Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governor Committee Structure
|Mrs Samantha Clarke||Executive Headteacher||Ex-officio||01/09/2016||31/08/2020||Curriculum & Standards|
|Mr Leo Addison-Smyth |
|03/10/2018||02/10/2022||Finance Premises |
|Mrs Patricia Conway||Foundation||Diocese |
Curriculum & Standards (Chair)
|Mrs Linda Donachie||Foundation||Diocese |
|Mr David Edwards |
Curriculum & Standards
|None||Trustee of Durham Martyrs Multi-Academy Trust, St Leonard's School, Durham, DH1 4NG||None|
|Rev Colm M Hayden||Foundation||Diocese |
|Mrs Helen Haywood||Foundation||Diocese |
|03/09/2018||02/09/2022||Curriculum & Standards|
|Ms Catherine Lawlor||Foundation||Diocese |
|18/10/2016||17/10/2020||Curriculum & Standards||Maths||None||None||None|
|Mr Christopher Savage||Foundation||Diocese |
|Mrs Sarah Walmsley||Foundation||Diocese |
Curriculum & Standards Personnel
|Mr Peter Norman||Co-opted||Ex-officio||12/10/2015||11/10/2019||Admissions|
Curriculum & Standards
|Mrs Megan Clark||Staff||Staff |
|01/09/2016||31/08/2020||Curriculum & Standards||None||None||Staff member|
|Mr Michael Blake||Parent||Parent|
|Mr Stuart Clark||Parent||Parent|
|Mr Chris Tait||La Governor||-||02/10/2018||01/10/2022|
Announcements for 2018-2019
- Mrs Julie Shaw – expired Oct 2018
- Mr P Crilley – resigned October 2018
- Mr J Wheeler – expired March 2019
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.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
St Thomas More RC Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view or download the documents below.
Schools are required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Governor Attendance 2018-2019
|Rev. C M Hayden|
|Mrs Pat Conway|
|Dr Paul Crilley|
|Mr Leo Addison-Smyth|
|Mrs Sarah Walmsley|
|Mrs Helen Haywood|
|Mrs Julie Shaw|
|Mr Jonathan Wheeler|
|Mr Peter Norman|
|Mrs Samantha Clarke|
|Mrs Cath Lawlor|
|Mrs Megan Clark|
|Mrs Jayne Smith|
Committee Terms of Reference
We will be adding this information as soon as possible.
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