The school governing body the governing body of this school meets at least once a term, for the scheduled meeting. meetings of sub-committees for staffing, finance, curriculum, premises or management issues also occur.
The governing body consists of:
Chair of Governors
Mr M Hetherington c/o Kells Lane Primary School, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5HX
Mrs A Whistler (Headteacher), Kells Lane Primary School, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5HX
Local Education Authority Representatives
Mr M Hetherington – Chair of Governors
Mr C Halliwell
Mrs C Norman
Mrs J Robson
Mr S Aspinall (Vice Chair 1)
Mr K Douglas
Cllr F Hindle
Mr S Lilley
Mrs S McGuire
Mr K Wake (Vice Chair 2)
Mrs A Whitehead
Mrs D Turnbull
Mr T Nelson
What do governors do?
All schools have governors to help with the senior leadership of the school. They are involved in key decisions such as setting the school’s aims, strategic planning, appointing teachers, setting school policies and agreeing how the school will spend its budget (they do not decide how much money the school can have, unfortunately).
Parent governors are sometimes asked to pass on complaints. This is not their role, it is much better to talk about issues either in person, by speaking to the headteacher at the gate on any morning or evening, by telephone to the school on 0191 4334140 or by email to KellsLane@klps.org.uk
ACCESS TO PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL PROVISION
Please note that all parents have access to all governing body minutes, which are stored for this purpose in the general office off the key stage 2 hall along with the school policies.
CHARGING POLICY FOR USE OF SCHOOL PREMISES
With reference to charges for the use of the school’s facilities; the school Governing Body have agreed charges for the use of the school’s facilities. These charges are made in accordance with the needs and priorities of the groups wishing to make use of the school as identified by the Governors. Specific charges are available from the Headteacher.