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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 School Improvement Committee meet regularly - at least 6 times per year.





Andy Milligan

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.



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.



Michael Clarke

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.












Jez Harris

Jez is our staff governor and has been teaching at Newlands for 9 years. His main role as the PE coordinator is to monitor and maintain good levels of physical and mental well being across the school for pupils and staff. Jez is striving to make Newlands an Outstanding place of learning for all.


Sandra Lyons

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 Janson

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.


Helen Jones

Helen is our recently elected Local Authority governor (September 2019).  Helen is a governor and Deputy Headteacher at Redbridge Secondary School and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her.  Helen has agreed to chair our School Improvement Committee and is looking forward to working with the Newlands team.


Andy Dobson

Andy has recently joined as a co-opted governor (November 2019).  He has a wealth of business experience and runs his own Programme Management consultancy.  He is very much looking forward to working with the governors to help the school become the best it can be.



Governor Attendance 2018-19