Meet Our Governors

  • Mrs Tina Henderson

    Executive Head Teacher Governor

    As Executive HeadTeacher of The River Rede Federation I have a vested interest in its running and security. Staff governors offer a unique insight as their position allows them to see the link between practice and theory. I believe that good communication between the schools, parents, staff, governors and pupils is essential and that governors play an important part in the school community.

    With my leadership, teaching experience and knowledge of the school I believe I can provide the link between all stakeholders. Prior to working in the North East I was a parent governor at a large two form entry primary school and have experienced the challenging role that governors face in ensuring that schools are a thriving educational establishment where all pupils are valued as individuals and encouraged to flourish.

  • Mrs Margaret Tait

    Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor

    My name is Margaret Tait and I have been a Community Governor for 2 years. I worked for 25 years as the manager of a Citizens Advice Bureau and then spent 8 years working as a Development Officer at the regional office of the British Lung Foundation. After I retired I volunteered to listen to the children read 3 years ago and became a community governor 2 years ago. I am also a Parish Councillor and volunteer at Wallington Hall. I am married to John and we have 2 grown up children.

  • Mr John Bell

    Co-opted Governor

    My name is John Bell. I have been a Co-opted Governor since November 2015. I work for Northumbria Health Care Trust in Hexham. I have spent the last twenty five years working in the public sector at both team and strategic level. I am married to Deb and we have two grown up children and four grandchildren.