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Governor Vacancies


Parent Governors:

We currently have two vacancies for Parent Governors on our Governing Body. Governors play an important role in schools. They work in partnership with the headteacher and staff to ensure the school is achieving the best it can.


Governors do not need any formal qualifications or particular experience. However, they must be prepared to undergo CRB clearance before appointment, as we are committed to safeguarding children. Governors are involved in a range of tasks including recruitment and selection of staff, overseeing the budget, the development of new buildings and resources, and much more.


The Local Authority has a dedicated Governors Services team to lend support and provide training to governors. Full induction training is available to new governors to help them to understand their role


If you are interested in becoming a governor for our school, please call into the office for an application/nomination form.

Our Governors 


Foundation Governors

Mrs Valerie Durkin

Rev Christopher Hughes

Mr Phil McGrath

Miss Margaret Nagle

Mrs Lindsay O'Neill-Brown

Mrs Lynne Sloane

Mr Anthony Wright

Parent Governors Two Vacancies
Headteacher Miss Claire Hedley
Local Authority Governor Mr Les Jackson
Staff Governor Mr Aidan Heeney
Clerk  Nicola Anderson


Governor Information

  • St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School,
  • Wallsend Road, North Shields,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE29 7BT
  • 0191 2005077
  • 0191 2005851