An Introduction – Structure and Remit of the 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 governors are elected by parents and staff, some are appointed by the Governing body, the Local Authority or the North Tyneside Learning Trust.

The Governing body has 3 core strategic functions:

•  Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

•  Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.

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

Our Chairs of Governors are Barbara Mills and Deborah Ismay and our Vice Chair is Elaine Appleby.

 Our current Governing body membership

Name

Elaine Appleby
Deborah Ismay
Barbara Mills
Martin Pitt-Morley
Stacie Siddons
Paula Timlin
Chris Trousdale
Rebecca Watson
Justina Terretta
Claire Davidson
Shaun Dillon
Siobhan Gibson
Sarah Raine

CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR

Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Foundation
Headteacher
Local Authority
Parent
Parent
Staff

Committees

Governors perform their role by being linked to particular areas of our work and the Governing body has a range of committees to help it carries out its functions as follows:

Evaluation Committee
(Rolling Chair arrangement)

Claire Davidson
Siobhan Gibson
Stacie Siddons
Paula Timlin
Headteacher

Finance and Staffing Committee

Elaine Appleby (Chair)
Deborah Ismay
Martin Pitt-Morley
Paula Timlin
Headteacher

Performance Management Committee

Deborah Ismay
Elaine Appleby

Safeguarding and Health Committee

Chair to be confirmed

Shaun Dillon

Barbara Mills

Sarah Raine

Paula Timlin

Chris Trousdale

Rebecca Watson

Headteacher

Our Register of Interests

Governor

Relevant business/pecuniary interests

Governor/Trustee of other schools/ academies

Relationships with school staff.

Deborah Ismay

Trustee of charity. Excel North from 30/11/15

None Declared

None Declared

Justina Terretta

Associate member of charity. Excel North from 26/01/16

None Declared

Head Teacher

*Fiona Marie Burton

Trustee of Friends of Beacon Hill charity

None Declared

None Declared

Paula Timlin

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Stacie Siddons

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Barbara Anne Mills

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Martin Pitt-Morley

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Christopher Trousdale

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Rebecca Watson

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Shaun Dillon

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Claire Davidson

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Siobhan Gibson

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

Elaine Appleby

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

*F Burton resigned on 06/11/23