Governance Overview

We have been part of the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools since 1 April 2017.

The levels of governance in NEAT include:

  • Members
  • Non-executive directors/trustees
  • A local governing committee for each school

Our NEAT Board and committee role overview shows the relationships between the different levels of governance.

Constitution

Our local governing committee has:

  • Two parent members (elected by parents of pupils at the school)
  • One staff member (elected by staff of the school)
  • Headteacher member (ex-officio)
  • Eight members approved by the NEAT board of directors

The terms of office of all members are four years, except:

  • Any co-opted governors where the term of office is one year
  • Ex-officio appointments which are based on the person holding a particular office and continue as long as the person remains in post

Current Local Governing Committee Members

Alexandra Blaylock

Trust Member

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 19.03.24

Term of office ends: 18.03.28

Declared interests: Employee – Ryder Architecture since 08.01.18

Robyn Bonnick

Staff Member

Elected by staff of Tyneview Primary School: 16.11.21

Term of office ends: 15.11.25

Declared interests: Employee – NEAT Academy Trust since 01.04.17

Jodie Burn

Trust Member

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 19.01.24

Term of office ends: 18.01.28

Declared interests: Employee – Tynecoast Academy Trust since September 2022

Kath Davidson

Trust Member (LGC Chair)

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 17.07.17

Re-appointed: 17.07.20

Term of office ends: 17.07.24

Declared interests: Trustee – Kids Kabin since 10.11.08

Hear more about Kath’s experience as a local governing committee member.

Stephen Gittins

Headteacher

Ex-officio position based on role as Headteacher from 01.04.17

Declared interests: Employee – NEAT Academy Trust, Headteacher at Tyneview Primary School since from January 2004

Gary Hunter

Trust Member

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 25.03.21 

Term of office ends: 24.03.25

Declared interests: None

Nikki Marie Knox

Trust Member

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 06.07.23

Term of office ends: 05.07.27

Declared interests: Employee – Tyne Coast Academy Trust since 01.09.22

Rev Philip James Anthony Medley

Trust Member

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 13.12.19

Re-appointed: 12.12.23

Term of office ends: 11.12.27

Declared interests: Trustee – St Michael’s Centre Partnership, Byker since 02.01.22; Trustee – Renew NE since 01.12.19; Local Governing Committee member – Central Walker Church of England Primary School since 26.11.19; Trustee – Mission Initiative Newcastle East since 01.11.15

You can Hear more about Phil’s experience as a local governing committee member in his video on our Youtube channel.

Nicola Mole

Parent Member

Elected by parents of Tyneview Primary School: 28.06.21

Term of office ends: 27.06.25

Declared interests: Employee – Tesco since 05.06.15

Rachel Richards

Parent Member

Elected by parents of Tyneview Primary School: 25.03.22

Term of office ends: 24.03.26

Declared interests: Employee – Cartorque North East since 26.09.16

Lidia Scarth

Trust Member

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 15.11.21

Term of office ends: 14.11.25

Declared interests: Employee – SMART Academy Trust since 09.01.21

Former LGC Members in the last 12 months

Darren Healy

Trust Member (LGC Vice Chair)

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 13.12.19

Term of office ended: 12.12.23

Declared interests: Employee – Subsea 7 since September 2021

Matthew Prevett

Trust Member

Appointed by NEAT Trust Board: 01.02.23

Resigned: 06.02.24

Declared interests: Employee – Durham University since 06.03.22

Hamza Ozen

Co-opted Member

Appointed by the LGC: 31.01.23

Resigned: 13.11.23

Declared interests: To be confirmed

Local Governing Committee Meetings

The Scheme of Delegation of Governance sets out the role and responsibilities of each school’s local governing committee and decisions that the NEAT Board of Directors has delegated to it.

Meetings

The local governing committee usually meets four times each year: once each in the Autumn and Spring Terms and twice in the Summer Term.

Attendance Register

The attendance of local governors at meetings in 2022-23 is available below: