Local Governing Committee Members

  • Mrs Shara Beaton

    Parent Member

    Elected by the parents of Walkergate Community School 15/11/2021 Term of Office ends 14/11/2025
    Declared Interests: Employed by Aramark Ltd since March 2018

  • Ms Anne-Marie Blackburn

    Trust member

    Appointed by the Trust Board on 9th December 2021/ Term of office to 8th December 2025

    Declared interests:
    Employment - UK Civil Service starting October 2018

  • Mr Alex Burdon

    Trust Member

    Appointed by Trust Board: 09.02.21/Term of office to 08.02.25

    Declared Interests:
    NCFE, Employee (since February 2020)
    Protect 365, Employee (since March 2020)

  • Mr David Coe

    Trust Member

    Appointed by Trust Board: 15.10.20/Term of office to: 14.10.24
    Declared Interests: North East Local Enterprise Partnership - Employee since July 2019

  • Mr Lee Davie

    Trust Member/Vice Chair of Local Governing Committee

    Appointed by Trust Board: 06.03.19/Term of office to 05.03.23

    Declared interests:
    Accenture - Employee (from January 2016)

  • Mrs Donna Harrison

    Trust Member

    Appointed by Trust Board: 17.03.21/Term of office: to 16.03.25

    Declared interests:
    Clennell Education Solutions, Employee since 9.6.2021

  • Miss Samatha Murray

    Parent Member

    Elected by the parents of Walkergate Community School: 13/05/20 Term of office to 12/05/2024

    Declared interests: Schools North East - Employee since March 2017

    You can watch Sam talking about her experience as a governor by clicking on the link below:

  • Mr Oluyemi Osho

    Trust Member

    Appointed by Trust Board: 08.07.20/Term of office to: 07.07.24

    Declared interests:
    Recipharm: Employee (since June 2021)
    Trinity Academy Newcastle: Director for Trinity Post-16 Solutions Limited (start Sept 2020)
    Hilton Primary Academy: Governor (since July 2020)

    You can read more about Oluyemi and why he decided to become a governor with NEAT in the profile below:

  • Rachael Spanner

    Staff Member

    Appointed by Trust Board: 22.04.21/Term of office to 21.04.25

    Declared Interests:
    NEAT, Employee since January 2019

  • Mrs Alison Young

    Headteacher member

    Ex-officio position based on role as headteacher

    Declared interests: NEAT Academy Trust - Employee since April 2017

  • Former LGC member in the last twelve months - Richard Carr

    Appointed by Trust Board of Directors: 12.07.18/Resigned on 9.5.2022

    Declared Interests:
    NEAT - Benfield School, Employee from 01.09.18 NEAT - Benfield School, Governor from 01.09.18

  • Former LGC Member in the last twelve months - Nicola Cartwright

    Appointed by Trust Board: 03.12.20/ End of Office 11.02.2022

    Declared interests: Employee - Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management - since July 2020

  • Former LGC member in the last twelve months - Steve Hogarth

    Appointed by Trust Board of Directors: 06.10.20/Resigned 23.07.21
    Declared interests: None

  • Former LGC member in the last twelve months - Paul Richardson

    Elected by parents of Walkergate Community School 06.02.18/Term of office: to 31.05.21

    Declaration of interests:
    Gateshead Council, Employee