Welcome to our governors' section.
Our governors meet as a full Governing Body once every half term. In addition, our Finance & Resources Committee and School Improvement Committee meet regularly - at least 6 times per year.
MEET OUR GOVERNORS
Andy is our recently elected Chair of Governors. Andy joined the Governing Body in 2017. He works locally in Southampton in aviation and hopes to bring his experience in business and as a charity trustee to support Newlands. Andy is keen to contribute back to our community in Southampton and to see every child in Newlands has the opportunity to excel.
Coralie is our newly appointed Vice Chair of Governors. She joined the Governing Body at the start of the 2017 academic year. Coralie is currently a teacher of Science and an Assistant Progress Leader at Redbridge Community school. She has expertise in raising attendance so would like to offer support with that and her aim is to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school for the pupils in our local community.
Marloes is our Chair of Finance and has been a parent governor since Autumn 2016. Marloes has a background in Human Resources and currently works at a local nursery school. She is keen to put her skills to use helping Newlands be the best place for primary education for all children.
Michael is a co-opted governor who is able to offer a wealth of experience as he was our Chair of Governors at the time of the Ofsted inspection in 2014 and has been on the Governing Body for a number of years now. He is our nominated Safeguarding governor. Michael lives in the local area and is passionate about ensuring the education we provide for children living in our community is the best it can possibly be.
Lisa is a Co-opted Governor and a solicitor by profession. Lisa joined the Governing Body to give something back to the community.
Zoe is our staff governor and works as a Special Needs Support Assistant.
Sandra is a parent governor who joined us in the Autumn 2017 to contribute whilst both her children are at Newlands in order to give something back to the school. Her role as a Broking Director for a large insurance broker involves setting strategic vision and driving that vision with a variety of key partners. Managing key stakeholders is a large part of Sandra's role and these skills will be brought to the team of governors. Sandra is passionate about driving the school towards being the best that it can be.
Jackie is our newly Co-opted Governor (September 2018) who until recently was a member of staff at Newlands Primary School. When Jackie retired from her position of Admin Officer after 26 years in August 2018, we persuaded her to join our Governing Body, bringing her wealth of knowledge and expertise with her and ensuring she continues her long association with our school.