meet-the-team - thringstone
meet-the-team - thringstone


We have vacancies for 2 community governors

Please as at the school reception if you are interested

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Ms Sarah Baxter

Parent Governor

I was appointed as Chair of Governors in September 2021. Our son is a student at Thringstone Primary and I have volunteered in several capacities; classroom reading, parent helper. I am very honoured and excited to serve the school in a different way.

My background is in art and design and education but have held roles in several sectors including; retail, museum services, project management, theatrical costume design and corporate marketing.

I enjoy spending time with my family, serving the community, mentoring and developing business assets.

Again, I'm grateful to be appointed and look forward to serving as a governor."

Mrs Gemma
Patel (Vice Chair)

Parent Governor
Data Protection Officer

"I have been a parent governor at Thringstone Primary School for over 8 years. I am passionate about all children receiving the best education in an environment where they can thrive, not just educationally, but also in terms of personal development. I have lived in the area all my life, attended this primary school as a child myself and have seen my 2 children enjoy and thrive at Thringstone.

I work as a freelance marketing consultant, delivering brand & marketing strategy to businesses, and have been able to use this knowledge and experience to drive strategic development within the school.

Outside of work, I enjoy netball, walking and baking."

Mrs Diane

Community Governor

My connection with Thringstone Primary School began in 1982 when my oldest child joined the school aged 5 years . All of my four children, my 3 grandchildren, and also many of the children I childminded during 40 years, attended the school which provided them with an excellent start to their educational journeys; for one of my children the words and actions of one teacher changed his life around for good at a critical time.

I was invited to become a School Governor in 2010 and there have been many changes, both in the school and in the role of a Governor, in the last 13 years. The work is often challenging but always interesting because what happens to our children in their earliest years lays a foundation that impacts them for the rest of their lives; I want that to be a positive, affirming experience for every child that attends Thringstone Primary School, so I seek to help in the work of the school in any way that I can.

Mrs Linda Gallacher

Community Governor

" After being associated with Thringstone Primary School for 40 years, 34 of them as a member of staff, I retired at almost 70, two years ago. I then became a Community Governor of this brilliant school.
I have two daughers (44 and 39) who attended the school, which was the solid foundation of their school life. They have now gone on to have extremely successful careers, one as a Respiratory Oxygen Specialist and the other as a Casting Director in Musical Theatre.
This school is very important to me, the children, staff and parents have over the years, become a big part of my life. The school does it's very best for all of their pupils and I know will continue to do so for many more children and parents in the future."

Mrs Laura Chapman

Parent Governor
Chair of Finance

" I have worked in the textile manufacturing industry for the last 22 years covering various roles within the company.
I became a parent governor because I wanted to give back to the school and help support them with their continued work in being a great school for all children.
I have two children at the school and have experienced first hand the dedication and hard work given by all members of staff at Thringstone to ensure each child 'believes and achieves together'.
I am proud to be a part of the Thringstone Primary School team."

Miss Kayleigh Jones

Staff Governor

"For over 10 years, I have had the privilege of being part of our wonderful team at Thringstone and became a Staff Governor because I am passionate about our school and the community that surrounds us. In my spare time I enjoy a spot of baking and getting lost on a good book I am committed to help Thringstone continue to be an environment that has our children and their families at the heart of it."

Miss Amy

Staff Governor

My name is Amy Bowers and I am the current teaching staff governor. I have worked in education for almost 10 years, and during that time have taught children from nursery age up to Year 9.
My two main teaching passions are Phonics (early reading), and religious education. Both, I feel, are essential in preparing our children for their future lives in modern Britain.
When not teaching at Thringstone, you can find me hiking in the Peak District, open water swimming, or at the theatre.

Mrs Mitzi

Clerk to Governors

Tedrah Paul

Parent Governor

"Hello, my names Tedrah, I've been a parent governor since 2022, I am married have 2 children that are part of the Thringstone community and 1 at home with me. I am keen to be part of the school and help out as best as I can."

Ruth King

Parent Governor

I became a parent governor in 2023 as I wanted to be part of the school my son attends and to help drive the school forward, not just for him but for the whole school and wider community. Having seen how much my son has thrived, the dedication shown by the staff and how wonderful the school is I am proud to have a small part in the schools future.