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:

Responsibil-ities:

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

 

Assessment

Recovery Premium

Maths

None

Spring 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

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

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

Data Protection

Early Years

Equality, Diversity & British Values

Pupil Well-being, PSHE & RSE

Science

None

Spring 2021:

LTfL, F&GP

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, Personnel, F&GP

Autumn 2021:

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

 

Mrs Andrea Cox

Headteacher

N/A

Learning Together for Life

Personnel

Finance & General Purposes

 

None

Spring 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

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

Mrs Alison Barron

Co-opted

 September 2019 - September 2023

Learning Together for Life

Personnel

Pay Review/First Committee

School Council & Pupil Voice

Link Governor

None

Spring 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, Personnel

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Mrs Sarah Foster

Co-opted

October 2020 - October 2024

Finance & General Purposes

 Early Years

None

 Spring 2021

Full Govs

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs

Mrs Laura Gates

Parent

November 2021- November 2025

Learning Together for Life

Safeguarding

Computing

None

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs

Mrs Andrea Heasman

 Parent

 October 2019- October 2023

Learning Together for Life

Appeals

 Humanities

 None

Spring 2021:

LTfL

Summer 2021:

Full Govs

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2

Mrs Vicky Holloway

Co-opted

February 2020 - February 2024

Personnel

 

More Able and Talented

 

None

 Spring 2021:

Full Govs

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

 Dr Tamzin Lafford

 Co-opted

February 2018 - July 2021 

 Personnel

Modern Foreign Languages

More Able and Talented

None 

 Spring 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

 Summer 2021:

Full Govs, Personnel

 

Mr Mark Lilley

Parent

February 2020 - February 2024

Personnel

Appeals

 PE

 None

Spring 2021: 

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

 Health & Safety

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

None 

Spring 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP

Summer 2021:

F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, F&GP

Mrs Janine Lowes

Co-opted

September 2019 - September 2023

Learning Together for Life

Personnel

Appeals

Headteacher’s Performance Management

 

Children Who Are Looked After

Pupil Premium

Religious Education

None

 Spring 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, Personnel

Summer 2021:

LTfL, Personnel

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, 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

 

None

Spring 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL

Summer 2021:

Full Govs

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, Pay Review

Mr Ian Mason

Co-opted

October 2020 - October 2024

Finance & General Purposes

 Health and Safety

 None

Spring 2021:

Full Govs, F&GP

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs, F&GP

 Mrs Paula Strachan

 Parent

October 2018 - November 2021

 Finance & General Purposes

 Cultural Education

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

Spring 2021:

Full Govs, F&GP

Summer 2021:

F&GP

Autumn 2021:

Full Govs

Mrs Andrea Thompson

Staff

June 2018 - June 2022

Learning Together for Life

Finance & General Purposes

 

None

 Spring 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL

Summer 2021:

Full Govs, LTfL, F&GP

Autumn 2020:

Full Govs, LTfL x2, F&GP

 

 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