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 Impact Statements:

Impact Statement 2018

The current membership is:

Governor / Associate Member Category Appointed by or Elected Term of Office
Start Date Expiry


Leigh Clark Co-opted GB 11/03/




Lindsay Davis Staff Staff 20/11/2015 19/11/2019
Andy Howorth


Co-opted GB 12/11/2014 11/11/2022
Howard Kemp (Vice Chair) Co-opted GB 27/11/2018 26/11/2022
Donna Murray Co-opted GB 19/05/2016 18/05/2020
Paul Quinn Local Authority LA 16/11/2016 15/11/2020
Kate Sandberg Parent Parents 27/11/2018 26/11/2022
Derek Todd Co-opted GB 30/01/2019 29/01/2023
Emma Taylor Head Teacher NA 01/01/2019 31/12/2022
Angela Thompson Co-opted 01/05/2019 30/04/2023
Governors who have left in last year Left
Marie Sharman Clerk Clerk 25/09/2019 20/00/2019
Jozek Anczak Foundation 04/04/2019 20/09/2019
Rachel Green Co-opted GB 01/05/2017 30/01/2019
Judith Knowles Parent Parents 24/04/2017 05/06/2019
Gill Wilson


Co-opted GB 09/02/2017 12/12/2018
Michelle Moss Parent Parents 15/10/2014 14/10/2018
Sandra Hilton Co-opted GB 08/02/2018 24/10/2018


Please follow the link below for our governors attendance and pecuniary and business interests:

Governor attendance and pecuniary and business interests 2018 – 19

Read about our Governors via the link below:

Pen Portraits – Ivy Road Governors

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