Governing Body


Consett Academy's  Local Governing Body (LGB) meets once a term to consider key aspects of the Academy and challenge the Principal: Principal’s Report, Finance, Human Resources, Business, ICT and Health & Safety are standing items on the agenda.

We have five Lead Sponsor governors, one LA governor, two staff governors and two parent governors:

Karl Fairley (Chair)

New College Durham

John Widdowson

New College Durham

Jane Davis Sponsor Governor

Lyn Boyd

Local Authority

Karen Poxon

Sponsor Governor

Jason Wise

Parent Governor

Stuart Fairless

Parent Governor

Gem Horth

Staff Governor

Jo Yates

Staff Governor

Richard Scott Sponsor Governor
Natalie Bell Sponsor Governor
Hannah Francis Sponsor Governor

Local Governing Body Members and Interests 2018

Local Governing Body list of members as April 2018

Local Governing Body Terms of Reference

LGB Link Governors


Learning Director



Sara Ebbing

Gem Horth


Di Thompson

Karl Fairley*


Tom Clough

Christine Warren*


Colin Booth

Hannah Francis

Sport & Performance

Louise Crawford

Karl Fairley

Technology & Creative Arts

Jim Green

Richard Scott
Languages and Culture Jo Yates Karl Fairley
Disadvantaged Students Kate Jackson Christine Warren*
Sixth Form Rachel Somerville Natalie Bell
Safeguarding (inc child protection) Jamie Ward Karl Fairley
Teaching and Learning Kate Jackson Jane Davis
SMSC Jamie Ward Richard Scott

* Cross Academy


Page reviewed and updated October 2018