Governors work closely with head teachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governing Body Committee Structure
Chair of Governors – Mr Sam Laing (Parent)
Vice Chair of Governors – Rev. A Dart
Head Teacher – Mrs L Armstrong
Mrs J Richardson
Miss N Dalglish
Rev. A Dart
Mr J Kane
Councillor Carl Marshall
Mr Sam Laing
Mr C Dodgson
Mrs S Witty
Mrs P Renwick
Term of Office
Click below to learn more about when our Governors joined and when their Term of Office ends:
Burnside 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.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
- View the Annual Governance Statement (for 2017)
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.
If there happened to be more nominations than vacancies, an election would take place. The only qualification required for an elected Parent Governor is that he/she be the parent of a registered pupil at the school at the time of his/her election. If the number of nominations equals the number of vacancies, then those parents are automatically elected to the Governing Body. The period of office runs for four years and parents no longer have to cease to be Governors when their child leaves the school. All Governors are subject to pre-appointed checks.
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
/ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2018-2019
|Name||Full Governing Body Meeting 5/11/2018||Finance Meeting|
|Full Governing Body Meeting 5/2/2019||Finance Meeting|
|Full Governing Body Meeting|
|Miss Nicola Daglish||/||/||/||/||A/A||/|
|Mr Chris Dodgson||/||N||/||X||/||/|
|Mr Councillor Carl Marshall||/||/||A/A||/|
|Mr Sam Laing||/||X||/||X||/||X|
|Mrs Jean Richardson||/||/||/||/||/||/|
|Mrs Lisa Armstrong||/||/||/||/||/||/|
|Mrs Paula Renwick||/||X||A/A||X||/||X|
|Reverend Andrea Dart||/||X||/||X||/||X|
|Miss Stephanie Quinn||/||X||X||X||X|
|Mrs Samantha Witty||/||X||/||X||A/A||X|
|Mr Darren Hobson|
Data Protection Officer
|Mr J Kane||/|
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