Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery, Seaton Avenue, Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland, DH5 8EH

0191 500 5956

Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

Proud to be part of Aim High Academy Trust

Chair of Governors Message


As Governors we take great pride that Gillas Lane Primary Academy provides a safe and caring environment where all are valued and supported by an experienced and well motivated team.  

The Headteacher, Governors, Teachers and Support Staff all strive to keep parents/carers fully informed of the progress your child is making.

We hope the friendly and exciting learning opportunities offered makes both yours and your child's time here a very happy and productive one.

Governors can be contacted through the school office on 01915005956.


Mrs V Barker

Chair of Governors




Gillas Lane Primary Academy

Local Governance Committee

Mrs Victoria Barker - Chair (Parent)

Mr Ian Blair - Vice Chair (Co-opted)

Mrs Emma Monaghan - Headteacher

Mrs Pat Dutton - Trustee

Mr Daniel Hepple - Co-opted

Mrs Gill Medhurst- Co-opted 

Mrs Georgina Fuller - Parent

Mrs Kay Straughan- Observer

Mrs Denise Shovlin - Observer

Mr Graham Stephenson- CEO

Staff governor vacancy


Link Governor Responsibilities

Leadership and Management: Mrs V Barker and Mr I Blair

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Mrs G Medhurst

Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes: Mr D Hepple and Mr I Blair

Statutory Assessment: Mr I Blair and Mrs G Fuller

Safeguarding, SEND, Pupil Premium and Cared For: Mrs G Medhurst

Premises & Health and Safety: Mr I Blair and Mrs G Fuller

Mental Health & Wellbeing: Mr D Hepple



To find out more information about each governor, please follow this link to the Get Information About Schools website