Structure and remit of our Governing body

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.  They come from all sections of the community and all walks of life.  Some of our governors are elected by parents and staff, some are appointed by the Governing body or the North Tyneside Learning Trust. 

The Governing body has 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

Governing body membership

Name

Category of Governor

Appointing body

Start date

End date

Steven Appleby

Local Authority

Governing body

01/01/14

31/12/17

David W Bavaird

Co-opted

Governing body

07/10/14

06/10/18

Michael Burton

Co-opted

Governing body

18/06/13

17/06/17

Daniel Busby

Co-opted

Governing body

19/11/13

18/11/17

Judith Woodruff

Co-opted

Governing body

18/06/13

17/06/17

Elaine Riley

Co-opted

Governing body

27/01/15

26/01/19

Audrey Isabel Kingham

Foundation

Foundation - North Tyneside Learning Trust

02/02/15

01/02/19

Kerry Atkin

Parent

Elected by parents

30/04/15

29/04/18

Christopher Marc Drennan

Staff

Elected by staff

04/03/16

03/03/20

Tracey Jane Pearson Parent Elected by parents 06/04/2017 05/04/21

David Mark Baldwin

Executive Headteacher

We currently have two vacancies for a Co-opted Governor and a Foundation Governor.

 

Committee Structure

We also have a range of committees that help to carry out the Governing body’s functions and aid succession planning as follows:

•           Achievement

•           Finance and Personnel

•           Performance Management (of the Headteacher)

•           Pupil Discipline

•           Personal Development and Safeguarding

•           Teaching and Learning

 

Current Committees Membership

Achievement Finance and Personnel
Audrey Kingham (Committee Chair) Steven Appleby (Committee Chair)
Michael Burton David W Bavaird
David W Bavaird Michael Burton
Judith Woodruff Elaine Riley
Steven Appleby David Baldwin
Chris Drennan  
David Baldwin  
   
Performance Management Pupil Discipline
Audrey Kingham Judith Woodruff
Steven Appleby plus 2 other Governors depending on
Judith Woodruff availability
   
Teaching and Learning Personal Development and Safeguarding
Elaine Riley (Committee Chair) Judith Woodruff (Committee Chair)
David W Bavaird Kerry Atkin
Kerry Atkin David Baldwin
David Baldwin David W Bavaird