Governing Body

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 executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our Chair of Governors is Barbara Mills and our Vice Chair is Deborah Ismay.

NameCategory of Governor
Deborah IsmayCo-opted
Jacquelyn FogginCo-opted
Terry PaddisonCo-opted
Barbara MillsCo-opted
Susan O’BrienCo-opted
Virginia WilkinsonCo-opted
Justina TerrettaHeadteacher
Rebecca EdenLocal Authority
Fiona BurtonParent
Shaun DillonParent
Laura AcottStaff
Erica WhiteleyAssociate member



Governors perform their role by being linked to particular areas of our work.


The Governing body has a range of committees to help it carries out its functions, they are as follows:

Safeguarding and Health Committee

Erica Whiteley (Chair)
Debbie Ismay
Justina Terretta
Jacquelyn Foggin
Mark Elsdon
Rebecca Eden
Paula Timlin – Observer
Anabel Drought – Observer

Finance and Staffing Committee

Barbara Mills
Deborah Ismay
Justina Terretta
Terence Paddison

Evaluation Committee

Fiona Burton(Chair)
Laura Acott
Shaun Dillon
Sue O’Brien
Virginia Wilkinson
Aideen Hill – Observer
Paul Steadman – Observer

Performance Management Committee

Deborah Ismay
Virginia Wilkinson

These are the terms of reference for each area of responsibility.

Finance and Staffing
Safeguarding and Health

Governors’ Register of Interests 2019/20

GovernorRelevant business/pecuniary interestsGovernor/Trustee of other schools/ academiesRelationships with school staff
Deborah IsmayTrustee of charity, Excel North from 30/11/15  
Justina TerrettaAssociate member of charity, Excel North from 26/01/16  
Dorian Miles Latham*None declared Member of staff is son’s support worker
Fiona Marie BurtonNone declared Member of staff is occasional son’s PA
Jacquelyn FogginBoard member of Springwell Village Community venue  
Laura AcottNone declared
Susan Michelle O’BrienNone declared
Graeme TurnbullNone declared
Barbara Anne MillsNone declared
Shaun DillonNone declared
Virginia WilkinsonNone declared
Terence PaddisonNone declared
Rebecca EdenNone declared

Associate Governor

NameRelevant business interestRelationships with school staffOther educational establishments governedDate commencedDate ceased
Erica Derryn WhiteleyNone declared

Governor related documents

Governance Handbook

Previous Years Governor Info

Last Years’ Governance

Governor info for 2017-2018

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