LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNORS
Sarah Lilly - Clerk to Thorn Grove Governing Body
Sarah Lilly has been Clerk to the Governing Body since July 2016. Sarah is also a governor at another local school.
Russell Knight - Vice Chair of School Improvement Committee, Co-opted Governor
Russell works for the Prince’s Trust and works to support disadvantaged young people to turn their lives around and get them on the road to success. He is keen to work with local schools to help young people to get the best start in life.
Lara Lucas - Vice Chair of School Improvement Committee, Co-opted Governor
Lara joined as a Governor in 2016 and currently works in law for a bank based in London. She brings extensive expertise in the areas of risk management, policy and finance.
Shane Manning - School Improvement Committee, Co-opted Governor
Shane is a Digital Product Owner working on digital transformation projects within financial services. Shane’s background is in Legal practice, with a Law degree from Lancaster University and a post graduate diploma from the University of Law, Manchester. Shane moved to Bishop Stortford at the start of 2018 and joined Thorn Grove as a Governor shortly afterwards. He is also a Governor of another school.
Andrew Bennett - Resources Committee, Parent Governor
Andrew is a parent at the school.
Michelle Gowlett - Chair of Resources Committee, Parent Governor
Michelle is a qualified accountant and works in finance and operations in a charity supporting young people into further education, employment or enterprise. She has previously worked for many years at a professional services firm and at Hertfordshire County Council. She enjoys running, reading and baking cakes and has one child at Thorn Grove.
Sally Murray - School Improvement Committee, Parent Governor
Sally is a parent at the school.
STAFFING BODY GOVERNORS
Peter Luck - Headteacher
Peter is Headteacher at Thorn Grove and joined the school in September 2016. He was previously assistant headteacher at Dewhurst St. Mary Primary School in Cheshunt, a good school with outstanding features.
Jayne Lilley - Deputy Headteacher
Jayne was appointed as Deputy Headteacher in September 2018, joining us from Burnt Mill Academy Trust, where she was a Lead Practitioner for Creativity and English. She was based at Little Parndon Primary School, where her support led to the school being placed in the top 20% of schools nationally for student progress. Jayne believes the curriculum should be taught in an engaging and stimulating way which promotes a love of learning.
Joss Loveday - Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Coordinator
Joss has been at Thorn Grove in various guises for a number of years; as a mum, a supply teacher and now as Inclusion Co-ordinator. Her job is to ensure that pupils receive the education they require whatever their needs and to co-ordinate this with parents, teachers, teaching assistants, educational psychologists, NHS services and the pupil concerned. We have a team of dedicated professionals who seek to develop pupils academically and socially. She sits on the School Improvement Committee and informs the members of latest government reform and feedback initiatives undertaken at school.
Karen Woolhouse – Chair of School Improvement Committee, Associate Governor
Karen is an education specialist and former headteacher and Ofsted inspector.