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Kirkby La Thorpe
Church of England Primary Academy

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Welcome toKirkby La Thorpe

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; 
  • Health and Safety; and 
  • Staffing and Complaints.  


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 - termly meetings

Lead Governor: Katie Gravil

Group members: Andy Parker and David Sykes. Ex Officio - Vacant


Financial Resources and General Purpose - four times a year

Lead Governors: Sarah Parkinson

Group members: Andy Parker, Philip Sharpe, 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: Phil Drayton

Group members: Andy Parker, Michelle Morton, Vicky Smith and Katie Gravil


Staffing and Complaints - when required

Lead Governor: Andy Parker 

Group members: Katie Gravil and Philip Sharp


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.