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.

 

Name

Category of Governor

Committees

Date Appointed

Term of Office Ends

Mr Peter Gear

Parent

L&M

18/11/15

17/11/19

Mr David Ford

Parent

CoG and L&M

18/11/15

17/11/19

Mrs Paula Church

Parent

Vice CoG

09/11/13

08/11/17

 

Staff

 

 

 

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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Dr Amanda Chmura

Co-Opted

 

26/09/17

25/09/21

Mr Andrew Durrant

Co-Opted

L&M

20/09/17

19/09/21

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

 

CoG = Chair of Governors

L&M = Leadership & Management

Governors' Gallery

Governors' Gallery 1 David Ford
Governors' Gallery 2 Paula Church
Governors' Gallery 3 Pete Gear
Governors' Gallery 4 Paul Connell
Governors' Gallery 5 Ewan Glen
Governors' Gallery 6 Debbie Shadwell
Governors' Gallery 7 Sandra Singer
Governors' Gallery 8 Danny Holland
Governors' Gallery 9 Amanda Chmura
Governors' Gallery 10 Andrew Durrant
 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 (David Ford), 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 - 2017/2018

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

Sandra

Singer

No

 

 

Mr

Paul

Connell

No

Nil

Nil

Mr

Ewan

Glenn

No

Nil

Nil

Mrs

Debbie

Shadwell

No

Nil

Nil

Mr

Chris

Marshall

No

Nil

Nil

Mr

Andrew

Durrant

No

Nil

Nil

Dr

Amanda

Chmura

No

Nil

Nil

 

 

Governing Body Meeting Dates & Attendance – 2017/2018

Term 1 – 26th September 2017

Term 2 – 21st November 2017

Term 3 – 23rd January 2018

Term 4 – 6th March 2018

Term 5 – 8th May 2018

Term 6 – 17th July 2018

 

Title

First Name

Surname

T1

 

T2

T3

T4

T5

T6

Comments

Mr

Peter

Gear

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

David

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Paula

Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Sandra

Singer

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Paul

Connell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Ewan

Glenn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs

Debbie

Shadwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Chris

Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr

Andrew

Durrant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr

Amanda

Chmura

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key: √ = In attendance, A = Apologies Received

 

Governors who stepped down during 2016/2017

 

Mr Martin Maryann – Resigned 8/11/16

Mrs Liz Cole – Resigned 31/12/16