonathan Cursley  Headteacher
Mr Malcolm Dobell Local Authority Governor
Mrs Ellie Frost Co-opted Governor
Mrs Lisa Pringle Parent Governor
Mrs Kirstin Pryor - Vice Chair Parent Governor
Mrs Nina Mackay - Deputy Headteacher Associate Governor
Mrs Lyndsay Radford  - Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor
Mr Andy Roberts Co-opted Governor
Mr Andy Simms Partnership Governor
Mrs Boppy Wilmshurst Parent Governor
Vacant  Parent Governor


Committee Details - 2020/21