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Full Governing Body meeting minutes

July 2018 - Here : Approved minutes

May 2018 - Here : Approved minutes

March 2018 - Here : Approved minutes

February 2018 - Here: Approved minutes

November 2017 - Here: Approved minutes

September 2017 - Here: Approved minutes

July 2017 - Here: Approved minutes

May 2017 - Here: Approved minutes

March 2017 - Here: Approved minutes

February 2017 -Here: Approved minutes

Governance Annual Statement 2017

Our Governing Body:

Governing Body Details 2018

Steve 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.

Nicola 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.

Alison 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

Neil 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.

Shirley Snape

Local Authority Governor

I was appointed a Local Authority Governor at Glasshouses School in 2015 after my retirement as the school secretary for 16 years. I enjoy still being involved with school and currently I am link governor for Community Cohesion and Stakeholders. School is at the heart of the community and has seen generations of families attending our school and it is a pleasure to come into school to meet with children, parents and the wider community at our school. Outside school I enjoy travel, theatre and music concerts.

Jenny Tropia

Link Governor for Literacy

I was elected Parent Governor in December 2017 and have taken on the role of Link Governor for Literacy and have joined the Data Committee. As a former teacher, and coordinator of an Early Childhood Council, I hope my background in education and community work will help me make the most of this role. I currently have two children in school. Outside of school and work, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, and photography.