Our Governing Body
On 1st September 2021, the formation of The Archway Federation meant that a new Governing Body was formed. The Governors meet on 12th October 2021 to confirm the committee structure and membership of committees. Once this has been established fuller information will appear below. In the meantime, the list below is a list of the Governors.
Committee Structure - The Archway Federation
|Name||Elected by||Committees||Term of Office||Register of Interest||Relationship to staff|
|Kieran Pavey||Executive Head Teacher||01/09/21 -||None|
|Rachel Wren||Staff||01/09/21 - 31/08/25||Deputy Head at VR||None|
|Cllr Eddy Adam||Local Authority||01/09/21 - 31/08/25||Parent of TA at WB|
|Emma Barber||Parents||01/09/21 - 31/08/25||
Parent of WB pupil
Co-Op Funeral Care
|Kevin Draisey||Parents||01/09/21 - 31/08/25||
Parent of VR pupil
North Yorks Head of Procurement and Contract Management
|Parent of Apprentice TA at WB|
|Susan Allinson||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 14/04/24||Teacher at WB||None|
|Fiona Anderson||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 11/10/24||Deputy Head at WB||None|
|Wendy Beswick||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 11/11/24||Governor at Woodham Academy||None|
|Caroline Catmull||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 19/05/23||
Parent of WB pupil
|Sue Clements||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 16/05/25||None||None|
|Helen Collingwood||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 08/02/22||Parent of VR pupil||None|
|David Knight||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 13/01/23||
1825 Senior Finance Planner
Governor at Woodham Academy
|Susan Mills||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 23/11/21||TA at WB||None|
|Tracy Roberts||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 13/03/22||None|
|Emily Stevens||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 19/09/23||
HT & Governor at Cockton Hill Junior School
The Woodlands Management Team
|Melanie Stubbs||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 14/10/23||Virtual Schools Head DCC||None|
|Dave Wallace||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 09/10/24||Durham University School of Ed||None|
|Laurie Winter||Co-opted||01/09/21 - 20/11/24||None|
Caroline is a mum of three, two daughters who attend the school and a son that spent his primary years here. She has a huge passion for the school, and a history with it that spans 35 years.
Her background includes working in Human Resources, Recruitment, Customer Services, and working within charitable organisations.
Caroline is passionate about educating, enabling, and empowering all pupils in the school so each, and every child can achieve their full potential. She recognises this can only be achieved in a high quality, continuously improving and safe environment.
She will listen and be proactive in working with the school and parents to ensure a positive learning experience.
Councillor Eddy Adam has been a Newton Aycliffe resident for 39 years and became a Durham County councillor in 2013. He is a mechanical engineer to trade and has 22 years’ experience as a college lecturer in Darlington. Eddy is the current chairman of the Environment and Sustainable communities Overview & Scrutiny committee and serves on a range of other committees at Durham County Council. He has recently become a Local Authority governor and said that he is keen to see our school develop into an exciting and great place to learn where its pupils are proud to part of the learning experience.
Emma Barber (Parent/ community governor)
Emma is a qualified children’s nurse with 15 years’ experience and currently runs her own local branch of Co-op Funeralcare. Her twin boys are in Year 2 and she has another child who has just started Woodham Academy after also attending Woodham Burn from Year 3 through to Year 6. She has a daughter in her second year at University and 2 step daughters, so she has been involved in education as a parent for many years.
She is motivated, dedicated, objective and respectful of this privileged role. She became a School Governor to contribute to the school through supporting and challenging decisions from a parental viewpoint, so that all of our children receive the education they deserve.
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
The Archway Federation 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.
Record of Governor’s Attendance
New Governing Body - details will be added as meetings take place.
Full GB meeting - 12th October 2021