Bellingham Partnership of Schools is a federation of Bellingham Middle and Primary Schools. There is one governing body for the federation. Our Governing Body consists of a group of enthusiastic and committed people who work in partnership with the school staff to shape the future of the school; to decide the key issues that will help staff raise standards and to determine how best the school will spend its money to achieve these aims.

Full Governing Meetings take place each term, with half termly Curriculum and Finance Meetings in between.

We are fortunate that we have a wide cross section of skills and experience among our governors, with representation from parents, staff, community members and the local authority.

Chair of Governors: Ant Kirkbride

To contact the Chair of Governors, please send your correspondence addressed to the Chair of Governors, c/o Bellingham Partnership of Schools, Redesmouth Road, Bellingham, Hexham. NE48 2EN

Alternatively, please e-mail:

You can also contact the school office, where Mrs Thompson will be able to help you.

Mrs Catriona Powell

Staff Governor - Interim Executive Headteacher

Mr Anthony Kirkbride

Chair of Governors

Mrs Susan Dowson

Partnership Governor

My name is Sue Dowson. I am a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. I live in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne with my husband of forty-three years.

I retired from teaching in 2008 after almost thirty wonderful years of working in schools across Northumberland and North Tyneside, having enjoyed the privilege of being Headteacher at Bellingham Community Middle School and Sports College ,as it was then, for almost ten years.

In my role as Governor of the Bellingham Partnership of Schools I am committed to ensuring that our children remain firmly at the heart of all that we do , that we strike a balance between support and challenge of the Head Teachers and Staff in order to secure consistently outstanding and sustainable educational provision in our Partnership of Schools.

Mr Keith Brown

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Lyndsey Robinson

Staff Governor

Eco-Schools Silver Award
Health and Wellbeing Audit
Music Mark
School Games Bronze 2018/19
The Daily Mile