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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

  • Ron Wilcox, Co-opted Governor

  • C Groundsell, Foundation Governor

  • Kelly-Anne Meyer, Foundation Governor
  • Paul Greenway, Local Authority Governor

  • Carli Davison, Parent Governor

  • Lynsey Brown, Parent Governor

  • Kirsty Bird, Staff Governor
  • Mark Holt, Associate 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.

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
Denbigh Primary School