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Please read the letter from the Chair of Governors marking the end of the school year. Click HERE.

Please reads this important letter from the Chair of Governors about our headteacher. Click HERE.

To read the Governance Objectives for 2017-2018, please click HERE.



Here is the Attendance record for the Full Governing body for 2016-2017. If you wish to see the PDF file, click HERE.

  Thorpe Willoughby Attendance Record for Full Governors and Committee Meetings 
  2016 / 2017                        
    22nd  19th 24th 2nd 22nd  30th 4th 15th  6th      
    Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Feb-17 Mar-17 Mar-17 May-17 Jun-17 Jul-17      
  Sue Brown  Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y      
  Jan Tetley Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y      
  Marilyn Lunn Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y      
  Sandra Ulett Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y      
  Jo Empson Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y      
  Lee Mason Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N      
  Anita Fieldhouse  Y Y N Y Y N Y N N      
  Charlotte Haines Lyon Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N      
  Louise Fletcher  N N N R R R R R R      
  Margaret Beal         Y Y Y Y Y      
  Sue Battersby                 y      
  Attended  Y                      
  Non Attendance N                      
  Resigned  R                      

 County of North Yorkshire

Thorpe Willoughby Community Primary School

Londesborough Grove, Thorpe Willoughby, Selby YO8 9NX

Tel: 01757 703996


Headteacher: Mrs. S E Brown


July 2017

Dear All,

All too quickly we have come to the end of another academic year. On behalf of the governing body, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the hard work of staff, parents, carers and children this year. We have seen fantastic achievements whether it is in their academic studies, caring for each other, sporting activities, performances or indeed business enterprises. We are immensely proud of school and its caring but ambitious atmosphere. When governors undertake learning walks we are always impressed at the behaviour of children, the engaged teaching we see and how the children relate to all the staff. A particular highlight this year was some year 6 children attending a governors’ meeting and telling us about their business plans.

This year we have seen some changes in staff. We have said goodbye to, and welcomed new colleagues. We are also about to undergo our building project in which the school will be extended to accommodate new families from the housing that is being built in the area. This is an exciting new phase for the school and we look forward to the results, new friends and a bit more space to work in.

There has also been change in the governing body. We have welcomed new governors this year and have been delighted with how they have immersed themselves within the life of the school so readily. Jan Tetley has stood down as Chair of Governors after ten years of exemplary service but has kindly agreed to stay on as a governor. We would like to thank Jan for all her hard work, leadership and wisdom over the years. I have become Chair now, but am slightly nervous of filling Jan’s shoes! However, I am sure with the support of the governing body including Anita Fieldhouse as Vice Chair, we will continue to move from strength to strength.

As we say goodbye to our current year 6s, we celebrate not only their good academic achievement but the wonderful young people that they have become. We hope you are

equally proud and will join us in wishing them all the best for high school and future endeavours.

Finally we would like to thank all the staff for working so hard this year to ensure that our children not only develop academically but as lovely caring and responsible young people.

We wish you all a good and restful summer break.

Charlotte Lyon

Chair of Governors.

To see the attendance record for Governors during 2016-2017, click HERE to open an Excel file.

Governing Body - July 2017

Mrs C Lyon

Chairperson, Co-opted Governor

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Mrs J Tetley


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Mrs M Beal

Co-opted Governor

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Mrs J Empson

Parent Governor

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Mr L Mason

Parent Governor

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Mrs A Fieldhouse

Parent Governor

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Mrs M Lunn

LEA Governor

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Mrs S Brown

Head Teacher

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Ms S Ulett

Staff Governor

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S Edwards

Local Authority Clerk

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Mrs S Battersby

Associate Governor

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Click HERE to read the attendance report for Governors at meetings in 2015-2016.

Click HERE to read the April 2016 statement from the Governors.

Read the letter to parents from the Governors about the Ofsted Inspection. Click HERE

Click HERE to read about the Governor Monitoring Policy.



                                           Re-constituted Governing Body 2015

Mrs. J Tetley     Chairperson Co-opted Governor

I have been involved with school for many years.   I am proud to have been involved with education both in my working life and for this community school.  Our role as a governor is to support the head teacher and help in the school’s strategic development. We are a committed group who have different specialist knowledge  and freely give our time for the  school and  your children’s interests . 

Mrs C Lyon        Vice-Chair   Co-opted Governor

 I have been a governor Thorpe Willoughby for six years and have one
daughter in the juniors. As the English Governor I am regularly in
school to see how we are continually improving our English teaching. As
Vice Chair I work with the Chair to ensure the Governing Body works
together effectively with staff in developing , monitoring and
supporting the strategic direction of the school. I am also studying for
a PhD at York St John, and am researching Parental Engagement in Education.




L Mason    Parent Governor   (June 2016)

I work in higher education and appreciate the importance of a solid, broad educational foundation to enable children to become life-long learners to allow them to fulfil their potential. I bring a range of skills to the governing body including experience of funding development, project management and the ability to understand complex data. I have a daughter in school.

Mrs S Battersby                   Associate Governor

Hello,my name is Sue Battersby and I have been a governor for many years. My main interests are in SEN and early years education. I passionately believe in education from cradle to grave and am proud to serve such a wonderful community primary school. Strong foundations give children the tools for a successful, happy and fulfilling future. TWCP School is a happy, thriving place for children to build these foundations for life.

Mrs M Lunn                                  LEA Governor

 I have been connected with TWCPS for the past 40 years as a parent, member of staff, member of Friends’ Association and Governor.  Until  I retired  2 years ago I was the school Office Manager with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of our school, including financial data.  I am pleased to have been a Governor for over 20 years, serving as a member of both  the Finance and Rapid  Improvement  Committees.

I now come into school 2 days a week to help in any way I can to support our pupils, staff and parents.

 J Empson      Parent Governor (June 2016)

I have two children in the school. I am a member of the  Childcare Centre committee  and this has given me a great insight into the special and important relationship between the Centre and the School.

 I previously worked for a large corporation, in the areas of process development, continuous improvement, audit and compliance, I now work at a York primary school as an office administrator.  My focus has largely been on process improvement and working towards continual excellence both in terms of business strategy, operational day to day procedures and adherence to legislation and audit requirements.  I love fact finding and have a keen eye for detail.  I enjoy working with the whole school team and look forward to seeing where I can support going forward.

Mrs A Fieldhouse                          Parent Governor

I have lived in the Village for 40 years and have 4 children ranging from 24 years and 3 years old.  3 children have attended / attending this school.
I have been involved with the school and Childcare Centre for 24 years now and am Chair of TWCC Management Committee
I have been a parent governor for a year and I am also a member of the Finance Committee, my career  background is mostly clerical administrative based.

Mrs S Brown                                 Head Teacher

Ms S Ulett                                  Teaching Governor

S Edwards                                                   Clerk



Click HERE to see the roles and responsibilities of the individual governors and their term of office.

Click HERE to see the Register of Interest of each Governor.

Governing Body Position Statement mid-year - click to read the document.

Letter from the Governing Body about parking around school


If you are a Governor use the 'Governors only' password-protected page

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