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Framwellgate School Durham
Newton Dr
Durham
DH1 5BQ

Email: enquiries@framdurham.com Tel: Main Reception (Miss Lawson): 0191 386 6628

General Enquiries or Attendance
Telephone: 0191 386 6628 or email enquiries@framdurham.com
Absence Line or Attendance Queries: 0191 386 6628 or email our Attendance Officer, Mrs L Gordon

Specific Enquiries
As you will appreciate, in a school of more than 1000 students, it is not possible for one person to deal with all enquiries or concerns, so it is important for us to direct you to the most appropriate person. Please use the following guide to help you.

Specific Enquiries
NATURE OF ENQUIRY
CONTACT
PHONE OR EMAIL
A concern about the welfare of a child
Miss Weston, Director of Safeguarding (our deputy safeguarding leads are Mrs K Oldham, and Mr M McCreedy)
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Miss Weston (weston.l@framdurham.com) If your concern is urgent and out of hours, please get in touch with Durham County Council First Contact on 03000 267 979.
A question or concern about your child's general welfare or pastoral care
Your child's STEP tutor, or for more serious concerns, the Pastoral Manager or Head of Year
Telephone 0191 3866628, or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the relevant person's attention.
A question about your child's work or progress in a subject
Your child's subject teacher
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the subject teacher's attention
A concern about your child's progress or experience in a subject area which can't be addressed by the subject teacher
Curriculum Leader for the subject
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the attention of the Curriculum Leader
A concern about your child's progress across a range of subjects
Your child's Head of Year
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the attention of the Head of Year
Questions relating to access to subject reports, Parent APP or email
Mr A Langford (Data and Assessment Manager)
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email data@framdurham.com
For questions relating to our behaviour and inclusion provision
Mr M McCreedy, Director of Behaviour and Inclusion
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Mr McCreedy (mcCreedy.m@framdurham.com)
For questions relating to our SEND provision
Mrs R Danson, SENCO
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Mrs Danson (danson.r@framdurham.com)
For questions relating to Sixth Form (academic progress or pastoral issues)
Mrs L Mersh Roberts, Assistant Headteacher: Sixth Form
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Mrs Mersh-Roberts (mersh-roberts.l@framdurham.com)
Contact Enquiries
NATURE OF ENQUIRY
CONTACT
PHONE OR EMAIL
A concern about the welfare of a child
Miss Weston, Director of Safeguarding (our deputy safeguarding leads are Mrs K Oldham, and Mr M McCreedy)
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Miss Weston (weston.l@framdurham.com) If your concern is urgent and out of hours, please get in touch with Durham County Council First Contact on 03000 267 979.
A question or concern about your child's general welfare or pastoral care
Your child's STEP tutor, or for more serious concerns, the Pastoral Manager or Head of Year
Telephone 0191 3866628, or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the relevant person's attention.
A question about your child's work or progress in a subject
Your child's subject teacher
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the subject teacher's attention
A concern about your child's progress or experience in a subject area which can't be addressed by the subject teacher
Curriculum Leader for the subject
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the attention of the Curriculum Leader
A concern about your child's progress across a range of subjects
Your child's Head of Year
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email enquiries@framdurham.com marked for the attention of the Head of Year
Questions relating to access to subject reports, Parent APP or email
Mr A Langford (Data and Assessment Manager)
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email data@framdurham.com
For questions relating to our behaviour and inclusion provision
Mr M McCreedy, Director of Behaviour and Inclusion
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Mr McCreedy (mcCreedy.m@framdurham.com)
For questions relating to our SEND provision
Mrs R Danson, SENCO
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Mrs Danson (danson.r@framdurham.com)
For questions relating to Sixth Form (academic progress or pastoral issues)
Mrs L Mersh Roberts, Assistant Headteacher: Sixth Form
Telephone 0191 3866628 or email Mrs Mersh-Roberts (mersh-roberts.l@framdurham.com)

If you have followed the procedures above and a concern still exists/the matter has not been resolved to your satisfaction, then please contact:

Mrs G Scott: Assistant Headteacher (concerns about student progress) – 0191 386 6628 or email Mrs Scott
Mr F Ward: Assistant Headteacher (concerns about pastoral care) – 0191 386 6628 or email Mr Ward

