Governors work as a team. Local Governing Bodies are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all pupils. Raising educational standards in school is a key priority. This has the best chance of happening when there are high expectations of what pupils can achieve.

Governors monitor the effectiveness of the school and ensure the school is compliant in implementing policies set by the Tyne Community Learning Trust board. They do this together with the head teacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school. Head teachers are recruited and selected by trustees and governors - and most head teachers choose to be governors themselves.

Governing boards are accountable to parents, the local community and the Local Authority. Appointments are for three or usually for four years. The governing board's main role is to help raise pupils' standards of achievement.

Mr Colin Harwood

Chair / Academy Governor

05/10/2021- 04/10/2025

Richard Oades

Head Teacher


Lynsey Briddock

Academy Governor

01/09/2019- 31/08/2023

Mr Stuart Rutherford-Orrock

Staff Governor

01/09/2019- 31/08/2023

Mrs Sarah Eden

Academy Governor

17/11/2021- 10/11/2025

Mrs Lynn Liss

Academy Governor

17/11/2021- 10/11/2025

Mrs Ann Moore

Academy Governor

08/04/2022- 07/04/2026

Mr David Leat

Link Trustee from TCLT board