Governance

Who are our Governors?

Below are details of the current governors at Richard Avenue Primary. You can also view our Governing Board Structure .

Robert Cunnington

Office Held: Associate Member (with voting rights)
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 13/03/2014
Committee Membership: Progress and Attainment, Pupil Development
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as Deputy Head Teacher within the school.
  • Relative employed by the school as a teacher.

Mandy Henderson

Office Held: Associate Member (with voting rights)
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 04/11/2014
Committee Membership:  Finance and Premises
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as Business Manager within the school.

Sujona Begum

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/01/2015
Committee Membership: Pupil Development
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as Bi-Lingual Assistant within the school.
  • Child on school roll during the current academic year.

Reverend Stephanie Clark

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 11/07/2012
Committee Membership:  Complaints, Finance and Premises
Declaration Details:

  • School Governor at Hill View Primary School, a neighbouring school in Sunderland.

Julie Ann Richardson

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 17/04/2014
Committee Membership:  Progress and Attainment, Personnel Appeals Commitee
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as Assistant Head Teacher at Thornhill Secondary School.

Lynne Dagg

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/01/2015
Committee Membership: Complaints, Finance, Premises, HR and Performance Management, Progress and Attainment, Pupil Development, Performance Management (Headteacher)
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as a Lecturer by Sunderland University.

Tracey Ellis

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/01/2015
Committee Membership: Progress and Attainment
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as HLTA  within the school.

Chris Bolton

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/01/2015
Committee Membership:  Finance and Premises
Declaration Details:

  • Employed a Teacher within the school.
  • Relative is a Ward Councillor within the Millfield Ward.
  • Relative is Ward Councillor within the Hendon ward.

Rebecca Atkinson

Office Held: Local Authority Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 17/06/2013
Committee Membership: Progress and Attainment, Personnel Appeals Commitee
Declaration Details:

  • Relative is employed by the school as Nursery Manager.
  • Local Ward Councillor in the Barnes Ward.

Rebecca Evans

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 13/02/2014
Committee Membership: Chair of Governors, Finance, Premises, HR and Performance Management, Progress and Attainment, Performance Management (Headteacher)
Declaration Details:

  • Child on school roll during the current academic year.

Karen Todd

Office Held: Staff Governor – Headteacher
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/05/2013
Committee Membership: Finance, Premises, HR and Performance Management, Progress and Attainment, Pupil Development
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as Head Teacher within the school.
  • Relative owns Southwick Trophies who provide services for the school.

Michelle Wall

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 1 Year
Date Appointed: 01/02/2016
Committee Membership: Progress and Attainment, Personnel Appeals Commitee
Declaration Details:

  • Self Employed Artist who gets commissioned artwork and workshops.
  • Friend employed within the school.

Justyna Walecka-Bowery

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 1 Year
Date Appointed: 10/10/2016
Committee Membership: Pupil Development
Declaration Details:

  • Nil return – No Declarations

Valerie Forster

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 1 Year
Date Appointed: 08/05/2017
Committee Membership: Finance and Premises, Pupil Development
Declaration Details:

  • Nil return – No Declarations

Steven Madgwick

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 1 Year
Date Appointed: 13/07/2017
Committee Membership: Finance, Premises, HR and Performance Management
Declaration Details:

  • Nil return – No Declarations

Shehzad Raza

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 1 Year
Date Appointed: 28/06/2017
Committee Membership:
Declaration Details:

  • Nil return – No Declarations.

Past Governors

The following is a list of people who governed over the past 12 months but have since resigned.

Kim Proctor

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 13/02/2014
Committee Membership: Personnel, Complaints, Finance and Premises, Achievement and Attainment – Chair

Sarah English

Office Held: Staff Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 03/11/2014
Committee Membership: N/A