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 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

Lucy Roderick

Co-opted

Alastair Irons

Co-opted

David Bartlett

Co-opted

Audrey Kingham (Vice Chair)

Foundation

Ian Cawson

Foundation

David Baldwin

Headteacher

Steven Appleby

Local Authority

Kerry Atkin

Parent

Christopher Drennan

Staff

 

We currently have three vacancies - one Parent and two Co-opted Governors

 

 

 

 

Current Committees membership

 

ACHIEVEMENT, PUPIL PREMIUM AND LEADERSHIP

Chair – Audrey Kingham (Foundation)

Mick Burton (Co-opted)

David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Steve Appleby (Authority)

Chris Drennan (Staff)

Lucy Roderick (Co-opted)

David Baldwin (Executive Headteacher)

 

FINANCE AND RESOURCES

Chair – Steve Appleby (Authority)

David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Mick Burton (Co-opted)

Lucy Roderick (Co-opted)

David Baldwin (Executive Headteacher)

 

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Chair – David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Kerry Atkin (Parent)

Lucy Roderick (Co-opted)

David Baldwin (Executive Headteacher)

 

 

SAFEGUARDING, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE

Chair - Kerry Atkin (Parent)

David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Lucy Roderick (Co-opted)

Ian Cawson (Foundation)

David Baldwin (Executive Headteacher)

 

ADMISSIONS

David Baldwin (Executive Headteacher)

Plus x 1 Governor

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (Statutory Committee)

Audrey Kingham (Foundation)

Steve Appleby (Authority)

 

PUPIL DISCIPLINE (Statutory Committee)

3 Governors depending on availability