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Thurston Community College

Thurston Community College

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Governors

The Governing Body of Thurston Community College has a range of powers and responsibilities which it is legally required to carry out, working in a close and balanced partnership with the Principal, to ensure that the College runs effectively to provide the best possible education for all its students.

The Governing Body's responsibilities include:

  • Helping to develop College policies and development plans
  • Ensuring that the National Curriculum is delivered
  • Acting as a link with the local community
  • The appointment of staff

EduBase is a register of educational establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education.  It provides information on establishments providing compulsory, higher and further education. 

The Governing Body Special Educational Needs information can be found in the SEND Information Report located on our Special Educational Needs page of the College website.

To contact the Governing Body please email governors@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk

Name Position Committee Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Governor Declaration**
Elizabeth Dunn Chair Full Governing Body*, Finance and Personnel,  Curriculum and Standards, Steering*

Trustee - The Lund Trust

Elizabeth Dunn

Jayne Gurney

Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Curriculum and Standards*, Steering

Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre

!st Thurston Scouts

Jayne Gurney

Suzanne Maclaren

Confidential Secretary to the Governing Body

 N/A

 None

Suzanne Maclaren - Confidential Secretary to the Governing Body

Craig Black

Co-opted

Finance and Personnel

Director - West Suffolk Hospital NHS

Craig Black

Angela Branfield

Co-opted

Curriculum and Standards, Safeguarding (Special Responsibility), Principal's Review Panel

None

Angela Branfield

Alice Evans 

Co-opted

Curriculum and Standards, Pupil Premium/Looked After Children (Special Responsibility), Principal's Review Panel

 None

Alice Evans

Rachel Gooch

Co-opted

Finance and Personnel, Steering

Director - Thedwastre Education Trust and Employee of Thurston Partnership

Rachel Gooch

 Jo Henning

Local Authority Curriculum and Standards

GH Bullard and Associates (design and advice)

Jo Henning

Jane Kanka

Co-opted

Curriculum and Standards

Husband is Suffolk County Council Assistant Director PH

Jane Kanka

Robert Lenko Co-opted Finance and Personnel None Robert Lenko
Davina Morrison Parent Finance and Personnel, SEND Governor (Special Responsibility) Employee - Norton Primary School Davina Morrison

Simon Stockdale

Co-opted

Finance and Personnel*, Steering, Health and Safety (Special Responsibility)

Director - Vibris CCS,
Director - My Pension Advisor

Simon Stockdale

David Webdale

Staff Governor

 Curriculum and Standards

Owner - David Webdale Jewellery design David Webdale

Helen Wilson

Principal

Finance and Personnel, Curriculum and Standards, Steering

 None

Helen Wilson

* denotes Chair of Committee

**  As of October 2017 all Governors have declared 'I am not a governor elsewhere'.

Complaints Procedure

Parents should note it is the wish of the Governing Body to deal with all complaints quickly, effectively and as informally as possible.  Complaints Procedure Policy

www.governorsonline.co.uk/suffolk/  (Access for Governors only)