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 12/11/2018 11/11/2022
Howard Kemp (Vice Chair) Co-opted GB 12/12/2018 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 12/12/2018 11/12/2022
Derek Todd Co-opted GB 30/01/2019 29/01/2023
Emma Taylor Acting Head Teacher NA NA NA
Marie Sharman Clerk Clerk 25/09/2017 31/08/2021
Jozef Anczak Foundation 04/04/2019 03/04/2023
Angela Thompson Co-opted 01/05/2019 30/04/2023
Governors who have left in last year Left
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


Pecuniary & Business Interests:

Governor / Associate Member Governance Role in any other Educational Establishment Any personal relationships with staff members in the school or within Governance structure Business & pecuniary Interests Indirect Interests
Leigh Clark None declared None declared None declared Staff member at LHS
Lindsay Davis None declared None declared Staff member None declared
Andy Howorth

(Acting Chair)

None declared None declared None declared None declared
Howard Kemp (Acting Vice) TBC TBC TBC TBC
Donna Murray None declared None declared None declared None declared
Paul Quinn Longbenton High & Holystone Primary Married to Moira Banks – NT EYSIS & OFTED inspector None declared Head Teacher of LHS
Kate Sandberg TBC TBC TBC TBC
Emma Taylor None declared None declared None declared None declared
Marie Sharman TBC TBC TBC TBC
Jozef Anczak TBC TBC TBC TBC
Angela Thompson TBC TBC TBC TBC


Attendance 2017 – 2018

Governor / Associate Member Full Governing Body Meetings


Committee Meetings




2 of 3


2 of 3

Potential meetings per year Actual Attendance Std Res other
Leigh Clark 6 6 3of3 NA
Lindsay Davis 6 4 2of3 NA
Suky Drummond 2 2 NA NA
Rachel Green 6 5 NA 2of3
Sandra Hilton 3 1 NA NA
Andy Howorth

(Vice Chair)

6 6 NA 3of3
Judith Knowles 6 5 3of3 NA
Michelle Moss 6 3 2of3 NA
Donna Murray 6 6 NA 2of3
Paul Quinn 6 2 NA 3of3
Susan Watts 6 6 3of3 3of3
Gill Wilson


6 6 2of3 3of3
Chair of Standards Committee:
Judith KnowlesChair of Resources Committee:
Paul Quinn


Read about our Governors via the link below:

Pen Portraits – Ivy Road Governors

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