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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Governors

Governor Bios (Under Construction)

 

Chair of Governors - Joanne Lockey

 

Joanne Lockey - Chair of Governors

I became a parent governor when my daughter was in WDPS the school and enjoyed it so much, I stayed after she had moved on.  

 

I was asked to be Chair of Governors and have been in that role for XXX years.  I find it enjoyable and rewarding to be part of such a wonderful school that supports the local community. 

 

Living locally, my aim is to be a critical friend to the school, offering support and direction, helping to hold the senior leadership team to account.  I believe my background in budget and project management, recruitment and resourcing is beneficial in achieving this.  

 

Vice-Chair of Governors - Mark Wright

 

I began my journey as a Governor while my son was at school at West Denton Primary. Many years later I now serve as Deputy Chair of Governors.

 

As a hospitality professional for over two decades and a business owner, I look to share my experience in operations management with the Governors group, as well as being a member of the Finance, Staffing and Premises committee, and as the school’s Link Governor for Marketing.

 

Having become interested in governance as my son progressed through the school, the opportunity to be able to support the teaching team as they influence the future and wellbeing of our children is one that I find immensely rewarding.

 

Emma Thompson

My background is in teaching at Secondary School level and I have held various leadership roles during my 17 years, most notably Assistant Head Teacher. In 2020 I moved to part-time to focus on my family and explore a new business venture of wraparound care for a Newcastle Primary School. Being a Governor at West Denton enables me to feel part of the community to support childrens' education at all levels. The school culture resonates strongly with me and I am an advocate for inspiring children to learn in a fun and nurturing environment. I also believe that the ethos of the school plays an important role in the childrens’ personal development and this is driving school improvement.

Alison Sutcliffe

Hello, my name is Alison Sutcliffe and I have worked at West Denton Primary School for 20 years.  My role has changed and grown over the years, I am currently a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Team Leader and SENDCo Assistant. I have been a school governor for 4 years.  I love my roles, the skills and experience that I have ensure that I am best placed to support our school ethos. I feel very proud and fortunate to work in such a welcoming community, I will always strive to do my best as a member of staff and a governor.

Pauline Richmond

I  became a parent Governor for WDPS as I am passionate about giving our children the best chances in life. I feel from the first interaction that I had with the school to now my children have been supported, challenged , cared for and included in a positive way.. One thing that really stood out was the amount of well being activities such as the bush craft and l the expansions to the well being facilities in the current times I feel is what really makes our school special.

Due to my previous roles within the Government I feel I really have the skills, knowledge and understanding on the challenges that face our families on a day to day basis and after  living in the area all my life I have a good understanding of the community around the school and I’m passionate about changing and improving for the benefit of everyone .

 

Head Teacher - Mick MingStones

mms-head-teacher-bio-06-05-22.pdf (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com)

 

Deputyhead - Rachael Croll

rachael-croll-deputyhead-bio-16-03-21.pdf (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com

 

WDPS Governing Body Information and Duties- 2022-2023

WEST DENTON PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY COMMITTEES & LINKS 2022/23 (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com)

 

WDPS Governing Body Information and Duties- 2021-2022

wdps-governing-body-information-and-duties-2021-2022.pdf (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com

 

WDPS Governing Body - Financial Information - 2022-2023

There are no members of staff who earns in excess of £100,000.00

Schools Financial Benchmarking Link: https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/School/Detail?urn=108449

 

WDPS Governing Body - Financial Information - 2021-2022

There are no members of staff who earns in excess of £100,000.00

Schools Financial Benchmarking Link: https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/School/Detail?urn=108449

 

WDPS Governing Body - 2020-2021

 

WDPS Governing Body - Members

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/west-denton-primary-school/UploadedDocument/28ec6cf1404842e99120de025cb3deda/wdps-govering-body-details.pdf

 

WDPS GOVERNING BODY ATTENDANCE 2022-2023

wdps-gb-record-attendance-2022-2023-27-09-22.pdf (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com)

 

WDPS GOVERNING BODY ATTENDANCE 2020-21

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETING

 

Summer Term

 

Spring Term

Autumn Term

Governor

29.6.20

18.5.21

16.3.21

26.1.21

24.11.20

22.9.20

Mick MingStones

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Jim West

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Emma Thompson

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Joanne Lockey

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Joe Gallant

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Mark Wright

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Rachael Croll

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Pauline Richmond

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Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Jonathan Booth

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Alison Sutcliffe

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Jacqui Atkinson

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Catherine Carvel

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Susan Hall resigned

FINANCE, STAFFING, (STAFF DISMISSAL) & PREMISES COMMITTEE

 

Summer Term

 

Spring Term

Autumn Term

Governor

29.6.21

11.5.21

16.3.21

26.1.21

24.11.20

13.10.20

Mick MingStones

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Joe Gallant

A

A

ü

A

ü

A

Joanne Lockey

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Mark Wright

A

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

 

Summer Term

 

Spring Term

Autumn Term

Governor

17.6.21

 

18.3.21

 

19.11.20

 

