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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 Davies


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

Claire Westgarth Parent Governor Personal Development Behaviour & Wellbeing November 2022 Environmental Agency /Regulatory body - Potential conflict with British Gypsum - a site my officers regulate
Michelle Garner Parent Governor Teaching & Learning July 2022 None 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              
Neal Banner Yes                
Keith Robinson Yes                
Chris Meldrum Yes                
Caroline Meldrum Yes                
Sue Davis Yes                
Sue Grainger Sent apologies                
Michelle Garner Yes                
Claire Westgarth Yes                
Dawn Powel Yes                
Sally Pym Nixon Yes                
Julie Palmer - Clerk Yes                


The governing body can be contacted via the clerk on 017683 61497 or by email at
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