Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governor Committee Structure
|Mrs Barbara Reilly-O'Donnell||Interim Executive Headteacher||Ex-officio||01/09/2020||31/08/2021||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 |
|11/12/2018||10/12/2022||Finance Premises and Grounds, Appeals||Health and Safety|
|Mr Daniel Murray |
Curriculum & Standards
|None||Chair of Governor - Browney Academy|
Governor - Teesdale Academy
Governor - Diamond Hall Academy
All above North East Learning Trust
Governor - St Cuthbert's Catholic High School. Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust
|Rev Colm M Hayden||Foundation||Diocese |
|Mr Christopher Savage||Foundation||Diocese |
|11/03/2019||10/03/2023||Finance Premises and Grounds, Curriculum and Standards||Pupil Premium||None||None||None|
|Mrs Sarah Walmsley||Foundation||Diocese |
Curriculum & Standards Personnel
|Miss Katy Haggart||Co-opted||Ex-officio||01/09/2019||31/08/2023||Admissions|
Curriculum & Standards
|Mrs Rachel Hockey||Staff Governor||Staff Elected||01/09/2020||31/08/2021||Curriculum and Standards||None||None||Staff member|
|Mrs Jayne Smith||Co-opted||Co-opted||01/09/2020||31/08/2021||Curriculum and Standards||None||None||Staff member|
|Mr Michael Blake||Parent||Parent|
|02/03/2019||01/03/2023||Curriculum and Standards, Appeals (Chair)||SEND||None||None||None|
|Professor Stuart Clark||Parent||Parent|
|02/10/2018||01/10/2022||Finance Premises and Grounds||None||None||None|
|Mr Chris Tate||LA Governor||-||02/10/2018||01/10/2022||Finance Premises and Grounds||Maths, Data Protection||None||None||None|
|Mrs Joanna Pallister||Foundation||Diocese||22/10/2020||21/10/2024||First/Pay review, Personnel||RE/PSHE/RSE/|
|Mr Michael Laing||Foundation||Diocese||08/03/2021||07/03/2025||Director of Integrated Community Services, Durham|
Consultation Due Diligence Document
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.
Governor Attendance 2020-2021
|Mr D Murray||Attended||Attended|
|Rev. C M Hayden||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs B Reilly-O'Donnell||Attended||Attended|
|Miss K Haggart||Attended||Attended|
|Mr L Addison-Smyth||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs P Conway||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs L Donachie||Attended||Attended|
|Mr C Savage||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs S Walsmley||Apologies accepted||Attended|
|Mrs R Hockey||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs J Smith||Attended||Attended|
|Mr M Blake||Attended||Attended|
|Professor S Clark||Attended||Attended|
|Mr C Tate||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs J Pallister||Attended||Attended|
Governing Body Subcommittees and Attendance 2020-21
Click here to view information on subcommittees and attendance.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
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