GOVERNANCE

 

Governing Body / Committee Membership

 

 

Pecuniary Interests: November 2018

 

 

 

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Reverend Brian Howell

Reverend Brian Howell

Co-opted Governor

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Chair of Governors.
  • R.E. remit in school
  • Take assemblies in school

Committee and Working Party Membership

  • Finance Committe
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Staffing

Occupation / Volunteer For

  • Church of England Priest in Blaydon and Swalwell parish
  • Chairman of Happy To Help Community Business
  • Chairman of Foundations Furniture Scheme
  • Chairman of Teams and Bensham Community Care
  • Chairman of Gateshead’s SACRE

Experience / Areas of Expertise

  • Community work
  • R.E. expertise, Masters degree in Applied Theology
  • Working with local people

Other Skills and Relevant Information, Including Training and Why You Became A Governor

  • Recently did an academic year at Durham University
  • Church history
  • Parish Involvement
  • Became a governor mainly because I believe education is essential for our children and I wanted to serve the school where my two children were educated

 

 

Heather Maddison

Heather Maddison

Co-opted Governor

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Co-opted Governor French Link

Committee and Working Party Membership – Pupil Disciplinary Curriculum and Standards

Occupation / Volunteer For – Administrator

Experience / Areas of Expertise – 

  • Financial (European and National Government Funding), budget keeping and audit, fundraising for charities and Governance (constitutional advice)
  • Professional experience regarding adoption and fostering regulations, Adoption Support Fund, Education and Health Care Plans (SEN)

Other skills and relevant information, including training and why you became a Governor – 

  • I am a local parent and grandparent with a strong interest in education and experience of different sectors (state and private – primary, comprehensive, academies and public school)
  • I have a love of music and sport (I am a qualified sports judge)
  • I have undertaken recent and regular training in Safeguarding, governor training provided by Gateshead Council and am knowledgeable of Pupil Exclusion procedures having received training and attended a number of permanent exclusion panels.
David Edlers

David Edlers

Parent Governor

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Parent Governor

Committee and Working Party Membership – TBC

Occupation / Volunteer For – Administrator – Medical staffing facilitator, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Experience / Areas of Expertise – 

  • Leadership skills due to gaining a PGCert
  • Appraisal of senior staff due to working remit
  • Communication and I.T. skills
  • Review and adherence to governance processes

Other skills and relevant information, including training and why you became a Governor – 

  • An interest in all levels of education due to working in medical education for the past 10 years
  • With one child in nursery, due to start in reception and another child to follow in two years I wanted to volunteer my time and skills so the school continues to develop and maintain outstanding Ofsted status
Elliott J Gibson

Elliott J Gibson

Co-opted Governor

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Community Governor and Vice Chair
  • Link Governor for Literacy, Library and Safeguarding

Committee and Working Party Membership

  • Finance
  • General Purposes and Staffing Committe
  • Head and Deputy Head Appointments
  • Curriculum and Pupils
  • Premises, Health and Safety

Occupation / Volunteer For – Retired Police Sergeant

Experience / Areas of Expertise – Crime Prevention and Personal Safety

Other Skills and Relevant Information, Including Training and Why You Became A Governor

  • BA (Hons) History
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Safety for Senior Executives
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Read, Write Inc, Maths Makes Sense, Guided Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Atkinson

Phil Atkinson

Parent Governor

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Parent Governor

Committee and Working Party Membership

  • Resources and Greater Depth

Occupation / Volunteer For

  • Police Officer

Experience / Areas of Expertise

  • Safeguarding and resource management

Other Skills and Relevant Information, Including Training and Why You Became A Governor

With one child starting his journey through school and another to follow in a couple of years I wanted to volunteer my time to the school and help the school grow in the community whilst maintaining the high OFSTED results.

Pastor Bob Adams

Pastor Bob Adams

Co-opted Governor

Roles and Responsibilities – School Chaplain

Occupation / Volunteer For – Minister at Becon Lough Baptist Church

Experience / Areas of Expertise

  • Extensive school experience
  • Chapliancy in Primary and Secondary Schools
  • North Camps Committee member for Scripture Union and Camp Leader in the past
  • Chaplain to local Girls Brigade Company
  • Army Reserve Chaplian

Other Skills and Relevant Information, Including Training and Why You Became A Governor

  • X6 Theological training
  • Invited to be a School Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Jean Lee

Councillor Jean Lee

L.A. Governor

Roles and Responsibilities – Ward Councillor for the High Fell Ward of Gateshead and School Governor of Glynwood and St Oswalds Primary Schools.

Committee and Working Party Membership – Planning and Development Committee member. The trustees of Thomas Powell Almshouses and Gateshead Parochial charities. Also on Mountsett Cremetorium committee.

Occupation / Volunteer For – Retired

Experience / Areas of Expertise – As a long time resident of the High Fell Ward and a member of the Seven Stars Residents Association I have a detailed knowledge of the needs and aspirations of our families and locality.

Other Skills and Relevant Information – My life experience has enabled me to possess the people skills and the ability to make an informed, valued decision when all facts are taken into account. I have attended all training courses organised by the local authority which covers the numerous aspects of community life. I became a school governor to assist where required in all areas of educational opportunities for the youth of our community.

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