The purpose of the Governing Board is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its three core strategic functions are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Julia Tones, Head Teacher- I have had the privilege of being Head Teacher at Fellgate Primary School since October 2018. I have had a number of positions in a variety of schools including Teacher, middle leader, Assistant Head Teacher, SEND Co  and Deputy Head Teacher. I have taught in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6. I  firmly believe that by working together as a team we can all achieve our aims to create caring, confident and curious children who are successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

Councillor Alan Smith, Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Julie Price, Vice Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Audrey Huntley, Co-opted Governor

Sarah Hayton, Co-opted Governor

Paula Holman, Co-opted Governor

Sean McDonagh, Co-opted Governor

Suzanne Spencer, Staff Governor- I have worked at Fellgate Primary School for just over one year as a class teacher and I am passionate about providing our children with the best possible education so that each individual reaches their true potential. I have worked in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2 during my career and I am currently teaching in Key Stage 2 where I am based  in Year 3. I am excited about my role as Staff Governor as I feel it will provide me with further opportunity to work alongside staff, families and our community to ensure our pupils receive an enriching, inspiring, broad and balanced curriculum.  

Louise Edwards, Parent Governor

Andrew Richardson, Parent Governor- I am currently a Parent Governor at Fellgate Primary School. Both my children attend Fellgate Primary, in years 2 & 4. Being a part of the governing body has enabled me to see the opportunities given to the children to help assist them to achieve their own personal potential. Part of my role as governor is to help support around the Pupil and Sports Premium and also supporting with all termly meetings throughout the academic year. I really enjoy being part of the school and helping the pupils at Fellgate Primary thrive and succeed.

Governing Board- information, attendance and register of interests- click here