Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Burnhope 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.
Annual Governance Statement
You can view or download our Annual Governance Statement by clicking the link below:
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.
Governor Committee Structure
Click on each name to find out more about the Governor’s roles and responsibilities:
|Mr Alan Gibson - Chair||Co-opted||01.09.15 - 31.08.19||Curriculum & Standards|
Health & Safety
HT Performance Review
Responsible for School Website
|Chair of the DCC Safety Advisory Group|
|Mr Ossie Johnson||LA Governor||14.07.17 - 13.07.21||Appeals, Pupil Discipline||Cabinet Member for DCC Children and Young
Governor at Lanchester EP Primary
|Mr Derek Coates||Community Governor||01.09.15 - 31.08.19||Appeals|
|Mr Gordon Smith||Co-opted Governor||01.09.15 - 19.03.18||Appeals|
Health and Safety
|Mrs Christine Dunn||Co-opted Governor||20.10.15 - 19.10.19||Health & Safety|
|Mrs Kay Winship||Co-opted Governor||12.02.16 - 11.02.20||Appeals|
Curriculum & Standards
|Mrs Irene Williams||Co-opted Governor||29.09.16 - 28.09.20||Appeals, Personnel||None|
|Mrs Karen Bell||Staff Governor||09.11.16 - 08.11.20||Curriculum and raising Standards, Health and Safety||Governor training||None|
|Mrs Carolann Brooks||Parent Governor||10.10.17 - 09.10.21||Curriculum & Standards|
|Child Protection/ Safeguarding|
Looked After Children
|Mrs Dawn Walton||Parent Governor||11.09.17 - 10.09.21||Finance and Premises, Hearings / First||None|
|Mrs Angela Dawson||Parent Governor||24.03.15 - 23.03.19||Hearings/First|
|Mrs Lyn Adamson||Head Teacher||ongoing|
Record of Governor Attendance
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
x – Not a member of the committee
|Mr Alan Gibson - Chair|
|Mr Derek Coates|
|Mr Ossie Johnson|
|Mrs Christine Dunn|
|Mrs Carolann Brooks|
|Mrs Dawn Walton|
|Mrs Angela Dawson|
|Mrs Kay Winship|
|Mr Gordon Smith|
|Mrs Irene Williams|
|Mrs Karen Bell|
|Mrs Lyn Adamson|
You can view our most recent skills audit below.
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