Our Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a yearly strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

David W Bavaird ( Chair of Governors)

        • Numeracy Link Governor
        • Penguins Class Link Governor
        • Headteacher Performance Management

 

I have been lucky enough to be the Chair of Governors at Percy Main Primary School for the past two and a half years. It is a voluntary role and I enjoy seeing how our school can make a positive difference to our pupils by providing them with a first class education in a safe and happy school.

I am a semi-retired businessman who has lived in North Shields for nearly 40 years having been born and brought up in the great city of Glasgow. I have two degrees from Stirling and Warwick Universities and have been lucky enough to have held board positions in the private sector, education, and charities, all experiences which I think help our school. I am happily married to my wife Anne and we spend every weekend at our caravan in the Scottish borders and enjoy watching US sports and following politics.

As the Chair of Governors, along with my fellow governors, we are the ultimate decision making body for the school and we make every effort to speak to parents and carers about how we can work together to help to make sure that every pupil is maximising their potential. I am a frequent visitor to the school and do not mind saying that I have occasionally left with a tear in my eye when I have witnessed first-hand our pupils demonstrating that they are learning and that they are happy.

Leanne Nicholson ( Co-Opted Governor)

        • Computing, PE and Social Media/Website Link Governor

        • Year 4 Class Link Governor

 

Leanne started her career within the public sector 18 years ago, working in healthcare and education, subsequently transferring her skills and experience into the private sector 10 years ago. Leanne currently leads business development and marketing for Mott MacDonald's Newcastle office.

Her experience includes stakeholder engagement, strategic marketing and bid management. Leanne is particularly interested in creating new offerings to meet different business needs, linking business with education and creating sustainable environments in which to do so. Leanne is married with a teenage son, She has a keen interest in art and enjoys long walks in the countryside with her family.

David Wall ( Local Authority Governor)

        • Health and Safety Link Governor
        • Year 1 and 2 Class Link Governor
        • Headteacher Performance Management

 

David commenced his career in civil engineering over 20 years ago, initially working in the public sector then moving into the private sector in 2003 after completing his Master of Science. David is currently Project Portfolio Director within Capita’s Real Estate & Infrastructure business with responsibility for over 80 people across Leeds, North East and Scotland. His experience includes business development, account management and project directorship. David is currently studying an MBA in Leadership and has two small children. In his spare time David likes to go for walks along the coast and leisure bike riding.

Lee Cleminson ( Co-Opted Governor)

        • Music, RE and Geography Link Governor
        • Year 5 Class Link Governor

 

 

Hello, my name is Revd Lee Cleminson and I am currently Priest in Charge of St. John Percy Main & St. Peter, Balkwell. Before my ordination, I worked in a specialist oncology (cancer) unit at the Freeman Hospital, before training for the priesthood in a monastery in West Yorkshire.

I love being a school governor at Percy Main Primary, and being your local parish priest. This means I get to welcome children, parents and carers into the church for very special occasions, take school assemblies during school term, and I have also had the privilege to baptise some of the children that attend Percy Main Primary School too. I'm a regular, constant face and you will have seen me most days (in the wind, rain & snow) walking my beautiful Labrador, Delilah.

Hannah Nelson ( Parent Governor)

EYFS Link Governor

Leanne O’Donnell ( Parent Governor)

  • Literacy, History and MFL Link Governor
  • Year 3 Class Link Governor

Jo Walker-Maxey ( Co-Opted Governor)

  • Safeguarding and SEND Link Governor
  • Science and PSHRE Link Governor
  • Year 6 Class Link Governor

Lee Cleminson ( Co-Opted Governor)

  • Music, RE and Geography Link Governor
  • Year 5 Class Link Governor