Chair of Governors
Angela Darnell started her teaching career at Framwellgate School Durham in 1975. She left in 1990 to take up a post as Deputy Headteacher at Egglescliffe School in Stockton on Tees where she was promoted to Headteacher in 1994. She retired, after twenty years of headship, in July 2014. Egglescliffe School was graded outstanding in three consecutive inspections (2005, 2008, 2013). The school was characterised by high levels of achievement, excellence in teaching and learning, a longstanding commitment to the importance of pastoral care and the belief in a holistic approach to education. In 2010 Angela was awarded an O.B.E. for “services to education”. Since retiring Angela has worked with a range of secondary schools in Stockton L.A. as a School Improvement Adviser. She has also done some work for Durham University School of Education in her role as Honorary Fellow. She is now Chair of the Local Governing Board at FSD.