School finishes on Friday 19th July for the Summer holidays. Pupils to return on Wednesday 4 September 2019

Kirkby La Thorpe
Church of England Primary Academy

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Church of England Primary Academy

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Governing Body Structure

In order to strategically lead and manage our school, the Governing Body is structured into three groups:

  • Academic Performance; 
  • Financial Resources and General Purpose; and 
  • Health and Safety.  


Within each group, Governors focus on different areas of responsibility, working to the strengths, skills and knowledge base of the respective governors.  Each Group of Governors is led by an identified Governor, to ensure clarity of direction. 


The different groups meet at different intervals, with some having regular, half-termly meetings, and others meeting as and when necessary in relation to the school calendar. 


The Groups are organised as below:

Academic Performance (including Pastoral Care) - termly meetings

Lead Governor: Katie Gravil

Group members: Andy Parker, David Sykes, Liz Regan, Val Greene and Anita Huckle.


Financial Resources and General Purpose - termly meetings

Lead Governors: Philip Sharpe 

Group members: Andy Parker, Sarah Parkinson, Phil Drayton and Katie Gravil.  Charlotte Whyment, Bursar, to report to the Group as necessary.


Health and Safety (including Child Protection) -termly meetings

Lead Governor: Glen Keeble

Group members: Emma Andrews, Phil Drayton, Liz Regan and Katie Gravil.


Full Governing Body Meetings

Full Governing Body meetings take place four times a year, with each respective Group feeding back their actions to the full body.  Where approval is required for actions to take place, these are proposed at such meetings.