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 the 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 J Milner

Chair of Governors


Gillas Lane Local Governing Committee can be found at:


To find out more about our Annual Reports and Accounts, please visit the Aim High website

Gillas Lane Primary Academy

Local Governance Committee

Mrs Julie Milner - Chair (Co-opted)

Mrs Victoria Barker - Vice Chair (Parent)

Mrs Emma Monaghan - Headteacher

Mr Jamie Westwater- Trust Governor

Mr Ian Blair- Co-opted 

Mrs J Harrison - Parent

Mr Daniel Dovey - Parent

Mrs Susan McCoy - Staff

Ms Lucy Sexton - Co-opted

Mrs Kay Straughan- Observer

Mr Graham Stephenson- CEO


Link Governor Responsibilities

Leadership and Management: Mrs J Milner and Mrs V Barker

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Mrs J Milner and Mrs V Barker

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare: Mrs J Harrison and Ms L Sexton

Outcomes for Pupils: Mrs V Barker and Mr I Blair


 To read our 2017-2018 Annual Governance Statement, please click here.

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