Our Governing Body


Mrs M Carlton

Chair of Governors

Mrs E Barrett (Co-Opted Governor)

Length of time as a Governor: 10 Years

Area of responsibility: EYFS

Professional and Personal experiences:
I became a Parent Governor when my children started at Bewley Infants School. After this I joined the interim Governing Body of Bewley Primary School and eventually the formal Governing Body. I became the Chair of Governors officially at the start of 2013 after stepping in to meet the Ofsted inspector.

I have worked in management most of my career and also at a local secondary school in the Admin team. I recently changed jobs moving from LA School Admissions team to working as a School and Governor Support Officer for the LA.

My main priorities are the well being and progress of all pupils at Bewley Primary.

Areas of special interest:
My main area of focus is the Early Years Foundation Unit where I have been a link Governor since we were an Infant School.


Staff Governor

Mrs P Duncan (Deputy Headteacher)

Length of time as a Governor: 9 Years

Area of responsibility: Deputy Headteacher, Teaching & Learning Lead, Upper KS 2 Lead & Pastoral Care

Professional and Personal experiences:

I was appointed as Deputy Headteacher at Bewley Junior School in 2005 but when the school amalgamated with the Infant School, I became Deputy Headteacher for the new Primary School.

Previous to that I used to work in Middlesbrough as an advanced skills teacher for numeracy and literacy. Although I was based in a primary school and had class responsibility for 4 days a week, I worked in various other schools one day a week in an advisory role supporting different teachers by providing demonstration lessons and helping with planning and teaching.  I also supported the study support centre at the Riverside Stadium, working with underachieving boys, and planning English schemes of work around the topic of football. In addition to this, I worked closely with
the LEA advisors for maths writing a scheme of work for primary schools to use which would support the transition of students from Y6 to Y7.

Areas of special interest:
I am passionate about children’s learning and that they enjoy school; hopefully when they reflect back, they will remember their primary school days positively.  I strongly believe that, as teachers, we have duty to ensure that all children reach their full potential.

I enjoy the great outdoors and most weekends you will probably find me ‘on top of the world’ as I enjoy walking and climbing, the beautiful hills of Northern England, no matter what the weather. I recently climbed Cross Fell Pike, the highest point in The Pennines which was a combined hike and climb of approximately 23 miles taking me 10 hours!


Vice Chair of Governors

Mr I Robertson

Length of time as a Governor: 2 years

Area of responsibility: Physical Education (PE)

Professional and Personal experiences:

This is my second opportunity to be a Governor having previously served at a school in Wigan before a job move brought my family to this area and I am really looking forward to taking an active role.

I currently work for a global organisation and am responsible for a manufacturing site within the chemical industry.  Previously I have worked mainly in the world of Healthcare, both in a technical role and within manufacturing.

I have three children at Bewley and am keen that they and all of the other children in the school will have the best opportunity to learn and progress and hope that my role as a Governor will help to support this.

Areas of special interest:
Having a scientific background I am keen to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (otherwise known as STEM) in schools and often support schools and colleges in activities related to these subjects within the North East.

My area of focus as a Governor will be Physical Education, an area that I feel is of importance to the health and welfare of children, especially as we live in an era where computer games and the internet mean less time spent outside.

Co-Opted Governor

Mrs S Clift

Length of time as a Governor: 1 Year

Area of responsibility: SENCo

Professional and Personal experiences:
I have been privileged to work at Bewley since qualifying many years ago! This has given me the opportunity to work with inspiring children, four very different Head Teachers, supportive parents and to learn from a team of dedicated and skilled staff. During my time here, I have taught in Key Stage 2 and have had experience of leading a variety of curriculum subjects. Currently, I am Lower Key Stage 2 Team leader and am part of the music, LAC (Looked after children) and SEN (Special Educational Needs) team. I very much enjoy being part of the vision of Bewley and helping each child to achieve their potential.

Areas of special interest:
I am particularly interested in Special Educational Needs and music. My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, listening to music and running/jogging/ fast walking!

Parent Governor

Mr E Martin

Length of time as a Governor: 1 year

Area of responsibility: 

Professional and Personal experiences:

I have extensive school knowledge and currently work in the primary schools in North Yorkshire as an Area Manager.

I have a child in year 4. He truly enjoys coming to Bewley School and therefore I felt it fitting that I gave up my time to assist the school in sustaining the ethos it currently envelopes out to ensure every child enjoys their day at school. I I will try to do  my best in my ability to assist the school in creating a safe, friendly, environment and to deliver the best methods of learning that a child of Bewley School can obtain.

Parent Governor

Mrs K McFadyen

Length of time as a Governor: 2 months

Area of responsibility:

Professional and Personal experiences:I have twin boys who are currently in Reception and at the start of their school life; I therefore felt it was a perfect time to become involved in the Governing Body. I look forward to making an effective contribution.

Professionally, I am a teacher and have been teaching since 2001 starting my career here at Bewley. Throughout my career I have taught across each key stage and I think this gives me a good insight into teaching and learning. I have been part of a school senior management team with responsibility for ICT, foundation subjects and promoting healthy living. Since, having my two boys I decided to change to a part-time working pattern. Now they are in school full-time this enables me to have time to dedicate to the Governing body where I hope to use my skills and experience to benefit Bewley.

Areas of Special Interest:

Having a background in teaching and as a parent I am keen to ensure that teaching and learning is key to progress. 

My hobbies include amateur dramatics where I have played a number of roles in the past although since having twins my participation has reduced. I enjoy reading, travelling to European cities and Hastings where I come from!

Local Authority Governor

Revd. Richard Radley

Length of time as a Governor: 2 months

Area of responsibility: 

Professional and Personal experiences:

Having been a parent governor many years ago in a primary school my children attended I knew one day I would like to take up this vital role again. During my time as a minister in Doncaster, between 2009 and 2015, I was on the Management Committee for what was then known as the Spring Board Unit of the Education system. This unit were involved with Secondary school age pupils who had bad attendance and attainment. As a Church of England minister, and especially since moving to Billingham in April 2015, I have had many opportunities to be involved in the life of the local schools through assemblies and other events.Within the church environment for Billingham Team Parish, I am Senior Church Leader with responsibility for Families, so I oversee all the children and family work within the five Anglican Churches in Billingham and also involvement in Messy Church held in the Hub at Port Clarence.                                                                          I have been a minister now since 2004 having previously worked in Radio and Telecommunications. I am married to Jo and we have five children with ages ranging from 21 to 2 and a half.

 Areas of Special Interest:

My wife and I have always had a passion for coming alongside families helping them with their un-ending role of bringing up children. We especially have a passion since 2011 for fostering and adoption and working with families at all levels. This experience is something I am keen to share with the school through my role as governor.


Mrs G Lamb

Mr C Anderson


Governor Behaviour Statement


Register of Governor Interests  

Bewley 2016-17

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