Safeguarding

Our Governing Body

Governors work closely with head teachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).

Governing Body Structure

Chair of Governors

Rvd. A Dart 

Vice Chair of Governors

Miss A Bowden

 

Head Teacher

Mrs K Charlton

Mrs J Richardson

Rev. A Dart

Miss A Bowden

Mr. D McMahon

Co-opted Governors

Mr Sam Laing

Mrs S Witty

Mr K Bell

Parent Governors

Local Authority

Cllr Carl Marshall

Staff

Mrs P Renwick

Committees

Appeals 

Chair – Mr S Laing

Mr K Bell

Miss A Bowden

Curriculum & Standards

Rev A Dart

Mrs K Charlton

Mrs P Renwick

Mr S Laing

Mrs S Witty

Mr K Bell

Finance & Premises

Chair – Cllr C Marshall

Mrs K Charlton

Mrs J Richardson

Mrs S Witty

Miss A Bowden 

First/Pay Review

Cllr C Marshall

Rvd A Dart

Mrs J Richardson

Mrs S Witty

Mr D McMahon

HT Performance Review

Chair – Mrs A Dart

Cllr. C Marshall

Mrs J Richardson

Pupil Discipline

Chair – Mrs J Richardson

Mrs K Charlton

Mrs P Renwick

Miss A Bowden 

Mr D McMahon

Staffing

Chair – Mr S Laing

Mr K Bell 

Miss A Bowden

Mr D McMahon

Rvd A Dart

Governor Information

Governor Terms of Office and Responsibilities

Governor Attendance

Governor Induction Policy

Governor Induction Handbook

Governor Terms of Reference

Burnside Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of 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.

View the Annual Governance Statement

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.

If there happened to be more nominations than vacancies, an election would take place. The only qualification required for an elected Parent Governor is that he/she be the parent of a registered pupil at the school at the time of his/her election. If the number of nominations equals the number of vacancies, then those parents are automatically elected to the Governing Body. The period of office runs for four years and parents no longer have to cease to be Governors when their child leaves the school. All Governors are subject to pre-appointed checks.