Hello and welcome to Thameside's Governing Body page.
Thameside Primary is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust and we are a Local Governing Body, which means that we make the majority of the decisions that affect our Academy. We consist of parents, staff, and members of the local community who volunteer to provide strategic leadership to our school.
The main role of the Governing Body is to ensure that every one of our pupils has the opportunity to be the best that they can be. We want our pupils to achieve their full potential academically but also to enjoy their time at Thameside, in a safe and nurturing environment. When our pupils leave us for secondary school, we want them to leave with a thirst for learning and an appreciation of the wider world they are entering.
The Governing Body ensures the above by working with the Head Teacher and school staff to:
Becoming a Parent Governor gives you the opportunity to have an effective, hands-on involvement in your child's schooling and education.
If you are interested in becoming a governor or have any queries or feedback for the Chair of Governors, please either telephone or email the school office , or send a letter to the following address:
Att: The Chair of Governors,
Thameside Primary School,
All members of the LGB attend full governing body meetings, and will meet typically once each half term, but more often if required. All work of the LGB, whether carried out in committee meetings, by individual governors or working parties, will be reported back to the LGB by way of reports (written or verbal) or minutes which will be submitted as papers for the LGB meeting.
Members of the Governing Body
Name Date appointed Category Responsibility
Mr Mike Fall 01.09.2017 Community Governor Chair of Governors
Pupil Premium Grant
Performance Management (HT)
Health & Safety
Quality of Education
Mrs Patrice Locker 28.02.2019 Parent Governor Vice Chair of Governors
GDPR and Data Protection
Mr Abdul Popoola 01.09.2017 Parent Governor Leadership & Management
Mr Simon Lloyd 16.01.2020 Parent Governor SEND Governor
Mrs Joanna Bray 01.09.2018 Headteacher Safer Recruitment (designated person), Safeguarding and Child Protection
Mr Adnan Akhtar 06.05.2020 Parent Governor Behaviour and Inclusion
Miss Donna Clark 04.12.2020 Teaching Staff Governor Safeguarding and Child Protection
Mrs Jacquie Bashford 28.01.2019 Support Staff Governor
Mrs Louise Coates OCAT Executive Head -Primary
Mrs Lynne Billinghurst Associate Member
Miss Lisa Davies Associate Member