Cranborne Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8PF

01246 232370

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"



Role of the Board of Governors

Every school and academy has a governing body to represent the public and stakeholders.

At Newbold Church School our governing body comprises of representatives from the Trustees of the school, St John's Church, parents and staff.

Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The Governing Body is made up of fourteen members:

  • 8 Foundation Governors - 1 Vacancy - Ex-Officio (appointed by the PCC)
  • 2 Parent Governors (appointment by parent elections)
  • 3 Staff Governors (appointed by staff elections)

Foundation Governors:

Foundation Governor Ex Officio

Parent Governors:

  • Louise Mills
  • Eve Hoole

Staff Governors:


Clerk to the Governors:

  • Joanne Brown

Recent Ex Governors

  • Matt Bradshaw (Parent)
  • Meghan Ashworth (Parent)
  • Sharon Fields (Staff Governor)
  • Marie Witham (Foundation Governor)
  • John Bolton (Foundation Governor)
  • Jo Latham (parent)
  • Ena Johnson (Foundation)
  • Steve Lee (Foundation)


The Board of Governors is divided into three sub-committees:

Resources Committee

  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the school budget and finances. It also monitors all aspects of health & safety and the maintenance of the school buildings.

Teaching & Learning Committee

  • This committee oversees all aspects of teaching and learning within the school.  This includes pupil achievement, behaviour and welfare, attendance, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

Personnel Committee

  • Responsible for all aspects of staffing, school policies, admissions, recruitment, discipline and grievance

Other Information:

Each governor is linked to an area of the curriculum via the staff subject leader and there is also a governor specifically linked to the teaching of children with special educational needs.

The governors serve for a minimum of 4 years and some have served for much longer!  Governors meet officially once every half-term for a Full Governing Body Meeting.  Sub committees also meet at least once per half-term.

The minutes of the meeting are public documents and are available from the Clerk to Governors.

Governors are happy to deal with enquiries or concerns from parents in conjunction with the headteacher and within a strict code of confidentially.  This can be made via the Clerk to Governors at the school office, via email, or informally via any of the governors in person - some of whom are regularly at the school gates.

Governors are not all educational experts but do endeavour to provide an independant view and common sense approach.  They continually strive to uphold the schools vision and values in which children can learn and flourish in a safe, happy and Christian environment where every child is respected as an individual.

NCS has no associate governors.

More information about the Governors at Newbold C of E Primary School is available below