Local governors

  • Mr Alex Burdon

    Trust Governor

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 09.02.21/Term of office to 08.02.25

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

  • Mr Richard Carr

    Trust Governor

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 12.07.18/Term of office to 11.07.21

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

  • Miss Nicola Cartwright

    Trust Governor / Chair of Governors

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 03.12.20/Term of office to 02.12.24

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

  • Mr David Coe

    Trust Governor

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 15.10.20/Term of office to: 14.10.24
    Declared Interests: North East Local Enterprise Partnership - Employee

  • Mr Lee Davie

    Trust governor

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 06.03.19/Term of office to 05.03.23

    Declared interests:
    Accenture - Employee (from January 2016)

  • Mrs Donna Harrison

    Trust governor

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 09.02.18/Term of office: to 08.02.21

    Declared interests:
    Excelsior Academy, Employee

  • Mr Steve Hogarth

    Trust governor/Vice Chair of Local Governing Committee

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 06.10.20/Term of office: to 05.10.24

    Both my children attended the nursery at Walkergate. I became a Governor to help support both the nursery and the school to continue to give children in the local community the excellent start in life that both my children received.

    Declared interests:
    None

  • Miss Samatha Murray

    Parent Governor

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

    Declared interests: Schools North East - Employee

  • Mr Oluyemi Osho

    Trust Governor

    Appointed by the Neat Board of Directors: 08.07.20/Term of office to: 07.07.24

    Declared interests:
    Johnson Matthey (MSL): Employee (since October 2019)
    Trinity Academy Newcastle: Director for Trinity Post-16 Solutions Limited (start Sept 2020)

  • Mr Paul Richardson

    Parent governor

    Elected by parents of Walkergate Community School 06.02.18/Term of office: to 05.02.21

    Declaration of interests:
    Gateshead Council, Employee

  • Mrs Sarah Stock

    Staff Governor

    Elected by staff of Walkergate Community School.
    Term of office: 13.03.18 to 12.03.21
    Declared interests: NEAT, Employee - Deputy Head at Walkergate Community School

  • Mrs Alison Young

    Headteacher governor

    Ex-officio position based on role as headteacher

    Declared interests: NEAT Academy Trust - Employee

  • Former governor in the last twelve months - Karen Heslop

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 06.10.20/Term of office: to 05.10.24
    Resigned: 26.01.21

    I have been associated with Walkergate Community School for over 20 years as all three of my children came to this school, as did my family. I've lived in the local area all of my life and I feel I have a very strong attachment to Walkergate.

    I am very proud to be Chair of Governors and love being part of a community and family oriented school and working alongside motivated and inspirational staff. I have been given the opportunity to make a difference to the children who attend Walkergate Community School by working with staff, parents and children to make us an outstanding, caring and happy school.

    Declared interests:
    North Tyneside Council, Employee (from June 2019)

  • Former governor in the last twelve months - Christopher Warburton-Brown

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 03.10.17/Term of office: to 02.10.20

    Declared interests:
    Permaculture Association Britain, Employee (from May 2012)

  • Former governor in the last twelve months - Sarah Clennell

    Appointed by the NEAT Board of Directors: 03.10.17/Term of office: to 02.10.20

    I am a Safeguarding Consultant with Clennell Education Solutions.

    Declared interests:
    Clennell Education Solutions, Director (from September 2016)

  • Former governor in the last twelve months - Nicola Johnson

    Elected by parents of Walkergate Community School 06.02.18/Term of office: to 22.01.20
    Declaration of interests:
    None