A very warm welcome awaits everyone at Newbald Primary School which is situated in the picturesque village of North Newbald.


"On behalf of the governing body I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Newbald Primary School.

At Newbald Primary, governors, staff, parents and pupils work together in a happy, creative and high attaining environment, with our core values of respect, kindness, positivity and determination underpinning everything that we do. Our latest Ofsted inspection noted, “You have promoted a warm and welcoming atmosphere and pupils gain much from the exciting and enriching curriculum.” Ofted  Report: March 2017

The Governing Body is involved with the school at every level. We consider our most important role to be the safety, welfare and education of our pupils. We are appointed to provide the strategic direction for the continuous improvement of the school; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school and hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education. We are here to support and encourage our Headteacher, teachers and all school personnel to ensure that everyone of our pupils has access to an enriched education and all the opportunities they deserve.

Our school logo “Small enough to care, big enough to inspire” demonstrates our belief that although we are small in numbers, we are big enough in our ambition for our pupils and their achievements. Our small class sizes ensure that every pupil gets individual attention and personalised learning. Standards of behaviour are high in school and our pupils enjoy learning in a happy, caring and family environment.

Recent expansion and refurbishment of the school ensures that we are able to offer a wide range of after school clubs including a Breakfast Club for pupils who require extended childcare provision.

Parents, Carers and Governors play an active part in school life and The Friends of Newbald School are an active group who organise fundraising events for the benefit of the school and its pupils. Our school plays an important role in the local community and we aim to continue and strengthen this whenever possible.

It is a privilege to be Chair of Governors at Newbald Primary, with a devoted team who work hard to share their expertise in helping to guide our school forward.

We wish your child every success and happiness at our school and look forward to seeing you around school and at future school events.

Sally Wightman, Chair of Governors."


Newbald Primary School Governing Body 

Newbald School is fortunate to have a committed team of 11 governors who play an important role in the leadership and everyday life of the school. The governors are unpaid volunteers and are either elected or appointed to serve a four-year term of office. The current governing body of Newbald Primary School comprises:

  • Headteacher
  • Two parent governors – who are elected by parents.
  • One staff governor – elected by the staff.
  • One local authority representative – appointed by the County Council.
  • Six Co-opted governors – appointed by the governing body

Governors have equal rights to participate in the work of the governing body and to state their own views, but always work as a team and are bound by the collective decisions of that team.

We work in partnership with the head teacher who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school with the support of her senior leadership team and is the principle professional advisor to the governing body.

Minutes from Governing Body meetings are available to read in the school office on request.

To read and understand more about the role of Governors, please click the following link:

The Role of Governors within School

For a list of our current Governors, and the committees they sit on please refer to the information below.  At Newbald School we have 3 key committees:

Leadership, Management & Finance Committee

Mr Alderman

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Wightman, Chair

Mr Woolley

Mrs Sinclair, Headteacher

Pupil Achievement & Teaching Committee

Mrs Wightman, Chair

Mr Wilson

Mrs Wilson

Miss Alcock, Teacher

Mrs Sinclair, Headteacher

Mrs Brady

Behaviour and Safety Committee

Mrs Wightman, Chair

Mr Baker

Mrs Dixon

Mrs Sinclair, Headteacher

Clerk to the Governors: Charlotte Hartley

In order to see the attendance of Governors at meeting please select the link below:

Newbald Primary School: Attendance at Full Governing Body for the Academic Year 2017/2018

** Nil returns for any pecuniary interests.

Newbald Primary School: Attendance at Full Governing Body for the Academic Year 2018/2019

To find out more information about our individual Governors please access the link below and you will be able to read what committees they sit on, classes they are linked in to and any pecuniary interests.  The second link will tell you a little about them as individuals:

Newbald Primary School: Governor Details

Meet our Governors

If you feel you would like further information about school governors, or if you think that a role within the school governing body would be something you would be interested in, please visit the Government website for more details:

Become a school or college governor

Contact us

Parents are welcome to contact the Chair of Governors by e-mail at:

chairofgovernors@newbaldprimary.co.uk  or by telephoning the School Office on 01430 827612.

However, it should be noted that governors do not get involved in individual pupil issues or specific complaints about, for example, teaching or playground matters. Parents should speak to the class teacher in the first instance or to the headteacher. If a matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of all parties, then governors may become involved via the school’s formal Complaints Procedure, but this would always be a last resort.