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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 or the North Tyneside Learning Trust. The Governing body has 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The Chair of Governors is Carli Davison and the Vice Chair of Governors is Paul Greenway.

The current membership is:

  • Louise Guthrie, Headteacher
  • Susan McCormack, Co-opted Governor
  • Diane Rodgerson, Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs E Nelson, Foundation Governor
  • Linda Turner, Foundation Governor
  • Paul Greenway, Local Authority Governor
  • Carli Davison, Parent Governor
  • Lynn Stephenson, Staff Governor

We currently have two vacancies for one Foundation Governor and one Co-opted Governor.


The Governing body has a range of sub committees to help it carry out its functions as follows:

  • Premises, Curriculum and Standards Committee – the Chair is Paul Greenway
  • Finance, Staffing, Premises and Health and Safety Committee – the Chair is Carli Davison
  • Admissions
  • Performance Management/Pay Review

Other Committees such as Staff Dismissal, Dismissal Appeal and Pupil Discipline are convened as and when required.

Governing body membership in 2017/18:

Name Category of Governor Appointing body Start date End


Louise Guthrie Headteacher
Lynn Stephenson Staff Elected by staff 19/03/15 18/03/19
Susan McCormack Co-opted Governing body 12/11/13 11/11/17
Diane Rodgerson Co-opted Governing body 10/03/15 09/03/19
Carli Davison Parent Elected by parents 04/02/14 03/02/18
Linda Turner Foundation North Tyneside Learning Trust 25/11/14 24/11/18
Paul Greenway Local Authority Governing body 22/03/15 21/03/19

Governors’ Attendance Record for 2016/17

Governing body meetings and Committee meetings were held once per term

Name of Governor Attendance at GB meetings Attendance at Curriculum meetings Attendance at Resources meetings
Louise Guthrie 100% 100% 100%
Lynn Stephenson 100% N/A N/A
Susan McCormack 67% 100% 100%
Diane Rodgerson 100% 100% N/A
Carli Davison 100% 100% 100%
Lindsey Rundle 100% 67% 67%
Linda Turner 100% N/A 67%
Paul Greenway 100% 67% 67%
Lynn Stephenson 100% 67% N/A

Governors’ Register of Interests 2016/17

Governor Relevant business interest Other educational establishments governed Relationships with school staff Date started Date ended
Diane Rodgerson Spouse works for Talk Talk Business (ICT) None declared None declared  N/A  N/A
Carli Davison Spouse is a self employed painter and decorator None declared None declared  N/A  N/A
Lindsey Rundle N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Linda Turner N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Louise Guthrie None declared None declared None declared N/A N/A
Lynn Stephenson None declared None declared None declared N/A N/A
Ian Paul Greenway None declared None declared None declared N/A N/A
Susan McCormack None declared None declared None declared N/A N/A

Governor's Details and Register of Interests

Governing Body Code of Conduct

Governing Body Annual Statement 2016 2017

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