Bewcastle School

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About our Governors


Constitution of Governing Body and Terms of Office
  • There are currently 12 members of our Full Governing Body. 
  • All Governors were appointed as part of our Governing Body reconstitution in July 2015
  • The Chair and Vice Chair of Governors are elected by the Full Governing Body and ratified by the Local Authority
  • All are appointed for a 4 year term of office, unless otherwise stated. 
  • Meetings in 2016 - there were 3 Full Governing Body meetings (FGB) and 3 Committee Meetings. 
  • Attendance for 2016 is stated below for each Governor for FGB meetings and Committee Meetings (shown only as applicable).
  • Business interests, as applicable, are also shown below

Ann Armstrong - Co-Opted Governor. 

- FGB Attendance - 2/3

- Pupils Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Relevant Business interests - None declared

Caroline Telford - Co-Opted Governor

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Buildings, Health & Safety Committee Attendance - 1/3

- Pupils Committee Attendance - 2/3 (Caroline stepped down from this role in 2017)

- Relevant Business interests - None declared

Emma James - Parent Governor

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Pupils Committee Attendance - 1/3

- Relevant Business interests - local farmer

Garry Phillips - Co-Opted Governor

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Buildings, Health & Safety Committee Attendance - 2/3

- Relevant Business interests - Local agricultural/engineering business

Georgina Harland - Headteacher

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Pupils Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Finance & Staffing Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Buildings, Health & Safety Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Relevant Business interests - None declared

Jane Howard - Staff Govenor

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Buildings, Health & Safety Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Relevant Business interests - Slinger Forestry appointed for grass cutting and tree felling at the school.

Joyce Waugh - Parent Governor

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Buildings, Health & Safety Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Relevant Business interests - Local farmer

Michelle Thorpe - Chair of Governors 

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Finance & Staffing Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Pupils Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Relevant Business interests - None declared

Nichola Shilcock - Parent Governor and Vice Chair of Governors

- FGB Attendance - 3/3

- Finance & Staffing Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Relevant Business interests - None declared

Steve Pattinson - Parent Governor

- FGB Attendance - 1/3

- Pupils Committee Attendance - 3/3

- Relevant Business interests - Local farmer.

Andrea Nicholson -  Co-Opted Governor- Elected at the AGM in October 2016

Roger Leach - Co-Opted Governor - Elected March 2017

Associate Governor - Elaine Jordan, Chair of Governors at Newtown School has been attending meetings and providing a supportive role to the Governing Body since February 2015.