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.

Name

Deborah Ismay
Jacquelyn Foggin
Terry Paddison
Barbara Mills
Susan O’Brien
Graeme Turnbull
Virginia Wilkinson
Dorian Latham
Justina Terretta
Fiona Burton
Shaun Dillon
Laura Acott
Erica Whiteley

Category of Governor

Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Co-opted
Foundation
Foundation
Headteacher
Parent
Parent
Staff
Associate member

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

Committees

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)
Graeme Turnbull
Debbie Ismay
Justina Terretta
Jacquelyn Foggin
Mark Elsdon
Paula Timlin – Observer
Anabel Drought – Observer

Finance and Staffing Committee

Dorian Latham (Chair)
Barbara Mills
Deborah Ismay
Justina Terretta

Evaluation Committee

Fiona Burton(Chair)
Laura Acott
Shaun Dillon
Sue O’Brien
Virginia Wilkinson
Headteacher
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
Evaluation

Governors’ Register of Interests 2018/19

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
Justina Terretta Associate member of charity, Excel North from 26/01/16
Dorian Miles Latham None declared Member of staff is son’s support worker
Laura Acott None declared
Susan Michelle O’Brien None declared
Graeme Turnbull None declared
Fiona Marie Burton None declared
Barbara Anne Mills None declared
Shaun Dillon None declared
Virginia Wilkinson None declared
Philip Richard Jewitt None declared
Jacquelyn Foggin None declared
Terence Paddison TBC

Associate Governor

Name Relevant business interest Relationships with school staff Other educational establishments governed Date commenced Date ceased
Erica Derryn Whiteley None declared

Governor related documents

Governance Handbook

Previous Years Governor Info

Last Years’ Governance

Governor Info for 2016/17