Welcome to our Governors’ section.
There is not a fixed number of governor roles at Thornton Primary School. The governing body aims to ensure that it is sufficiently diverse in order to that all of the school's stakeholders are appropriately represented. It also recognises that it is important to have the right blend of skills and experience within the group to so that it is able to hold the school to account effectively and discharge its statutory responsibilities.
Currently the governing body recognises that it has a gap in its skill-set and is looking to recruit a further governor who has experience in aspects of health and safety together with premises.
Thornton Primary School Governors and Key Managers Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests 2016
Name of Governor
Date interest began
Date interest ended
Date of entry
Business Partner & Finance Director.
|Alex Smythe (Ex-Officio)||Newcroft Primary Academy*||01/09/16||19/09/16|
|Diane Lane||Newcroft Primary Academy+||01/09/16||07/04/17|
Further Information: Andrea Hall and Sarah Mills are both members of the 'Friends of Thornton'.
For Governor attendance please refer to the Annual Report and Financial Statements period ended 31/08/16.
* Executive Head of Newcroft Primary Academy
+ Business Director at Newcroft Primary Academy
Relationships between School Staff, members and trustees of the governing body
Name of Governor: David Yorke
Nature of Relationship
Nature of the Interest
Close family relationship you have with the academy trust members, trustees or employees
Thornton Community Primary School
As Head teacher at Newcroft, I am delighted to welcome you to our website.
Newcroft Primary Academy opened its doors to children aged 3 to 11 years (Pre-School to Year 6) in September 2016 after choosing to convert the previous school. Newcroft Primary School, to an Academy.
Newcroft is an Ofsted Outstanding Rated Primary School in Shepshed, Leicestershire.
In the main school, we cater for children from 4 Years to 11 Years (Y6). Our Pre-school is for children after their 3rd birthday.
We are very proud of the school and the outcomes for our pupils; and we welcome visits from any parents interested in finding the best possible education for their children.
We have a strong tradition for hard work, aspiration and pride in what we do at Newcroft. As such, some of the information on this site reflects the history of the school from when it was Newcroft Primary School.
Newcroft is a founding member of the Symphony Learning Trust which is a multi-academy trust, set up to provide a firm strategic approach to excellence in a number of Leicestershires schools.
Mr Alex Smythe
Executive Head teacher