Welcome to the Governing Body Section.
Our GB meets every half term to discuss key aspects of school development. Their job is to establish a strategic plan for the school and to work with the school leadership to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils. They need to know about everything that goes on in school and particularly if we are achieving value for money.
Their ultimate aim is to improve achievement for all pupils - supporting and challenging our school leaders in the process. Note that all our governors have signed a register of percuniary interest that indicates they have no links to businesses, agencies or otherwise that could gain favour (financial or otherwise) from the decisions of the governing body.
Angela Tinning is our Chair of Governors. If you wish to contact her please speak to the school office for contact details.
Our Vice Chair Jenna Wilkinson, is an experienced school leader in her own right at Walbottle Campus. She works in SEND and has great experience with KS3 transition as well as policy and procedure in support of vulnerable pupils.
Mrs Leeming works alongside the GB but is also held to account for the way in which she runs the school. Mr Garrod is our staff representative on the GB.
Currently there are 12 members in our Governing Body:
Governor Term Start Term End Pecuniary Interests Attendance Meetings
Angela Tinning 01/09/2014 31/08/2022 None 2/2
Adam Fraser 20/03/2019 19/03/2022 None 2/2
Joanne Ayers 21/01/2019 20/01/2023 None 3/3
Karen Sample 20/03/2019 19/01/2023 None 3/3
Kayleigh Costigan 21/01/2019 20/01/2023 None 1/2
Tom Garrod 20/03/2019 19/03/2023 None 2/3
Lee Corby 04/01/2016 03/01/2020 None 2/2
Julie Darby 03/03/2009 02/03/2012 None 3/3
Sharon Selkirk 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 None 1/1
Wendy Leeming 01/09/2016 - None 4/4
Jenna Wilkinson 06/07/2016 06/07/2020 None 2/3
Emma Douse 01/04/2016 31/03/2020 Peter Gallagher Joinery &
Member of teaching staff 2/2
Dave McKillop 23/01/2019 (DOI Governor at Wylam First School)
Carol Brown 05/09/2018 (No DOI)
Don Lamb 02/11/2018 (No DOI)
We work closely as a team particularly with the Headteacher and senior staff on a wide variety of tasks which include:
The minutes of our Governing Body meetings are available on request from the school office.