As a governor, you share in the strategic responsibility of promoting high standards and ensuring that your school is conducted as a Catholic school in accordance with the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. All Catholic schools are under the authority of the Bishop.
We are part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, it is the responsibility of the Bishop to appoint an overall majority of the governors who are known as foundation governors.
The governors of a school work in close collaboration with the headteacher and all staff and play a leading role in the life of a school. The structure of the governing body is as follows:
Chair of Governors: Mr Vincent Reed Headteacher: Mrs Judith Black
Vice-Chair of Governors: Mrs Caroline Casey
As well as foundation governors there are governors who represent teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and the Local Authority. Here is a list of our Governors:
|Name of Governor||Type of Governor||Date Appointed/Term of Office||Committees/ Memberships||Pecuniary Interests||Attendance at meetings 2019/2020|
|Vincent Reed||Foundation Governor||01/11/2019 4 Years||Personnel Committee, Complaints Committee, Challenge Committee||Nil||1|
|Victoria Metcalf||Parent Governor||14/01/2019 4 Years||Complaints Appeal Committee, Curriculum Committee, Finance/Premises Committee, Challenge Committee||Nil||1|
|Laura Hughes||Staff Governor||01/10/2019 4 Years||Curriculum Committee||Nil||1|
|Judith Black||Staff Governor||01/09/2018 4 Years||Finance/Premises Committee, Curriculum Committee, Admissions Committee||Nil||1|
|Caroline Casey||Foundation Governor||14/01/2019 4 Years||Curriculum Committee, Challenge Committee, Complaints Appeals Committee||Nil||1|
|Helen Naden||LEA Governor||19/06/2017 4 Years||Personnel Committee, Finance/Premises Committee, Curriculum Committee||Nil||1|
|Louise Hanson||Parent Governor||14/01/2019 4 Years||Nil||1|
Governors that have retired in the last twelve months:
Mr Marko Jakeway
Mrs Lisa Swift
Mr Anthony James
Mrs Anne McGee
Mrs Catherine McCarthy
Our Chair of Governors is Mr Vincent Reed. He may be contacted via the school. Please telephone 0191 917 2484 for further information.
Our Safeguarding Governor is to be confirmed.