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The Governing Body of Thornborough Infant School main aim is to support staff in delivering objectives and the strategic vision of the school. Governors share a common interest of the education, wellbeing and social development of the pupils at Thornborough Infant School. The following Governors use their diverse background, interests and expertise to lead and manage the school.

Due to the constraints of a small Governing Body, Thornborough Governors operate a circle model, where decisions are not passed to committees but, instead, all Governors are involved in every meeting and decision.

Chair of Governors

Mr Matt Kennedy 

Co-opted Governor

From 6/6/22 to 5/6/26

School Governors



Mrs Laura Passenger


From 8/7/24

Mr Matthew Kercher

Co-opted Governor

From 23/2/21 to 20/2/25

Mrs Victoria Grainge


From 23/2/21 to 22/2/25

Mr Shaun Bluck

Associate Governor

From 2/3/23 to 1/3/27

Mrs Jenny Shaw

Co-opted Governor

From 30/3/23 to 29/3/27

Mr Mark Richmond-Watson

Mr Ben Cadigan

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor

From 6/6/22 to 5/6/26

From 31/10/23 to 30/10/27

What do school Governors do?

The main duties and responsibilities of School Governors are:

  • setting aims, objectives, targets and a strategic framework for the school and reviewing its progress towards attaining them
  • monitoring and evaluating how well the policies and plans of the school are working;
  • accounting for the school and Governing Body’s performance
  • working with the Headteacher to ensure that teaching within the school is effective and of good quality and that children achieve the highest possible standards;
  • taking general responsibility for the school and its budget;
  • acting as “critical friend” to the school by challenging and supporting the senior management team and by taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of the work of staff and pupils
  • promoting the interests of its pupils in the wider community
How do school Governors make decisions?

The School Governors meet once a term. Detailed minutes are taken of each meeting and copies can be requested from the School Office.  

If you would be interested in joining the Governing Body, please contact the school.  Previous experience is not required. For further information about being a School Governor please go to the Buckinghamshire Council website.

Please email the School Office to contact the Chair of Governors or Governing Body.

Contact Us

Thornborough Infant School, High Street, Thornborough, Bucks, MK18 2DF
01280 812219