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 Executive Headteacher: Mrs Denise Cushlow
Vice-Chair of Governors:
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|
|Denise Cushlow||Executive Headteacher/Ex Officio||01/01/2022|
|Vincent Reed||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||07/09/2017||11/11/2025||2/3||None||Chair HT PM Pay Review|
|Michael Gallagher||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||09/04/2020||08/04/2024||3/3||None|
|Ted Webber||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||06/11/2020||05/11/2024||3/3||None||Policies|
|Anthony Joyce||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||26/11/2020||25/11/2024||3/3||None||Pay Review|
|Gillian Matters||Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese||08/10/2020||07/10/2024||3/3||None||Pay Review Admissions|
|Victoria Metcalf||Parent Governor Elected by parents||12/12/2018||11/12/2022||3/3||None||Policies Admissions|
|Laura Hughes||Staff Governor Elected by staff||17/01/2020||16/1/2024||2/3||Policies|
|Louise Hanson||Parent Governor Elected by parents||01/09/2021|
Governors that have retired in the last twelve months:
Mrs Helen Naden
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 Mr Michael Gallagher. He may be contacted via the school. Please telephone 0191 917 2484 for further information.