Emmaville Primary School

School Governors

The Governing Body meets at least once every term and the minutes of these meetings are available to parents in the school office. Governors also attend sub-committee meetings.

School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together; they cannot act individually.

The parents of the school elect parent governors. They will have a child at the school and serve for a term of four years.

Together the Governors act as a kind of Board of Directors and meet to make decisions about the running of the school.
Summary of Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interest of Governors at Emmaville Primary School
All governors are required to make an annual declaration of any relevant business and pecuniary interests that could represent a conflict of interest when exercising their role as a governor at the school (as recorded in the Emmaville Pecuniary Interests Register). This includes governance roles in other educational institutions and any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives). 

At the present time declarations are as follows:

Avril Armstrong - Headteacher of Emmaville Primary School is also a member of Thorp Academy Council (Governing Body)
William Purvis – Chair of Governors at Emmaville Primary School is also the Chair of Governors at Winlaton West Lane Primary School and Parkhead Primary School.

Melanie Cornish – Governor at Emmaville Primary School is also the Chair of Governors at High Spen Primary School. In addition, Melanie is employed at the school to deliver Press Pack lessons to Y4 pupils. This is for ten weekly sessions and is conducted through Bringing Words to Life, a local organisation based in Blaydon, where Melanie is Chief Executive.