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Newport Primary School has a very supportive and pro-active Governing Body. The group consists of Local Authority members, community members, staff members and parents/carers.
The Governing Body have many important duties and responsibilities that link closely to the continuous provision at Newport Primary School.

Miss Siobhan Gazeley – Chair of Governors (Joint)
My name is Siobhan Gazeley and I recently joined Newport Primary School as a co-opted community governor. I became interested in education and schools through a previous role at work and decided to become a governor to get involved in a school in my local community. I’m really pleased I’ve been able to join Newport Primary and have the opportunity to support such an exciting and dedicated school.  I’m looking forward to working with the staff and governing body to ensure every pupil at Newport Primary receives the best possible education and is supported to achieve their potential.
Cllr Alma Hellaoui – Chair of Governors (Joint)

Hello everyone, I would like to introduce myself, Alma Hellaoui, and give you some information about myself so that you feel you know me a little and feel able to ask me any questions or express any ideas that you may have. I was born and brought up in Middlesbrough and lived here for most of my life though, ever since leaving for university (London), I have travelled extensively in Britain, Europe and around the world. All my life I have worked for justice and peace in society and I am dedicated to supporting communities and individuals in their quest for fair treatment. 
I have worked extensively with under- privileged and under- represented individuals and groups on issues such as sexism, racism, disability and poverty. I have been in education of my professional life and am passionate about enabling everyone to embrace teaching and learning as one of life’s most valuable gifts. 
I taught classes from young ages through to adults in to higher education, in Britain and abroad.
The majority of my teaching career has been teaching modern languages (mainly French and Spanish) as I believe that through teaching languages we can open up young people’s’ horizons to not only to the beauty of other languages but also to other wonder and joy in sharing other cultures and communities.
I am also very committed to engaging with young people to develop their thinking skills and empower them to have confidence to express their opinions and to believe that through their contribution to society, they can make a difference.
I am a local councilllor in Middlesbrough representing Newport Ward. 
Every day, I strive to do my utmost to make Newport and Middlesbrough a safe and happy place in which to live.
In my personal life, I am a mother, partner, sister, aunt, adopted grandmother and family member and I believe very strongly in family values of care and respect – these are values which which I share and nurture in my community.

Mrs Melanie Daley – Newport Staff Governor
My name is Melanie Daley and I am a Staff Governor at Newport Primary School.  I have been a Governor here for 10 years.  I was interested in becoming a Governor at Newport Primary School because I am very proud of our children and I wanted to be part of our School development.  Standards are paramount and we must endeavour to achieve the best for our children.
Miss Patricia Maxwell – Head Teacher Governor
As Head Teacher of Newport Primary School, I am delighted to have such a strong, enthusiastic and challenging team of Governors to support me in the continued development and improvement of provision of education for all of our pupils
Mrs Ann-Marie Coulton – Co-Opted Community Governor
Mrs Margaret Walters – Co-Opted Community Governor
Mrs Claire Risker – Co-Opted Community Governor
Mrs Julie Thomas – Co-opted Governor
My name is Julie Thomas and I am a recently retired Head and I still wish to be involved in Education whilst my experience is still relevant. Newport Primary is very dear to me and I was employed here as a Deputy Head Teacher for 5 years until 2010. I am passionate about education and believe that all children deserve a good education irrespective of their background and start in life.
Mrs Abida Nayyer – Parent Governor
I Abida Nayyar was elected as parent governor in 2014.  I believe that parental role in school and children’s learning is very important so I used my ideas, educational background and multilingual communication skill for community wellbeing.  I am very happy to be involved myself with school activities and children’s support events.  I always try to give my full commitment to school when it’s required.  I will continue to support and challenge the leadership team to help to achieve the best possible schooling experience for our children and for Newport to continue to be one of the best schools in the country.
Mrs Jacqueline Smith – Foundation Governor
Mr Jonathan Woodhouse – Co-opted Governor


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