The NCEA Trust Board agreed to form a Local Governing Body (LGBs) for Bishop’s Primary School in 2019/20. This means that Bishop’s Primary has a governing body which focuses on the individual school’s needs. The LGB is accountable for their decisions to the Trust Board. The first meetings of the LGB took place in the spring term 2020.

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Key Documents

Meet Our Governors:

Kerry Lord : Chair of Governors

Kerry Lord

Chair of Governors

I have worked in Education for over 37 years in schools in Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Newcastle. I started my career as a PE teacher and most recently I had the privilege of being the Headteacher of a large inner city school serving a diverse community.

I am married with two grown up children who live and work in London. I am also a Governor of a local middle school. In my spare time I enjoy all sports, both as spectator and participant.

I am committed to an Education system which puts children at the heart of all decision making. I want all children, regardless of background and postcode to access a first class education which promotes academic excellence as well as personal growth.

Clare Marriott : Ex-officio

Clare Marriott


Jason Tasker : Parent Governor

Jason Tasker

Parent Governor

I have lived in the North East now for 16 years after leaving the British Army, where I served for 8 years. I am married with 3 children and currently work as a Divisional Youth Specialist for the Salvation Army, working out of the North East's head office to look after the programmes for 12-25 year old's and the volunteers working across 33 churches within the region.

I became a Parent Governor because I feel passionately about children's education and giving them hope and a chance to make a difference in the world. I also feel that it is important for parents and families to see and feel part of the school's community.

Carly Foreman : Governor

Carly Foreman


Bio coming soon!

Amber Fairfax : Parent Elect

Amber Fairfax

Parent Elect

Tolu Shotade : Governor

Tolu Shotade


Catherine Craske : Staff Elect

Catherine Craske

Staff Elect

Contact the Local Governing Body

The Chair of the Local Governing Body, Kerry Lord, may be contacted by email at or in writing:

Chair of Governors
c/o Bishop’s Primary School
Josephine Butler Campus
Academy Road
NE63 9FZ

Alternatively, Governors may be contacted via Lesley Dalby, Director of Governance on 01670 816111 ext 368.