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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our governors' section.

Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors 1 Carol Featherstone -Chair of Governors
Meet the Governors 2 Gemma Wrightson -Vice Chair of Governors
Meet the Governors 3 Claire Withers - Headteacher
Meet the Governors 4 Joann Connolly - Local Authority Governor
Meet the Governors 5 Joanne Pringle - Staff Governor
Meet the Governors 6 Judith McLean - Co-opted Governor
Meet the Governors 7 Chris Maule - Deputy Headteacher (Observer)
Meet the Governors 8 Brian Peutherer - Foundation Governor
Meet the Governors 9 Rebecca Ramsden - Parent Governor
Meet the Governors 10 Joanne Shanley - Parent Governor
Meet the Governors 11 Gillian Anderson - Parent Governor
Meet the Governors 12 Cheryl Gillie - Parent Governor
Meet the Governors 13 Janice Mole - Co-opted Governor

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

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