Meet The Board

Wendy Minhinnett

Employee Director
wendy@success.coop

I feel privileged to be an employee director at Success (North East) and truly believe in the Success business ethos. I am extremely passionate about community development and love coming to work each day knowing the company is making a difference to the lives of children, young people, families and communities. I grew up and have lived in Spennymoor most of my life. I currently live in Tudhoe with my 18 year old daughter Demi, who has inspired and continues to inspire much of the work I do.
I have over 20 years’ experience working with children, young people, families and communities. I have worked in the public sector and voluntary and community sector in a variety of roles which include: Parent Support Advisor, Dad’s Development Worker, Sure Start Family Worker, Playgroup Leader and Nanny in the USA. In a voluntary capacity I have worked in school classrooms, assisted at a range of events and set up a parent and toddler group. I currently volunteer as a community governor at North Park Primary School and as a board member for Spennymoor Area Action Partnership.

 

For more information click here: Wendy Profile

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Wendy Minhinnett

Wendy Minhinnett

Employee Director

Paul Gillis

Director and Vice Chair
office@whitworthpark.org.uk

Paul Gillis is a retired Head Teacher who brings over 30 years of experience in education to his role as Director.

Paul began teaching Geography in Wolverhampton in 1985. In 2000 he became deputy head at Spennymoor School, then Headteacher in 2007. Prior to his retirement he was Head Teacher at Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College.

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Paul Gillis

Paul Gillis

Director and Vice Chair

Steph Collings

Director and Chair
tudhoemoor.nursery@durhamlearning.net

My name is Steph Collings and I am currently head teacher at Tudhoe Moor Nursery School in Spennymoor. I am also a director of Jack in the Box Day Care, a company that provides high quality child care for families in the Spennymoor area. I have been in education for 25 years, both in the primary and early years, and I am passionate about providing exciting and engaging activities and support for the families in our town that help all our children become involved in their own learning and development.

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Steph Collings

Steph Collings

Director and Chair

Patricia Monk

Director
northpark@durhamlearning.net

I am Headteacher at North Park Primary school and have worked in the Spennymoor area for many years, starting my career there as an NQT and returning five years ago as a headteacher. I have worked in Durham for twenty- four years. My own children go to school in the local area. I am proud to be a director of Success, which brings together a wide range of excellent community based events and activities to benefit children and families who live in the locality.

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Patricia Monk

Patricia Monk

Director

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