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)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr David Godfrey
Phase of education
Middle deemed secondary
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 108636, DfE number: 392/4026
UKPRN: 10018801
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 June 2013)
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Religious character
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No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
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Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David Nisbet Elected by parents 7 December 2017 6 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Jonathan Russell Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Paul Baggett Elected by school staff 24 September 2020 24 September 2024
Helen Gardiner Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Helen Nazlie Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Louisa Staerck Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Rebecca Gaughan Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Sarah Bartlett Elected by parents 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Alasdair Tose Elected by parents 17 December 2019 16 December 2023
Lynn Johnson Appointed by GB/board 17 December 2019 16 December 2023
David Godfrey Appointed by GB/board 11 April 2016 12 April 2023
Mark Silmon Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2018 26 March 2022
Julian Leighton Elected by parents 1 March 2018 28 February 2022
Julia Pollock Appointed by GB/board 19 December 2017 18 December 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Matt Hope Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2013 31 August 2021
Sarah Weddle Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 July 2017 18 July 2021
Nick Heaford Governor Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2021
Robin Comrie Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 15 June 2017 14 June 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
North Tyneside
Monkseaton North
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Tyneside 005
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Tyneside 005A
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