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Message from the Chief Executive Dr L Whiterod CBE:



A warm welcome to the Ridgeway Primary Academy website from all of the trustees of the Academy Trust. Our aim is to make Ridgeway an outstanding school where children achieve their full potential in a friendly, fun, yet committed environment. The school mission statement clearly sets out that we want to do our best and, as trustees, we will support the academy to achieve this in every way we can. I hope you enjoy this website, and I look forward to seeing you at a school event in the near future.


Tyne Coast Academy Trust has a board of Trustees who are legally responsible for the activities of the Trust. It is comprised of individuals with a range of responsibilities, including the Trust's CEO.

For more information on our Trustees, please visit:


We also have a Local Governing Body which is made up of:

Chair of Governors - Ray Staward



Term Start

Term End



Staff governors





Mrs K Brennan

19 Jul 2018

18 Jul 2022



Mr A Storey

19 Jul 2018

18 Jul 2022








Parent governors





Mrs K McKenny

19 Oct 2018

18 Oct 2022



Mrs K Nilsson

19 Jul 2018

18 Jul 2022













Mr A Golden










Co-opted governors





A Campbell

24 Nov 2021

23 Nov 2025



A Okeke

28 May 2021

27 May 2025








Community governors





Dr A Lopes

19 Jul 2018

18 Jul 2022



Miss S Moffett

19 Jul 2018

18 Jul 2022



Mrs C Smith

19 Jul 2018

18 Jul 2022



Mr R Staward

19 Jul 2018

18 Jul 2022


 Mr D Sydes  23 Oct 202022 Oct 2024 


Other Trustee contacts:


Mr N Longstaff – Clerk to the Board

Mrs J Cuthbertson – Chief Financial Officer