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Cavendish Learning Trust

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Local Governing Bodies

Roles Of Governing Bodies

Our Governing bodies comprise of representatives of the school staff, parents and members of the community.

All Governors should contribute to the work of the Governing Body in raising standards of achievement for pupils which involves:

a) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

b) Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its' pupils and

c) overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the money is well spent 

We presently have 5 Local Governing Bodies which includes Netherthorpe LGB, Whitecotes LGB, Joint LGB (comprising of Barrow Hill & Poolsbrook), Dunston LGB and Gilbert Heathcote LGB.

Netherthorpe LGB

Mr Dave Williams Head Teacher Ex-Officio
Mr Ian Else (Chair) Appointed 2006
Mrs Lisa Collins (Vice Chair) Appointed 2017
Mr Martin Cooper Appointed 2016
Mrs Anna Green (Staff) Appointed 2016
Mrs D Hulbert Appointed 2017
Mr Gregory Mason (Staff) Appointed 2016
Mr Philip Pierce (Co-opted) Appointed 2016
Mr V Sanderson (Co-opted) Appointed 2017
Mrs R Swann (Parent) Appointed 2017
Mr M Smith (Co-opted) Appointed 2016
Rev S Jones Appointed 2013
Mrs Valerie Whitham Clerk to Governing Body

Whitecotes LGB

Miss Debra Ward Head Teacher Ex-Officio
Mrs Mary McElvaney (Chair) Appointed 2016
Mr Stephen Vardy (Parent) Appointed Jan 2017
Ms Rachel Bostock (Co-opted) Appointed June 2015
Ms Vanessa Hall (Staff) Appointed Mar 2017
Ms kelly Yearl (Parent) Appointed Mar 2017
Ms Edwina Archer Clerk to Governing Body

Dunston LGB

Mr Mark Parkinson Head Teacher Ex-officio
Ms Tina Shewring (Chair) Appointed Mar 2014 
Kerry Carranza (Parent) Appointed Jan 2018
Claire Kirwan (Parent) Appointed Nov 2016
Katie Hanson (Staff) Appointed Oct 2015
Fiona Parsons (Parent) Appointed 2017
Angela Caulton (App by GB/Board) Appointed 2015
Ms Edwina Archer Clerk to Governing Body

Gilbert Heathcote LGB

Mrs Joanne Mappin Head Teacher Ex-officio
Mr Matthew Broughton (Chair)  Appointed Sep 2015
Mr Andrew Crowther (Vice Chair) Appointed Mar 2014
Mr Andrew Lawton Appointed Sep 2015
Mr John Fisher (Parent) Appointed Jan 2016
Ms Lauren Kay (Staff) Appointed Sep 2017
Lisa Ryan (Parent) Appointed Nov 2016

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