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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 2021Sports 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 
Shawn CowinParent Governor 

September 2024

None recorded
Caroline MeldrumParent GovernorPersonal Development Behaviour & WellbeingNovember 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

Kristy PattimoreCo-opted Governor October 2024Non Recorded
Sally Pym NixonStaff GovernorTeaching & LearningNovember  2022None recorded
Neal BannerHeadteacherAll Committees  
Julie PalmerClerk to the Governing body   


Governor Meeting Attendance Record  

Name of Governor28/1/201924/4/201924/6/20199/9/201913/11/201918/05/202028/09/202021/10/2020 
Neal BannerYesYesyesyesyesyesyesyes 
Keith RobinsonYesYesyessent apologiesyesyessent apologiesyes 
Chris MeldrumYesYesyessent apologiesyesyesterm of office ended  
Caroline MeldrumYesYesyesyesyesyesyesyes 
Sue DavisYesYesyesyesyesyessent apologiesyes 
Sue GraingerSent apologiesYessent apologiesyesyesyessent apologiesyes 
Shaun Cowin      yesyes 
Kristy Pattimore       yes 
Dawn PowellYesyessent apologiesyesyesyesyesyes 

Sally Pym Nixon/

(Rose Gittins)

Yessent apologiessent apologiesmaternity leave - Rose Gittins attended  as staff governorYes (RG)yes (RG)yesyes 
Julie Palmer - ClerkYesyesYesYesYesyesyesyes 


The governing body can be contacted via the clerk on 017683 61497 or by email at
Happy New Year! We are now offering 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.