Establishment Valley Gardens Middle School

URN: 108636

Foundation school

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Valley Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 9AQ
Local authority:
North Tyneside (392)
Mr David Godfrey
Age range: Help with age range field
9 to 13
Phase of education:
Middle deemed secondary
School type:
Foundation school
The North Tyneside Learning Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 108636, DfE number: 392/4026
UKPRN: 10018801
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 June 2013)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David Nisbet Elected by parents 07/12/2017 06/12/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Alasdair Tose Elected by parents 17/12/2019 16/12/2023
Lynn Johnson Appointed by GB/board 17/12/2019 16/12/2023
Kristian Grundy Elected by school staff 10/11/2018 09/11/2022
Mark Silmon Appointed by GB/board 27/03/2018 26/03/2022
Julian Leighton Elected by parents 01/03/2018 28/02/2022
Julia Pollock Appointed by GB/board 19/12/2017 18/12/2021
Matt Hope Appointed by GB/board 11/12/2013 10/12/2021
Sarah Weddle Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/07/2017 18/07/2021
Nick Heaford Appointed by GB/board 04/07/2017 03/07/2021
Robin Comrie Appointed by foundation/Trust 15/06/2017 14/06/2021

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Godfrey Governor Appointed by GB/board 11/04/2016 12/04/2020
Zoe Clark Governor Elected by parents 01/05/2018 27/01/2020
Jill Brown Governor Appointed by GB/board 25/11/2016 24/11/2019
Aline Burton Governor Elected by parents 24/11/2015 23/11/2019
Louisa Staerck Governor Elected by parents 24/11/2015 23/11/2019
Michelle Ord Governor Appointed by GB/board 12/12/2018 01/10/2019
RSC Region:
North of England
Government Office Region:
North East
North Tyneside
Monkseaton North
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
North Tyneside 005
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
North Tyneside 005A

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