The Time of Our Lives


Our Governors take responsibility for the strategic direction of the school and school policy. The Full Governing Body meets at least four times a year and additionally operates with two committees, each of which meets at least three times a year. These are:


  • Curriculum
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Premises

    Our Governors come from a range of backgrounds: parents, staff, the local authority and the wider community in Newbridge. Together, they take decisions on school policies, where money is spent, what is taught, and where the school is aiming to go. Their focus is on standards and they repeatedly ask: "Are we doing the best we can for our children?"  They also get involved in recruiting new staff, and act as critical friends to the Head Teacher and the School Leadership Team.
    If you have a concern that touches on the day-to-day life of the school, or an issue that is affecting your child, you should speak to your child’s teacher. Alternatively you could speak to your child’s Phase Leader , the Deputy Head, Gill Kennaugh, or the Head Teacher, Kristian Hancock.

    We are increasingly publishing school policies on our website and any that are not online are available for you to access in hard copy, just ask at the School Office. Should you wish to contact the Governors you may write to them via the School Office or you could email them: newbridgegovernors@com<>
    Anyone with an interest in the school can become a Governor -  there are no special qualifications. If you would like to know more, please contact the School Office. The current Board of Governors and their particular areas of involvement are as follows (correct at September 2017):


Member Role Committee
Michelle O'Doherty Chair
Eric Lucas Vice Chair and Finance
Katy Hancock
Gill Kennaugh Acting Head Teacher
Jacky Hansard Acting Deputy Head/Associate Governor
Emma Puzey
Sarah Webb
Amanda Crutchley
Caroline Pix
Jacqui Lindsley
Ollive Navias Clerk to the Governing Body
Aillie Steele  
Sarah Evans  



Member Business Interest Financial Interest Governance Roles In Other Schools
Michelle O'Doherty N/A N/A Oldfield School
Eric Lucas N/A N/A N/A
Katy Hancock N/A N/A N/A
Gill Kennaugh N/A N/A N/A
Jacky Hansard N/A N/A N/A
Emma Puzey N/A N/A N/A
Sarah Webb Forest School Teacher Forest School Teacher


Amanda Crutchley N/A N/A N/A
Caroline Pix N/A N/A N/A
Jacqui Lindsley N/A N/A N/A
Aillie Steele N/A N/A N/A
Sarah Evans N/A N/A N/A
Ollie Navias N/A N/A N/A