Tweedmouth Community Middle School

Governors

 

Chair of Governors Welcome

  

As the Chair of the Governing Body of Tweedmouth Community Middle School I would like to welcome you to the Governors section of our web site.  

The role of a governor is to work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review to help ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential within their time with us. Along with the head teacher and staff we:  

  

  • Set high standards for staff and children
  • Set clear targets and measures for improvement
  • Act as a critical friend to the school, challenging decisions when required
  • Help the school to be responsive to the needs of the parents and within our community

  

The full Governing Body meet at least once a term working on both school business and ensuring the school complies with the policies of the Northumberland County Council and the Department for Education. We also operate a number of smaller committees who have specific roles looking at school finances, the curriculum and standards, the premises, personnel matters and pupil discipline.   

It is hugely important to me as an individual that our children, parents and guardians, governors, staff and our local authority are all working together as one team to achieve the very best that we can in a safe, caring and nurturing environment.  It is pivotal that we are making the most of every opportunity that we recognise to support the learning and welfare of every child and ensure that they are able to build on our strong ethics and leave with happy memories of their time at our school.  

If you would like any further information about the role of the Governing Body or are considering being a part of our Governing Body I can be contacted via the school office.  

 

 Mr. J. Gilchrist    

Chair of Governors    

  

  

  

Committee Membership as of January 2017

Resources Committee   Strategic Committee   

Ben Hulbert

Alison Hogg

John Gilchrist

John Campbell

Scott Middlemist

 

Ben Hulbert

John Gilchrist

Ann Peters

Alison Hogg

Simon Potter

Carla Gillie

Sarah Reid

 

 

 

Tweedmouth Community Middle School Register of Governor details and interests 2016/17  

 

Name/ category  

Appointing body  

Term of office  

Committee  

Responsibility  

Financial interest  

Non-financial interest  

John Gilchrist  

Governing Body  

2015-2019  

Resources / strategic  

Chair  

Disadvantaged pupils, LAC, whistleblowing  

n/a  

Parent  

Susan Straughen  

Governing Body  

2017-2021  

  

Vice Chair, reading  

n/a  

n/a  

Gregah Roughead  

Governing Body / LA governor  

2017-2021  

  

Vice Chair  

n/a  

n/a  

John Campbell  

Governing Body  

2015-2019  

Resources  

Behaviour 4 Learning, Parent Engagement, antibullying  

n/a  

n/a  

Ben Hulbert  

By virtue as HT  

2015-2019  

Resources / strategic  

Headteacher  

Employee  

n/a  

Scott Middlemist  

Governing Body / staff Governor  

2015-2019  

Resources  

  

Employee  

n/a  

Alison Hogg  

Governing Body / associate  

2015-2019  

Resources / Strategic  

Business Manager  

Employee  

n/a  

Carla Gillie  

Governing Body / co-opted  

2016-2020  

Strategic  

Health & Safety  

Employee  

n/a  

Simon Potter

Governing Body / staff governor  

2015-2019

Strategic

 

 

Employee

 

Sarah Reid  

Governing Body / staff governor  

 

Strategic

Employee  

n/a

Ann Peters-

Wotherspoon

Governing Body  

 

2014-2018

Strategic

Safeguarding, Teaching & Learning

n/a

n/a

  

Link Governors

The following priorities ask for Link Governor Involvement. It is the recommendation of Governing Body that Governors are paired to monitor school development, and the school’s progress towards fulfilling objectives of School Development Plan. The SDP is a working document, so priorities will change over the course of the year, but it currently contains the phrase ‘creation of link Governors to increase level of challenge to SLT’.  

  

Tweedmouth Community Middle School     

 

Development area

Staff involvement  

Governor

Teaching & Learning  

NS/BR  

Ann Peters  

Data & assessment  

BR/BH  

John Gilchrist/Ann Peters  

Disadvantaged, LAC  

CB/BH/SMcL  

John Gilchrist  

Parental Engagement  

SMi/SP  

John Campbell  

Developing Reading/AR  

SMcL/NK  

Susan Straughen  

Safeguarding  

BH / MT  

Ann Peters  

Whistleblowing  

BH  

John Gilchrist  

Antibullying agenda  

MR  

Ann Simpson  

 

  

Termly Meetings Governor Attendance 2016/17

Governor

Type

Autumn Term

(29/10/16)

Spring Term

(12/01/17)( 09/02/17)

Summer Term

()

Mr Ben Hulbert

Head

√                √

 

Mr John Gilchrist

Chair

√                √

 

Mrs Ann Peters-Wotherspoon

Co-opted

x

√                √

 

Mr John Campbell

Vice Chair

x

x                √

 

Mrs Sarah Reid

Co-opted

x

√                x

 

Mrs Carla Gillie

Co-opted

√                √

 

Mr Simon Potter

Co-Opted

x                 x

 

Mr Scott Middlemist

Staff

√                 √

 

Mr Gregah Roughead

Co-opted

√                 x

 

Mrs Susan Straughen

Co-opted

√                  √

 

Mr Michael Brennan

Associate

X

x                  x

 

Mrs Alison Hogg

Associate

√                  √

 

Mr Ben Ryder

Deputy Head

 -

√                  √