The Governing Body


Shield Row Primary School is proud to be a member of Tudhoe Learning Trust. Governance within the Trust is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, who have chosen to delegate some of their powers in relation to governance to the school's Local Governing Body.


The Local Governing Body comprises of governors elected by parents, governors elected by staff, the Head Teacher and a number of governors appointed by the Board of Directors. The LGB meets termly and is responsible for the following functions:


  • The strategic planning of the school;
  • Monitoring the progress of the school's School Improvement priorities;
  • Holding the school's senior leaders to account for the outcomes and progress of pupils;
  • Monitoring the school's budget;
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of specific areas identified by Directors.


The LGB has no responsibility for making any changes to the budget once Directors have agreed it, or authorising any additional expenditure unless the Trust’s Executive Head Teacher and/or Chief Financial Officer have given prior approval.


As part of their work, governors make regular visits to the school and look at key areas of the school's activity - pupil achievement and progress, safeguarding, use of Pupil Premium and PE grant funding, reading, attendance as well as Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


Through its work, the LGB promotes high standards and educational achievement for all pupils in the school.

Chair of Governors: Mr Wayne Thompson 

                              c/o of Shield Row Primary School

                              King Edward VIII Terrace



                              DH9 0HQ

                             Tel: 01207 239661


Mrs Kirstin Tate (Vice Chair/ Director Appointed)

Miss Jill Cooke (Headteacher)

Mr Tim Cassap (Director Appointed) 

Mrs Rachel Hodge (Director Appointed)

Mr Wayne Jenkinson (Parent)

Mrs Katy Ioannides (Parent)

Mr James Neilands (Parent)

Mrs Gemma Gascoigne (Staff)

Mrs Adele Bolton (Associate)


Memorandum of Association

Articles of Association

Governor Information

Governor Information 2019/20

Governor Attendance 2018/19

Governor Attendance 2017/18

Governor Attendance 2016/17

Tudhoe Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation

Tudhoe Learning Trust Terms of Reference


TLT Funding Agreement

Shield Row Funding Agreement   

TLT Account 2019

TLT Accounts 2018 

Trust Financial Report - December 2017

Register of Interests for Accounting Officer