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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 NameRoleCommitteesRe- Election DateRegister of Business Interests
Keith RobinsonLEA Governor/Chair of Governors/SEN / safeguarding governorFinance/Personnel , OutcomesDecember 2025Sports Coaching- school hire me through Newcastle Falcons
Dawn Powel

Co-opted Governor

Vice chair

Leadership & ManagementSeptember 2024None Recorded
Sue GraingerCo-opted Governor/Heath & Safety GovernorOutcomesSeptember 2025Registered Charity/ Kirkby Thore Pre School - Committee member and school liaison since 2012 
Shaun CowinParent Governor 

September 2024

None recorded
Caroline MeldrumParent GovernorPersonal Development Behaviour & WellbeingNovember 2025

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


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


Kristy PattimoreCo-opted Governor October 2024Non Recorded
Sally Pym NixonStaff GovernorTeaching & LearningNovember  2022None recorded
Rachel BraithwaiteParent Governor February 2026None recorded
Neal BannerHeadteacher All Committees  
Julie Palmer Clerk to the Governing Body   


Governor Meeting Attendance Record  

Name of Governor


Neal Banneryesyesyesyesyesyes   
Keith Robinsonyesyesyesyesyesapologies   
Caroline Meldrumyesyesyesyesyesyes   
Sue Davisyesyesyesapologiesyesapologies   
Sue Graingeryesyesyesapologiesapologiesapologies   
Shaun Cowinyesyesyesapologiesyesyes   
Kristy PattimoreyesyesapologiesyesyesYes   
Dawn PowellyesyesyesyesapologiesYes   
Rachel Braithwaite     Yes   

Sally Pym Nixon/

(Rose Gittins)

yesyesapologiesyes (RG)yes(RG)Yes (RG)   
Julie Palmer - ClerkyesyesyesyesyesYes   


The governing body can be contacted via the clerk on 017683 61497 or by email at
We offer Nursery spaces starting in September, January and April for 3 year olds. If you would like to reserve a place, please contact the school office. You can also join us on Monday afternoons at 1.30pm for our Stay and Play group. All welcome.