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Our Governing Board

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    Please click the document links on the left to read our Publication of Governor's Details

    Governor Category Term of Office Profile
    Mrs Coral Aspinall Co-opted/Chair 30/10/18 - 29/10/22 I have been a Parent Governor since 2006, and the Chair of Governors since 2009. I have lived in the Newhey/Milnrow area all of my life and both of my children attended Newhey C P School. I currently work as an Engineering teacher at Stockport College and I previously ran my own business. During my time as a Governor, I have been very 'hands on' - spending as much time as possible in the school. I am very proud to be a part of the Newhey team!
    Mr Peter Gurney Co-opted 1/11/16 - 30/10/20

    I have been a governor at Newhey for over 8 years initially as a parent governor when my 2 boys were at the school and then as a co-opted governor. As a governor it is my role to support the headteacher and staff in ensuring the pupils receive the best Education and learning we can offer.

    My specialisms include Health & Safety, ECO and I visit the school on a regular basis to support the school in these areas.

    In my personal life I am the Facilities Manager for Rochdale Council managing the catering/cleaning/school crossing patrol & Rochdale Town Hall.

    I am immensely proud of being elected to the role of co-opted governor and being part of Team Newhey.

    Mrs Cheryl Jones Parent 10/12/15 - 8/12/19 Hello, my name is Cheryl Jones and I have been a parent governor since December 2015. 
    I have two children that attend Newhey CP and they continue to thrive at the school.  I have lived in Newhey and Milnrow all of my life and have a strong attachment to the village and community.  
    My professional background is in Business from which I have gained a wealth of experience throughout my career that hope to drawn upon to support the school.  I am very proud to be part of the governing team.
    Mr Andrew Gibson Co-opted 1/9/15 - 31/8/19 Hi Everyone
    I'm Andrew and I've been a governor at Newhey CP School for over ten years.
    My daughter attended Newhey CP School and enjoyed each and every year there, as have I as a governor.
    I work for the local authority and have been able to utilise my experience working there during my time here and in my various roles as a governor.
    I have spent four years as Chair of Governors, been Vice Chair and have also worked at the school for a short time as lunchtime supervisor, the best job in the world!
    Mrs Irene Davidson Local Authority/Vice Chair 17/11/15 - 16/11/20 Irene has been a resident of Milnrow since 1972 and is married to Ralph. She used to work in the prison service. Irene represents Milnrow and Newhey on Rochdale council. She has been a member of Newhey Community Governors for over 25years and is also a member of many local community groups including; Milnrow and District carnival group, Butterworth Hall Community hall Management Committee, Ellenroad Trust and Friends of Milnrow Memorial Park.

    Mr James Bannon




    Parent 7/4/20 - 6/4/24  
    Mr Toby Garrity Co-opted 1/9/15 - 31/8/19 Hello, my name is Toby Garrity and I am a co-opted member of the governing board at Newhey Community Primary School.
    I work as a clinical simulation trainer within a local NHS trust, delivering training to medical and dental students, medical staff, nursing staff and support staff. I am also an honorary clinical teaching fellow at the University of Manchester.
    I am privileged to be part of such a pupil focused, enthusiastic and caring team and try to use my teaching experience to support the school at every opportunity. 
    Mrs Michelle Belcher Co-opted 1/9/15 - 31/8/19 I joined the Governing Board here at Newhey CP in August 2015 and I am enjoying and learning from this role.  I am happy to be part of the committee and am looking forward to helping the school to be the best it can be.
    I first came to Newhey CP school as a parent.  I live locally and am married with three children.  All three of my children attended Newhey CP and have fond memories of the school.
    I started my employment here as a lunchtime supervisor, a role which I still enjoy.  I have completed lots of training over the years and continue to do so.  I am now employed as a Teaching Assistant, Level 3.  I have qualified in the teaching of PSHE and completed a basic counselling course.  My role here at Newhey is to help support pupils’ Emotional Literacy both in and out of the classroom.  This is a very rewarding job which enables me to take home a lot of job satisfaction.
    I am also a member of the eco council and school council.
    Out of school, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I recommend Newhey CP to any parent thinking of placing their child here.  I look forward to coming to work every day and feel privileged to be part of the Newhey team.
    Mrs Joanne Gray Staff (teaching) 25-5-17 -24/5/21 I love my role as part of the Governing Board here at Newhey- We work hard to support the pupils and staff to help make the school run smoothly.
    I want to help Newhey be the best school possible.
    I really love working at Newhey and I am very proud to be part of such a great team.
    Mrs Clair Gooding Staff (head teacher) - It is so vitally important to have an excellent Governing Board and I am proud to be a part of such a team at Newhey CP School. As the Headteacher of the school it is a privilege to work with such a supportive group of people
    Mrs S Bamford Parent 15/10/18 - 14/10/22 I am a mum of two girls who curently attend Newhey C P School. After working in private nurseries and schools for the last 23 years, I decided to set up a business independently as a childminder. I have been registered since June 2018 and I thoroughly enjoy this role. I am also a 'Rainbows' leader in the local area and I really enjoy this role too. My hobbies include: dance, swimming and reading.
    Mr J Dardis Parent  5/11/18 - 4/11/22 I joined the Governing board in October 2018 as a Parent Governor. I am father to two children, my son left Newhey in 2015 and my daughter still attends the school. I have lived in the Rochdale Borough all my life, settling in Milnrow 14 years ago. I run my own business supplying Outside Broadcast Facilities to the BBC, ITV and most Independent Production Companies in the UK. I am very proud to be a parent Governor at the school and will help support the school's head teacher and staff in anyway possible to achieve the best outcome for every child that attends the school.
    Mr M Bulmer Parent 15/4/19 - 14/4/23

    I’m Matthew Bulmer, a parent governor at Newhey Community Primary School. I have 2 children.  My son recently left the school and my daughter is currently in Year 4.

    I am the Director of the Oldham Opportunity Area.  Opportunity Areas are a Department for Education-funded initiative to increase social mobility in 12 locations across England. In Oldham I have 3 priorities:

    1.  Increase the school-readiness of children.

    2.  Improve the attainment of children whilst they are at school

    3.  Ensure young people are ready for life and work when they come to leave school

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