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Bewick Bridge Community Primary School

Building Futures. Achieving Greatness.

Our Governing Body

Name Category of Governor Roles & Responsibilities Term of Office Ends

Alison Clarke covering

Rebecca Simister

Interim Headteacher


All Committees

All Committeees

For period of appointment


Hayley Plater Staff Governor Curriculum & Standards Committee & More Able Pupils November 2021
Sheryl Williamson Local Authority Governor Chair of Finance & Resources Committee & Behaviour and Headteacher's Performance Panel         March 2022
Monika Roskova Parent Governor Finance & Resources Committee & Maths Lead November 2020
Candice Pearce Parent Governor Curriculum & Standards Committee and CP&S Governor October 2022
Wendy Hart Co-opted Governors Chair of Governors and Pupil Premium Champion November 2021
Yue-Yi Hwa Co-opted Governor Curriculum & Standards Committee & SDP Monitoring and English Lead January 2021
Christine Barry Co-opted Governor Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee, Pupil Premium and Early Years Governor November 2021


Governors who have left us in the past year Category of Governor Resignation Date
Sharon Green Co-opted Governor Resigned July 2018
Judith Lowndes Co-opted Governor Resigned September 2018
Gayatri Chavali Parent Governor Term of Office ended July 2018
David Unitt Co-opted Governor Resigned July 2018
Trudy Hooks Co-opted Governor Resigned December 2018
Ujval Sindhu-Brar Co-opted Governor Resigned January 2019


What do Governors Do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy and ho hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, working with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Our school has 14 governors who meet each half-term for Committee and Full Governing Body meetings at 7pm to review school progress.  In addition governors also take the opportunity to visit during the school day to speak with pupils, staff and senior leaders to ensure we are all moving forward on our learning journey.  The table above indicated the category of governor and also areas of specific responsibility within the school.

Governor meetings for the 2018-19 academic year are shown in the table below.  Spring and Summer term meetings will take place on Tuesday's starting at 6:15pm 


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Curriculum & Standards

12th September

13th November

12th February

5th March

30th April

18th June

Finance & Resources

22nd November

29th January

19th March

7th May

25th June

Full Governing Body

11th October

13th December

EGM 8th January

22nd January

2nd April
Budget Approval

21st May

9th July


Our 2018-19 pecuniary interest register can be downloaded here 

You can view the meeting attendance register for 2017-18 below.  The 2018-19 register will be updated termly and made available on the school website.