New Hall Primary School
New Hall Primary School: Love to Learn

Governing Board

Welcome to the Governors page where you can find out more about the Governors and the work that we do.

I am extremely humbled and honoured to have been recently elected as the Chair of Governors at New Hall Primary School. I follow the amazing Roy Roberts who has overseen, from a governance perspective, the transformation of the school over a significant period of time. They are big shoes to fill – but I am delighted that Roy will stay on the board as a governor and his commitment, knowledge and enthusiasm will be essential for the board to thrive in the future.

From my time as governor it is clear that New Hall is a fantastic school with superb facilities and is therefore an amazing place for children of all backgrounds to grow up and learn. The children who go to school here are a credit to themselves and the school– and you can see how much that they enjoy learning here every day.

The school has come a long way over the past eight years, however there is no doubt there are still challenging times ahead in particular given the uncertain future around school funding. However the Board is committed to meeting these challenges head on, and will do this by working closely together with the Headteacher and the Leadership Team.

You can find out more about what the Governing Board is and does below – If you would like to get involved please get in touch. We can be contacted through the school office if you wish to speak to us about strategic aspects of school life. However, please remember that if you have a question about your child or about day-to-day issues in school then that is a matter for the teacher or the Headteacher in the first instance.

What is a Governing Board and what does it do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The Governing Board is made up of representatives of all the key groups involved in school life – the Parents, the Staff, and the Community. It also made up of people with key skills that the Board need to carry out its core functions.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Oversee the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Currently the Governing Body meets in full once a term, and there are a number of sub- committees, which focus on finance, staffing, health and safety and the curriculum.

Richard Browne
Chair of Governors

Richard Browne

Mr Richard Browne, Chair of Governors

Governing Board Members

NameTitle/Responsibility
Mrs B HanksHeadteacher
Mrs K HemmingDeputy Headteacher
Mrs K McElroy-StringerAssistant Headteacher, SENCO
Mrs L CardPastoral Manager
Mrs L BellTeacher EYFS/KS1/KS2
Mrs K CarpenterTeacher EYFS
Miss G ThorpTeacher EYFS
Miss A DegvilleTeacher KS1
Miss S EdwardsTeacher KS1
Mr J CollisTeacher KS2
Mrs R CoughlanTeacher KS2
Miss E DudleyTeacher KS2
Miss N DurningTeacher KS2
Miss H LynchTeacher KS2
Mrs C PainTeacher KS2
Miss J RainbirdTeacher KS2
Miss A RobertsTeacher KS2, Well-Being Lead
Mrs D ThomasTeacher KS2
Mrs A ToomerTeacher KS2
Miss H WoodTeacher KS2
Mrs B WilksTeacher
Mrs R JordanTeaching Assistant EYFS
Miss F RobinsonTeaching Assistant EYFS, Playworker
Miss L AppsTeaching Assistant KS1
Miss A ButlerTeaching Assistant KS1
Miss L GalbraithTeaching Assistant KS2, Building Services Staff, Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs S LucasTeaching Assistant KS2, Breakfast Club/Wrap Around/Holiday Play-Scheme Manager
Mrs D SpencerTeaching Assistant KS2, Play Co-ordinator
Mrs T WestTeaching Assistant KS2, Play Co-ordinator
Mrs R BibiTeaching Assistant
Mrs A SelmesPlayworker
Mrs J CornhillSchool Business Manager
Mrs A SingletonAdministrator
Miss E WardAdministrator
Mrs M SmithClerical Assistant
Mr L SmithBuilding Services Manager
Mr P CowanIT Technician
Mr P HowesIT Technician
Miss M FletcherLunchtime Supervisor
Mrs I HolmesLunchtime Supervisor
Mrs L HortonLunchtime Supervisor
Mrs R JordanLunchtime Supervisor
Miss S PeersLunchtime Supervisor
Ms G PierceLunchtime Supervisor
Mrs D SpencerLunchtime Supervisor
Mrs L GalbraithCook, Catering Supervisor
Mrs J CarterDeputy Cook, Deputy Catering Supervisor
Mrs K CornfieldGeneral Kitchen Assistant
Mrs H CottonSwimming Instructor