Local Advisory Board

  • Mrs Oliver

    Head Teacher

  • Mrs Amanda Wright

  • Sam Smith

  • Mr Gareth Harrison

    Chair of Governors

    Gareth is one of our Local Advisory Board members. He is Deputy Agent in the North East for The Bank of England.
    He acts as the ‘eyes and ears’ in the region. His job is to meet people from companies of all sizes, and from all sectors, to understand the business conditions they face. He feeds this intelligence back to policymakers who use it to inform policy decisions on things like what Bank Rate is set.
    Before he joined The Bank of England, Gareth worked for the manufacturing trade body EEF. Previously, he worked as a recruitment specialist.
    He has a degree in Business and Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management.
    Gareth has a largely unfulfilling lifelong obsession with Newcastle United and a love of travel and cookery.