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, its pupils and the efficient and effective performance management of the staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Governing body membership

 

Name

Category of Governor

David W Bavaird (Chair)

Co-opted

Michael Burton

Co-opted

Jo Walker-Maxey

Co-opted

David Bartlett

Co-opted

Simon Lee Noble

Co-opted

Jennie King

Co-opted
Margie Burdis

Foundation

Terry Conway

Headteacher

Kerry Atkin

Parent

Peter Martin

Parent

Christopher Drennan

Staff

 

We currently have two Co-opted Governor vacancies

 

GOVERNING BODY COMMITTEES

 

Chair of Governors Mr D W Bavaird

Vice Chair Mrs M Burdis

 

BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDES: personal development, attendance, rewards and sanctions

 

Kerry Atkin (Chair)

David W Bavaird

Chris Drennan

Margie Burdis

Terry Conway

Jo Walker-Maxey

Simon Noble

FINANCE AND RESOURCES: value for money

 

Margie Burdis (Chair)

David W Bavaird

Mick Burton  

Terry Conway

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: school performance (staff/pupils)

 

David Bartlett (Chair)

David W Bavaird  

Terry Conway

Jo Walker-Maxey

Simon Noble

QUALITY OF EDUCATION: curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment

 

Jennie King (Chair)

David W Bavaird

Kerry Atkin  

Mick Burton

Jo Walker-Maxey

Terry Conway

ADMISSIONS

 

Terry Conway

Plus 2 Governors

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (Statutory Committee)

David Bartlett

Margie Burdis

PUPIL DISCIPLINE (Statutory Committee)

3 Governors depending on availability

 

*Staff members to withdraw if they have been contaminated by a specific case and Parent members to withdraw if they have a conflict of interest

 

The Committees are involved in Learning Walks and progress scrutinies as appropriate