Whitley Bay High School

Governors at WBHS challenge and support the Leadership Team to provide the very best education for all students.

Governors

Governors at Whitley Bay High School play a key role in ensuring that the school provides the best possible education for every child through a balance of support and challenge to the leadership of the school.

Whitley Bay High School Governors help to set the school priorities through methodical analysis of outcome data and other more subjective measures of success. This helps Governors to collaboratively work with school leaders to drive improvement to ensure Whitley Bay High School remains an outstanding school for its students.

The Governing Body at Whitley Bay High School helps to ensure the school provides a broad and balanced curriculum to allow students to develop personally and academically throughout their time at the school. This allows our students to progress onto a variety of different destinations at both Post 16 and Post 18 level.

Our Governing Body consists of a highly skilled group of individuals who have volunteered to bring their professional background and knowledge to the school to help support the school leadership to deliver the highest quality education for the students at Whitley Bay High School.  

The role of a governor, alongside attending a Full Governing Body meeting every half-term, also includes being a member of one of the sub committees. These are Curriculum and Student Affairs, Staffing and Finance and Premises. These committees also meet every half-term.

This is only a brief introduction to the requirements of being a governor and more information (including website compliance governor information), can be found in this section of the website, but also by contacting Jackie Patterson Clerk to the Governing Body at jackie.patterson@whitleybayhighschool.org 

If you are interested in becoming a governor please also contact Jackie at the school on 0191 200 8800.

Committee Membership 2017-18

Full GB

Chair                      Helen Thompson (Co-opted Governor) Vice Chair            Paul Mitchell (Co-opted Governor)

Curriculum and Student Affairs Committee

Chair                      John Evans (Parent Governor)

Vice Chair            Omar Mohamdee (Co-opted Governor)

                                Janice Burrow (Staff Governor)

                                Caron Pearson (Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor) (Parent Governor)

                                Chris Tipple (Foundation Governor)

                                + Linda Buckle, Ian Short, Rachel Thurlow, Sarah Lackenby (Leadership Team)

                                (4 non-staff Governors)

 

Finance and Premises Committee

Chair                      Peter Berry (Co-opted Governor)

Vice Chair            TBC at meeting in January 2018

                                Lawrence Fletcher (Parent Governor)

                                Gareth Gaston (Co-opted Governor)

                                David Grigg (Parent Governor)

                                Nick Wright (Co-opted Governor)

                                Paul Mitchell (Co-opted Governor)

                                Aissa Tyley (on maternity leave until January 2018) (Co-opted Staff Governor)

                                + Natalie Thorne, Steve Williams (Leadership Team)

                                (6 non-staff Governors)

 

Staffing Committee

Chair                      Paul Allen (Parent Governor)

Vice Chair            Naomi Oosman-Watts  (Co-opted Governor)

                                Paul Ridley (Parent Governor)

                                Adam Rule (Co-opted Govenor)

                                Jonathan Mathews (LA Governor)

                                + Steve Wilson, Andy Sherlaw (Leadership Team)

                                (4 non-staff Governors)

 

Vacancies            Foundation Governor


WHITLEY BAY HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY – REGISTER OF INTERESTS

                                                   

TYPE OF GOVERNOR/
NAME
OCCUPATION
PECUNIARY INTEREST
CONFLICTING INTEREST
BUSINESS INTEREST OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY
GOVERNOR OF ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT
Mr Paul Allen
Chair of Staffing Committee
(Parent Governor)
Retired
None
None
None
Nil
Mr Peter Berry
Chair of Finance & Premises Committee
(Co-opted Governor)
Management Consultant
Avoca
None
None
None
Nil
Mrs Janice Burrow
(Staff Governor)
Teacher
Whitley Bay High School
None
None
None
Nil
Mr John Evans
Chair of Curriculum & Student Affairs Committee
(Parent Governor)
Company Director
The Whitley Bay Treehouse Limited
None
None
None
Nil
Mr Lawrence Fletcher
(Parent Governor)
Head of Opportunity Assessment
Northern Powergrid
Chairman & Trustee
Whitley Bay Rockliffe Rugby Football Foundation Limited
None
None
Nil
Mr Gareth Gaston
(Co-opted Governor)
Branch Manager Vision for Education
Stake Holder Vision for Education
None
None
Nil
Mr David Grigg
(Parent Governor)





Mr Jonathan Mathews
(Local Authority Governor)
Commercial Director Protirus UK LTD
None
None
Cate Matthews (Spouse) owner of Bookhappy LTD
Nil
Mr Paul Mitchell
Vice Chair of Governors
(Co-opted Governor)
Higher Education Consultant
Mega Mitchell Consulting Limited
None
None
None
Nil
Dr Omar Mohamdee
Vice Chair of Curriculum & Student Affairs Committee
(Co-opted Governor)
Retired Histopathologist
None
None
None
Nil
Mrs Naomi Oosman-Watts
Vice Chair of Staffing Committee
(Co-opted Governor)
Assistant Director
Careers
Newcastle University
None
None
None
Nil
Mrs Caron Pearson
(Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor)
(Parent Governor)
Careers Adviser
Newcastle University
None
None
Miss Jenna Pearson
Civil Service
Nil
Mr Paul Ridley
(Parent Governor)
Senior Internal Auditor
Newcastle City Council
None
None
None
Nil
Mr Adam Rule
(Co-opted Governors)
Teacher
Whitley Bay High School
None
None
None
Nil
Mrs Helen Thompson
Chair of Governors
(Co-opted Governor)
Training Consultant
ITEC NE
None
None
Mr Jeff Thompson
Training Consultant
Apprenticeship Training
Mr Greg Thompson
Area Manager
Aldi Stores (inc W/Bay)
Nil
Mr Christopher Tipple
(Foundation Governor)
Retired
None
None
None
Nil
Ms Aissa Tyley
(Co-opted Staff Governor)





Mr Steve Wilson
Headteacher
Whitley Bay High School




Mr Nick Wright
(Co-opted Governor)





 





IN ATTENDANCE





Ms Linda Buckle
Deputy Headteacher
Whitley Bay High School




Mr Andy Sherlaw
Deputy Headteacher
Whitley Bay High School




 


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