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Meet the Governors


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Governing Body’s Annual Statement – July 2020

 

The Issues faced and addressed by the Governing Body over the last year were: 

 

  • To establish and deliver remote learning during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Ensure safety of staff and pupils whilst remaining open to vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers.
  • Improve Teaching and Learning of Mathematics across the school.
  • Continue building refurbishment programme.
  • Improve pupil support to reduce absences.

 

The impact of the Governing Body on the school was:

 

  • School remained open safely for staff and specific pupils.
  • Remote learning policy established and activated.
  • Replacement windows in Key Stage 2 building.
  • Accurate school self-evaluation

 

Structure of the Governing Body and Committees

 

The Chair of the Governing Body is Mrs Ruth Patterson and the Vice Chair of the Governing Body is Rev John McElhone.

 

The Governing Body’s structure and membership is outlined in the table below and within that structure it has the following committees:

 

 

Committee Structure 2020/21

Abrv.

Name of Chair

 

Resources Management

 

 

R

 

Mrs Sinead Devine

 

Curriculum

 

 

C

 

Mr Shaun Dillon

 

Children, Family and Community

 

CFC

 

Rev John McElhone

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNOR

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY OR ELECTED

TERM OF OFFICE

DATE STEPPED DOWN

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

     

START DATE

EXPIRY DATE

 

Potential meetings per year

Actual Attendance

Allan Ritchie

Local Authority

Appointed

03/07/2018

02/07/2022

 

3

3

Andrew James

Headteacher

Ex-officio

01/01/2000

 

 

3

3

Clare Young

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

3

1

John McElhone

Foundation

Appointed

01/07/2014

30/06/2022

 

3

3

Julia Trainor

Staff

Elected

18/11/2013

17/11/2021

 

3

3

Marie Turnbull

Parent

Elected

28/11/2017

27/11/2021

 

3

2

Mary Thirlaway

Parent

Elected

28/11/2017

27/11/2021

 

3

2

Michelle Pattinson

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

3

2

Ruth Patterson

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

3

3

Shaun Dillon

Foundation

Appointed

22/02/2017

21/02/2021

 

3

0

Sinead Devine

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

3

2

Vince Rice

Foundation

Appointed

14/11/2017

13/11/2021

 

3

2

 

 

Guidance for schools when completing the above:

 

The yellow sections can be populated by Governor Services.  The green section is available for schools that buy into the Clerking SLA.

 

 

Re. Associate Members

 

As above, and the website should advise which committees they are a member of and what their voting rights are on those committees.

 

Please note, in accordance with the Governing Body’s Code of Conduct governors may be suspended for failing to provide the information above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNOR

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY OR ELECTED

TERM OF OFFICE

 

 

 

DATE STEPPED DOWN

 

 

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

ANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes below

INDIRECT INTERESTS

     

START DATE

 

EXPIRY DATE

 

 

       

 

Allan Ritchie

Local Authority

Appointed

03/07/2018

02/07/2022

 

 

None

None

None

None

 

Andrew James

Headteacher

Ex-officio

01/01/2000

 

 

 

St Mary’s Forest Hall

None

None

None

 

Clare Young

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

 

None

None

None

None

 

John McElhone

Foundation

Appointed

01/07/2014

30/06/2022

 

Governor St Bernadette’s Primary

None

None

None

 

Julia Trainor

Staff

Elected

18/11/2013

17/11/2021

 

 

None

Staff

None

None

 

Marie Turnbull

Parent

Elected

28/11/2017

27/11/2021

 

 

None

None

None

None

 

Mary Thirlaway

Parent

Elected

28/11/2017

27/11/2021

 

 

None

None

None

North Tyneside Youth Justice Service.

 

Michelle Pattinson

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

 

None

None

None

None

 

Ruth Patterson

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

 

None

None

None

Trustee 2nd Howden Scouts

 

Shaun Dillon

Foundation

Appointed

22/02/2017

21/02/2021

 

 

 

 

Headteacher St Cuthbert’s

 

 

Sinead Devine

Foundation

Appointed

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

 

 

None

None

None

None

 

Vince Rice

Foundation

Appointed

14/11/2017

13/11/2021

 

 

None

None

None

None

 

Guidance for schools when completing the above:

 

The yellow sections can be populated by Governor Services.  The grey section is available for schools that buy into the Clerking SLA.

 

Governors are required to report direct and indirect interests on the school’s website a school should obtain the following information from governors:

 

  • Ownership or partnership of a company or organisation which may be used by the school to provide goods or services.
  • Goods or services they offer which may be used by the school.
  • Any close relationship they have to someone who satisfies either of the above.
  • Any close relationship they have to someone who is employed by the school or is within the governance structure.
  • Company directorships and/or charity trusteeships.
  • Details of any other establishments of which they are a governor, trustee or member.
  • Indirect interests where they might benefit by virtue of their relationship with a “connected person”.  Any circumstances in which a person stands to benefit, even indirectly, is also an interest that must be recorded.

 

Re. Associate Members

 

As above, and the website should advise which committees they are a member of and what their voting rights are on those committees.

 

Please note, in accordance with the Governing Body’s Code of Conduct governors may be suspended for failing to provide the information above.

 

 

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