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

Mr Sam Laing (Parent)

Vice Chair of Governors

Rev. A Dart

 

Acting Head Teacher

Mrs K Charlton

Mrs J Richardson

Miss N Dalglish

Rev. A Dart

Mr J Kane

Co-opted Governors

Mr Sam Laing

Mrs S Witty

Parent Governors

Local Authority

Cllr Carl Marshall

Staff

Mrs P Renwick

Committees

Appeals 

Chair – Mr S Laing

Rev A Dart

Mr J Kane

Curriculum & Standards

Chair – Rev A Dart

Mrs K Charlton

Mr J Kane

Mr S Laing

Cllr C Marshall

Mrs J Richardson

Finance & Premises

Chair – Cllr C Marshall

Mrs K Charlton

Miss N Daglish

Mrs J Richardson

First/Pay Review

Chair – Mr C Dodgson

Mrs K Charlton

Miss N Daglish

Cllr. C Marshall

Mrs J Richardson

HT Performance Review

Chair – Mr S Laing

Miss N Daglish

Cllr. C Marshall

Mrs J Richardson

Pupil Discipline

Chair – Mrs J Richardson

Mrs K Charlton

Miss N Daglish

Mrs P Renwick

Staffing

Chair – Mr S Laing

Mrs K Charlton

Miss N Daglish

Mrs P Renwick

Term of Office

Click below to learn more about when our Governors joined and when their Term of Office ends:

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.

Governor Attendance

Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.

Archived Attendance
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.

KEY
/   – 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