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Our Governing Body

"Governors share the headteacher's vision and remain determined to drive the school forward and achieve the very best for every pupil." Ofsted 2019

Our Governors come from a range of backgrounds, and bring different areas of expertise to the school.  Governors contribute to ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school by:

  • setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

A Governor’s role is to support and challenge the senior staff to continue to improve the school.  It is largely a thinking and questioning role and Governors are not there to manage the school or do the jobs of school staff.  Governors fulfil their role by regularly attending Governing Body meetings, providing strategic guidance and by asking probing and challenging questions of leaders within the school.  They also undertake visits, serve on relevant committees and oversee the Headteacher’s performance management.

At Archbishop Runcie First school we have three standing committees that meet at least once every term:

1) Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Chair - Mrs S MacRae)

2) Finance, Staffing and Premises (Chair - Dr L Sebagh)

3) Admissions (Chair - Dr S Pickett)



Our Current Chair Of Governors is Dr S Pickett and she can be contacted via the school office:

Telephone - 0191 282 2663

Email - admin@archbishop.newcastle.sch.uk