Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

The Combined Thorp and The Blyth Academy Council Membership

Chair & Vice Chairs
Name Position
Mrs Julie Kelly Chair of the Combined Thorp and The Blyth Academy Council, Sponsor Governor
Mr Ian Scott Vice Chair of the Combined Thorp and The Blyth Academy Council, Sponsor Governor
Mr David Hall Vice Chair of the Combined Thorp and The Blyth Academy Council, Sponsor Governor
Sponsor Governors
Mrs Avril Armstrong Sponsor Governor
Mrs Tracey Barker Sponsor Governor
Ms Jackie Chevaugeon Sponsor Governor
Mrs Janice Gibson Sponsor Governor
Mr Danny Meek Sponsor Governor
Ms Dorothy Smith Sponsor Governor
Mr Chris Stevenson Sponsor Governor
Mr Charles Thoburn Sponsor Governor
Staff Governors
Mr Robert Tarn Chief Executive Officer – By virtue of position
Mr Andrew Jordon Executive Principal – By virtue of position
Mrs Karen Hailes Thorp Academy Principal – By virtue of position
Ms Donna Park The Blyth Academy Principal – By virtue of position
Mrs Gill Wright Support Staff Governor
Mr Jim Gaff Northern Education Trust Governor
Mr Gary Taylor The Blyth Academy Staff Governor
Clerk to the Academy (non-voting)
Mrs Deborah Park Clerk to the Joint Academy Council
Ms Kelly Saunders Clerk to the Joint Academy Council

Any correspondence for the Chair of the Joint Academy Council should be addressed to:

Mrs J Kelly c/o Thorp Academy,
Main Road,
Ryton, Tyne & Wear.
NE40 3AH

Thorp Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.