The purpose of the Governing Body is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. It’s three core strategic functions are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher 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.
Our governors have written the Annual Governance Statement which you can read here. This document outlines the responsibilities of our Governing Body, the actions they have taken in the current academic year and the impact of those actions.
Governors must provide information regarding whether or not they are likely to have a conflict of interest which could affect the operation of the school. This is called a Register of Interest which can be read by clicking on the link below.
Sunnybrow Primary School Register of Governors’ Interests
or other governors
Other Educational Establishment
|Suzanne Binks||Headteacher||Sunnybrow Primary School||None||No|
|Mrs Julie Phillips||Retired||None||None||No|
|Mrs Marieann Tinsley||Social Worker||DCC Adult Services||None||No|
|Miss Laura Smith||Teacher||Sunnybrow Primary School||None||No|
|Carrie Oxley||Project Director||Department for Education||None||No|
Governor Code of Conduct
All members of the Governing Body must adhere to the Code of Conduct. This is to ensure that they fulfil their responsibilities effectively and without bringing the Governing Body into disrepute.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Sunnybrow Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Governing Body Committee Structure
|Mrs Julie Phillips||First / Pay Review|
Finance and Premises
|Mrs Marieann Tinsey||Appeals||2.9.22||LA||Numeracy|
|Miss Laura Smith||Finance and Premises|
Staffing / Curriculum and Standards
|Mrs Lynne Thompson||Chair||Finance and Premises|
First / Pay Review
Staffing / Curriculum & Standards
|MR Neil Boyd||Reserve Vice-Chair||Appeals|
Curriculum and Standards
|Mrs Tracey Gordon||First / Pay Review|
Curriculum and Standards
|Mrs Carrie Oxley||Vice-Chair||Finance and Review||28.4.23||Community||Data Protection|
Record of Attendance 2020-2021
You can view archived governor information here .
Committee Terms of Reference
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