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Star of the Sea RC Primary School

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Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.



We are fortunate to benefit from the active involvement of a Governing Body representing our school, our parents, the parish and our LEA. They meet regularly to support and challenge the Headteacher and staff to ensure that the high standards associated with and expected at Star of the Sea are maintained and that we offer our pupils an excellent education.

The Chairperson for our governing body is Mrs J Brachtvogel who can be contacted in writing via our school Star of the Sea Primary School, Seatonville Road, Monkseaton,Whitley Bay NE25 9EG.


Our governing body meet as a full body termly equating to three meetings annually.

We have a Staffing, Finance and Premises (F) , which incorporates the Finance, Staffing, Health and Safety and Premises, and meets every half term.

We have a Curriculum Committee (C) which incorporates the curriculum pupil progress and communications, meeting every term.

We have a SEND Committee (S), which is for special needs.

We have a Performance Management Committee (PM), who also conduct a pay review.

We have an Admissions Committee (AO) Which is for school admissions.


If you would like to contact any of our governors please contact the office in the first instance.


Our Governors:

Julia Brachtvogel:

Julia is our Chair of Governors and is a foundation governor. 


Monsignor Andrew Faley: 

Father Andrew has been a foundation Governor since 2013. He is the Vice Chair of Governors and is the Parish Priest for Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish. He is a regular visitor to our school, celebrating Mass with us. 


Deacon Terry:

Deacon Terry is a Deacon at the Parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea. He is a foundation Governor. 


Derna Campbell: 

Derna is a foundation Governor at our school.


Martin Hughes:

I have been a Foundation Governor since 2016. I initially got involved with fundraising for the PTA when both of my children attended Star of the Sea. Through my then employer Barclays Bank, I was able to obtain matched funding for numerous Christmas and summer fayres. In 2016, as a practising Catholic, the opportunity arose to apply for a role as a foundation governor. As the school's ethos and Christian principles are of great importance to me, I decided that I would like to become a governor to support our amazing Star of the Sea children, family and staff. My 20 years experience in banking has allowed me to assist in the role of finance governor. As a junior cricket coach at Percy Main Cricket Club I'm also very keen to see children given the opportunity to flourish and grow during their time at Star of the Sea.


Liz Stokes:

Liz is a foundation Governor at our school. 


Carol Jewitt:

Carol is a foundation Governor at our school. “I was originally appointed as a Local Authority Governor, but my links with Star of the Sea go back much further. The school provided an amazing education for my children and, now that my grandchildren are attending, I have the pleasure of seeing this all happening again. As an ex-Headteacher I’ve had a professional relationship with the school over many years. I see my Governor role as supporting and challenging the school to make a positive difference to the lives and futures of the community it serves.”


David Thompson:

David is our staff Governor. He represents staff at all meetings. 


Governor Category Appointed by Term of Office Date Stepped Down Attendance at full governing body meetings Attendance at other Committee Meetings Governance role in other educational establishment Any personal relationships with staff members in school or within governance structure Business & Pecuniary Interest Indirect Interests
Mrs K Dimambro Headteacher   n/a   2/2 2/2(F)     None Declared None Declared
Mrs J Brachtvogel Chair Foundation Body 1/9/20 - 30/8/24   2/2 2/2(F)     None Declared None Declared
Mgr A Faley Vice Chair Foundation Body 7/10/17 - 8/10/21   2/2       None Declared
Mrs D Campbell Foundation Foundation Body 1/9/20 - 30/8/24   2/2 2/2(F)   None Declared None Declared None Declared
                  None Declared None Declared
Mr M Hughes Foundation Foundation Body 1/9/20 - 30/8/24   2/2 2/2 (F)   Married to Mrs J Hughes Teaching Assistant None Declared None Declared
Deacon T McGann Foundation Foundation Body     2/2       None Declared None Declared
Mr P Harris Parent Elected 21/3/17 - 20/3/21   2/2   Governor at Carr Hill Primary School   None Declared None Declared
Mrs C Jewitt Local Authority Governing Body 13/3/17 - 12/3/21   1/2 2/2 (F)     None Declared None Declared
Mr D Thompson Staff Elected 1/9/16 - 30/8/20   2/2       None Declared None Declared
Mrs L Stokes Foundation Foundation Body 2/9/19-1/9/23   2/2       None Declared None Declared


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