About Our School

Our Governors

Thurlton Primary is School is part of the Clarion Academy Trust (CAT).

Each school within the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who have responsibility for the day to day running of the school. They have oversight of standards, curriculum and community.  The LGB reports to the Clarion Board of Trustees. The Trustees have responsibility for strategic and financial leadership across all CAT academies.  

Having joined Clarion Trust in September 2017 we have now established our Local Governing Body. This consists of:

Mrs Jenny Howell Chair of Local Governors
Mrs Ali Hambley Headteacher 
Mrs Patricia Bell Vice Chair of Governors - Trustee of Clarion Academy Trust 
Mr John Betney  Appointed Local Governor
Miss Karen Davison Staff Governor
Mrs Donna Elson Appointed Local Governor
Mr David Simington  Appointed Local Governor

The Local Governing Body is also supported through the interim appointment of a Trustee from the Clarion Academy Trust – Tricia Bell 


We still need at least two more Governors on the Board.  If you would like more information on becoming a Governor please contact the School Office on  01508 548318 or email office@thurlton.norfolk.sch.uk

Our schools

Clarion Academy Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in South Norfolk. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.

Our schools

Clarion Academy Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in South Norfolk. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.