If you would like to contact a School Governor, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
Mr P Conway OBE - Chair of Governors
Providing a safe, stable and stimulating environment for young people to fulfill their potential academically and socially has to be a top priority for us all.
I have lived in the local area for 35 years, am actively involved with several voluntary organisations, and trust my former working experience, as a local authority corporate chief officer, and latterly a county councillor, are of benefit to Belmont Community School, its staff, parents and students.Patrick Conway OBE
Mrs Janet Fletcher
As part of the local community I joined the School Governing Body to assist in the development of young people therefore supporting and aiding my local school.
My professional career has been at Durham University and I have a vested interest in the Educational process. Being a Governor affords me the opportunity to play an active role in the development of school pupils, through demonstrable support of Belmont School and their principles and values.
Mr P Grant
I have worked in the broadcasting industry since 1982. I have currently split my creative time between producing and presenting my television programmes and consulting on media issues with several North East businesses.
Belmont community School offers it's student body a unique educational opportunity and I would love my experience, whether it be on stage, in front of a camera or behind a microphone, to benefit those who enjoy the performing arts.
Councillor D Hall
I became a Governor because I wanted to support the provision of a quality education to local children, perhaps influenced by my views of mixed educational provision and lack of investment that appeared too often to be the norm during the years I was at school in the 80s.
It is a great experience, both in supporting the depth and commitment to education of the school's teachers and Leadership team and the wide range of choices the school works hard each year to make available to students.
Mr S Laverick
I volunteered to become a Governor at Belmont Community School as I feel it is extremely important to support your local school. Being part of a thriving community, which covers many local villages, continuing the improvement and development of the school is very important to me. I am proud to be part of a Governing body that always puts students first.
My previous roles within the Fire Service, Local Government and voluntary sectors have given me a wealth of knowledge to utilise in supporting students. I have also sat on national bodies promoting and developing opportunities for young people. I currently work in the school, the youth sector and I am also a founding Director of a cooperative providing day care for the elderly.
Mr R Nicholson
I was initially elected as a parent governor before transferring to a Community Governor.
I felt I had a background and interest to put something back into the local community through governorship. I have never regretted doing so and continue to enjoy my involvement. I have particular pleasure in the very significant progress the school has made and seeing the evidence in the students I meet.
Mr A Ross
I first joined the body as a Parent Governor and since the departure of my own children from the school have taken up the role of a Co-opted Governor. In both roles I feel that it is important to provide representation for parents in the well-being and education of the student body.
In my professional capacity, as an Engineer, I aim to provide industry based experience to assist the development of both the school and it's students., giving something back to future generations.
Mr Christopher Turner
I was born in County Durham my secondary school was in Wingate and I went onto Newcastle University. Experience has taught me that education is the most powerful means we have to change yourself, your circumstances and the society we live in. My work experience is in finance and I have worked in senior roles in the private sector as well as in local and central government.
I see my role as supporting the Leadership Team and school staff so that every pupil can aspire to achieve their full potential.
Ms S Williams
Dedicating my career to developing theoretical and vocational skills in students in Secondary, 6th Form, Further, Higher and Special Education has taught me one common truth; No matter the strategy, it is the interpersonal relationships people develop that are key to emerging beliefs, attitudes and self esteem. Without clear and authentic interactions, which make efforts to include those who are able, resistant or vulnerable, the pace of today's learning can appear overwhelming.
My business now involves helping interested parties to accept, understand and capitalise upon the educational environments on offer in our communities.