Governing Body

Parent Governor Vacancy June 2018

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

Peter Boyle Sponsor Governor

Lyn Boyd

Local Authority

Karen Poxon

Sponsor Governor

Jason Wise

Parent Governor

Jane Davis

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

Local Governing Body list of members as April 2018

Local Governing Body Terms of Reference

Each member is assigned to one of the sub-committees and links to one or more significant areas of the Academy.

LGB Link Governors


Learning Director



Sara Ebbing

Gem Horth


Di Thompson

Karl Fairley*


Tom Clough

Christine Warren*


Emma Collinson

Hannah Francis

Sport & Performance

Duncan Scott

Peter Boyle

Technology & Creative Arts

Jim Green

Richard Scott
Languages and Culture Helen Potter Karl Fairley
Disadvantaged Students Kate Jackson Christine Warren*
Sixth Form Rachel Somerville Natalie Bell
Safeguarding (inc child protection) Rachel Somerville Karl Fairley
Teaching and Learning Kate Jackson Jane Davis
SMSC Andrea Spowart Richard Scott

* Cross Academy

We also have two LGB sub-committess which meet once per term.

LGB Sub-Committees


Leadership & Corporate Services

Karen Poxon (Chair)

Karl Fairley (Chair)

Peter Boyle  

Natalie Bell  

Karl Fairley

Jane Davis

Hannah Francis

Kevin Reynolds

Gem Horth  

Richard Scott

Kevin Reynolds

Jo Yates
Jason Wise Lyn Boyd