John Thorne – Chair of Finance & Resources

Born and educated in Leeds at three schools (now all closed!) then at Bretton Hall College (also closed).

Professional stage actor, writer and director.

Producer and director in educational television.

Master’s degree in Education Management.

Over 40 years in educational practice, including managing the further education service for a local authority before retirement.

Governor and Chair of Finance in two Leeds schools and active member of the Leeds Schools’ Forum.

Governor at Priesthorpe School for 8 years.

Full Name John Thorne
Date Appointment 01/07/17
Category of Governor Local Authority
Appointed by Appointed by Governing Body
Sub-committees  Finance, Student Standards and Community
Declarations of Interest Governor, Southroyd Primary School and Children’s Centre, from Jan 2008

Chair, City of Leeds School Forum, from Sep 2018 (forum member since 2008)

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 4/5
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings Finance: 4/4 

Student Standards and Community: 2/3 

Date of Resignation N/A