Benfield School Local Governing Committee

Constitution
 
Within the NEAT scheme of delegation we have agreed that the local governing committee of each non-religious school will have the following members:
  • two parent governors (elected by parents of pupils at the school)
  • one staff governor (elected by staff of the school)
  • headteacher governor (ex-officio)
  • eight governors approved by the NEAT board of directors.
With the exception of the headteacher, all local governors are volunteers although they may claim expenses under certain circumstances.
 
We publish profiles of each of our local governors below.
 
The terms of office of all governors 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.

Mr Philip Anderson

Trust Governor

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 05.07.19
Term of office to: 04.07.23
Declared interests: Teach First - Employee(from August 2019)

Angela Birt

Trust Governor

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 19.10.18
Term of office to: 18.10.21
Declared interests: Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Trust -Employee

Ray Blythe

Parent Governor

Elected by the parents/carers of Benfield School: 18.06.19
Term of office to: 17.06.23
Declared interests: tbc

Mr Richard Carr

Headteacher

Ex-officio position based on role as Headteacher.
Declared interests:
NEAT, Employee - Headteacher at Benfield School (from September 2018)
Walkergate Community School - Governor (from September 2018)

Karl Dixon-Myers

Trust Governor

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 21.01.19
Term of office to: 20.01.23
Declared interests: Department of Education, Employee - since Oct 17
STARS Rescue, Trustee - since 2014

Shaun Edge

Trust Governor

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 21.01.19
Term of office to: 20.01.23
Declared interests: Northern Education Trust, Employee - since Sept 2016

Rebecca Nicholson

Trust Governor

Appointed by NEAT Board of Directors: 27.06.18
Term of office ends: 26.06.21
Declared interests: None

Eleanor Rickard

Staff Governor

Elected by the staff of Benfield School: 20.12.18
Term of office ends: 19.12.22
Declared interests: NEAT: Employee - Benfield School

Gail Rochester

Trust Governor

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 19.10.18
Term of Office to: 18.10.21
Declared interests: NCFE - Employee

Sarah Studholme

Parent Governor

Elected by parents of Benfield School: 21.02.18
Term of office ends: 20.02.21
Declared interests: NEAT - Employee, Benfield School

Michael White

Trust governor and chair of local governing committee

Appointed by NEAT Board of Directors: 03.04.19
Term of office to: 02.04.23
Declared interests: Whites Consultancy - Owner, since 2016

Alison Young

Trust Governor

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 21.07.17\ Term of office ends: 20.07.20

Declared interests: NEAT employee, Headteacher at Walkergate School

Former governor within the last twelve months - Elizabeth Bohill

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 21.07.17
Term of office ended: 23.03.19
Declared interests: None

Former governor in the last twelve months - Jennifer Haley

Elected by the parents of Benfield School: 11.10.18
Term of office ended: 19.03.19
Declared interests: Northumbria Healthcare - Employee

Former governor in the last twelve months - Malcolm Munro

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 21.07.17
Term of office ended: 17.01.19
Declared interests: NEAT Active Ltd - Employee

Former governor in the last twelve months - Andrew Smith

Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 30.06.18
Term of office ended: 27.03.19
Declared interests: None

Former governor within the last 12 months - Sarah Carr

Elected by staff of Benfield School: 11.12.14
Term of office ended: 10.12.18
Declared interests: NEAT Employee - Benfield School

Former governor within the last 12 months - Neil Walker

Ex-officio based on role as headteacher: term of office ended 31.08.18
Declared interests: NEAT - Employee, Benfield School