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Colin Frame Chair of Governors 

Colin Frame

I currently have two children who study at Berwick Academy and I am a 'Community Governor'.  Community Governors are elected onto the school Governing Body to ensure that the Board is able to both challenge and support the school.

I have lived in Berwick-upon-Tweed for twenty-five years, having moved here to train as a Chartered Accountant.  I am now a partner in a local practice which brings me into contact with many different types of businesses and people.  With my financial experience, I help the school manage its finances.

I was first elected a Governor to Berwick Community High School in March 2008 and was involved in the conversion process which saw the school become an Academy in November 2011.  I was elected Chair of the Governing Body in October 2012 and I also help out in a number of other school committees.  I believe that free state education should be available for every child and my ambition is to see Berwick Academy become a truly outstanding school which is loved and appreciated by the community it serves. 

David Cairns

David Cairns - Chair of Governors

I am Agrochemical Director at Simpsons Malt based in Berwick-upon-Tweed; responsible for supplying advice and products to arable farmers in the trading area for all crop inputs, and procuring malting barley for the company.

I am passionate about all children being able to achieve and reach their academic potential.  For this reason, I have been a governor involved in all stages of education in Berwick-upon-Tweed, hoping to both support and challenge our community schools in their provision of an outstanding education for all children from ages 4 - 19.

I am currently Vice Chair of Governors at Berwick Academy, sitting on the Education Committee.  I am also the link governor working with the Science Department.


 Sarah Swales Governor

Sarah Swales - Community Governor

I bacame a Community Governor in September 2014 and also act as the link Governor for GATE (Gifted, Able, Talented and Enthusiastic) pupils, Child Protection (including SEN and LAC).  I am also on the Finance Committee.

I studied at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the 1990s and since graduating have worked in the private sector, NHS and Prison Services.  I run a dental practice in Berwick upon Tweed, where I act as a mentor and also support dental nursing students, mainly through the apprenticeship scheme.

I believe that every child should be educated in an environment in which learning is enjoyable.  By creating this, students will be able to achieve their potential, develop their skills, confidence and attitudes to succeed in the future.


Dr John Reed - Community Governor


Mr Mike Maud - Parent Governor


Mrs Yvette Hiroz - Parent Governor


Mrs Carol Colbourne - Parent Governor


Dr Susan Farrington - Partnership Governor


Mrs Alexis Widdowson - Staff Governor


Mr Brian Maynard - Staff Governor


Mrs Pauline Plenderleith - Staff Governor


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