Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body of Threlkeld School is a standing committee of the Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust and, as such, shares the Trust’s framework of Trust, Honesty, Empathy and Social Responsibility in order to deliver the best possible educational, spiritual and emotional outcomes for children, their families and the community.

The Department for Education expects all Local Governing Bodies in every school, no matter the size, to ensure effective governance through clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; to be a critical friend to the Headteacher and senior management as well as overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent.

All members are subject to an Enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our Local Governing Body is made up of eight people. We are currently looking for a parent governor. If you are interested in the role, please contact school for more details.

Details of are LGB can be found below.

Rev Susi Wood – Foundation Governor

Nick Turley – Headteacher

Sheila Files – Foundation Governor

Joanna Butler – Foundation Governor

Louise Brown – Staff Governor

Ben Brown – Parent Governor

Emma Moody – Foundation Governor

Debbie Hutton – Foundation Governor

Debbie Charlton – Clerk to the Governors

School Vision

“We aspire to be a community, where every child and adult is valued as an individual, and is able to flourish in every way; intellectually, physically, socially, morally and spiritually.”

School Values






School Ethos

Threlkeld CE Primary School promotes high achievement and learning for life by ensuring these five core values are at the core of working with children to:

  • Have an enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning, and achieve high academic standards
  • Achieve their maximum potential
  • Be able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Expect high standards of themselves academically, personally and socially
  • Gain high self-esteem, and learn co-operation, tolerance and respect for others and the environment
  • Be flexible and adaptable in the changing world and acquire skills to achieve economic well-being
  • Take responsibility for their own actions and make informed choices
  • Make a positive contribution as citizens of the wider world
  • Seek a healthy lifestyle in body, mind and spirit

We believe that each child will succeed through experiencing:

  • A caring, family atmosphere, with a clear set of moral values based on a Christian ethos
  • Support, challenge and encouragement, through a partnership between home, school, and the community
  • A broad, balanced and challenging curriculum
  • An educational experience of the highest quality, that caters for the individual needs of each child
  • A friendly, lively and stimulating learning environment, with innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning
  • An enriching programme of extra-curricular activities and school visits
  • A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources

We demonstrate our commitment to working as a learning community by:

  • Striving for improvement in all we do
  • Working together towards common goals
  • Valuing and developing all those who work within it

Contact Us

Mr Nick Turley,
Threlkeld CE Primary School,
Blease Road,
CA12 4RX

Tel/Fax: 017687 79680

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