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The Chair of Governors can be contacted via Rebecca Tills, the Clerk to Governors at rebecca.tills@laidlawschoolstrust.com, Laidlaw Schools Trust, Suite 2, 3rd Floor, St Nicholas Building, St Nicholas’ Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RF or 0191 6622 416.

Dave Pringle

Dave Pringle

Chair of Governors

Andrea Sawyers

Andrea Sawyers

Vice Chair of Governors

Dawn Henderson

Dawn Henderson

Parent Governor

Peregrine Solly

Peregrine Solly

Local Governors

Patricia Bateley

Patricia Bateley

Local Governors

Patricia has a background in Education spanning over 40 years. She taught in schools across Durham and Sunderland for 20 years and was Head Teacher for the remaining 20 years, retiring from Academy 360 in 2011.

Patricia had previously been Head Teacher at Quarry View Primary and thus she knows the community of schools in the area, and understands both the advantages and challenges facing staff, students and parents today. She has the welfare of staff very much at heart as they are at the centre of enthusing and encouraging students to learn and achieve.

Since retiring, Patricia is an independent volunteer panel member for admission and exclusion appeals. This role gives back help and support to Sunderland LA, parents and students.

Patricia is proud to say that she loved her career and, in becoming a Governor, will continue to share her enthusiasm at South Hylton Academy.

Thomas Eastick

Thomas Eastick

Local Governors