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Sept 2019 - 96.9% Oct 2019 - 96.7%

Sept 2019 - Rec AG 99% Oct 2019 - Y6LM 98.6%

Find Us
  • Amberley Primary School,
  • East Bailey,
  • Killingworth,
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE12 6SQ
  • Mrs A. Coxon, Office Manager
  • Miss E. Thompson, Admin Assistant

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

What does the Governing Body do?


Amberley Primary School’s Governing Body is responsible for the strategic management of the school. This means that together the governors decide what they want the school to achieve, setting suitable aims and objectives, agreeing policies, targets and priorities; and monitoring all of these to ensure they are being achieved. For example, they are responsible for setting the values of the school, overseeing budgets, assisting with the recruitment of new staff and acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher.


How often does the Governing Body meet?


The Governing Body meets once every half term. In addition to this, governors also meet in a variety of working groups, including: Finance; Staffing; Premises; Health and Safety; Performance and Management. Each governor also has responsibility for one or more curriculum subject area.


Full Governing Body meetings for the year 2021-2022 are:


  • Thursday 9th December 2021
  • Thursday 10th February 2022
  • Thursday 24th March 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Thursday 7th July 2022


Meet the Governors


Our Governing Body consists of sixteen governors, from the local community and businesses, all committed to actively participating in school life to deliver the best education for all our pupils. These are:



8 Co-opted Governors:

  • Mrs D Laird (Chair)
  • Mrs D Aikman (Vice chair)
  • Ms L Chetcuti
  • Mrs L Jennings
  • Ms J Robinson
  • Mr A Mowbray
  • Mr G Kendall
  • 1 vacancy


2 Foundation Governors:

  • Mr M Florance
  • Mr R Kotecha


1 Head teacher:

  • Mr T Rigg


1 Local Authority Governor

  • Miss H Cummins


3 Parent Governors:

  • Mrs C Dobinson-Booth
  • Mr W Ross
  • 1 vacancy


 1 Staff Governor:

  • Miss M Lewis


Clerk to the Governors: Mrs N Anderson


The Governing Body or Chair of Governors may be contacted by writing to the school office at Amberley Primary School, East Bailey, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 6SQ.

Amberley Primary School Governing Body Impact Statement

Curriculum Link Governors 2021-2022