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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Governor Name Role Committees Re- Election Date Register of Business Interests
Keith Robinson LEA Governor/Chair of Governors/SEN / safeguarding governor Finance/Personnel , Outcomes December 2021 Sports Coaching- school hire me through Newcastle Falcons
Chris Meldrum Parent Governor/ Vice Chair Finance, Leadership & Management May 2020

Registered Charity/ Kirkby Thore Pre School - Treasurer of committee since November 2014

Husband of Caroline Meldrum

Sue Grainger Co-opted Governor/Heath & Safety Governor Outcomes September 2021 Registered Charity/ Kirkby Thore Pre School - Committee member and school liaison since 2012 
Dawn Powel Co-opted Governor Leadership & Management

September 2020

None recorded
Caroline Meldrum Parent Governor Personal Development Behaviour & Wellbeing November 2021

Registered Charity/ Kirkby Thore Pre School - Chair of committee since 2012

Wife of Chris Meldrum

Sue Davis


Governor / safeguarding governor




Trustee& chair of Kirkby Thore memorial Hall and Recreational Field committee since 2016

Secretary of Centurion Park Management committee since 2018

Trustee of Kirkby Thore Pre School since 2012

Sally Pym Nixon Staff Governor Teaching & Learning November  2022 None recorded
Neal Banner Headteacher All Committees    
Julie Palmer Clerk to the Governing body      


Governor Meeting Attendance Record  

Name of Governor 28/1/2019 24/4/2019 24/6/2019 9/9/2019 13/11/2019        
Neal Banner Yes Yes yes yes yes        
Keith Robinson Yes Yes yes sent apologies yes        
Chris Meldrum Yes Yes yes sent apologies yes        
Caroline Meldrum Yes Yes yes yes yes        
Sue Davis Yes Yes yes yes yes        
Sue Grainger Sent apologies Yes sent apologies yes yes        
Michelle Garner Yes sent apologies resigned            
Claire Westgarth Yes yes yes resigned          
Dawn Powell Yes yes sent apologies yes yes        

Sally Pym Nixon/

(Rose Gittins)

Yes sent apologies sent apologies maternity leave - Rose Gittins attended  as staff governor Yes (RG)        
Julie Palmer - Clerk Yes yes Yes Yes Yes        


The governing body can be contacted via the clerk on 017683 61497 or by email at
If you need support or know of anyone in the village who is self isolating due to Covid-19 or just needs support at this worrying time please put a message on the Kirkby Thore Memorial Hall & Recreational Field Facebook page. They have a list of volunteers in the village ready to help when they can.