Governors

 

Who Are School Governors? What do School Governors do?

School governors are volunteers who help to decide on the direction, focus and ethos of the school. Governors work closely with the headteacher, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA). Governors are actively involved in the decision making process. They support and challenge the leadership team and other staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for Crookhill children.

A school governing body has a strategic role in the development of the school but does not become involved in the day-to-day management issues – that is the role of the Head Teacher.

School governors:

  • Provide a strategic view. They help to set and maintain the broad framework within which the Head Teacher and staff should run the school

  • Act as a critical friend. Governors provide the Head Teacher with support and offer advice and information but also provide some challenge. The governing body is there to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness and governors should therefore be prepared to ask challenging questions

  • Ensure accountability. The Head Teacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. In turn the governing body is accountable to all stakeholders on the school’s overall performance.

    Crookhill governors have high aspirations for everyone in our school. They work together to ensure our pupils have the best start in life and achieve to the best of their abilities while they are at Crookhill.

 

 

Our Governors                                                        

Mrs Su-Wan Lewis – Parent Governor, Chair

Mr Brian Kelly – Parent Governor,  Vice - Chair

Mrs Kelly Murray -  Co-opted Member
Rev Tom Jamieson – Co-opted Member
Miss Catherine Bulman – Parent Governor
Mr Andrew Baggaley – Parent Governor
Mrs Carolyn Willoughby – Co-opted Governor

Cllr Liz Twist - LA Appointed
Mrs Debra Kelly – Staff Governor
Miss Kristine McCormack – Head Teacher Governor

 Clerk to the Governors:
Joanna McCoy
Dryden PDC Evistones Road Gateshead NE9 5UR

 

Governors' Details  

Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Date of Appointment and Term of office

Position of Responsibility

Mrs Su-Wan Lewis

Parent

Parents

Sept 2016 –

Sept 2020

Chair of Governors

Subject Link –  English, Y5/6

Mr Brian Kelly

 

Community

Governing Body

Sept 2015 -

Sept 2019

Vice Chair of Governors

Subject Link - Maths, Y5/6

Miss Kristine McCormack

Head Teacher

 

 

 

Cllr Liz Twist

 

Authority

LEA

Sept 2015 -

Nov 2017

 Subject link - Y3/4

Mr David Burr

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

Nov 2015 - July 2017 (resigned)

Subject Link- Inclusion and Wellbeing

Reverend Tom Jamieson

 

Community

Governing Body

Sept 2015 -

Nov 2019

Subject Link- English

Mrs Carolyn Willoughby

 

Staff (non-teaching)

Governing Body

Sept 2015 -

Sept 2019

Subject Link – Equality, Anti-bullying, safeguarding, attendance and gifted and talented

Mrs Kelly Murray

 

Community

Governing Body

Sept 2015 -

Sept 2019

Subject Link –Safeguarding, Attendance, Pupil Premium, Science and Early Years, Y1/2

Mr Andrew Baggaley

Parent

Governing Body

June 2015 -

June 2019

Subject Link- Maths and science, computing/ICT, Early Years, Y3/4

Mrs Debra Kelly

Staff

Governing Body

Sept 2016 -

Sept 2020

 

Miss Catherine Bulman

Parent

Governing Body

Sept 2016 -

Sept 2020

PE, Sport Premium, Y1/2, Computing/ICT/Website

 

Mrs Emma Smith

 

 

Staff

Governing Body

Nov 2016

Resigned from Governing Body July 2016

Subject Link – Maths and Computing

Mrs Nicole Henderson

 

Associate Member

Governing Body

July 2019

Resigned from Governing Body Nov 2016

Subject Link – Safeguarding

 

 

Ms Claire Maya

 

Parent

Governing body

June 2015 - June 2019

Resigned from Governing Body Sept 2016

Subject Link- Inclusion and wellbeing

 
 

Name

Pecuniary Interests

Committees Serving on

Mrs Su-Wan Lewis

  • None
 
  • F&GP and Staffing/Resources (Chair)
  • Curriculum & Pupils/Standards
  • Premises and Health and Safety (Chair)
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Parent Communication Working Party
  • Appeals & Complaints

Mr Brian Kelly

 

  • None
  • F&GP and Staffing/ Resources
  • Curriculum & Pupils/Standards (Chair)
  • Early Years Liaison Group
  • Appeals & Complaints

Miss Kristine McCormack

  • None
 

Cllr Liz Twist

 

  • Governor at Thorp Academy

 

  •  Curriculum & Pupils/Standards
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Appeals & Complaints

Mr David Burr (resigned July 2017)

 

  • None

 

 
  • F&GP and Staffing/Resources
  • Curriculum & Pupils/Standards
  • Premises and Health and Safety
  • Appeals & Complaints

Reverend Tom Jamieson

 

  • None

 

 
  • Curriculum & Pupils/Standards
  • Appeals & Complaints (Chair)

Mrs Carolyn Willoughby

 

  • None
 
  • F&GP and Staffing/Resources
  • Curriculum & Pupils/Standards
  • Premises and Health and Safety
  • Early Years Liaison Group
  • Appeals & Complaints

Mrs Kelly Murray

 

  • None

 

 
  • F&GP and Staffing/Resources
  • Curriculum & Pupils/Standards
  • Premises and Health and Safety
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Early Years Liaison Group (Chair)
  • Appeals & Complaints

Mr Andrew Baggaley

  • None

 

 

 

  • Curriculum & Pupils/Standards/Resources

 

Mrs Debra Kelly

  • None

 

 
  • Curriculum and Pupils/Standards

 

Miss Catherine Bulman

  • None

 

  •  F&GP and Staffing/Resources
  • Appeals & Complaints