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 GovernorType of GovernorDate Appointed/Term of OfficeCommittees/ MembershipsPecuniary InterestsAttendance at meetings 2020/2021
Vincent ReedFoundation Governor07/04/2021 4 YearsSEND GovernorNil1
Victoria MetcalfParent Governor14/01/2019 4 YearsAnti-Bullying Link Governor Curriculum Policy Committee Admissions CommitteeNil1
Laura HughesStaff Governor01/10/2019 4 YearsCurriculum Policy CommitteeNil1
Judith BlackStaff Governor01/09/2018 4 YearsCurriculum Policy CommitteeNil1
Caroline CaseyFoundation Governor12/12/2018 4 YearsCurriculum Policy CommitteeNil1
Helen NadenLEA Governor19/06/2017 4 YearsSafeguarding Link Governor Wellbeing Link Governor Curriculum Policy CommitteeNil1
Louise HansonParent Governor14/01/2019 4 YearsAdmissions CommitteeNil1
Michael GallagherFoundation Governor09/04/2020 4 Years  1
Gillian MattersFoundation Governor08/10/2020 4 Years  1
Anthony JoyceFoundation Governor   1
Ted WebberFoundation Governor   1

Governors that have retired in the last twelve months:

Mr Marko Jakeway

Mr Anthony James

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 Mrs Helen Naden.  She may be contacted via the school.  Please telephone 0191 917 2484 for further information.