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Welcome to the Governors' Page

The Governing Body of Thorpe Hall comprises a total of 7 governors: the Headteacher, two parents,  one staff governor and three community governors.

Full governing body meetings occur generally every six weeks during the school year and these are supplemented by committee meetings as well. Sub Committees of the governing body are:

Finance and Premises
Pay and Personnel



The Governors also have a discipline committee that deals with appeals regarding exclusion or personnel issues.

With the exception of the Headteacher, governors are elected for a term of 4 years.

Copies of the minutes of non-confidential governors meetings are available from the school with appropriate notice.

If you have any comments regarding this web page please send to the Chair of Governors, Ashley Walker via the school office.


Thorpe Hall Governing Body Members

Headteacher - Paulette Houghton

Parent Governors - Stephen Balchin, Shuhel Malique

Staff Governor - Joanne Spearing

Co-opted Governors -  Rebecca Hill, Debbie Lewis, Ashley Walker

Link Governors

Safeguarding - Debbie Lewis

Pupil Premium - Shuhel Malique

Behaviour and Wellbeing - Stephen Balchin

Health and Safety - Ashley Walker 

Governor Training - Debbie Lewis

Thorpe Hall Governing Body Register of Interests

Name of Governor

Relevant business interests

Any other educational



Relationships with the

school staff including

spouses, partners and


S. Balchin None None None
S.Malique None None None
D.Lewis Staff

Emmanuel Community

Church Nursery

J.Spearing Staff None None
S.Rackham None None None
R.Hill None None None
P.Houghton Headteacher Newport Primary School (Opossum Federation) None

Head of School

Newport Primary School (non-profit)

Newport Primary School (Opossum Federation) None


Publication of Governor Data