Governors

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.

Governor Information

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Meet the Governors

Discover a little bit about each of our Governors.

Collette Rose
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.
Zoe Butler
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.
Andrew Walker
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.
Carol Chisman
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.
Maralynn Pacey
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.
Luke Henman
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.