Meet the Governors

  • Mrs Cathy Grace


    Hello everyone
    I was appointed as Headteacher at Thornton Primary School in March 2021. I am extremely proud to work at Thornton Primary School and to be part of our aspirational community. Prior to my current role, I have been the Deputy Headteacher since 2017 and before that an Assistant Headteacher at Thornton which puts me in the very fortunate position of being a fully fledged member of our Thornton Family!

    It is a pleasure to work as part of a dedicated team striving to make Thornton Primary School the best, as well as a privilege to belong to such a caring school community. I welcome any comments you have to help us further improve on our journey to outstanding, and I can be found in the playground at the start and end of the day to ensure I can be accessible to parents/carers, and fully promote our 'open door' policy. Please come and say hello!

  • Mr Amjid Ali

    Chair of Governors / Parent Governor

  • Mrs Yasmin Begum

    Co-opted Governor

    Hello my name is Yasmin. I am a mother of two boys, one is here at Thornton. I am very fortunate and privileged to be part of the Governing body here at Thornton. I am very keen and eager to be part of a school which has come a long way in the last two years and also a school which forms the basis and foundation of so many careers.
    This saying was said to me when I was young and it has stuck with me. C .S Lewis once said “The task of a modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
    We can create a school that exceeds the expectations of all the parents and the wider community of Ward end/Hodge hill. I am driven by the desire to get the best for all our children here at Thornton.
    I am in the playground every day. I am friendly and approachable. I am always happy to help and give advice. If I am unable to advice you I will direct you to the right person who can help.
    I am also the link Governor for SEND.

Please download the following document for further governor information at Thornton Primary School.
  • Mr Subat Khan

    Co-opted Governor

  • Mrs Sofina Reeves

    Co-opted Governor

  • Mr Sajad Akram

    Co-opted Governor

  • Mr Haroon Akbar

    Parent Governor

  • Mrs Katie Biddle-Rawbone

    Staff Governor

  • Ms Jenny Steckles


    Hello Everyone.

    I am Clerk to the Governing Body and have been in post since September 2015. My experience as a clerk is wide and broad having clerked in both schools and academies within Birmingham. Coventry and Warwickshire for the last 15 years and gained the National Clerking Qualification. I ensure in conjunction with the Governors that they carry out their responsibilities within their Governance role as laid down by the Department of Education.