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Our Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic management of the school curriculum, staffing, conduct, finance, and health and safety.

Governors are elected, nominated representatives of staff, parents, the community and the Local Authority. They meet termly and there are also Committees and working parties which meet regularly. Governors can be contacted via the school.


Governor Role Term of Office Business interests Membership of other governing bodies Committee roles and responsibilities Attendance at Governing Body Meetings
Councillor Jean Sharrocks – Chair of Council Education scrutiny panel Chair of Governors Local authority representative 6.12.18 – 5.12.22 Employee by British Telecom Raising Achievement Committee

Head Teacher

Performance Management

Mr Alf Illingworth – Member of heart service tribunal panel Vice chair of Governors

Co-pted Governor

6.12.18 – 5.12.22 Retired HR Officer, Middlesbrough Council Finance Committee

Head Teacher

Performance Management

Safer Recruitment trained

Mrs Katherine Frazer Chair of Finance

Co-opted Governor

6.12.18 – 5.12.22 Business Manager Priory Woods School Finance Committee 1/1
Samantha Hayes 6.12.18 – 5.12.22 Raising Achievement Committee 1/1
Mr Ben Murphy Co-opted Governor 6.12.18 – 5.12.22 Marketing manager and equality lead NHS Raising achievement committee 0/1
Mrs Katie Blades Staff Governor 6.12.18 – 5.12.22 Teacher in Support Bade Marton Manor. Husband owns Contact carpet cleaning company Raising achievement committee

Finance Committee

Mrs Gerri Howard Head Teacher Husband is a domestic landscape gardener Member of St Thomas More Governing Body Raising achievement

Finance committee

Safer recruitment trained

Mrs Katherine Arnold Parent Governor 6.12.18 – 5.12.22 Raising achievement 1/1

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