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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Newtown has a dedicated team of Governors who are either elected as Parent Governors, Community Governors, Local Authority Governors or staff Governors. They remain on the Governing Body for a period of four years and may be re-elected if no other candidates come forward. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually. Vacancies for Governors are communicated through the School to the Parent Body and Hampshire County Council (HCC) Governor Services Team. All Governors are members of the Full Governing Body (FGB) and have full voting rights. They meet collectively once per month. Each Governor has a clear role in supporting and holding the school to account. These areas are reviewed annually. Each Governor reviews aspects of school improvement each term to monitor progress towards identified goals. This ensures that Newtown’s Governors ‘know their school’ and are able to challenge the school to achieve the very best outcomes for children.


They have no pecuniary interests to declare, but these are reviewed on a monthly basis.

Our Board of Governors



Mrs Glynis Wright

Chair of Governing Body

Foundation Governor

Chair of the Full Governing Body

Headteacher's Performance Review Committee

Mrs Emma HowlettHeadteacher

Pay Review Committee

Full Governing Body

Mrs Elizabeth BullCo-opted

Full Governing Body

Mrs Rachel DeBooStaffFull Governing Body
Mr David MearnsCo-optedFull Governing Body
Mrs Jane DennettClerk to Governing BodyAll
Mr Richard SwainParent GovernorFull Governing Body
Mrs Karen HaycockFoundation Governor

Full Governing Body

Mrs Julie Westerby

Vice Chair of the Governing Body

Local Authority Governor

Full Governing Body

Mr Ian WrightCo-optedFull Governing Body
Rev. Ray DriscollAssociate GovernorFull Governing Body
Mrs Helen MooreAssociate GovernorFull Governor Body
Mr Nick MooreAssociate GovernorFull Governor Body