Benton Park NE7

Benton Park Primary School

A school for your child; a community for your family

The Governing Body

The Governors are responsible for the strategic direction of the school, and for working with the head teacher and school staff in order to raise standards and provide the optimum education for the children of Benton Park School.

We are there to support the leadership team of the school as critical friends.

We learn about what has been going on in the school from regular communication with the school staff, participation in the preparation of the school’s development plan, and regular visits to the school. We also take an active role in monitoring and analysing the progress of pupils in their learning in key areas such as English, Maths, Science, Computing and Special Educational Needs provision.

The full Governing Body meets six times a year. The oversight of the full Governing Body is suplemented by a Finance and Operations Committee - which meets three times per year

Finance and Operation committee sets and closely monitors the school budget and is also directly involved with the recruitment of new members of staff. Additionally, aspects of the school site and estate including health and safety. It also focuses on the school as part of the community and the use of the site beyond the school.

Our Governing Body

Name Category
Ingrid Fuller Staff Governor (support)
Penny Johnson Associate (Deaf Resource Base)
Stephen Dawes Co-opted Governor
Filza Hashmi Parent Governor
Montserrat Vasquez Co-opted Governor
Jane Edminson (Chair) Co-opted Governor
Liping Mak Co-opted Governor
Charlotte Hodgson Co-opted Governor
Kate Kennerley Associate (School Business Manager)
Pamela Atzori Parent Governor
Barbara Powley Co-opted Governor
Dominic Martin Headteacher
Nick Shepherd Associate (Deputy Head Teacher)
Rev. Yvette Daniels  Foundation Trust Governor
Edmund Welch (Vice Chair) Foundation Trust Governor
Katie Jones Co-opted Staff Governor (teacher)
Richard Zabrocki Parent Governor

When and How to Contact us

If you have any concerns about your child’s education or everyday issues, please contact the class teacher or Headteacher. But if you have any comments, ideas or queries on the strategic direction of the school, please contact one of the governors, as we are responsible for this. We are always very keen to hear from parents of the school. Please feel free to share with us your opinions on where the school is going, your views of its overall strengths and any areas for future improvement. The more communication we have, the better informed we can be.

Jane Edminson – Chair of Governors

All governors are contactable through the school office by letter or by email - Please mark Private & Confidential. 

 Declaration of Interest forms

Declaration of Interest