Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governor Committee Structure
For further information on who our governors are and what they do, please click on each name below:
|Mrs Pauline Crook - Chair||Community||01/01/19-01/01/23||Appeals; Finance and Premises; Personnel and Discipline||Sports Premium;Pupil Premium; Early Years||None||None|
|Mr Anthony Jones - Vice Chair||Parent||05/12/18-05/12/22||Curriculum and Performance Review; Pay Review; Headteacher Performance Management||Assessment; Assessment and Moderation; SEND; LAC||None||None|
|Mr Malcolm Gray||Community||31/03/19-31/03/23||Personnel and Discipline; Pay Review||None||None|
|Cllr Shirley Quinn||Local Authority||02/05/17-2/05/21||Personnel and Discipline; Pay Review; Curriculum and Performance Review||RSE; More Able and Talented;||None||None|
|Mrs Lynn Boulton||Head Teacher||n/a||Personnel and Discipline; Finance and Premises; Curriculum and Performance Review||Head Teacher||None|
|Miss Nicola Stainsby||Staff||07/11/17-07/11/21||Finance and Premises; Curriculum and Performance Review||RRS;Attendance; Safeguarding; Online Safety; GDPR Incl DRP||Parent Support Advisor||None|
|Mrs Dawn Mcardle||Community||01/01/19-01/01/23||Headteacher Performance Management; Appeals||None||None|
|Ms Fiona Minay||Community||01/01/19-01/01/23||Headteacher Performance Management; Personnel and Discipline; Appeals||None||None|
|Mrs Samantha Townsend||Parent||31/03/19-31/03/23||Finance and Premises;||None||None|
|Ms Nicola Dobson||Associate||30/01/19-30/01/23||Finance and Premises;||School Business Manager||None|
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Timothy Hackworth Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information about our governors please view or download the document below.
Governing Body Action Plan
A copy of our Governing Body Action Plan can be downloaded here.
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
N/A – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2018-2019
|Name||Personnel and Discipline|
23 Jan 2019
|Full Governing Body Meeting|
30 Jan 2019
|Curriculum and Standards|
6 Feb 2019
|Finance and Premises|
13 Feb 2019
|Mrs Lynn Boulton||/||/|
|Mrs Pauline Crook - Chair||/||N/A|
|Mr Anthony Jones - Vice Chair||/||N|
|Cllr Shirley Quinn||/||/|
|Miss Nicola Stainsby||/||/|
|Mrs Dawn McArdle||/||N/A|
|Miss Claire Ash||/||/|
|Mrs Fiona Minay||/||N/A|
|Ms Nicola Dobson||/||N/A|
Committee Terms of Reference
You can download/view a copy of our Governor Terms of Reference here.
More about our School Governors
Pauline Crook – Community Governor (Chair of Governors)
I have been a member of the Governing Body at Timothy Hackworth Primary School for over 23 years. I also have a long association with the school as my mother was a former pupil here, as was I and also my two daughters; we have many happy memories of our school days. Prior to my retirement in 2018, I was Business Manager of the school for over 20 years. I am proud to be associated with Timothy Hackworth School and I’m committed to providing the children with a happy, safe environment where they can enjoy their learning and reach their full potential. Being a school governor is often challenging, but also very rewarding; I look forward to continuing in my role and supporting the school leadership to ensure the school meets its educational aims and, consequently, the best possible outcomes for all our children.
Anthony Jones – Parent Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)
Hello my name is Anthony Jones and I am delighted to have been selected as Parent Governor for Timothy Hackworth Primary. I am a father of three and my two boys attend Timothy Hackworth Primary. Through the role I hope to help the school continue to provide excellence in education and help to build relationships between the parents and the school. I have completed 26 years military service and now work in a children’s residential home as the Positive Behaviour Support Coach helping the children with special educational needs and behaviour concerns. I will also be hoping to help the school and parents with the extra challenges a SEND child encounters.
Shirley Quinn – Local Authority Governor
Hello I am Councillor Shirley Quinn. I am an elected Councillor for Shildon Town Council and Durham County Council. I was a previous pupil of this school in the 1970,s having many happy memories and a good start to my education. I am a frequent visitor to the school, sharing my pride for all the children who are always polite, eager to learn and achieve many awards. I have worked in the catering trade, management of staff in the emergency alarm service and in the care of the elderly. I currently work in a local nursing home. I aspire to letting all pupils have the best that can be achieved and will promote a belief of reaching for the stars as well as helping to make Shildon a great place to live, play and work.
Nicola Stainsby – Staff Governor
I have been a dedicated member of the team at Timothy Hackworth Primary for over 17 years and part of the Governing body for over 10 years. As Staff governor my link areas/specialist interests are Rights Respecting Schools, Safeguarding and Online Safety. I am passionate about our school supporting every child to be the best that they can be!
Dawn McArdle – Community Governor
I am 66. I’m married and have 4 children and 2 granddaughters. I was a teacher and worked in inner city Birmingham for many years. My specialism was special needs, inclusion and all aspects of English including as a second language, reading, speaking, listening and writing. I feel passionately that children have the right to the freedom to play and to be children as well as the right to a good education.
Fiona Minay – Community Governor
I was Co-opted on to the governing body in December 2018. I am the Practice Manager of a local family dental practice, Ashby and Atkinson, here in Shildon. Due to my position at work, I feel I bring experience in child safeguarding, people management, conflict management, multi-agency working and prioritising the needs of vulnerable children. I also hold the PGCE qualification which I feel will give me further insight in the general day to day running of a classroom. The school and council are providing me with the opportunity to attend a wide range of training courses which will enable me to understand what is expected of me in my role as governor, and what policies the school must adhere to, to run effectively. I am proud to be a governor of Timothy Hackworth Primary School, and want to strive to ensure every child who attends is safe, happy, and enable to develop their full potential.
Malcolm Gray – Community Governor
This is my first term as a Governor of the school, and the opportunity to support the school, pupils and parents is a challenge I relish. I have worked in Local Government since 1991 and I currently work for Livin Housing Limited as their Community Investment Manager. My experience of work areas includes rent collection, council tax, housing and housing support, ASB and now in community investment. I am currently the chair of the East Durham Rural AAP and I manage the Foundations building in the centre of Shildon.
Timothy Hackworth has vast potential with an optimistic and bright future. I have met with some of the pupils, teachers and governors and I consider it an honour and a privilege to help support the school moving forward. The team at the school take great pride in their efforts both individually and as a collective and I will do my very best to help our young people enjoy their learning, have fun and develop the skills and attributes they need for a bright and successful future.
Samantha Townsend – Parent Governor
I am a mam to 3 children (Reception, Year 3 and Year 5) at Timothy Hackworth Primary School. I am a serving Councillor on Shildon Town Council and a qualified teacher.
I really appreciate the ethos and values of Timothy Hackworth School and I’m really excited about the opportunity to help it build on its strengths by joining the team as a parent governor. I’m very interested in protecting SEND provision and helping the school continue to be a progressive, inclusive establishment.
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