Sedgefield Primary School

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Our Governing Body

Governors are a very special part of our school. If you would like to chat to any of our Governors or indeed if you are interested in becoming a school Governor when vacancies arise, please enquire at the school office.

Governors work closely with the headteacher, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA). To find out more about each of our governors and what they do, please click on their names below:

Name:

Representing:

Term of Office:

Committees:

Responsibilities:

Declared Interests:

Attended:

Mr Dudley Waters

Chair

(please contact via school address)

Co-opted

June 2020 - June 2024

Learning Together for Life

Personnel

Chair of Pay Review/First Committee

Chair of Finance & General Purposes

 

Staff Wellbeing

Maths

None

 

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, F&GP, Personnel, Pay Review

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Dr Wendy Gill

Vice Chair

Local Authority

May 2020 - May 2024

Learning Together for Life

Chair of Personnel

Pay Review/First Committee

Finance & General Purposes

Chair of Headteacher’s Performance Management

 

Equality, Diversity & British Values

PSHE & RSE

Science

None

 

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, Personnel, F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, F&GP, Personnel, Pay Review

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL, Personnel, F&GP

 

Mrs Andrea Cox

Headteacher

N/A

Learning Together for Life

Personnel

Finance & General Purposes

 

None

Summer 2021:
 

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, F&GP, Personnel, Pay Review

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Mrs Alison Barron

Co-opted

September 2019 Resigned December 2021

Learning Together for Life

Personnel

Pay Review/First Committee

Responsibilities reallocated

None

 

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

 

Dr Alistair Brown

Parent

February 2022-February 2026

Personnel

Appeals

Computing and Online Safety

English

None

 

Mrs Sarah Foster

Co-opted

October 2020 - October 2024

Finance & General Purposes

Appeals

 Early Years

None

 

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, F&GP

Mrs Laura Gates

Parent

November 2021- November 2025

Learning Together for Life

Safeguarding

Children who are Looked After 

Pupil  & Recovery Premium

None

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL

Mrs Andrea Heasman

 Parent

October 2019- October 2023

Learning Together for Life

Appeals

Website

Governor Training

Link Governor

 None

 

Summer 2021:

Full Govs

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2

Spring 2022:

Full Govs

Mrs Jaime Hinde

Associate

April 2022- April 2026

Personnel

EYFS

None

 

Mrs Vicky Holloway

Co-opted

February 2020 - February 2024

Personnel

Art & DT

Maths 

PE and Sport

 

None

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

Spring 2022:

Personnel

Dr Tamzin Lafford

 Co-opted

February 2018 

Resigned June 2021

 Personnel

Responsibilities reallocated

None 

 

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

 

Mr Mark Lilley

Parent

February 2020 - Resigned January 2022

Personnel

Appeals

Responsibilities reallocated

 None

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

 Mr Andy Lister

Co-opted 

February 2018 - February 2022

Learning Together for Life

Finance & General Purposes

Appeals

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

None 

Summer 2021:
 

F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, F&GP

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP

Mrs Janine Lowes

Co-opted

September 2019 - September 2023

Learning Together for Life

Personnel

Appeals

Headteacher’s Performance Management

Governor Induction

 

Religious Education

More Able & Talented

None

Summer 2021:
 

LTfL, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, Personnel

 Spring 2022:

Personnel

Mrs Alison Manning

Co-opted

 August 2019 - August 2023

Chair of Learning Together for Life

Pay Review/First Committee

Headteacher’s Performance Management

English

MfL

Governor Training

Link Governor

Pupil Voice & Pupil Wellbeing

Staff Wellbeing

None

Summer 2021:
 

Full Govs

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, Pay Review

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL

Mr Ian Mason

Co-opted

October 2020 - October 2024

Finance & General Purposes

Health and Safety

 None

Summer 2021:
 

Full Govs, F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, F&GP

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, F&GP

Mrs Sarah McPhie

Parent

January 2022- January 2026

Learning Together for Life,

Pay Review/ First Committee

EYFS,

Data Protection

None

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL

Mrs Carol Richardson

Co-opted

April 2022- April 2026

Personnel

History

Geography

Music

None

 

Mrs Paula Strachan

 Parent

October 2018 - Resigned November 2021

 Finance & General Purposes

Responsibilities reallocated

Headteacher of St Teresa's and St Chad's Catholic Primary Schools

 

Summer 2021:

F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs

Mrs Andrea Thompson

Staff

 

January 2022- January 2023

Learning Together for Life

Finance & General Purposes

 

None

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP

Autumn 2020:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, F&GP

Spring 2022:

Full Govs, LTfL

 

For the terms of reference for each of the committees, please look at the Governing Body Committees Page For information on the work of our Governing Body in 2020-21 and plans for 2021-22, please view our Annual Governance Statement 2021-22.

How To Become A School Governor

If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section. If you would like to be nominated for a Parent Governor vacancy at our school, please arrange to have a chat with Mrs Cox about the role and then download the form below: 

Parent Governor Nomination Form