The Governing body consists of a combination of parent governors, staff governors, local authority governor, North Tyneside Learning Trust Foundation governors, Co-opted governors and the Headteacher.

Foundation Joe Shimwell Co-Vice Chair / PP
Foundation David Baldwin Chair / Health & Safety
HeadteacherRobert Harker
StaffAllan Qualters EYFS
Co-optedKate Murphy
Co-optedDiane Embley Co-Vice Chair, SEND
Local AuthorityVicki NixonSafeguarding

In addition to the above the school is supported by a Local Authority Clerk. Tel: 0191 6438716.

Our School Improvement Partner is Richard Kielty.

The full Governing Body meets twice each term and to help its workload is supported by three committees, each with its own chair and terms of reference.  Committees consider issues within their remit [see below] and minutes are kept to record for the full governing body discussions and decisions made.  In addition, governors make focused visits to the school as part of their monitoring role and write reports for colleagues and staff.

Governors can be contacted via the school and non-urgent items can be placed in the special post box found in the reception area.  Minutes from the previous governing body meeting are available on request.

Governor Details and Pecuniary Interests

GovernorCategoryTerm of office startTerm of office endDate stepped downGovernance role in any other educational establishmentAny personal relationships with staff members in the school or within the governanceBusiness & pecuniary interests –
refer to notes below
Indirect interests
David BaldwinFoundation15/11/202114/11/2025Founding Governor at Grasmere AcademyNoneCharity Trustee for Wallsend Action for Youth, North Tyneside Carers Centre, 4th Tynemouth Scouts, Tynemouth District Scouts
Director of Schools North East, North Tyneside Academy Foundation, Careers and Enterprise Company
Sole Proprietor for David Baldwin Education Consultation
Diane EmbleyCo-opted21/11/201820/11/2026NoneNoneNoneNone
Robert HarkerHeadteacher1/9/201931/8/2030NoneNoneCharity Trustee for Wallsend Action for
Member of Wallsend Children’s Community
Kate MurphyCo-opted22/9/202221/9/2026
Vicki NixonLocal Authority22/9/202221/9/2026
Allan QualtersStaff2/10/20191/10/2026NoneNoneNoneNone
Joe ShimwellFoundation7/1/20206/1/2027NoneNoneNoneNone
Zahra UwimanaParent22/9/202221/9/2026NoneNoneNoneNone