The information on this page concerns Governance and structure of Beckfoot Thornton.

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Board Structure and Delegations summary document 2016.

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Owen Williams: Chair of the Local School Committee

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Hi my name is Owen and I live locally with my youngest son attending our school. I am very honoured to have been asked by the Trust to be the first Chair of the Beckfoot Thornton Local School Committee (LSC) and I will do all that I can to ensure that every young person who attends our school is afforded the best education possible.

As well as fulfilling the role of Chair of the LSC, I'm am also in full time employment as the Chief Executive of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to this, I also have some general experience of working on school improvement as a lead governor which will hopefully be beneficial to our collective aims and aspirations for the school.

I believe that this school can be one of the best schools in Bradford and I am keen that we all get behind the Headteacher and his staff to make this a reality. With this in mind, whether you are a student, parent or member of staff, if you would like to share your thoughts on how our school could continue to improve please don't hesitate to contact me by email at


Janet Harrison: Staff Representative

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My name is Janet Harrison and I am the staff committee member on the Local School committee.

I have previously worked in retail management and banking before moving into an education environment 14 years ago and have worked at Beckfoot Thornton now for 12 years. I have 2 grown up children and have always endeavoured to work with them and the schools they have attended to ensure they have achieved to their full potential.

I am passionate that all young people are given an excellent education to increase their life chances and that Beckfoot Thornton provides an education that I would have wanted for my own children. I have seen many changes in my years at the school but feel we are now moving in a very clear direction and look forward to supporting the Beckfoot Trust and Headteacher in improving the outcomes for our students and creating an outstanding school.


Jane Rawson

Jane Rawson

Hello my name is Jane and I have a son who attends our school.  I was a parent governor before the academy conversion and I am delighted to now be on the Local School Committee for Beckfoot Thornton.

I have worked in both primary and secondary schools for the last 10 years and I am now a Business Manager in a local Special school.  Being a Business Manager means that I have an excellent understanding of school policies and procedures and the pressures facing education.  I am passionate about education and getting the best for all our pupils, they only get one chance at this.

I look forward to working with the Headteacher, staff and the Beckfoot Trust in supporting them to implement the changes needed to make Thornton an outstanding school.


Louisa Sharp

Lou Sharp

Hi my name is Louisa and I have two children who attend our school. After being a parent governor at Thornton Grammar for 12 months before academy conversion I am thrilled to be a part of the Local School Committee for Beckfoot Thornton.

I have worked in education since 2002 in both primary and secondary schools and am currently working in a local primary school as Business Manager. This role has given me extensive knowledge and experience in the day to day running of schools which will enable me to support Beckfoot Thornton on its journey to becoming an outstanding school.

I believe that Beckfoot Thornton will be the school of choice in the area for all families, with the support of the Trust and by supporting the headteacher and his staff we can all make a difference for our children. If you would like any further information on the LSC or would like to share your thoughts on how the school can continue to improve please don't hesitate to contact me by email at



Kim Tollervey

Kim Tollervey

My name is Kim and I am vice-chair of the Beckfoot Academy Trust Board and member of the Beckfoot Thornton Local School Committee (LSC).

I was appointed as a Community Governor at Hazelbeck School back in 2008 and have been involved in the building and opening of the new campus in Bingley, transfer to Academy status and the subsequent growth of the Trust to include Beckfoot Thornton.

Outside of school, I am a Project Manager for UKAR, the company set up by the government to manage the assets of the nationalised Bradford & Bingley plc and Northern Rock Asset Management. I also raise funds for a local charity, sing in a community choir and I am a keen football fan.

It is an honour and a privilege to be involved with the Beckfoot Trust and this amazing group of schools. I truly believe that this is one of the most exciting education projects in Bradford for many years, led by David Horn, the Trust’s Chief Executive. Both Beckfoot and Hazelbeck were judged as “Outstanding” schools in their last Ofsted inspections. Building on their success, I am convinced that Beckfoot Thornton will continue to improve over the coming months and our students will enjoy a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We all want to see youngsters succeed and our aim is to deliver the best possible start in life for each of these young people.


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