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:
|Full Name||Category of Governor & Appointed by||Date of Appointment||End of Term of Office||Date stepped down (if applicable)||Attendance at LGC meetings 2019/20||Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests||Roles/links to sub committees/ monitoring links|
|Judith Black||Headteacher/ Ex Officio||01/09/2019||N/A||2/2||Policies Admissions|
|Vincent Reed||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||07/09/2017||06/09/2021||2/2||None||Chair HT PM|
|Caroline Casey||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||12/12/2018||11/12/2022||2/2||None||Vice Chair HT PM Policies|
|Michael Gallagher||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||09/04/2020||08/04/2024||1/1||None|
|Ted Webber||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||06/11/2020||05/11/2024||0/0||None|
|Anthony Joyce||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||26/11/2020||25/11/2024||0/0||None|
|Gillian Matters||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||08/10/2020||07/10/2024||0/0||None|
|Helen Naden||LA Governor Nominated by LA appointed by GB||19/06/2017||18/06/2021||2/2||Employed at Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust as Director of HR since 01.07.20|
|Victoria Metcalf||Parent Governor Elected by parents||12/12/2018||11/12/2022||2/2||None|
|Louise Hanson||Parent Governor Elected by parents||12/12/2018||11/12/2022||2/2||None|
|Laura Hughes||Staff Governor Elected by staff||17/01/2020||16/1/2024||1/1|
|M Jakeaway||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||30/6/20|
|A James||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||30/6/20|
|A McGee||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||20/11/19|
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.