Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible to the Department of Education and Ofsted for the oversight and strategic management of the Academy. Any enquiries, issues or concerns relating to Bede Academy should be raised with the Principal or her staff in the first instance.; however, parents are free to write to the Chair of Governors, if they so wish. If parents would like to contact any of the Governors, please telephone main Reception at Bede North (01670 545111 – option 2) or email enquiries@bedeacademy.org.uk<mailto:enquiries@bedeacademy.org.uk> or write to C/o Christine Taylor, Company Secretary, Trinity House, Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY.

A full list of Governors is shown below:

Name of Governor

Status

Date of appointment

Responsibility

Mr Bob Clifton

Local Governor

01/10/2014

Health and Safety

Premises

Mr Jonathan Parkinson

Local Governor

09/12/2015

Quality of Education – curriculum and assessment

Dr Beverley Kenny

Local Governor and Vice Chair

01/10/2014

Personnel

Sixth form/careers

Dr Richard Harris

Chairman

Parent Governor

04/07/2009

Stakeholder/community engagement

Parental/student engagement

Extra-curricular

Mr Alun Ebenezer

Local Governor 

11/07/2018

Quality of Education – curriculum and assessment

Mrs Patricia Cox

Local Governor

27/11/2018

SEND

Safeguarding

Behaviour, attitudes and personal development

Mrs Lucy Cooke

Parent Governor

27/11/2018

Ethos/B.V

EYFS/Primary

Quality of Education – curriculum and assessment – Primary

Parental/student engagement

Extra-curricular

Mrs Christina Dack

Local Governor

27/11/2018

Finance/budget

Mrs Clare Hussey

Local Governor

18/9/2019

 

 

Name Role
Mr A Thelwell Principal
Mr Darren Warburton Finance Director
Miss Christine Taylor Company Secretary

 

The local governing body appoints each governor after the completion of a skills audit to ensure a full comprehensive cohort of governors.

The term of office is for a duration of four years after which a Governor may be re-elected.

The Declarations of Interest for the governing body can be found here

Governance functions are delegated to the Local Governing Body (“LGB”) by the ESF Board.  The details of the delegation are contained within a scheme of delegation which can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website.

The governing body convenes at least twice per term, focusing on curriculum and standards once a term, and finance and resources once a term.

Governor attendance at Local Governor Board meetings can be found in the attached document.

Bede Academy Governor Attendance

 

Emmanuel Schools Foundation

The structure of Emmanuel Schools Foundation can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website and the memorandum and articles of association of ESF can be found here

The Board of Directors can be found on the ESF website.

The ESF Funding Agreement can be found here

Bede Academy’s novated Funding Agreement can be found here

Funding Agreement for Bede Academy can be found here

The current members of Emmanuel Schools Foundation can be found here