Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA). Please read the welcome letter from our current Chair of Governors to find out more. Mrs Lynn Tweddle is our SEND governor and can be contacted via the school office. For further information on SEND, please visit the SEND section of our website.
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.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Howden-le-Wear Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for 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. For further information please view or download the full document below.
Governor’s Committee Structure
For further information on who our governors are and what they do, please click on each name below:
|Name||Position||Committee||Term of Office Ends||Representing||Responsibilities|
|Miss F A Johnson||Chair of Governors||Finance |
Curriculum and Standards
|29.9.2018||Community||Chair of Governors
Personnel Committee; Curriculum and Standards Committee;
Link Governor for Safeguarding, Child Protection and Humanities.
|Mr T Gunn||Vice Chair of Governors||Finance |
Curriculum and Standards
|02.03.2018||Community||Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Member of Finance Committee.
Link Governor for Pupil Premium/Sports Premium.
|Mr C Baines||Headteacher||All Relevant Committees||N/A||Staff - Headteacher||Leadership and Management of the school|
|Mrs J Beasley||Parent Governor||Finance |
Pupil and Inclusion
|19.06.2017||Parent Elected||Chair of Pupil and Inclusion Committee
Member of Finance Committee and First Committee..
Link Governor for Mathematics, Science and Technology.
|Mrs L Langstaff-Wood||Parent Governor||Environment & Community|
|19.01.2020||Parent Elected||Chair of Environment and Community Committee.
Link Governor for The Arts and Early Years Foundation Stage.
|Miss L Emerson||Parent Governor||Pupil Inclusion Committee|
|19.01.2020||Parent Elected||Member of Pupil and Inclusion Committee.
Link Governor for PE/Healthy Schools
|Cllr M B Stanton||Local Authority Governor||Environment & Community|
|08.03.2020||Local Authority||Chair of Personnel Committee.
Member of Environment & Community Committee.
Link Governor for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.
|Mrs L Tweddle||Co-Opted Governor||Curriculum & Standards|
|13.03.2020||Community||Member of Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Link Governor for Literacy and Inclusion (SEND/MAT)
|Mrs J Campbell||Co-Opted Governor||Environment and Community|
|28.09.2019||Community||Member of Environment and Community Committee;Personnel Committee
Link Governor for Technology/Computing and Health & Safety
|Mrs H Clark||Staff Governor||Pupil and Inclusion||19.01.2020||Staff - Deputy Headteacher||Member of Pupil and Inclusion Committee
Leadership and Management of the school
Governor’s Record of Attendance
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor’s attendance at meetings for each school academic year. You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
Due to the large number of meetings at our school we have displayed them for the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance (Autumn Term 2016)
|Name||Full Governing |
|Finance Committee |
|Headteacher's Performance |
Extra Ordinary: 3.11.16
|Environment & Community:|
|Miss F A Johnson||✓||20.10.16: ✓ |
|✓||✓||3.11.16: ✓ |
|Mr T Gunn||✓||20.10.16: ✓ |
|Mr C Baines||✓||20.10.16: ✓ |
|✓||✗||3.11.16: ✓ |
|Mrs J Beasley||✓||20.10.16: ✓ |
|Mrs L Langstaff Wood||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗||✓||✗|
|Miss L Emerson||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗||✓|
|Cllr M B Stanton||✓||✗||✓||✗||3.11.16: A/A|
|Mrs L Tweddle||A/A||✗||✗||✗||✗||✓||✗||✗|
|Mrs J Campbell||✓||✗||✗||✗||3.11.16: ✓ |
|Mrs H Clark||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗||✓|
Record of Attendance (Spring Term 2017)
|Name||Full Governing |
& Standards Committee:
|Miss F A Johnson||✗||31.01.17: ✓ |
|Mr T Gunn||✓||31.01.17: ✗|
|Mr C Baines||✓||31.01.17: ✓|
|Mrs J Beasley||✓||31.01.17: ✓|
|Mrs L Langstaff Wood||✓||✗||✗||✗||✓||✗|
|Miss L Emerson||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗||✓|
|Cllr M B Stanton||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗|
|Mrs L Tweddle||✓||✗||✓||✗||✗||✗|
|Mrs J Campbell||✓||✗||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs H Clark||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗||✓|
Record of Attendance (Summer Term 2017)
|Name||Full Governing Body Meeting:|
|Environment & Community Committee:|
|Pupil & Inclusion Committee:|
|Curriculum & Standards Committee:
|Miss F A Johnson||✓ ||23.05.17: ✓|
|Mr T Gunn||✗||23.05.17: ✓|
|Mr C Baines||✓||23.05.17: ✓|
|Mrs J Beasley||✓||23.05.17: ✓|
|Mrs L Langstaff Wood||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗|
|Miss L Emerson||✓||✗||✗||✗||✓|
|Cllr M B Stanton||✓||✗||✗||✗||✗|
|Mrs L Tweddle||✓||✗||✓||✓||✗|
|Mrs J Campbell||✓||✗||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs H Clark||✓||✗||✗||✗||✓|
Governing Body Register of Business Interests 2016-17
|Name of Governor||Register of Business Interests|
|Mrs FA Johnson||None|
|Mr T Gunn||None|
|Mr C Baines||Director of Howden le Wear Pre-School Ltd.|
|Mrs J Beasley||None|
|Mrs L Langstaff-Wood||None|
|Miss L Emerson||None|
|Cllr MB Stanton||Durham County Councillor for Crook|
|Mrs L Tweddle||None|
|Mrs J Campbell||Owner of Campbell's Roofing and Damp-Proofing
Director of Howden le Wear Pre-School Ltd.
|Mrs H Clark||None|
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