Governing Body

Local Governing Body

North Durham Academy's Local Governing Body (LGB) meets once a term to consider key aspects of the Academy and challenge the Executive Principal.  The Director of School's Report, Finance, Human Resources, Business, ICT and Health & Safety are standing items on the agenda.

We have up to five Lead Sponsor governors, one  Co-Sponsor governor, two staff governors and two parent governors:

Members of North Durham Academy Local Governing Body  

Christine Warren (Chair)

New College Durham Academies Trust

Kevin Reynolds

Executive Principal

Joyce Drummond-Hill

Sponsor Member

Mark Stewart

Sponsor Member

Bobbi Mathwin

Support Staff Member

George Dawson

Teaching Staff Member

Angela Punton

Parent Member

Helen Sinden

Parent Member

John Widdowson

Associate Member


Local Governing Body Directorate Links



Staff Responsible

Link Governor


Bernice Youll

George Dawson

Safeguarding (across MAT)

George Dawson

*Karl Fairley (CA LGB)

Disadvantaged (across MAT)

Stuart Aldridge

*Christine Warren

Teaching and Learning

John Anderson

Christine Warren

English (across MAT)

Di Thompson

*Karl Fairley  (CA LGB)

Mathematics (across MAT)

Tom Clough

*Christine Warren


Emma Collinson

Mark Stewart

Culture & Languages

Jo Allan


Sport, Art & Performance

Laura Dryer

Angela Punton

Technology & Vocational

Becky Pallas-Gill

Joyce Drummond-Hill


George Dawson

Helen Sinden


Clare O’Keeffe

Bobbi Mathwin (tbc)


 *Link governors working across the Trust (North Durham Academy and Consett Academy)


Local Governing Body Members and Interests

Local Governing Body Terms of Reference