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Our Governors

Governors are members of a corporate body, who work together as one for the good of a school. The board of governors has a strategic role to play in the direction of the school. It has responsibility for determining the conduct of the school, its ethos, vision, planning and general development. We have an interest in getting the best for all children and work alongside the head teacher to make this happen. We are not involved in the day to day running of the school, which is the role of the head teacher, but you will see us around the school as we monitor and evaluate progress towards goals.

Our statutory duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the head teacher

Publication of Governor’s Details and Register of Interests

In the interests of transparency, all schools and academies should publish on their website, up to date details of the structure of the governing body and any committees, together with the names of their governors and their particular roles and responsibilities within that structure. This information is required for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months.

Structure of the Governing Body and Committees

The Chair of the Governing Body is: Mrs Kath Simmonds and the Vice Chair of the Governing Body is: Mrs Anne Wilson

The Governing Body’s structure and membership is outlined in the table below and within that structure it has the following committees:​

ForenameSurnameCategoryStartEndPositionResponsibilities
PhilBurridgeCo-opted21/06/1720/06/21Health & Safety (21/06/2017 - 20/06/2021),
JimCrinsonCo-opted04/10/1703/10/21Safeguarding (04/10/2017 - 03/10/2021),
KayleighDunnObserver01/01/00
MichaelFurzeCo-opted04/10/1703/10/21
SarahHollywoodStaff10/06/1509/06/19
JulieHubbardAssociate Member02/11/1601/11/20
GillKempCo-opted21/06/1720/06/21
LynnLe CornuClerk01/09/1731/08/21Clerk
NicolaMcNeil-WatsonParent03/11/1402/11/18Performance Management (03/11/2014 - 02/11/2018),
GarethRosbrookParent22/12/1721/12/21
JillShawHeadteacher01/01/16Headteacher
KathrynSimmondsCo-opted21/06/1720/06/21ChairSafer Recruitment (25/02/2016 - 24/02/2021),Performance Management (21/06/2017 - 20/06/2021),Child Protection (01/09/2017 - 01/01/2021),
RosemarySimpsonCo-opted21/06/1720/06/21Performance Management (21/06/2017 - 20/06/2021),Child Protection (05/09/2017 - 04/09/2022),
KathleenWallaceClerk01/03/1828/02/22Clerk
AnneWilsonLocal Authority27/07/1726/07/21Vice ChairSafer Recruitment (14/05/2015 - 13/05/2020),
GOVERNORCATEGORYAPPOINTED BY OR ELECTEDTERM OF OFFICEDATE STEPPED DOWNGOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTUREBUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes belowINDIRECT INTERESTSFULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGSATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS, E.G. (F) 2 OF 6, (S) 3 OF 3  
START DATEEXPIRY DATEPotential meetings per yearActual Attendance
Phil BurridgeCo-optedElectedJune 21, 2017June 20, 2021Director of Burridge Building Company40
Jim CrinsonCo-optedElectedOctober 4, 2017October 3, 201841
Michael FurzeCo-optedElectedOctober 4, 2017October 3, 2021Governor at John Spence High SchoolDirector of Kier North East42
Sarah HollywoodStaffElectedJune 10, 2015June 9, 201944
Gill KempCo-optedElectedJune 21, 2017June 20, 2021SDP for North Tyneside LA44
Nicola McNeil-WatsonParentElectedNovember 3, 2014November 2, 201843
Gareth RosbrookParentElectedDecember 22, 2017December 21, 202121
Jill ShawHeadteacherAppointedJanuary 1, 201644
Kathryn SimmondsCo-optedElectedJune 21, 2017June 20, 2021Daughter is a teacher at New York Primary44
Rosemary SimpsonCo-optedElectedJune 21, 2017May 15, 2018May 15, 201832
Anne WilsonLocal AuthorityAppointedJuly 27, 2017July 26, 202144

GOVERNORCATEGORYCOMMITTEE APPOINTED TOVOTING RIGHTS ON THAT COMMITTEETERM OF OFFICEDATE STEPPED DOWNGOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTUREBUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes belowINDIRECT INTERESTSFULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS ATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS, E.G. (F) 2 OF 6, (S) 3 OF 3
START DATEEXPIRY DATEPotential meetings per yearActual Attendance
Julie HubbardAssociate MemberNovember 2, 2016November 1, 202043
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