Governance

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:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and the efficient and effective performance management of the staff

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Name Category of Governor

Margie Burdis (Chair) Foundation

David W Bavaird (Vice Chair) Co-opted

Jo Walker Maxey Co-opted

David Bartlett Co-opted

Jennie King Co-opted

Andrew Scott Co-opted

Yomi Fowode Local Authority

Terry Conway Headteacher

Peter Martin Parent

Claire Cook Parent

Steffani Brooks Parent


We currently have 2 Co-opted, and 1 Staff Governor vacancies

BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDES


Personal development, attendance, rewards and sanctions

Chair – TBC

David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Peter Martin (Parent)

Jo Walker-Maxey (Co-opted)

Terry Conway (Headteacher)


Non governors: Jo Pearson, Jenna Rouse and

Rachel Stevenson


FINANCE AND RESOURCES

Value for money


Chair – Margie Burdis (Foundation)

David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Peter Martin (Parent)

Yomi Fowode (Local Authority)

Terry Conway (Headteacher)


Non governors: David James and Alison Tate


LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

School performance (staff/pupils)


Chair – David Bartlett (Co-opted)

David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Jenny King (Co-opted)

Yomi Fowode (Local Authority)

Jo Walker-Maxey (Co-opted)

Terry Conway (Headteacher)




QUALITY OF EDUCATION

Curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment

Chair – Jennie King (Co-opted)

David W Bavaird (Co-opted)

Peter Martin (Parent)

Jo Walker-Maxey (Co-opted)

Terry Conway (Headteacher)


Non Governors: Jenna Rouse, Rachel Stevenson, Jo Pearson and Jack Collins



ADMISSIONS




Terry Conway (Headteacher)

Plus 2 Governors


PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

(Statutory Committee)


David Bartlett (Co-opted)

Margie Burdis (Foundation)

Jenny King (Co-opted)

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