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‘Aiming Higher’

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our governors' section.

Meet the Governors

Information about our governing body


The structure and remit of the governing body: to hold strategic overview of the school and its' functions, as well as challenging the outcomes for pupils at all levels


Governors meet as a full governing body six times per term and each committee also meets six times per term.


Resources governors oversee the leadership and management of the physical building, healthy and safety, human resources (staffing) and finance.


Standards governors oversee the leadership and management of the curriculum provision and outcomes for pupils alongside, amongst many other areas, challenging the effective implementation of the pupil premium strategy, PE premium strategy and the school development plan.


Governors bring to Fordley Primary School a wide range of external experience such as senior management of the 0-18 public health service for North Tyneside, local councillor, health and safety manager for local pharmaceuticals company, human resources and much more.  The current governing body is a healthy mix of long standing governors and newer additions, all of whom have been fully trained on their role by the highly effective and skilled clerk to governors, Jacqui Sugden, and governors also regularly attend training held by North Tyneside Governor Services e.g. financial management, child protection, ofsted preparation, understanding data and two year old provision in school.

Governance Information 2017-18

COLLECTION FROM AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All after school clubs collections will be from outside the main school entrance so please turn up at the collection time for your child (to avoid having lots of people waiting around outside of the building). The only access point will be through the front gates for safeguarding reasons. No other external gates will be open (e.g. the gates to the line) - this is because our afterschool childcare children have supervised access to our yard and field and it would not be safe to leave other gates open. Please remember to wear a face mask on site where possible and, unless your child is in Y6 and has permission to walk home, we will expect an adult to collect every child. Thank you for your support with this so that we can ensure safety for all.