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
- Mr Andrew James – Co Opted
- 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
- Rev A Thorp – Co-opted 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.
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
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Date of Stepping Down||Body by which appointed||Pecuniary interests||Attendance||Committee: F Finance & Premises; C Curriculum & Achievement|
|Mr Nigel Bradshaw||Appointed||01/04/2018||Governing Body||None||3/3.||C Chair|
|Cllr M Brain||Appointed||01/04/2018||Governing Body||Gov of West Lane Primary||1/3.||F Chair|
|Mr Simon Brown||Head Teacher||-||-||None||3/3.||C F|
|Mrs Cheryl Cameron||Associate Member||27/11/2018||Governing Body||None||1/3||C|
|Mr Paul Cameron||Appointed||16/03/2019||Governing Body||None||2/3.||F|
|Ms Jill Chaplin||Co-Opted||01/04/2018||9/9/16||Governing Body||None||2/3.|
|Cllr K Ferdinand||LA||06/09/2018||Governing Body||None||1/3.||C|
|Mrs Linda Kelly||Co-Opted||01/04/2018||Governing Body||None||2/3.||C|
|Mr Chris Robson||Parent||27/11/2018||Parents||None||3/3.||C|
|Mrs Sarah Thomas||Elected||27/11/2018||Parents||None||3/3.||F|
|Rev Adrian Thorp||Appointed||01/04/2018||Governing Body||None||2/3.||F|
|Mr Andrew Tribe||Co-Opted||01/04/2018||Governing Body||None||3/3.||F|
|Mrs Colette Bell||Staff||16/11/19||Governing Body||None||3/3||C|