Newtown Community Primary School
'Newtown Primary School is a Community Primary School and we take the "Community" aspect of our title very seriously. Our children, their families and extended families are at the heart of everything we do.'

Governors

Welcome to the Governors' Section.

 

Governing Body

 

Name

Category of Governor

Committees

Date Appointed

Term of Office Ends

Mr Peter Gear

Parent

CoG* L&M

18/11/15

17/11/19

Mr David Ford

Parent

L&M

18/11/15

17/11/19

Mrs Paula Church

Parent

Vice CoG

09/11/13

08/11/17

Mrs Zara Coate

Staff

 

08/07/14

07/07/18

Mrs Sandra Singer

Co-Opted

L&M

08/07/14

07/07/18

Mr Paul Connell

Co-Opted

 

08/07/14

07/07/18

Mr Ewan Glenn

LA

Chair of the L&M** Committee

08/07/14

07/07/18

Mrs Debbie Shadwell

Co-Opted

 

08/07/14

07/07/18

Mr Chris Marshall

Staff (Head)

L&M

01/09/15

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Clerk to the Governing Body: Danny Holland clerk@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

 

 

Governors' Gallery

Governors' Gallery 1 Pete Gear
Governors' Gallery 2 Paula Church
Governors' Gallery 3 Paul Connell
Governors' Gallery 4 Ewan Glen
Governors' Gallery 5 Debbie Shadwell
Governors' Gallery 6 Sandra Singer
Governors' Gallery 7 David Ford
Governors' Gallery 8 Danny Holland
 Contact can be made through the clerk  - Telephone 01225 752678

Being a School Governor

 

School Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

 

Governors are one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and have an important part to play in the raising of school standards.  The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.  Time and time again Ofsted  (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management -including by the governing body.

 

What do Governors do?

 

School Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors are responsible for appointing some staff and helping with budgeting resources.  Individual Governors may not act independently of the rest of the Governing Body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.

 

The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

 

- set the aims and objectives for the school

 

- set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

 

- set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

 

- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

 

- be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

 

HOW DO I BECOME A GOVERNOR?

 

If becoming a Governor at Newtown School interests you it is easy to apply.  When spaces become available for Governors a letter is sent out informing parents, this information will also appear on the website.  When spaces are available applications can be made to the school office or to the Chair of Governors (Pete Gear), either in person or emailed to chair@newtown.wilts.sch.uk, an interest in becoming a Governor can also be discussed with any of the Governing Body.

Governing Body Business & Pecuniary Interests - 2016/2017

Title

First Name

Surname

Governor at another Educational Establishment

Business Interest

Pecuniary Interest

Mr

Peter

Gear

No

Nil

Nil

Mr

David

Ford

No

Nil

Nil

Mrs

Paula

Church

No

Nil

Nil

Mrs

Zara

Coate

No

Nil

Nil

Mrs

Sandra

Singer

 

 

 

Mr

Paul

Connell

No

Nil

Nil

Mr

Ewan

Glenn

No

Nil

Nil

Mrs

Debbie

Shadwell

No

Nil

Nil

Mr

Chris

Marshall

No

Nil

Nil

Governing Body Attendance – 2016/2017

Title

First Name

Surname

Full Governing Body Meetings

Comments

T1

EFGB

8/11/16

T2

T3

T4

T5

T6

Mr

Peter

Gear

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

David

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Paula

Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Zara

Coate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Sandra

Singer

A

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Paul

Connell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Ewan

Glenn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Debbie

Shadwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Chris

Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Martin

Maryann

A

 

Resigned 8/11/16

Mrs

Liz

Cole

A

 

 

 

 

 

Resigned 31/12/16

Key: √ = In attendance, A = Apologies Received