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Governors of The Blyth Academy

Mr David Hall- Chair of Governors

Miss Sarah Ramsden - Principal

Ms Dorothy Smith

Mrs J Chevaugeon

Mrs Kay Pinchard

Miss Pam Brown

Mrs Jill Blackburn

Mrs Rachel Johnson - Staff Governor

Mr Tony Webster - NET Achievement Partner

A full disclosure of Portfolio's and interests can be found in the document below.

If you are interested in applying to become a Parent Governor Please find the application below

Parent Governor Application Form

Governor Profiles

There are three core strategic functions of local governing boards:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

As governors we understand that evidence suggests that governors that carry out their role well do so by:

  • understanding their strategic role - building a productive and supportive relationship with the principal while holding them to account for school performance and taking hard decisions in the light of objective data;
  • ensuring governors have the necessary skills and commitment, including to challenge the school to bring about improvement and hold leaders to account for performance;
  • appointing an effective chair to lead and manage the governing board
  • appointing a high quality clerk to advise them on the nature of their functions and duties and who ensures that that governing board operates efficiently and effectively;
  • evaluating their performance regularly in the light of expectations and other good practice and making changes as necessary to improve their effectiveness; and
  • governing more than one school to develop a more strategic perspective and create a more robust accountability through the ability to compare and contrast across schools.

Declaration of Interests

Position Declaration 1 Declaration 2
J Blackburn Governor None Declared
P Brown Governor None Declared
J Chevaugeon Governor 20/09/16
NEA- Consultancy
D Hall Governor 14/09/16
Kielder Development Trust
Active Northumberland
Lewisburn Ltd
One Awards
Northumbria Water from 1997
Active Northumberland from 2015
KWFP DT from 2012
R Johnson Staff/Governor 16/06/16
Ben Johnson Fitness since Jan 15
I Lane Governor 19/05/15
NEA - Director of Secondary Academies
1/10/13 - 31/09/14
NEA - LA's and schools 1 day per week 01/09/14 - current
K Pinchard Governor 16/09/16
Vantus Shareholdings / Shell Thermoton / Glaxo /Mitchell Butler Until 2001
Named ( teacher) known via his/her parents
S Ramsden Principal None Declared
D Smith Governor None Declared
T Webster Achievement Partner 14/09/16
NET Achievement Partner from Sept 2013