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Pallister Park
Primary School

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Governing Structure

Local Governing Board Members to be made up of school’s current Governors and some may be recruited final numbers to be confirmed.
Member name Experience Role
Ray Brown 42 years in heavy industry – mainly in Finance/Administration includes –

  • 10 years Internal Audit in Teesside and South Wales
  • One year as Financial Accountant – British Steel Refractories Group (Consett)
  • 10+ years Manager Administration (Teesside Scunthorpe and Rotherham)
  • Two years “Financial Shared Services” (Port Talbot)

Chaired EuropeBusiness Travel and Company Cars.

10 years Governor Pallister Park Primary School (not sure how many as chair)

Four years as Chair Middlesbrough School Teaching Alliance

Daughter & Son in Law in Education + Two grandchildren (Y2 & Y5)

Active Church Member of Salvation Army.

Looks at Schools strategic direction, effective management of staff, ethos and passion for improving education for all Middlesbrough children.
Ros Jessop Over 20 years experience in school business manager Finance
Alison Kerr Retired headteacher – over 30 years Teacher, headship experiences in a range of schools including one with significant specific SEND provision;

Pennyman Primary 1998 -2011

Stockton Head, 7 years prior to 1998

Ex School Improvement Partnership

Served as a SEN Advisor for Middlesbrough LA from 2012

Acted as Schools rep on the Schools Management Forum

ensure pupil progress and attainment accurate and impacts teaching and learning, performance management, strategic plans of school improvement. Passionately cares about Local children and the accountability to the local community.
CEO Experience Role
Christine Wain OBE Executive Headteacher since 1998


Teaching School Head – Middlesbrough Schools’ Teaching Alliance (MSTA)

Leadership, Education, recruitment and retention, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding
Trustee name Experience Role
Jane Thackstone 21 years in Education

Responsibilities include;

  • ITT and NQT Induction
  • Member of Senior Leadership team
  • Supporting and Coaching staff
  • Leading and managing the School Direct ITT Training programme for MSTA in partnership with York St John University
  • Organising placements for students
  • Liaising with other ITT providers to support development of their program
DeputyHeadTeacher-Green Lane Primary Academy

Alliance Lead for Schools Direct

Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL Retired in 2015 after working for 40 years within the Higher Education sector, culminating in 12 years as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University.

Awarded the CBE in the 2011 New Year Honours list for his outstanding services to higher education, both locally and nationally, and appointed as one of Her Majesty the Queen’s Deputy Lord Lieutenants for North Yorkshire in 2012.

He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CCMI) and previously held the positions of Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FSS), Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS), Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Associate Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (AFIMA).

During his working career, Graham was a member of the Board of Universities UK (UUK), the University Alliance, the Leadership Council of the National Council for Universities and Business (NCUB) and was Chair of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Membership Advisory Group.

More locally, he was a member of the Leadership Board of his Local Enterprise Partnership (Tees Valley Unlimited). He was also a Board/Council Member of both the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) and the North East CBI, the North East Assembly, NE Learning and Skills Council and NE Public Health Board, and was Chair of the Redcar and Cleveland ‘Foundation for Jobs’, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust museum, Chair of the Tees Valley Arts and Culture Task Group, and both President and Chairman of Guisborough Rugby Club..

He has also served as a Governor of a number of Schools and FE colleges within the Tees valley and the wider North East region.

Current Interests include:

· Deputy Lord Lieutenant, North Yorkshire

· Board Member of Birmingham City University

· Board Member, York St John University

· Member of the Areté Learning Trust

· Member of the Teesside Learning Trust (MAT)

· Patron of Theatre Hullaballoo

· Patron of Community Campus

· Past President and Chairman, Guisborough Rugby Club

· Honorary Fellow of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education

Julie Davies HMRC, Higher OfficerWorked in the department for 26 years, management level for last 6 years Oversees management financial performance, ensuring money is well spent, compliant with policy, procedure and best value.
Stuart Williams Social Care

Worked as Social Worker in Middlesbrough now runs own business in Safeguarding Consultations

Focusing on safeguarding, PREVENT agenda, experience at chairing meetings, handling complaints

Independent Social Work Consultant specialising in safeguarding and child protection. I have worked both locally in Middlesbrough and Nationally with local authorities improving and developing services to keep children safe with a keen interest in promoting opportunities for vulnerable young people. I am a newly appointed Governor determined and committed to working alongside Pallister Park to continue to improve the educational opportunities of pupils. I being a specialist knowledge of children’s welfare with me as wells a strong background in leadership – having worked with hundreds of schools across the country I am able to ensure that the best of the best is implemented at Pallister Park.
Helen Bone

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