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The Governing Body

Governors play a very active part in school life. The Governor role is varied, challenging and fulfilling, which needs a number of important skills to help Governors to discharge their statutory duties. 

 

There are two co- chair people of the governing body of Backworth Park Primary. They are:

Mr D Simpson

Mrs J Williams

and they can be contacted c/o Backworth Park Primary, Hotspur North, Backworth NE270FZ. 

 

Governors provide support and challenge to the school to ensure the very best is achieved for the pupils and families that form the school community. Each Governor is assigned to subject areas.  Literacy and Mathematics Subject Leaders meet with Designated Governors to discuss how their subject is being managed.  

 

The Governing Body of Backworth Park Primary has a strong focus on its 3 core strategic functions:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governing Body is made up of Co-opted, Local Authority, Staff and Parent Governors.  Full Governing Body meetings are held each Half Term.  Governors are currently reviewing the Sub-Committee Structure for the school.  Specific Sub-Committees are also convened as required, such as to investigate issues relating to disciplinary or complaints matters. Governors are invited to join staff for relevant training and also to join us for all assemblies, performances and special events.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at our school, please contact Mrs Reed, Office Manager, on 0191 643 4340 , to find out if there any current vacancies and to be given details of who to contact in Governor Services for further information.  A variety of training is offered by the Local Authority.

Governing Body Membership 2020 - 2021

 

Category

Name

Start Date

End Date

Headteacher

Miss L Welsh

 

 

Co-opted

Mr M Calvert

07/02/2018

06/02/2022

Co-opted

Mr M Douglas (Vice Chair)

22/06/2020

21/06/2024

Co-opted

Mr A Hall

07/02/2018

06/02/2022

Co-opted

Miss A Lawrence

05/12/2018

04/12/2022

Co-opted

Mr D Simpson (Co-Chair)

12/05/2019

11/05/2023

Co-opted

Mrs J Williams (Co-Chair)

06/07/2017

05/07/2021

Co-opted

Mrs L Elsaghier (Deputy Headteacher)

12/02/2020

11/02/2024

Parent

Mrs J Taylor-Christensen

01/02/2019

31/01/2023

Parent

Dr C Whitaker

03/10/2016

02/10/2020

Parent

Mr O Ratib

20/01/2020

19/01/2024

Staff

Miss S Goodwill

07/11/2018

06/11/2022

Local Authority

Mrs G Tawse

20/03/2019

19/03/2023

Clerk to Governors

Mr P Truscott

 

 

 

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