Bede Primary School, like all state schools, has a governing body, which works with the head teacher and the local authority in the overall management of the school. The governing body is a legal requirement and governors have a number of legal duties to perform, but overall their focus is on getting the best for the children in the school.
The main roles of the governing body are:
The Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school.
School governors are unpaid volunteers (except school staff) and come from all walks of life. Some are appointed by the local authority, some have been asked to represent the local community, some are elected parent governors, and some are members of the school staff. The Head Teacher and the Deputy Head Teacher are governors. The whole governing body meets each term, with governor committees meeting more often.
Come and meet our School Governors
Sarah is very proud to chair the governing body of Bede Community Primary School and her involvement in Bede brings a lot of satisfaction. Sarah is retired from a career in public service and has been a school governor for over 30 years. She lives in Gateshead and has two grandchildren in local schools.
"I lead a terrific group of governors who support the head teacher and his staff in taking the school onward and upward. We all work together to make sure that the school provides the very best for each child. There are so many exciting things going on!"
David has recently retired from Berghaus, the outdoor clothing maker, where he was finance director for 20 years. He has been Chair of Governors for Eslington Primary School for 10 years, and worked with Mr Anderson when he was seconded to Eslington Primary as Interim Headteacher.
David has been a governor at Bede for 2 years, and is currently Chair of The Staffing Committee.
Mark has been a parent governor at Bede for the past 2 years. He is the local Salvation Army officer/minister along with his wife Tanya. He has the role of safeguarding governor and takes the safety and welfare of the students seriously.