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Welcome to our governors' section. Should you wish to contact the Chair of Governors for any reason please make an appointment through the school office. For the current academic year (2020/2021) the Chair role is shared by Duncan Jennings (vice chair) and Michael Hartley (Chair of P and F).  


We encourage parents and carers to communicate regularly with us. Once a term our Parent Governors hold a Parent Governors forum. Details of dates are held with the school office and you will hear about this via the newsletter. Governors send an Annual Report to parents in September  and at least one other newsletter during the academic year.


The Governors meet every half term as a Full Governing Body (FGB). Each of the Governors are in committees (Curriculum & Standards/Personnel & Finance) and these groups also meet once a half term. Some Governors have key responsibilities and/or links to specific subjects.


Governors serve an initial term of office of four years and are subject to re-appointment/re-election thereafter. As of 1 November 2017 the school became an academy under HAMWIC Education Trust and as a result the Governing Body reconstituted. 


The Governors are an essential part of the leadership & management of Thornhill Primary School. They also work together to be the best they can be!


Current Governing Body





Interests to Declare/


LGB Attendance 

2020/2021 (updated each academic year)

Date appointed

(reconstituted FGB Nov 2017) 

Duncan Jennings


Vice Chair of Local Governing Body


Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee.


R.E. & Health & Safety Link Governor

Vicar of St. Christopher's Church


Governor at Hightown Primary School



Appointed by LGB on

1 November 2017

Andrew Harvey


Personnel & Finance Committee.


Safeguarding & Maths Link Governor

Retired Deputy Headteacher at Chamberlayne College for the Arts  100%

Appointed by LGB on

1 November 2017

Sarah Taylor

 Staff Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee



Teacher of School








Sarah Sadler

Head Teacher

Head Teacher

Headteacher of School 100%

Appointed by LGB on

4 January 2021


Michael Hartley


Chair of Personnel & Finance Committee


Pupil Premium & English Governor

None 100%

Appointed by LGB on

1 November 2017

Jodie Boomsma

Parent Governor N/a Parent of children in school 80% Appointed by LGB on 7 October 2020

James Fanner

Community Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee


Foundation Subject Governor

Parent of child in school 80% Appointed by LGB on 10 October 2018


The Chair of Governors can be contacted via school through the clerk to Governors [email protected] The link to Hamwic governance: