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Governance & Leadership

The Governing body is made up of people from different groups, including parents, teachers and other staff which include the local authority, local business and community. A governors term of office usually lasts for four years.

The role of Governors is to provide a strategic view of the school, to ensure accountability and to be a critical friend. The Governing body is responsible for the overall direction of the school. It is not responsible for day to day matters which is the responsibility of the Headteacher Mr Dean Watkin. Governors also set and monitor targets, the school budget and the effectiveness of policies to ensure all students have a broad and balanced curriculum.

Our Governing Body had an External Review of Governance (ERG) on the 29th November 2018. This report is located below:

Governing Body Annual Impact Statement

Our Governing Body consist of:

  • Chair of Governors: Business, public sector and community background.
  • Vice Chair of Governors: Law and community background.
  • Staff Governors: Specialist Provision and Drama backgrounds.
  • Parent Governors: Law, community, public sector and business.
  • Co-Opted Governors: Education, finance, community and business.
Governor Governor Category Governor




End Date or Resignation
Sarah Easby Parent Chair of Governors 27 May 2017 26 May 2025*
Dean Watkin Headteacher N/A April 2017 N/A
George Lane  Co-opted Governor 27 October 2019 26 October 2023
Julie Anderson  Co-Opted Governor 18 September 2019 17 September 2023
Clare Davidson Co-opted Governor 11 March 2021 10 March 2025
Clare Burdett Co-opted (staff) Governor 8 July 2015 06 July 2023
Vacancy Local Authority
Vacancy Teacher
Ian Lovell Parent Vice Chair of Governors 14 April 2021 13 April 2025
Caley Mein Co-opted Governor 20 Mar 2019 19 Mar 2023

* Previously a governor – term renewed.

If you would like any information about becoming a governor at Newsome High School School then please contact the Chair of the Governing Body, Mr A Briggs, via the school.

Newsome High School Staffing Structure 2020/21

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