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Governing Body Membership, Roles & Responsibilities - please click for details


Full Governing Body meeting minutes

September 2017 - Approved minutes

July 2017 - Approved minutes

May 2017 - Approved minutes

March 2017 - Approved minutes 

February 2017 - Approved minutes

November 2016 - Approved minutes



Governance Annual Statement 2017


Our Governing Body:

EllisEllisSteve Ellis, Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

I was first appointed a Governor of the school in 2003 when my son was a year one student. I am passionate about school and what it represents and it has been a pleasure to have such a long association as a Governor.  I was Chair of Governors from 2007-11 and have worn many other ‘hats’ over the years. I am a retired Commercial Banker and now work as a Business Consultant. My day job takes me into many commercial businesses where I help business owners and Company Directors develop and implement plans to improve their Businesses.  The knowledge I gain from my work is very useful in my role as Chair. Away from work and school I enjoy running, going to the gym, music and theatre.


HarkerHarkerAlex Harker

Staff Governor

I have taught at Glasshouses School since completing my teacher training and have experience of teaching Classes 2 and 1. I am the Teacher representative on the Governing Body. I especially enjoy working with our youngest children and seeing the first steps in their learning journey within school.  Outside school I enjoy keeping fit and looking after my dog Peggy.  I am also learning DIY skills in my new house.  I hope my in depth knowledge of early years will help me to be an effective and pro active member of the Governing Body.


GibsonGibsonNicola Gibson

Parent Governor

I am a parent of two children at the school and I am a  parent Governor on the Governing Body. I have loved being involved in all aspects of school life, often helping with school trips and activities.  I am pleased to be able to be involved as a Governor and working to improve all areas of school life.  Outside school I enjoy spending time with my family and teaching modern foreign languages to secondary school children.


BelBelAlison Bell

Co-opted Governor

I am delighted to have joined the board of school governors on a co-opted basis in November 2016. I am new to the role but have a keen interest in the school as part of our community and have previously spent a number of years as a pupil mentor in South Wales secondary schools. I currently work in the transport sector as a Stakeholder Manager and believe that my skills and experience will add value to the role. Outside of work I enjoy travel, cooking and walking and spending time with our grown up family.



 Nicola Thornber

Staff Governor (HT)

Miss Thornber is the Head Teacher at Glasshouses and also sits on the Governing Body.  Miss Thornber has been Headteacher at the school since September 2017  



ThompsonThompsonNeil Thompson 

Co-opted Governor

I am a Co-opted Governor at Glasshouses Primary School and I joined in September 2014. I currently have 2  children at the school. I have always had a keen interest in education and I focus on core subjects and have a great interest in SEN.  I also work in education as a member of the EN support team at Boroughbridge High School. In my leisure time I exercise my keen interest in science and history.  


SnapeSnapeShirley Snape 

Local Authority Governor

I am delighted to be appointed as LA Governor at Glasshouses School and to be involved with school and the children again after being the school secretary for 16 years, retiring in 2015. Having been part of the school since 1998, it has been wonderful to see how the school has improved with the new Reception/Year 1  outdoor area, ICT Suite, library and outside areas over the years. School is at the heart of the village  community and our links with the village over the years has seen generations of families attending our school.   I look forward to spending time in school with the children and staff and endeavour to work hard as a Governor in my responsibilities as Community Cohesion and Stakeholder Governor. Outside school I enjoy visiting the theatre, music concerts and travel.     

Kristin Klauser  - Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

I am a parent of two children at the school and member of the local community. My working background is as a designer with experience in architectural wayfinding and also as a lecturer in this field. I have worked as both Treasurer and Chair of the PTFA for three years. I welcome the opportunity to work as a governor in order to support  the school  in whatever means necessary so that the education, comfort and safety of the children remain the top priority. 

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