Falla Park Community Primary School

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Governing Body

Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).

Our Vision As Governors

As Governors we are passionate about our school. We are actively involved in the life of the school and are committed to moving the school forward. We work in partnership with staff and parents and are actively involved in the decision making process. We support and challenge the leadership team and other staff to improve outcomes for our children. As Governors we strive to ensure our children get the best possible start in life.

Who Are School Governors?

School governors are in place to ensure schools are well run. They are volunteers who help to decide on the direction, focus and ethos of the school. Governors represent the school staff, parents and the local community. This means that school decisions are made by people with a wide range of experience and views.

Governors Committee Structure

Appointments Type Start Date End Date

Mrs Vera Codling


Co-opted 11/04/2023 10/04/2027

Mrs Victoria Beattie


Co-opted 11/04/2023 10/04/2027
Mrs Jacqueline Crozier Co-opted 11/04/2023 10/04/2027
Ms Shirley McConnell Co-opted 11/04/2023 10/04/2027
Ms Maria Riley Co-opted 16/11/2022 15/11/2026
Miss Vanessa Carr Headteacher 01/09/2016
Mr David Kinghan Parent 08/03/2023 07/03/2027
Mrs Lynn Crellin Staff 09/03/2024 08/03/2028
Councillor George Kasfikis Local Authority 15/11/2023 14/11/2027

Governing Body Membership and Vacancies

Committee Membership


Governor Register of Interests

Register of Interests


What School Governors Do?

As stated in the DfE’s Governance Handbook, the responsibilities of the governing body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

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 Gateshead Governor Support Service website.

Governor Attendance

Schools are required to display a record of Governor’s attendance at meetings for each school academic year.  Click the links below to view the latest attendance.

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

Committee Meeting Attendance


Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Terms of Reference (2022/23)