Threshfield School Governing Board announcement

In light of the ongoing situation created by the Coronavirus pandemic, the governors of Threshfield School have adopted best practice as defined by the government update of March 2020, you can read this for yourself in the link below.   This will allow us to continue to function fully as a governing board, to support the fantastic work that all the school staff are doing during this unprecedented period, and to plan for when the school reopens fully so we begin on the front foot.    If you have any questions for the governing board at this time please feel free to contact me, the chair, via the school or by email

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Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation and management of the school on a day to day basis, overall responsibility lies with the Governing Body.  This includes assisting with the appointment of staff, having oversight of the curriculum and ensuring that the premises and finances of the school are efficiently and effectively used.  

The Governing body is involved with the school at every level, but it's core key responsibilities are; 

  • To ensure clarity of vision and strategic direction
  • To hold the school to account for educational achievement of its pupils, and
  • To make sure that the school’s money is well spent

The Governing Body, as a whole, meets regularly throughout the year, in addition to the meetings of its various sub-committees. All Governors are also linked to aspects of our current School Development Plan, which they monitor through visits to school and discussion with staff. Members are either elected (parent governors) or appointed (co-opted and foundation governors) and each hold a given term of office.

The term of office for a governor is 4 years, except the headteacher governor which is 2 years.

The term of office for the chair and vice-chair is one year.

*The LA Governor is appointed until the appointment of their successors, which can take place at any time following the County Council and Local elections, usually four years

Committees of the Governing body 

Headteacher’s Performance Management: Angela Canning, Natasha Midgley, Hannah Peace

Complaints Appeal, and Staff Discipline Appeal: Convened as appropriate