April 1, 2014

School Governors

Maria ElliottMiss Maria Elliott
Chair – Foundation Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 26.10.18
Appointed by; Diocese
Committees;
•Resources
•Curriculum and Standards
•Pupil Discipline
•Head Teacher’s Appraisal

 

About me:

My name is Maria Elliott and I am a primary school Headteacher at a two form entry school in the west end of Newcastle.  I joined the Governing Body in October 2014 at the request of the Diocese.   I have been a Headteacher for 12 years and have previous experience as an Executive Headteacher of a primary school and a middle school, the middle school of which was deemed to have serious weaknesses with regard to Ofsted judgements when I took up post and after two years was judged ‘Good with outstanding features’.  As a serving Headteacher I bring an extensive knowledge and understanding of the workings of a primary school and the drive and vision to bring about whole school improvement ensuring a good education for all.  In September 2015 I was elected Chair of Governors.

 Mr Stephen BStephen Bartleyartley
 Vice-Chair – Parent Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 10.10.17
Appointed by; Governing Body
Committees;
•Resources
•Head Teacher’s Appraisal
•Admissions

 

About me:

My name is Stephen Bartley and I am a Parent Governor.  I was appointed as a Governor in October 2013.  Since I have been on the Governing Body i have seen a lot of changes for the better and seen the school drive forward.  I work in the building controls industry and have experience of working in a team and able to listen to people’s opinions as well as voice my own.  Being part of the Governing Body  I want to continue to help drive the school forward in all aspects and so the children can have the best experience and education possible.

Andrea BennisonMrs Andrea Bennsion
Foundation Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 31.08.20
Appointed by; Diocese
Committees;
•Resources
•Curriculum and Standards
•Pupil Discipline
•Head Teacher’s Appraisal
•Admissions

About me:

“My name is Andrea Bennison and I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2008.  As a former pupil of St Anne’s and someone whose own child attended the school, I have a strong links with both the parish and the school.  I worked within the Civil Service for 26 years in a number of management and leadership roles, moving to British Telecom in 2015 as a Senior HR Business Partner.  I hope that I can use my skills, knowledge and experience to help the school as it continues to grow and improve so that it can be the best it can be for the pupils, parents and staff”.

Sharon CoxonMrs Sharon Coxon
Parent Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 12.10.19
Appointed by; Parents
Committees;
• Resources

 

 

About me:

Awaiting information.

Sonia FraserMiss Sonia Fraser
Head Teacher
Term of Office Expiry; 31.08.20
Appointed by; Diocese
Committees;
•Resources
•Curriculum and Standards
•Pupil Discipline
•Admissions

 

About me:

“My name is Sonia Fraser and I am privileged to be the  Head Teacher of St Anne’s. I joined the school in June 2015 as Acting Headteacher and became the permanent post holder in March 2016 . During my time at St Anne’s the school has undergone a dramatic transformation and I am passionate and committed to ensuring that the school continues to grow and improve so that it can be the best it can be for the pupils, parents and staff. The school has grown into a family community where all are loved, welcome and valued and I believe that by all working together we can ensure that the children that we serve have the best start in life”.

Joanne GeddesMrs Joanne Geddes
Deputy Headteacher
Term of Office Expiry; 01.11.20
Appointed by; Governing Body
Committees;
•Curriculum and Standards

 

 

About me:

“My name is Joanne Geddes and I am the Deputy Head Teacher of St Anne’s. I joined the school in June 2015 and recently was appointed as Staff Governor in November 2016. As Deputy Head Teacher and Staff Governor, I have a keen interest in school improvement and driving the school forward to be the best it can be for the pupils, parents and staff. With over 18 years of teaching and leadership experience, I have knowledge and skills that strengthen my role as a Governor”.

Mr Brian Conder
Foundation Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 24.05.21
Appointed by; Diocese
Committees;
TBA

 

About me:

“I am delighted to have been asked to be a Governor at St. Anne’s School. I look forward to using my skills and experience in helping the school to develop further, especially in the promotion of the Catholic Faith. My employment history includes over 26 years in the retail travel industry, followed by 20 years working for Traidcraft, a Gateshead based fair trade organisation, committed to the support and development of the poor in the developing world”.

Christine HodgkinsonMiss Christine Hodgkinson
Foundation Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 16.03.20
Appointed by; Diocese
Committees;
•Curriculum and Standards

 

 

About me:

“My name is Christine Hodgkinson, I was recently appointment to the Governing Body of St Anne’s School as a Foundation Governor. I have strong link with the Parish of St Anne’s, having been an active Parishioner since 1973. I am keen to promote the Catholic Ethos of the school and believe that the school should be at the very heart of Parish Life. I have 40 years experience working with children and young people as a Residential Social worker for Gateshead M.B.C, and went on to manage the short break service for children with disabilities. I continue to live in the parish and I am now retired and hope to bring some of my existing skills and knowledge to help benefit the school”.

Father KellyFr Brendan Kelly
Foundation Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 22.03.21
Appointed by; Diocese
Committees;
•Resources
•Pupil Discipline

 

About me:

Awaiting information.

John McElroyCllr John McElroy
LA Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 05.10.20
Appointed by; Local Authority
Committees;
•Resources
•Pupil Discipline

 

About me:

Awaiting information.

Andrea RileyMrs Andrea Riley
Foundation Governor
Term of Office Expiry; 24.03.19
Appointed by; Diocese
Committees;
•Resources
•Pupil Discipline

 

About me:

Awaiting information.

Miss D Foster
School Improvement Partner

Ms C Toddhunter
Clerk to the Governing Body
Dryden Centre, Tel; 0191 433 8625

Becoming a Governor
Governor vacancy information will be published on this website. Please check with the school and/or Clerk to the Governing Body.

Contacting a School Governor
Please contact the school office or the Clerk to the Governing Body, alternatively you can email governors@stannesprimary.org.uk

Latest Governor Declaration
Please view our latest Governor declarations:

Pecuniary Interests Nov 16

Governor Membership can be downloaded below:

Committee Membership 2016-17

Governor Attendance can be downloaded below:

Governor Attendance 2016-2017