Governor Information

 
 StBedes2017-10
 
As a governor, you share in the strategic responsibility of promoting high standards and ensuring
that your school is conducted as a Catholic school in accordance with the Diocese of Hexham
and Newcastle. All Catholic schools are under the authority of the Bishop.
 
 
We are a voluntary aided school under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle,
it is the responsibility of the Bishop to appoint an overall majority of the governors who
are known as foundaton governors.
 
 
The governors of a school work in close collaboration with the headteacher and all staff and play
a leading role in the life of a school. The structure of the governing body is as follows:
 
Chair of Governors: Steve Hill                                              Headteacher: Dominic Curran
Vice-Chair of Governors: Karen Addison
 
 As well as fundation governors there are governors who represent teaching and non teaching
staff, parents and the Local Authority. Here is a list of our Governors:
 
 
Governor Name Type of Governor Date Appointed/Term of  Office Committee Membership Pecuniary Interests

Attendance at Meetings

 

Karen Addison

Foundation

Appointed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

1.9.16

1 year

Admissions, Curriculum & Target Setting, Special Educational Needs, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, Safeguarding none 6/7

Dominic Curran

Headteacher

Appointed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

1.9.09

1 year

Appointment Committee, Finance, Premises/Health & Safety none 9/9

Helen Formosa

Foundation

Appointed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

4/12/17

4 years

Personnel Appeals, Complaints, Curriculum & Target Setting none 5/5

Michael Gallagher

Foundation

Appointed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

12.6.17

4 years

Personnel, Salaries Committee, Performance Management, Complaints, Finance, Premises/Health & Safety, Self Evaluation none 7/9

Sheila McQuade

Staff

Appointed by the staff of St Bede's Primary School

22.1.16

4 years

Teaching & Learning, Finance, Premises/Health & Safety, Curriculum & Target Setting none  8/8

Stephen Hill

Foundation

Appointed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

1.9.16

1 year

 Personnel, Complaints,

Finance, Premises/Health & Safety, Pupil Discipline

none 9/9

Andrew Hindhaugh

 Parent

Appointed by the parents of St Bede's RC Primary School

16.10.15

4 years

Personnel Appeals, Pupil Discipline, Admissions, Health & Safety, none 7/7

Deborah Merrington

Foundation

Appointed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

17/7/17

4 years

Personnel Appeals, Appointment Committee, Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs, RE Catholic Life none 3/5

Patrick Smyth

Parent

Appointed by the parents of St Bede's RC Primary School

20.10.15

4 years

Personnel/Salaries, Finance, Premises/Health & Safety, Curriculum & Target Setting none 6/8
Governors that have retired in the last twelve months:
Peter Walker  

Paul Hogan

Father Cornforth

 
 
Our Chair of Governors is Mr Stephen Hill. He may be contacted via the school. Please telephone
0191 2193795 for further information.
 
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Deborah Merrington she can be contacted via the school.
 
 
·

.