Our Governing Body

The Governing Body plays a major part in the decision making and budget monitoring of the school. Groups of Governors meet as working parties to discuss particular issues of Finance, Building and Resources, Personnel, Pupil Discipline and Curriculum. These committees report to the termly full Governors Meeting when issues of local and national interest are discussed, and when decisions concerning management of the school are taken Governors are also involved in training related to all aspects of school management and curriculum.

Committee Structure

Name Representing Committee Term of Office Register of Interests Relationship to Staff
Mr Jason Steward Chair
Community
Finance, Premises and Personnel First/Pay Review Head Teacher Performance Management Review Pupil Discipline
28/1/23
Air Ambulance pilot
None
Mrs Rachelle Chamberlain
Parent
Appeals Curriculum and Standards Head Teacher Performance Management Review
28/1/23
-
None
Mrs Tracy Roberts
Community
Finance, Premises and Personnel First/Pay Review Pupil Discipline
19/01/2021
-
None
Mr Wayne Richardson
Community
Finance, Premises and Personnel First/Pay Review Pupil Discipline
23/05/2020
MD 'Revolution Care'
None
Rev Mike Dixon
Local Authority
Appeals Curriculum and Standards
12/9/21
-
None
Mr Matthew Forster
Associate
Curriculum and Standards
24/03/2023
Premises Manager, Woodham Burn
Member of staff
Miss Susan Mills
Elected Parents
Curriculum and Standards
13/11/2020
-
Member of staff (temporary)
Ms Kim Hannant
Elected Parents
Curriculum and Standards First/Pay Review
13/11/2020
-
None
Mrs Riannon Edwards
Head Teacher
Finance, Premises and Personnel First/Pay Review
-
Head Teacher
Member of staff
Mrs Karen Robinson
Staff
Curriculum and standards
28/01/2023
Senior Leader
Member of staff
Mrs Caroline Catmull Vice Chair
Parent
Appeals Head Teacher Performance Management Review
28/1/23
-
None
Miss Emma Barber
Community
Appeals Head Teacher Performance Management Review
28/1/23
-
None
Mrs Emily Stevens
Associate
-
-
Head Teacher, Cockton Hill Juniors
None

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. If you wish to become School Governor, please complete our School Governor Nomination form found under Downloadable Forms in the School Office section of our website, and return the completed form to the School Office.

Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies

Woodham Burn Community Primary 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 full document below.

Clerk to the Governors: Sheila Gibbon

S.E. Division

School & Governor Support Service

County Hall, Durham. DH1 5UJ

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