Our Governing Board is made up of people from all different backgrounds including parents, school staff and people from our local community. All of whom are volunteers and have a genuine passion and commitment to Biddick Hall Junior School. Find out a bit more about them here:
Mr A Ball
I became a school governor to become more involved in my son’s school, I wanted to positively contribute to an already successful organisation. My role is as a parent governor and in my current role I am the link governor for behaviour and attendance and I’m also on the pay review committee. My main job is as a secondary school History teacher at a school in Newcastle, I have been a teacher for nearly 12 years. I have two sons; James, 11 and Elliott, 7. James is in year 6 at Biddick Hall Juniors. My favourite subject at school was History and I still love the subject, I am also interested in PE and Geography. My favourite things about Biddick Hall Juniors are the dedicated team of staff and the excellent educational opportunities they offer all students.
Mrs A Hayward
I was delighted to be asked to join the governing body of Biddick Hall Junior School. I had worked with the staff and pupils for many years as part of my role at OpenZone and knew what a fabulous school it was. I have been a teacher for over 30 years, all of it in Primary schools and now work with all of the schools in South Tyneside teaching computing. I am very proud and privileged to be Chair of Governors. I have 2 grown up sons and enjoy reading and watching movies. I have a great interest in History and I love to travel, if I can do them both that is my ideal holiday, so visiting Egypt in 2019 was a dream come true for me. My favourite thing about Biddick Hall is…everything!
Mrs Wendy Pascoe
I have been a governor at Biddick Hall Junior School for many years, my daughter Katherine went to the school and I am now her full time carer. I am a co-opted governor and am the link governor for health and safety liaising closely with the head and caretaker. I have attended lots of training courses over the years and have found them very informative and helpful. I enjoy meeting parents, staff and pupils throughout the school year. You will see me at lots of school events.
Mrs Anne Iredale
Our School Council interviewed Mrs Iredale, this is what they found out:
Why did you want to be a school governor?
I enjoy working with a team and thought I could be helpful to the Head Teacher to have another voice within the school with maybe a different perspective and opinion.
What does a school governor do?
My role is to challenge but also support the Head Teacher and school to ensure that all pupils are receiving the best opportunities available. I also work with other school govenors to review targets and to assist in monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making.
What is your main job?
I currently work in a Legal Department and have worked in the legal profession since I left school.
Do you have any children?
I have two daughters Katherine aged 22 and Evie aged 15 years. Evie attended Biddick Hall Juniors. I recently became a grandmother and my grandson Daniel is now 5 months old.
What was your favourite subject at school?
At school I enjoyed PE and Art. I was a member of both the school hockey and netball teams
What is your favourite thing about our school?
Both pupils and teachers are very polite and work very hard. The activities that are provided both during and after school are excellent.