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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
Dawn Powel

Co-opted Governor

Vice chair

Leadership & Management September 2024 None Recorded
Sue Grainger Co-opted Governor/Heath & Safety Governor Outcomes September 2021 Registered Charity/ Kirkby Thore Pre School - Committee member and school liaison since 2012 
Shawn Cowin Parent Governor  

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

Kristy Pattimore Co-opted Governor   October 2024 Non Recorded
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 18/05/2020 28/09/2020 21/10/2020  
Neal Banner Yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes    
Keith Robinson Yes Yes yes sent apologies yes yes sent apologies    
Chris Meldrum Yes Yes yes sent apologies yes yes term of office ended    
Caroline Meldrum Yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes    
Sue Davis Yes Yes yes yes yes yes sent apologies    
Sue Grainger Sent apologies Yes sent apologies yes yes yes sent apologies    
Shaun Cowin             yes    
Kristy Pattimore                  
Dawn Powell Yes yes sent apologies yes yes yes yes    

Sally Pym Nixon/

(Rose Gittins)

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


The governing body can be contacted via the clerk on 017683 61497 or by email at
We are now offering Nursery spaces starting in September for 3 year olds. If you would like to reserve a place, please contact the school office.