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Structure and Remit of Ivy Road Governing Body


School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They come from all sections of the community and all walks of life. Some governors are elected by parents and staff, some are appointed by the Governing body or the North Tyneside Learning Trust. The Governing body has 3 core strategic functions:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Ivy Road’s Governing body has 2 main committees: Standards (covering curriculum, pupil performance data etc.) and Resources (covering Finance, Staffing, Health & Safety and Safeguarding).


The full Governing body meet twice a term and each committee meets at least once a term.




Governor/Associate MemberCategoryAppointed by or ElectedTerm Start DateTerm Expiry Date
Penny Latham (Co-Chair)Co-optedGB07/12/202206/12/2026
Darren Piper (Co-Chair)Co-optedGB07/12/202206/12/2026
Julie Weatheritt (Co Vice Chair)ParentParents11/01/202310/01/2027
Natalie DayFoundationNTLT28/11/202327/11/2027
Janice GibsonLALocal Authority07/02/202406/02/2028



Governors who have left in the last yearLeft
Howard KempCo-optedGB22/12/2023
Chris ShandCo-opted08/02/202307/02/2024
Hiral ShahFoundationNTLT31/05/2024
Paul QuinnCo-optedGB17/07/2024
Gail Tremble-WilsonCo-optedGB17/07/2024
Alexandra RobinsonStaffStaff17/07/2024


Governor Pen Portraits

Financial Benchmarking


Please click the link to access our schools financial benchmarking information.

Ivy Road Primary School

Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9AP


Telephone: 0191 268 8851