Introducing the Governing Body
Dr. Mark Moss, Chair, Co-opted Governor, Chair of the Leadership Support Committee
I am a Co-opted Governor and Chair of the Leadership Support Committee. In September 2017 I will take on the role of Chair.
Originally from Grimsby, I moved to Newcastle in 1992. I am the Head of the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University and all three of my children have attended Archibald First School leaving in July 2013, 2015 and 2016 to venture to middle school.
Peter Crabtree, Joint Vice-Chair, Local Authority Governor
I have been a governor at Archibald for over 20 years since just after the school opened. It’s been exciting to see developments from quill pens to chalk and through to the digital age. I am the Local Authority Governor, and I believe that my role is to consider the school’s development and progress in the context of the community and the city. I have a background in education and live around the corner from the school.
Sam Walton, Joint Vice Chair, Parent Governor
I am a Vice Principal at a Secondary School in Northumberland. I have two children Oliver and Annabelle at Archibald, one in Reception and one in Year 3. I am delighted to have been elected to join the Governing Body as a Parent Governor, and I fully intend to give my full support to the school to not only maintain the high standards but also to continue to improve the school so that all the students get every opportunity to progress.
Julia Bayes, Headteacher, Staff Governor
I joined Archibald First School as Headteacher in September 2009. Previous to my appointment I was Headteacher of a Primary School in the west of the city. I have been in education as a teacher, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher since 1975! Yes, it is that long. Until 2015, I was also an additional inspector which gave me a great insight into the school inspection process. Playing my part in fulfilling the school vision of ‘Having Fun, Achieving Excellence’ makes my job an exciting and invigorating experience, one which I absolutely love.
Rebecca Turner, Deputy Headteacher, Staff Governor
I joined Archibald in September 2007 after teaching at a primary school in Newcastle for 5 years. On joining Archibald I held the role of Key Stage 1 Team Leader until I was appointed Deputy Headteacher in October 2011. I am immensely proud of working at Archibald First School and of being part of the school team! It is a fantastic place to be; the team effort between the children, parents and staff make it the outstanding school that it is.
As a member of the Governing Body, I serve on all of the different committees whilst as part of my role as Deputy Head Teacher I am responsible for teaching and learning in school, assessment, the creative curriculum, computing and the website.
Angela Ward, Co-opted Governor, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee
I have been a governor at Archibald First School for over five years, initially as a parent governor and now as the teaching staff representative on the governing body. I teach in the Early Years’ department and work with children across the school in the Green Team. As well as being a member of the full governing body, I am Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee.
Sean Morrow, Staff Governor
I am very proud to be part of the fantastic team we have here at Archibald First School. My first year as a teacher was in 2009 and I have thoroughly enjoyed working in both KS1 and KS2 since then. I am currently the Science Leader here at Archibald as well as the STEM Leader for the Gosforth Schools’ Trust.
In Autumn 2017 I became part of the Finance Governing Committee which is a role I enjoy. I look forward to many more years of working with the children, parents and staff of Archibald to help continue to make it such a wonderful school.
Anna Steer, Parent Governor
I am a Secondary Biology Teacher in Gateshead and work with feeder primary schools as a Science Liaison. I have three children, two of whom attend Archibald in Reception and year 4 with my eldest joining the middle school in September 2017. I became a Parent Governor in October 2015 and hope to contribute to the further success of the school with enthusiasm, creative thinking and experience from my perspectives as a parent, teacher and carer.
Stewart McKenna, Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor since October 2016. I have two boys, the eldest now in Junior High and the youngest in Year 1.
I am an Architect and part of the leadership team for an Architectural practice in Newcastle and have responsibility for the practice-wide management system incorporating quality, environmental and health and safety. Through my job I have witnessed the positive impact that engaging and connective with the children can make and I will do all that I can to help Archibald remain the outstanding school it is by supporting the governing body and the school management team to ensure it goes from strength to strength in delivering high-quality teaching.
Mark Ingleson, Co-opted Governor
I joined the governing body in June 2017 at which point two of my children were in Years 1 and 3 with the eldest having moved to middle school in 2016. I am hopeful that my two youngest will also attend Archibald in coming years. I hope my role as a Finance Director on the Board of an international company will enable me to support my fellow governors and school management team continue their fantastic work. I am currently the PE and Sports Premium Link governor and sit on the Finance Committee.
Tariq Albassam, Foundation Trust Governor
Matt Brown, Parent Governor
I am incredibly proud to be dad to three children, two of whom attend Archibald, and I was delighted to be appointed as a parent governor in October 2018.
As NHS Director of Operations in South Tyneside, I’m responsible for planning, performance, governance, HR and the day-to-day running of the organisation, in addition to ensuring that we do the right things strategically in a difficult financial climate to get the best for the people we serve. These are skills that I hope will enable us to foster outstanding education for our children in Archibald.
I feel passionately about the role of our wonderful school in helping our children to understand who they are and helping them to get the best out of themselves and those around them.
Katherine was an active member of our Governing Body for over 17 years and a staunch supporter of the school. After passing away in January 2016 she will be sadly missed by us all.
Sarah Lee was a member of the Governing Body until October 2015 when she resigned after two years due to family commitments.
Hassan Kajee, Parent Governor
Hassan became a Parent Governor in October 2013 and has had three children attend Archibald First School. Hassan resigned in July 2016 due to work commitments.
Dr John Davison, Joint Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor
Dr John Davison was a member of the governing body for ten years until March 2017 when he resigned from post due to relocation with work. John was our Chair and Vice Chair for a number of years.
Richard Johnston, Associate of the Governing Body, Chair of the Finance Committee, Safeguarding and Health and Safety Link Governor
Richard Johnston was involved with the Finance Committee and acted as the link governor for both Health and Safety, and Safeguarding. He resigned his post in July 2017 as his third child left Archibald.
Alan Dunlop, Parent Governor
Alan became a parent governor in October 2013 and resigned from his post at the end of his 4 year term in October 2017.
John Hulme, Vice Chair, Co-opted Governor
John Hulme became a governor in 2011. He was our Chair and Vice Chair for a number of years and was instrumental in the school gaining Governor Mark in 2014. John resigned from his post in July 2018 after staying with the school for a further year after his youngest daughter had moved to the middle school.
Dr. Jane Wallace, Parent Governor
Jane became a governor at Archibald First School in October 2015. She resigned from her post in July 2017 as the last of her three sons left Archibald to move to the middle school.
Kym Mullick, Co-opted Governor
Kym was a staff governor at Archibald. After becoming a mum to her daughter and returning to work full time, Kym resigned her position as staff governor in September 2018.