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Ms Donna Goddard - Chair


David Cairns - Vice Chair

Member, Community Governor, Link for Safeguarding

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.


Mrs Carol Colbourne - Parent Governor

Parent Governor
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Dr John Reed - Community Governor


Tim Withnall - Community Governor


Mrs Susannah Garside - Community Governor


Mrs Chris Robinson - Community Governor


Mr John Gilchrist - Partnership Governor

I am the partnership governor representing Tweedmouth Community Middle School, where I am the Chair of Governors.  I joined the Berwick Academy Board of Governors in 2017, where I also sit on the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

I joined Tweedmouth Community Middle School as a parent governor to contribute to the education provision that my three children and all other children in the area will experience.

I work with Audit Scotland where I qualified as a chartered public finance accountant.  I commute daily to Edinburgh where I oversee audit quality appraisal for all public sector auditors in Scotland.


Mr Andrew Dickson - Teaching Staff Governor

I am now in my twelfth year of teaching, and my sixth here at Berwick Academy.  As a student, I only ever had one career in mind, and that was teaching.  I am deeply passionate and committed to ensuring every young adult I work with, achieves their full potential.  I am a local resident of Berwick, and since relocating here, I have also developed a deep appreciation of Berwick upon Tweed as a town and community.

Outside of work, I am a committed cyclist competing in a wide array of local events.

Parents can contact the Governing Body via the Clerk of Governors by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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