Marlborough Road, Sulgrave, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 3BG

0191 4164311

enquiries@marlboroughprimaryschool.co.uk

Governor Pen Portraits

 

Revd Julie Wing

I have been the Rector for the Parish of Usworth for two years and have been an ordained priest for ten years serving in Sunderland then Newton Aycliffe then here in Washington covering High Usworth and Sulgrave and I have two grown up daughters.

Before entering the priest hood I worked for the Education Social Work service in Stockton dealing with attendance issues and also ensuring children from families seeking asylum were placed into school. When my children were at school I was an active member of the governing body of their school and took up a voluntary position working to support parents of children undergoing special education assessment.

Why did I want to become a Governor?

I have always had a keen interest in the education of young people and see education as a vital part of children’s growth not only through the academic schooling but also for ensuring children become well rounded individuals through extra curricula activities and a rich variety of teaching methods.

What is my role at Marlborough Primary School?

I am currently the governor with responsibility for Anti-bullying, SEND, RE and Place2be. I thoroughly enjoy my time working in school and encouraging the children to take an active interest in the needs of the wider community through the schools links to the Washington Food Project of which a distribution point is based at St Michael and All Angels Church, Sulgrave, and during school holidays ensuring that there are always free activities at church for families to be involved in from making crafts to community activities.

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Mrs Kathy Anderson

I am from the local area and have lived here since 2012, having moved from Shiney Row in Houghton-le-Spring.  Four of my five children currently attend Marlborough Primary School and are spread across from reception to year 6.  I have recently started BSc Psychology at Sunderland University with the ambition of obtaining a PhD, specialising in mental health.  Particularly learning disabilities such as autism and dark personalities.  Previous to starting university I was attending night classes while looking after my youngest daughter, Kayleigh, during the day.  I have a strong desire to help those who suffer mental health problems due to past experiences.  I hope to make a real difference to those who suffer conditions and help them through their hour of need. 

Why did I want to become a Governor?

I wanted to become a governor to try and make a positive change within the school.  I want to make the other governors aware as to what parents think about the school and what other parents would like to see happening to make school more enjoyable than it already is.  Also, having an input from the children’s point of view and making everyone aware what they would like to see happening within their school.  I fully believe Marlborough Primary School is a great school, that has the children’s’ best interest at the forefront of any decisions made. 

What is my role at Marlborough Primary School?

I’m currently the link governor for English and music.  I have a keen interest in how English is delivered to children, especially to those with SEN.  Although this is mainly dependent on how the government require the education to be delivered to children.  I have been diagnosed with dyslexia and know how hard it can be for a child to understand what has been presented to them who have dyslexia.  I fully understand these children need a little extra time and guidance within English and Maths.  I hope that my input with this role allows dyslexic children as well as other SEN children to flourish and not being left to drown in a sea of information.  As well as providing a balance to those who do well and achieve.  I firmly believe that everyone can achieve if the right support network is in place, which Marlborough Primary School provide. 

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Mrs Wendy Buddle

I am Wendy Buddle and I am one of the Staff Governors at Marlborough Primary School.   I am employed full time at Marlborough Primary School as  the Deputy Head Teachers, SENCO and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.  

What is my role at Marlborough Primary School?

Since becoming a Governor in 2011, I have developed within this role and highly value this role, as I have a clear understanding of the school which enables me to contribute positively to the development of our school. As a staff governor, I serve as a useful link between our school staff and the governing body. As part of my various leadership roles, I have a key role in the strategic leadership of the school and liaise with Pupils, Staff and Parents/ Carers. As well as being confident within my Governor role, I am also an enthusiastic and committed supporter of Marlborough Primary School who strives to ensure the best outcomes for the young people of our community. 

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Mr Dean Laybourne

Hello my name is Dean Laybourne and I work as School Business Manager at Marlborough Primary School. 

What is my role at Marlborough Primary School?

I have been a staff governor since September 2015. My Governor role involves providing information to Governors on any school business matters that require Governors attention and I am also the link Governor for our PE and ICT provision. This involves liaison with the coordinators of these subjects to gain an understanding of the schools aims and goals in these areas and the steps that are being taken to continually improve in these areas. 

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Mrs Katie Mitchell 

I have worked at Marlborough Primary for 4 years in the school office. I have been a governor at Marlborough Primary since 2010 firstly as a parent governor then in September 2014 I became a co-opted governor.

Why did I want to become a Governor?

I first applied to become a parent governor as my youngest son was a pupil at the school.  I wanted to learn an understanding of the school and to gain knowledge of what is expected within education. I am committed in supporting Marlborough Primary School to establish strong parent and community links with the school.  Also to support the school in ensuring every child has the best education possible.

What is my role at Marlborough Primary School?

My role within the governors is Link Governor to Early Years and Looked After Children.