Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.

Our Governing Body has a range of duties and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Setting targets for pupil achievement
  • Managing the school’s finances
  • Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • Appointing staff Reviewing staff performance and pay
Chair of the Governing Body is Mr Lawson
Vice Chair of the Governing Body is Mr Richardson
We currently have two Governing Body committees as follows
Finance and Resources Committee  
Teaching and Learning Committee
Should you wish to correspond with the Chair of Governors, please address your written correspondence as follows:
Chair of Governors
C/O Burnside Primary School
Northumbrian Road
NE23 1XZ
For reasons of confidentiality/data protection, we are unable to give out the home address.