St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

School Closes for Summer at 2pm this Friday 19th July.***

St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022


School Governors are volunteers who offer their time, skills and expertise to support in leading and developing the school. Our Governing Board is comprised of the Headteacher, an elected  staff member, parent Governors, Local Education Authority representatives and Foundation Governors, appointed by the local Church and Diocese. Community nominees and co-opted members may also be a part of the Governing Body.

Our Governors are all local people who have a genuine desire to assist our school community be the best it can possibly be.  They want to help all our children have a very positive school experience and to be supported to flourish and shine in all they do. 


The Governors contribute to ensuring that high standards of achievement for all children in our school through these key roles: 

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school including the vision and ethos
  • Overseeing the effective use of finances and making sure that money is well spent
  • Holding the school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils

Governing Body Members

  • Amanda Palmer (Chair) - Foundation Governor
  • Simon Nield (Vice Chair)  - Foundation Governor
  • Lindsay Walton  - Headteacher
  • David Bennett - Foundation Governor
  • Carol Stones - Foundation Governor (serving member of staff)
  • Emma Whittaker - Co-opted Governor
  • Gillian Anderson - Parent Governor
  • Deborah Fox - Staff Governor
  • Louise Evans - Parent Governor
  • Andrew Treharne - Local Authority Governor
  • Vacant post - Clergy post (Foundation Governor)
  • Vacant post - Foundation Governor
  • Vacant post - Foundation Governor
  • Vacant post - Foundation Governor

 Clerk: Christine O'Hara, LCC Governor Services


If you would be interested in finding out more about becoming a School Governor, there is information on the Lancashire County Council website: 

If you feel you may fulfill the criteria for being a Foundation Governor, willing to help uphold the Christian Foundation of our school, you can find further information on the Blackburn Diocese website: 


A Governor's Prayer

Heavenly Father,

May your strength support us in our leadership,

May your grace open our hearts and minds,

May the light of your spirit enter our discussions,

May your wisdom inspire our decisions;

May your mercy bring compassion and understanding in to our relationships.

May your forgiveness bring us humility:

And may Christ’s love be at the heart of all we do in His name.


 Attendance 22-23.pdfDownload
 Attendance 23-24.pdfDownload
 Committee structure 22-23.pdfDownload
 Committee structure 23-24.pdfDownload
 Committee structure May 2023-24 onwards.pdfDownload
 Register of business interests 23-24.pdfDownload
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