Mick MingStones

ü

 

ü

 ü 

Joanne Lockey

ü

 

ü

 ü 

Emma Thompson

A

 

A

 ü 

Jim West

A

 

ü

 ü 

Rachael Croll

ü

 

A

 ü 
Jonathan Booth             A A ü 

 

 

 

A = apologies accepted

 

 

GOVERNING BODY ATTENDANCE 2019-20

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETING

 

Summer Term

 

Spring Term

Autumn Term

Governor

7.7.20

5.6.20

EO Mtg

12.5.20

17.3.20

28.1.20

26.11.19

17.9.19

Mick MingStones

ü

ü

Cancelled 

COVID-19

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jim West

A

   

ü

ü

ü

X

Emma Thompson

ü

 

 

A

X

X

ü

Joanne Lockey

ü

 

 

ü

ü

ü

A

Joe Gallant

A

 

 

A

A

ü

X

Mark Wright

ü

ü

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

Rachael Croll

ü

 

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

Louise Ions

 

 

 

 

 

 

ü

Jonathan Booth

ü

ü

 

A

ü

ü

A

Alison Sutcliffe

ü

 

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jacqui Atkinson

ü

 

 

A

ü

ü

A

Susan Hall

ü

 

 

A

A

A

ü

FINANCE, STAFFING, (STAFF DISMISSAL) & PREMISES COMMITTEE

 

Summer Term

 

Spring Term

Autumn Term

Governor

23.6.20

 

Cancelled 

COVID-19

7.5.20

EO Mtg

 

17.3.20

28.1.20

 

26.11.19

Mick MingStones

 

ü

 

ü

ü

 

ü

Joe Gallant

 

 

 

A

ü

 

ü

Joanne Lockey

 

ü

 

ü

ü

 

ü

Mark Wright

 

ü

 

ü

ü

 

ü

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

 

Summer Term

 

Spring Term

Autumn Term

Governor

 

11.6.20

 

Cancelled 

COVID-19

 

 

19.3.20

 

21.11.19

Mick MingStones

 

 

 

 

ü

 

ü

Joanne Lockey

 

 

 

 

ü

 

A

Emma Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Jim West

 

 

 

 

ü

 

ü

Rachael Croll

 

 

 

 

ü

 

ü

 

A = apologies accepted

 

 

 

Our Governors

 

 

NAME

GOVERNOR CATEGORY

APPOINTED / ELECTED BY

CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE

COMMITTEE

RESPONSIBILITIES / LINKS

PECUNIARY INTERESTS **

Rachael Croll

Co-opted (Staff)

Staff

26.6.18 – 25.6.22

Curriculum

Looked After Children

Safeguarding

Early Years / KS1

Literacy

None

Jim West

Co-opted

Full Governing Body

18.9.18 – 17.9.22

Curriculum

 

None

Emma Thompson

Co-opted

Full Governing Body

28.6.16 – 17.6.20

Curriculum

Early Years / KS1

Teacher at Walbottle Campus

Jonathan Booth

Co-opted

Full Governing Body

22.11.16 – 21.11.20

 

SEND

Literacy

Deputy Head / Co-Opted Governor at Archbishop Runcie CE First School

Susan Diane Hall

Co-opted

Full Governing Body

19.3.19 – 18.3.23

 

HT Performance Management

Early Years / KS1

Governor at Milecastle and Westerhope Primaries

Jacqui Atkinson

Foundation Trust

Trust Board

19.3.19 – 18.3.23

 

Attendance

Outer West Learning Trust

Joanne Lockey (Chair)

 

Foundation Trust

Trust Board

31.3.18 – 30.3.22

Finance, Staffing & Premises

Admissions

Curriculum

Pupil Premium (as Finance)

HT Performance Management

Early Years / KS1

Anti-Bullying

Outer West Learning Trust

Mick MingStones

Headteacher

Ex-Officio

1.9.10

Finance, Staffing & Premises

Admissions

 

  Pupil Premium (as Finance)

Safeguarding / Child Protection

Attendance

None

Joseph Gallant

 

Local Authority

Full Governing Body

18.9.18 – 17.9.22

Finance, Staffing & Premises

Admissions

 

HT Performance Management

Pupil Premium (as Finance)

Attendance

None

Mark William Wright (Vice-Chair)

Parent

Parent Body

29.1.19 – 28.1.23

Finance, Staffing & Premises

Admissions

  HT Performance Management

  EYFS / KS1

  Marketing / Website

 None

Vacancy

Parent

Parent Body

 

 

 

 

Alison Sutcliffe

Staff

Staff Body

26.6.18 – 25.6.22

 

Safeguarding

None

Historical Records

Louise Ions

Parent

Parent Body

23.10.15 – 22.10.19

 

Literacy

None

Stacey Thackray

Parent

Parent Body

8.5.18 – 23.11.18

 

 

None

Ian Proud

Parent

Parent Body

21.12.16 – 14.11.18

 

 

None

Chris Hollins

Staff

Staff

24.4.17 – 25.6.18

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

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