Archibald First Governing Body

Dr. Mark Moss, Chair, Foundation Governor, Chair of the Leadership Support Committee

I am a Foundation Governor and Chair of the Leadership Support Committee.  In September 2017, I took 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.

Matt Brown, Joint Vice Chair, 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.

Sam Walton, Joint Vice Chair, Parent Governor

I am a Vice Principal at a Secondary School in Northumberland.  I have two children: Oliver has just left Archibald whilst Annabelle is now in Year 2. 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.

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 2.

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.

John Beeley, Parent Governor

I am the manager of the Tees Valley Museum Group . My son William is in year 2 and has prospered at the school. I am excited to join the team of School Governors at Archibald as a Parent Governor and look forward to helping staff, children and parents work towards achieving their goals. Archibald is already a great school and I am committed to ensuring the school continues to offer the best experience possible for our children.

Rebecca Turner, Headteacher, Ex-officio

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 and Headteacher in January 2020.
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 fantastic school that it is.
I look forward to working with the Archibald School Family going forwards.

Angela Ward, Co-opted Governor, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee

I have been a governor at Archibald First School for many 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, Co-opted 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 was a role I enjoyed. As of September 2019, I now sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee. 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.

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.  My two youngest children have just started in Reception after attending Archibald Nursery.  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.

Rebecca White, Staff Governor

I was delighted to join Archibald in September 2016. Since then, I have enjoyed teaching in both KS1 and KS2. I currently teach in Year 1 and coordinate PE across the school. Due to this, I have a keen interest in promoting healthy, active lifestyles to our families, and therefore enjoy ensuring all children at Archibald have multiple opportunities to be active and try something new.

In September 2019, I became a member of the Governing Body, serving on the Finance Committee. I am excited to further my role by working with the children, parents and staff of Archibald and relish any opportunity to support the continued development of the wider school.

Anna Steer, Foundation Trust Governor

I am a Secondary Biology Teacher in Gateshead and work with feeder primary schools as a Science Liaison.  I have three children, one of whom attends Archibald in Year 1 with my eldest two now in the middle school. I became a Parent Governor in October 2015. Four years later, my role has changed to be a Foundation Trust Governor, and I 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.

Local Authority Governor – Alan Taylor

I am delighted to be offered a place on the governing body of Archibald First School. I recently retired,  after working for Newcastle Local Authority for nearly 30 years in the Schools HR Team, as an HR Adviser.

I hope that my knowledge and experience of employment  and school related matters can contribute to the school  and its continuing success in providing high quality learning to the children.

Co-opted Governor – Vacancy 

Mark MossMatt BrownStewart McKennaSam WaltonMrsTurnerMrs Ward Sean MorrowMark InglesonMrs Anna Steer, Governor

Governing Body Information: Election, Dates of Office, Roles, Committees  and Interests

Governors Interest Information

Recent Governors

Julia Bayes, Headteacher

Julia joined Archibald First School as Headteacher in September 2009. Previous to  her appointment she was Headteacher of a Primary School in the west of the city and had been in education as a teacher, Deputy Headteacher and  Headteacher since 1975!
Julia retired in December 2019 to spend time with her family.

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.

Peter Crabtree, Joint Vice-Chair, Local Authority Governor

Peter was a governor at Archibald for nearly 30 years. In September 2019, the time came for Peter to resign his post as he continues his ventures around the world.

Tariq Albassam, Foundation Trust Governor 

Tariq resigned from his post in July 2019 due to work commitments

Mrs J Bayes - Head Teacher - ID. 23108Mrs Jane Wallace, GovernorMrs K Mullick Teacher ID 54833Peter Crabtree