Name: Jane Edminson
School: West Jesmond Primary School
Governance Experience: Governor since 2001 and Chair since 2010. Also Chair at Benton Park Primary and Co-Chair of Heaton Manor. Knowledge of being a governor in an outstanding school and one in special measures. Member of a
Trust Board for a learning trust. Work for Newcastle LA with responsibility for governor training, support and advice.
NLG Experience: NLG since 2012. Numerous deployments, including ERGs in Primary and Secondary.
All phases and sectors
Name: Denise Kendall
School: Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Phase: Primary and Secondary
Governance Experience: Governor of High School since 1996, Chair of Governors since 2005, Head Teacher Governor for 20+ years, MAT Trustee.
NLG Experience: NLG since 2013, numerous deployments across the area – specific deployments in Catholic schools. Support requests from individual schools and the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.
Understanding of ethos of Catholic schools & the school’s role in the mission of the church.
All aspects of education in Catholic secondary and primary schools.
Support for Chairs / mentoring
Developing Governing Bodies
Support for new Governors.
Site development & the use of grants.
Pastoral support and behaviour
Name: Helen Richardson
School: Throckley Primary
Governance Experience: More than 25 years across 4 primary schools. 3 IEBs leading schools into federation, academy & successful community school. 11 years as Head of Governor Services supporting all phases
NLG Experience: Across all phases including special. Support for (new) Chairs, schools in difficulties, supporting development of processes, supporting GB health check.