Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governing Body Committee Structure
For further information on who our governors are and what they do, please click on each name below:
|Name||Representing||Term of Office - Start Date||Term |
Office - End Date
|Committee||Link Governor Responsibility||Register of Interest||Relationship to Staff|
|Mrs Clare Swales - Headteacher||Staff||-||Admissions|
|Mr Paul Dodds - Chair||Foundation||12 11 20||Admissions|
|Mrs Maeve Collier - Vice Chair||Foundation||31 08 20||Admissions|
Curriculum & Standards
|Mrs Beaty Bainbridge||Local Authority||11 10 20||Appeals||Art||LA Governor|
|Mr David Quinn||Foundation|
Was Parent Governor prior to Feb 2018
|11 02 22||Admissions|
Resources (as Foundation from Feb 18)
|Computing and IT|
Design & Technology
|Employed by BT who|
telecoms & internet
|Mrs Anne High||Foundation||03 10 21||Curriculum & Standards||SEND/Inclusion|
|Mrs Angela Garrity||Staff||20 05 22||Curriculum & Standards||Teaching Staff|
|Mrs Carmel Wilkinson||Parent||11 06 22||Curriculum & Standards||English|
|Dr Catherine Dawson||Foundation||20 09 22||Resources||PSHE|
|Mrs Catherine Lynn||Foundation||20 05 23|
|Mr Simon Rochester||Foundation||07.04.24|
|Mrs Christine Maxwell||Parent||Awaiting approval|
The missing data from this table will be available soon.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information about our governors please view the documents below.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year. You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2019-2020
|Mrs C Swales - Headteacher||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Mr P Dodds - Chair||√||√||A/A||√||X||√|
|Mrs Maeve Collier - Vice Chair||√||√||A/A||A/A||A/A||√|
|Mr S Littledyke||√||√||√||X||X||X|
|Mrs B Bainbridge||X||A/A||X||X||X||√|
|Mrs Siobhan Weightman||√||√||A/A||A/A||A/A||A/A|
|Mr David Quinn||A/A||√||A/A||√||X||√|
|Mrs A High||X||√||X||X||√||√|
|Mrs A Garrity||X||√||X||X||√||√|
|Mrs C Wilkinson||X||√||X||X||X||√|
|Dr C Dawson||√||√||√||√||X||√|
|Mrs C Lynn||X||√||X||X||√||√|
Committee Terms of Reference
We will be adding this information as soon as possible.
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