New leader to help schools

Churchill Community College, Wallsend.
Churchill Community College, Wallsend.

A new appointment will help provide support to secondary schools and colleges.

Tracey Booth, chair of governors at Churchill Community College in Wallsend, has been appointed National Leader of Governance (NLG) by the Association of Colleges (AoC).

The role will involve supporting other schools and colleges through coaching and mentoring, reviewing the responsibilities of the governing body, action planning, and advising on reviewing headteacher performance.

Over the last few years, Tracey has helped Churchill Community College to secure an outstanding Ofsted report and it was rated number one secondary school in the north east for value added in 2015.

Tracey said: “It is a great honour to be selected to take on this role. I chair an outstanding secondary school and am dedicated to ensuring each of our students does the very best they can.”

“I thoroughly enjoy the role and this new designation gives me a chance to help other schools by strengthening their governance capacity.”

Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children, young people and learning at North Tyneside Council, said: “We congratulate Tracey Booth on her new role.

“Churchill Community College has a fantastic track record and it is great that Tracey is able to share her skills and experience to support other schools and colleges.”

Churchill Community College is also a Teaching School – helping to develop innovative and high quality approach to teacher training, staff development and school improvement – and a National Support School, which increases the leadership capacity of others schools to help raise standards.