Local Governing Committee Members

  • Mrs Claire Elizabeth Leith

    Trust Member/Chair of Local Governing Committee

    Appointed by Trust Board: 13.07.2020. Term of Office till: 12.07.24

    I have been appointed as Chair of Governors. I am looking forward to continuing working with the school taking it from a Good School to an Outstanding School. I am a Christian actively involved in my church. I have worked as an advisor with the Citizen's Advice Bureau on a voluntary basis for many years.

    Declaration of Interests:
    The Jesmond Trust: Employee - since December 2015

  • Mrs Lucy Balmer

    Trust Member

    Appointed by Trust Board: 13.07.20. Term: of Office 12.07.24

    Declaration of Interests:
    None

  • Mrs Jane Caffery

    Staff Member

    Elected by the staff of Central Walker CE School. Term of office: 19.11.22

    Declaration of interests:
    NEAT, Employee - Teacher, Central Walker CE Primary School

  • Mrs Dawn Tracey Day

    Headteacher (job-share) Ex-officio

    Appointed by NEAT Trust Board : 01.07.17. Term of Office: Ex-officio

    I am currently employed as Head Teacher (job-share) within the school. As I share this role with Faye Kerr we have agreed we will take it in turn to attend the local governing committee in this role and will vote accordingly in the best interests of the pupils.

    Declaration of Interest:
    NEAT Academy Trust - Employee

  • Rev Andrew John Elder

    Trust Member

    Appointed by Trust Board as the PCC nominee from Christ Church, Walker: 13.07.20. Term of office : 12.07.24

    Declaration of interests: Trustee - People and Drugs Ltd (youth project) since 2008

  • Mrs Faye Kerr

    Headteacher (Job-share) Ex-officio

    Appointed by NEAT Trust Board : 01.07.17. Term of Office: Ex-officio

    I am currently employed as Head Teacher (job-share) within the school. As I share this role with Dawn Day we have agreed we will take it in turn to attend the local governing committee in this role and will vote accordingly in the best interests of the pupils.

    Declaration of Interest:
    NEAT Academy Trust - Employee

  • Mrs Sandra Carol Larmour

    Trust Member/Co-Vice Chair of Local Governing Committee

    Appointed by Trust Board for NEAT : 06.09.20. Term of Office: 05.09.24

    Declaration of Interests:
    Emmanuel College - Employee: since June 2019

  • Rev Phil Medley

    Trust Member

    Ex-officio - Principal Officiating Minister of the Parish of Christ Church, Walker
    Appointed by Trust Board: 26.11.19 Term of office: ex-officio
    Declaration of interests:
    Mission Initiative North East, Trustee - since September 2015
    Renew NE, Trustee - since December 2019
    You can hear more about Phil's experiences as a local governing committee member by clicking on the link below:

  • Miss Kimberley Sandy

    Parent Member

    Appointed by NEAT Trust Board : 22.10.19. Term of Office: 21.10.23

    Declaration of Interests:
    None

  • Mrs Kelly Sherriffs

    Parent Member

    Elected by parents of Central Walker C of E Primary School : 01.10.19. Term of Office: 30.09.22

    I was nominated by parents within Central Walker to represent them as a Parent Governor. I currently have a two children within the school.

    Declaration of Interest:
    Benton Park Primary School, Employee - since April 2017

    You can hear more about Kelly's experiences as a local governing committee member by clicking on the link below:

  • Mr Stuart Walker

    Trust Member/ Co-Vice chair of Local Governing Committee

    Appointed by the Trust Board as the nominee of the Parochial Church Council of St Anthony's Walker 12.10.21/ Term of office to 11.10.25

    Declaration of interests:
    Washingwell Primary School, governor - since December 2018

  • Former LGC member in the last twelve months - Delia Sloan

    Co-opted by the Local Governing Committee: 04.12.20/Resigned: 14.09.21
    Declaration of interests: Marden High School - employee

  • Former LGC member in the last twelve months - Anna Maria Irving

    Trust Governor

    Appointed by Trust Board : 13.07.20. Resigned: 23.07.21
    Declaration of Interests:
    NEAT Academy Trust, Employee - Benfield School since 01.05.17

  • Former LGC member in the last twelve months - Rev Dr Rachel Sarah Caro

    Trust Member

    Appointed by Trust Board as PCC nominee from St Anthony's of Egypt : 07.09.20. Resigned 03.05.21
    Declaration of Interests:
    St Anthony's Church, Walker - Employee: since Sept 2017