Governance Information

List of Governors – May 2017

Rev Barry Abbott
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted
Start Date: 24/11/2015
End Date: 24/11/2019

Mrs Kirsty Carr
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted
Start Date: 11/11/2013
End date: 11/11/2017

Mr Kevin Hay
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted
Start Date: 17/10/2016
End Date: 17/10/2020

Mrs Claire McCaughey
Gov Type/Position; Parent
Start Date: 03/11/2015
End Date: 03/11/2019

Mrs Sally Peck
Gov Type/Position; Parent, No Responsibilty
Start Date: 30/09/2016
End Date: 30/09/2020

Mrs Michelle Tate
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted
Start Date: 11/11/2013
End Date: 11/11/2017

 

Mr Peter Bannister
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted (Staff)
Start Date: 16/06/2014
End Date: 16/06/2018

Mrs Louise Easton
Gov Type/Position; Head Teacher
Start Date: 04/01/2010
End Date:

Mrs Ailsa Holden
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted (Staff)
Start Date: 22/06/2015
End Date:  22/06/2019

Miss Andrea Mitchell
Gov Type/Position; Staf
Start Date: 03/11/2015
End Date: 03/11/2019

Mr David Randall
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted, Vice Chair
Start Date: 11/11/2013
End Date: 11/11/2017

Mrs Alison Burton
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted
Start Date: 17/11/2014
End Date: 17/11/2018

Mr Ross Gregory
Gov Type/Position; Parent (A), Chair
Start Date: 30/10/2013
End Date: 30/10/2017

Mrs Louise Hurst
Gov Type/Position; Parent
Start Date: 30/09/2016
End Date: 30/09/2020

Cllr Mrs Marilyn Ord
Gov Type/Position; LA
Start Date: 14/11/2016
End Date: 14/11/2020

Mr Ron Stroud
Gov Type/Position; Co-opted
Start Date: 26/09/2016
End Date: 26/09/2020

Our Governing Body 2016-2017

Should you wish to contact a member of the school’s Governing Body please contact the School Office.
We will be pleased to forward your details to the Governor concerned.

governors

 

 

 

Pecuniary Interests

 

 

Who’s Who

 

 

 

Mr P Bannister

Mr P Bannister

Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Burton

Mrs A Burton

Co-opted Governor

Mrs K Carr

Mrs K Carr

Co-opted Governor

Mrs L Easton

Mrs L Easton

Head Teacher

Mr R Gregory

Mr R Gregory

Parent Governor (A)

Mrs A Holden

Mrs A Holden

Co-opted Governor

Cllr Mrs M Ord

Cllr Mrs M Ord

Local Authority Governor

Mrs S Peck

Mrs S Peck

Parent Governor

Mr D Randall

Mr D Randall

Co-opted Governor

Mrs M Tate

Mrs M Tate

Co-opted Governor

Miss A Mitchell

Miss A Mitchell

Staff Governor

Rev. B Abbot

Rev. B Abbot

Co-opted Governor

Mrs C McCaughey

Mrs C McCaughey

Parent Governor

Mr K Hay

Mr K Hay

Governor

Mr R Stroud

Mr R Stroud

Governor

Governor Pen Portraits

Barry Abbott

I am Rector of Whickham and Chaplain to the Gibside Estate. As an Anglican priest I serve the historic parish of Whickham. In a previous career I worked at a senior level within Local Authority managing Environmental Health services. As well as the conventional duties...

Kevin Hay

I was delighted to be appointed to the Governing Body of Clover Hill Primary School in 2016. I currently work as part of the Management Team of the Gateshead School Sport Partnership within the ‘educationGateshead’ service. I have worked within the education sector...

Andrea Mitchell

I’m Andrea Mitchell. I have worked at Clover Hill since 2007 and in that time I have taught in Reception and I am now in Year 2. I have taught almost all of the children in school and because of this I know most of our families and extended families! I am a member of...

Ailsa Holden

I have been a teacher at Clover Hill for over 15 years. I have worked across both key stages and in a variety of roles - teacher, subject leader, senior leader and now Deputy Head. I run the school newspaper and lead the International Schools team.

Michelle Tate

I really enjoy being a part of school life at Clover Hill, the children are able to learn in an excellent environment which prepares them for life experiences during and beyond their time at Clover Hill. I became actively involved in the school when my son, Sam joined...

David Randall

My name is David Randall. I have been a governor at Clover Hill for a number of years. I was originally appointed as an LEA governor but have changed my status over the years a number of times. As a governor I am chair of the finance committee which has an overview of...

Kirsty Carr

My name is Kirsty Carr and I have a daughter in year 6 Sophie. My son Sam also came to Clover Hill and is now in Year 10 at Whickham School. I have been a governor for 9 years at Clover Hill and decided to do this to try and become more involved in my children’s...

Sally Peck

My name is Sally Peck and I have been on the Governing Body for 2 ½ years. As a parent I wanted to become more involved and becoming a parent governor has given me a lot more insight into my children’s education and to what goes on in the background of the school. I...

Ross Gregory

I decided to become a parent governor in 2013 as a way of giving something back to Clover Hill, which gave myself such a good education when I was a child. I now have my own daughter, Cerys, in Year 2 while my son Cole has recently left Clover Hill after seven...

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Role of the Governors

The governing body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance. The governing body of the school is made up of parent governors, staff governors, Local Authority governors and co-opted governors.

Parent governor vacancies are advertised, as they arise, to all parents/carers of children at the school. If no nominations are received, governors may approach a parent/carer they believe may be interested and appoint them. Local Authority governors are nominated via Gateshead Council Cabinet. Staff governor vacancies are advertised, as they arise, to staff in school. Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body and can be parents, staff, members of the community or someone from outside the community who has an interest in the school/education.

Before you decide to nominate someone (permission of the nominee must be sought), or indeed stand yourself, you may want to know a bit more about what is involved. Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children and the time and willingness to get involved. The skills you have can be very useful to the governing body. Governors need what is known as ‘soft skills’ – the ability to be able to build relationships with a range of people, to be able to work as part of a team, to be able to question, and to make connections between different types of information. All governors are expected to be able to read straightforward budget reports and data on school standards.

Our governing body expects governors to

  • attend three termly meetings of the full governing body
  • sit on at least one committee and attend the meetings which are usually once a term
  • visit the school formally for monitoring purposes once a term
  • visit the school informally when available
  • commit to attend training courses, perform additional research as required

In return, our governing body commits to

  • provide you with a structured induction
  • provide access to quality training via Gateshead Council, Clerking Service
  • provide you with an experienced governor as mentor
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