Governance

Who are our Governors?

Below are details of the current governors at Richard Avenue Primary. You can also view our Governing Board Structure and the attendance records for 2015-2016 , 2016-2017 , 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 .

The Governors can be members of three different committees, each overseeing different areas of school operations:

  • Focus Group 1 (FG1) – Finance, HR, and Premises.
  • Focus Group 2 (FG2) – Teaching and Learning.
  • Focus Group 3 (FG3) – Pupil Development (including, attendance, behaviour, curriculum, SMSC, and safeguarding)

Rebecca Evans

Office Held: Chair
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 13/02/2018
Committee Membership: Chair of Governors, FG1, FG2, Link Governor for KS2
Declaration Details:

  • Child on school roll during the current academic year.

Sujona Begum

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/01/2019
Committee Membership: FG3
Declaration Details:

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

Julie Ann Richardson

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 17/04/2019
Committee Membership: FG2
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: 01/01/2019
Committee Membership: FG1, FG2
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as a Lecturer by Sunderland University.

Valerie Forster

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 08/05/2017
Committee Membership: FG1, FG3
Declaration Details:

  • Nil return – No Declarations

Steven Madgwick

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 13/07/2017
Committee Membership: FG1
Declaration Details:

  • Nil return – No Declarations

Tony Kingston

Office Held: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/09/2018
Committee Membership: FG1, FG2, Link Governor for EYFS
Declaration Details:

  • School Consultant

Craig Hilton

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 25/05/2018
Committee Membership: FG2, FG3, Link Governor for KS1
Declaration Details:

  • Child on school roll during the current academic year.
  • Wife employed by school.

Sevannah De Vies

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/01/2020
Committee Membership:
Declaration Details:

  • Children on school roll during the current academic year.

Rebecca Atkinson

Office Held: Local Authority Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 16/06/2017
Committee Membership: FG2
Declaration Details:

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

Justyna Walecka-Bowery

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 10/10/2016
Committee Membership: FG3
Declaration Details:

  • Child on school roll during the current academic year.

Shehzad Raza

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 28/06/2017
Committee Membership: None
Declaration Details:

  • Child on school roll during the current academic year.

Tracey Ellis

Office Held: Staff Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 29/04/2016
Committee Membership: FG3
Declaration Details:

  • Employed as HLTA within the school.

Karen Todd

Office Held: Staff Governor – Headteacher
Term of Office: n/a
Date Appointed: 01/05/2013
Committee Membership: FG1, FG2, FG3
Declaration Details:

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

Past Governors

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

Robert Cunnington

Office Held: Associate Member (with voting rights)
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 13/03/2018
Committee Membership: None
Declaration Details:

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

Michelle Wall

Office Held: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed: 01/02/2016
Committee Membership: Vice-Chair, Progress and Attainment, Personnel Appeals Committee
Declaration Details:

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

Mandy Easton

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.