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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 (2021/2022) the Chair role is managed by 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) 

Michael Hartley


Chair of Governors


Chair of Personnel & Finance Committee


Pupil Premium & English Governor


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








Ali Beechurst

Head Teacher

Head Teacher

Headteacher of School0%

Appointed by LGB on

2 September 2021


Jodie Boomsma

Parent GovernorN/aParent of children in school70%Appointed by LGB on 7 October 2020

James Fanner

Community Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee


Foundation Subject Governor

Parent of child in school80%Appointed by LGB on 10 October 2018
Danny Bratcher  None0%Appointed by LGB on 13 October 2021


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