Establishment Benton Dene School

URN: 108655

Foundation special school

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Hailsham Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE12 8FD
Local authority:
North Tyneside (392)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mrs Alison McAllister-Williams
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Foundation special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 108655, DfE number: 392/7004
UKPRN: 10077003
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 29 March 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Not applicable
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Reason establishment opened:
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Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
18 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Marianne Allan Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2018 12 November 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Karen Hamilton Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2020 15 March 2024
Sarah McGow Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2020 6 October 2023
Eleanor Dobson Appointed by GB/board 18 January 2016 19 January 2023
Helen Richardson Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2020 2 January 2023
Kerry Clegg Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2018 25 November 2022
Susanne Wood Appointed by foundation/Trust 21 November 2018 20 November 2022
Tracy Bell Appointed by GB/board 5 March 2018 4 March 2022
Sue Wilson Appointed by GB/board 16 November 2015 15 November 2021
Daley Barber-Allen Appointed by GB/board 9 October 2017 8 October 2021
Alison McAllister-Williams Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Mark Beverley Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 July 2017 7 July 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Thompson Governor Appointed by GB/board 19 September 2016 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North of England
Government office region (GOR):
North East
North Tyneside
Parliamentary constituency:
North Tyneside
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Tyneside 019
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Tyneside 019A

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