Meet Our Governors:

Claire Gelson

Parent Governor

Jonathan Booth


I am the headteacher of Warkworth CofE Primary School. I was born and raised in Kent,
read History at the University of Cambridge, then completed postgraduate studies in
Newcastle - the North East has been my home ever since.

Having completed teacher training through Teach First, I first worked in the west end of
Newcastle, then became a Deputy Headteacher, before receiving the greatest professional
honour of my life in being named headteacher of Warkworth.

I am the proud father of a wonderful daughter and am married to a highly-talented teacher. I
am delighted to be part of the Heads Forward Network of headteachers and am passionate
about schools supporting vulnerable families in every way they can.

Sarah Fife

Staff Governor

John Hobrough

Chair of Governors

Megan Forsyth


Dave Morrison


Revd Helen O’Sullivan


Helen Robinson

Parent Governor

Governance Information

Please find Governor information, including meeting attendance records and register of business interests here:

As part of the NCEA Trust, you can find out more about our school’s overarching governance, including our Trustees and Committees on the NCEA Trust website.

Contact the Local Governing Body

The Chair of the Local Governing Body, may be contacted by email at or in writing:

Chair of Governors
c/o Warkworth Primary School
Guilden Road

NE65 0TJ

Alternatively, Governors may be contacted via Lesley Dalby, Director of Governance, on 01670 816111 ext 368.