The Governing Body of Newham Bridge Primary School is made up of 6 volunteers from the local and wider community, plus the Headteacher and a Member of Staff. Working alongside the school, we offer support and challenge in order to provide the best education possible for our pupils.
Meet the Governors
Discover a little bit about each of our Governors.
|I joined the Governing Body as a community governor in November 2013 and am joint vice-chair and chair of the Raising Achievement Committee. I taught in a range of local schools before becoming an Advisory Teacher for ICT. I recently retired from my role as Senior ICT Adviser in Middlesbrough with responsibility for managing the ICT Curriculum and Data Teams. As a parent and a grand-parent, having spent most of my professional career supporting Middlesbrough schools, I remain committed to ensuring all pupils have access to the best possible education and to promoting the vision and values of Newham Bridge.|
|I am a parent governor, and have been on the Governing Body since 2008. My Governor role is linked to the Raising Achievement Committee and website/communications. I have two children attending Newham Bridge Primary School. The youngest is in key stage 1 and my eldest is in key stage 2 about to embark on the transition to secondary school. My role as a governor allows me to support the school from a parents’ perspective to help ensure all Newham Bridge pupils receive the best possible experiences and outcomes from their education.|
|I have been a Parent Governor at Newham Bridge for over 5 years. I am a member of the Finance and Business Sub Committee. I am also the Eco and School Council Governor. I am also an active member of the PTA organising events to raise money for the school. I also volunteer in the school listening to children read. I have two children in the school currently in years 6 and 4.|
|I’m married with two children, my youngest attends Newham Bridge school.
I have been a Parent Governor and a member of the Finance Committee since 2009, and I am also involved with Friends of the school, organising events to help with fund raising. I work part time in accounts for a large Petrochemical company.
|I am a parent governor and since January this year, the chair of governors at Newham Bridge Primary School. Besides 4 children and family life, I work as a mechanical engineer in the local chemical industry and I am also actively involved in Middlesbrough Community Church. I work as a governor to help put something back into our community and try to bring some of the experience I have gained through working in industry into the world of education so that the pupils, teachers and parents can make the most of their time with the school. Although I am not able to be in school much during the day, I am normally able to visit the school regularly and I am easily seen in my day-glow cycling top on my bicycle.|
|I joined as a parent governor over ten years ago and became a community governor after my son moved to secondary school. I am joint vice chair and chair of the Finance and Resources Committee. The governing body has recently undergone changes in roles which I hope will improve their effectiveness and also assist the school in helping every child to reach their potential.|
|I have been caretaker of Newham Bridge Primary School for over 25 years now and a Governor for over 4 years. I am proud of this school and how far we have come over the years. I have seen many changes and improvements and feel humbled to be part of it. When I’m not busy painting, fixing, mending and improving the school, I like nothing better than following my favourite team … the Boro!|
|I became a community governor in November 2014 after actively seeking to become a governor to serve my local community. My governor role is also linked to the Raising Achievement Committee. I am a retired Primary school teacher with experience of all ages from 3 to 11 years, married with five children all who attended Newham Bridge and I am a grandparent. In my spare time I enjoy doing voluntary work especially hearing children read in school once a week, swimming, reading, watching football and knitting are my other interests. My aim as a governor is to help support staff, pupils and parents and to ensure all children have the opportunity to be inspired, enjoy and achieve during their time at Newham Bridge.|
|I live near the school and I am one of the local councillors for the area and also hold my ward surgeries at Newham Bridge School. I have 3 grown up children who all attended Middlesbrough Schools.
After being widowed 3 years ago I have got involved again in my passion which is politics I also enjoy working in my garden.
I live alone with my little dog Lola and can often be seen out walking her in the area.
|I joined the Governing Body in 2016, in order to play a small role in the push to make sure all children in Middlesbrough have access to a great education. Newham Bridge is a brilliant, friendly, school which inspires young people and I am very proud to be a part of the Governing Body. I work for the Mayor of Middlesbrough, Dave Budd, as his assistant. I am (unsurprisingly) interested in politics, but also like cooking and listening to jazz.|