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.
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 is a Deacon at the Parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea. He is a foundation Governor.
Derna is a foundation Governor at our school.
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 is a foundation Governor at our school.
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 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|