Pastoral Staff and Curriculum Leaders
KEY PASTORAL STAFF
ROLE
Mr S Smith
Head of Year 7
Mr K Dinsdale
Head of Year 8
Dr A Smith
Head of Year 9
Miss R Wilson
Head of Year 10
Mrs E King
Head of Year 11
Mrs M Burr
Pastoral Manager (Year 7)
Mrs R Thexton
Pastoral Manager (Year 8)
Miss O Sanderson
Pastoral Manager (Year 9)
Mrs J Cresswell
Pastoral Manager (Year 10)
Mr P Chivers
Pastoral Manager (Year 11)
Miss K Surtees
Pastoral Manager (Sixth Form)
Mrs K Oldham
Social, Emotional & Mental Health Lead
CURRICULUM LEADERS
DEPARTMENT
Mrs R Atkinson
Art
Mr A Brown
History and Politics
Mrs J Christie
English
Mr C Earl
Drama and Media
Mrs A Fenwick
RE and PSHE
Mr A Gargett
Science
Mrs D Hale
Modern Languages
Mrs J Laidlaw
Geography
Mr M Lamb
Music
Miss L Lutynski
PE, Sport and Health
Mr M Robinson
Maths and Computing
Mr G Wilson
Technology and Vocational Education
Local Governing Board
CHAIR OF LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD
CONTACT DETAILS
Mrs Angela Darnell
Contact via Mrs Thompson by email (see below) or via Mrs Thompson at the school's address by post
Pastoral Staff and Curriculum Leaders
KEY PASTORAL STAFF
ROLE
Mr S Smith
Head of Year 7
Mr K Dinsdale
Head of Year 8
Dr A Smith
Head of Year 9
Miss R Wilson
Head of Year 10
Mrs E King
Head of Year 11
Mrs M Burr
Pastoral Manager (Year 7)
Mrs R Thexton
Pastoral Manager (Year 8)
Miss O Sanderson
Pastoral Manager (Year 9)
Mrs J Cresswell
Pastoral Manager (Year 10)
Mr P Chivers
Pastoral Manager (Year 11)
Miss K Surtees
Pastoral Manager (Sixth Form)
Mrs K Oldham
Social, Emotional & Mental Health Lead
CURRICULUM LEADERS
DEPARTMENT
Mrs R Atkinson
Art
Mr A Brown
History and Politics
Mrs J Christie
English
Mr C Earl
Drama and Media
Mrs A Fenwick
RE and PSHE
Mr A Gargett
Science
Mrs D Hale
Modern Languages
Mrs J Laidlaw
Geography
Mr M Lamb
Music
Miss L Lutynski
PE, Sport and Health
Mr M Robinson
Maths and Computing
Mr G Wilson
Technology and Vocational Education
CHAIR OF LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD
CONTACT DETAILS
Mrs Angela Darnell
Contact via Mrs Thompson by email (see below) or via Mrs Thompson at the school's address by post

Lettings 

We have some fantastic facilities, widely used by the school and community. We are very proud to have the Sjovoll Centre – a state of the conference facility and science learning centre. Should you wish to book this facility, please follow the link to the website, or contact Mrs A Allan.

For information on how to hire our fantastic sporting facilities, including our brand new state-of-the-art sports hall, climbing wall and 3G hockey pitch, please contact Mr T Wilcock.

We offer competitive rates, outstanding service and excellent facilities and are very keen to work with our local and wider community.

Curriculum Enquiries

Should you have any questions about our Curriculum offer, please refer to our dedicated curriculum pages from the main “Curriculum” menu. If you still have further queries, please contact the relevant Curriculum Leader listed in the table above.

Complaints policy

We will always try to meet your needs and seek to resolve your concerns without the need for you to make a formal complaint but should you wish to do so, this should be put in writing (using the form within the Complaints Policy) and sent via Mrs F Thompson (Executive Assistant) by post or through the following email address “Comments Email”. For complaints specifically in relation to SEND provision, please address your complaint for the attention of the SENDCO – Mrs R Danson.

In cases of allegations against the Headteacher, the matter should be raised with the Chair of the Local Governing Board (Angela Darnell) in writing by addressing the complaint confidentially to the chair via Mrs F Thompson (Executive Assistant) by post or through the following email address: Mrs Thompson. 

Subject Access Request

To make a subject access request, please email SAR@framdurham.com.

If you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.

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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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