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Newlands Governing Body

Welcome to our governors' section.

Our governors meet as a full Governing Body once every half term. In addition, our Finance & Resources Committee and Curriculum & Standards Working Party meet regularly - at least 6 times per year.




Paul Court

Paul is our recently elected Chair of Governors and has been a governor at Newlands for two years now.


Michael Clarke

Michael is our Vice Chair of Governors and is able to offer a wealth of experience as he was our Chair of Governors at the time of the last Ofsted inspection and has been on the Governing Body for a number of years now.  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.



Marloes Hayward-Vergers

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.


Lisa Childerley

Lisa is a Community Governor and a solicitor by profession.  Lisa joined the Governing Body to give something back to the community.



Zoe Weeks

Zoe is our staff governor and works in KS1 supporting a child with special needs. 




Coralie Crisell

Coralie 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.



Andy Milligan

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 have the opportunity to excel



Sandra Lyons

Sandra is our most recent recruit as a parent governor in October 2017 and would like 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.


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Governor Attendance 2016-17

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