Thorogate School Governors
Governance Arrangements & Register Of Business Interests
Governing Board Attendance September 2019 - July 2020
Anne Wing - Chair of Governors
I have recently become a parent governor at Thorogate School in July 2018. I have 2 children at Thorogate School, my daughter, Alyssia in Y4 and my youngest child Freddie who has just started in Foundation. When the vacancy for a parent governor became available I thought it would be a great time for me to get more involved with my childrens school and now that both my children are full time it is an ideal time for me. I hope to provide support to the school to ensure our children are getting the absolute best from their time at Thorogate School. I aim to be a good representative for all the parents and carers of children that attend Thorogate whilst having the children's best interests at heart.
Co-opted Governor and Vice - Chair of Governors
Community Governor, Appointment Date: September 2018
Project Development Leader at Pops Outdoor Adventure Centre in Rawmarsh
I have worked in and around schools for over 15 years now, internally as support for BASE (pre-pru) students in secondary education, off site support and engagement and home education. This experience in my previous and current roles has given me many years of experience in working with children with complex social, emotional and behavioural issues. I have been in design and marketing for over 20 years and have helped promote, advertise and raise the profile of schools, businesses and community groups around the country.
I currently run a not for profit social enterprise called Pops Outdoor Adventure Centre working with the local community especially young people delivering outdoor activities during the holidays, after school clubs and school enrichment activities. Pop's main aim is to help improve the mental and physical health of young people in our community and to encourage them to lead a more active lifestyle. I work extensively with may local schools and schools in the wider community providing curriculum support by taking any class topic and transforming it into an outdoor learning experience at school or at our own site in Rosehill Park. I also work with many pupil referral units for children with intense emotional and behavioural issues and create structured fun learning experience to help build self confidence and resilience with a view to help support their social/emotional and educational needs. Pop's are also registered with ROSIS as a supplier to help improve outdoor learning provisions in schools and to help support teaching staff to bring learning outdoors while still maintaining the learning objectives of the curriculum. Pop’s also deliver CDP training for teaching staff to help enable them to work with confidence in the outdoors with their classes.
As a local businessman I have a very good understanding of finance, legal structures, safeguarding, health and safety, marketing and advertising and fundraising.
I believe Thorogate school has the potential to be an outstanding school and a vibrant place for young people to shape their futures! I am proud to be a part of the team to help make this possible!
Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
I am Headteacher of Thorogate School and have been since September 2007. I am passionate about all pupils achieving their potential through a vibrant curriculum that challenges pupils to be leaders of their own learning. Respect, Responsibility and Fun is the school motto and this is central to our philosophy; for pupils and staff. This is within the context of being in Pursuit of Excellence - again, from pupils and staff.