Meet our governors

Heather Smy

Heather is a qualified teacher from Sunderland, where she went to school and studied as an undergraduate at The University of Sunderland. She has a Combined Honours Degree in history with sociology and studied her Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Newcastle University. She has worked at Ashington Academy for ten years, starting as an NQT in the humanities department. 

Before qualifying as a teacher, Heather worked in alternative education provisions across the Key Stages in Sunderland and held a pastoral role in the International Students Department at Wellington High School in New Zealand.

Heather is passionate about the success of young people and about ensuring that all students at Ashington Academy are provided with an excellent education that forms the foundation of a happy and successful future. She is delighted to continue her role as a staff governor.