School Governance

Who is on our Governing Body?

The governing body consists of people from the school’s community: parents; school staff; representatives of the Local Authority and people from the local community.

  • Mr S Brown – Head Teacher
  • Mr N Bradshaw – Chair
  • Cllr M Brain – Vice Chair and Co-opted Governor
  • Reverend Joan Robinson Co Opted
  • Mrs C Cameron – Associate Member
  • Mr P Cameron – Associate Member
  • Cllr K Ferdinand – Local Authority Governor
  • Mrs L Kelly – Co-opted Governor
  • Mr C Robson – Vice Chair
  • Mrs S Thomas – Parent Governor
  • Mr A Tribe – Co-opted Governor

A Parent Governor must have a child at the school when they become a governor and may complete their term of office even if their child has already left the school. When a vacancy arises for a parent governor, a letter is sent out to all parents asking for nominees.  If more than one nomination is received, all parents are asked to vote for their choice of governor.

Contacting the Governing Body

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, please send your correspondence to school and we will forward it to the Chair of Governors, Nigel Bradshaw.

How to Become a School Governor

If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or if you are interested in becoming one, visit the Gateshead Council website School Governor section.



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What do Governors do? 

Together with the Head Teacher, Governors set the future direction for the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent.  Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, school policies and the school’s development plan.  Governors monitor the impact of policies and oversee the use of the school’s budget.  They report to parents on the school’s achievements and respond to inspection recommendations. They work closely with staff members in developing and monitoring specific curriculum areas.




Governing Body – Appointment/Attendance/Pecuniary Interests

NameDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeDate of Stepping DownBody by which appointedPecuniary interestsAttendanceCommittee: F Finance & Premises; C Curriculum & Achievement Committee Attendance
Mr Nigel BradshawAppointed01.04.18-01.04.22Governing BodyNone3/3.C Chair3/3
Cllr M BrainAppointed01.04.18-01.04.22Governing BodyGov of West Lane Primary1/3.F Chair2/3
Mr Simon BrownHead Teacher Ex OfficioNone3/3.C F3/3
Mrs Cheryl CameronAssociate Member13.03.17-13.03.21Governing BodyNone0/3C1/3
Mr Paul CameronAppointed16.03.15-16.03.19Governing BodyNone1/3.F2/3
Cllr K FerdinandLA06.09.14-06.09.18Governing BodyNone1/3.C0/3
Mrs Linda KellyCo-Opted01.04.18-01.04.22Governing BodyNone3/3.C2/3
Mr Chris RobsonParent27.11.14-27.11.18ParentsNone2/3.C2/3
Mrs Sarah ThomasElected27.11.14-27.11.18ParentsNone3/3.F0/3
Mr Andrew TribeCo-Opted01.04.18-01.04.22Governing BodyNone0/3.F1/3
Mrs Colette BellStaff16/11/19Governing Body Gov of ST Thomas More3/3C3/3
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