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 NE27 0FZ.
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. 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 815 8000, 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 2023 - 2024
Miss L Welsh
Mr M Calvert
Mr M Douglas (Vice Chair)
Mr A Hall
Miss A Lawrence
Mr D Simpson (Co-Chair)
Mrs J Williams (Co-Chair)
Ms L ElSaghier (Deputy Headteacher)
Dr K Henderson
Mr O Ratib
Mr K Hughes
Mrs G Tawse
Clerk to Governors
Mrs K Hubbard