Mrs M Newton – Co-opted Governor – (appointed by the Board)
Term of Office
3 years – 19/10/2015 → 18/10/2019
SEN Lead Governor
Safeguarding Lead Governor
Health and Safety Lead Governor
Full Governing Board
Annual Policy Meeting
Finance/ Resources/ Premises/ Personnel Committee
Strategic Direction Committee
Anything marked on Personal, Pecuniary or Business Interest?
No other declarations
Two boys 15 and 12 – they share the same birthday!
Why did you decided to be a Governor?
As a member of staff I wanted to be more involved in the decisions made by the Governing body for the future of the school.
Why at St Luke's CE?
I have worked at St Lukes for 6 years and care very much for the school and all of its pupils, parents and staff
Have you been or are you a governor anywhere else? (Do you have links with any other schools?)
I was not a governor but attended many other schools governor meetings as a minute officer for the LA
What is the most rewarding thing about being a governor?
Having a voice in helping with the decisions which influence the direction of the school
Bringing Mr Delves on board as our new head teacher this year has been another role that the Governors have done that has been extremely important to the stability and development of the school.
What have you learnt from being a governor you didn't know before?
How much the Head Teacher relies on the backing of governors regarding key decisions
What has been the most challenging thing you've being involved with?
The decisions surrounding the increase in PAN for the school over the last few years and ultimately the move.
What's the most important thing about education/school to you?
That every child is entitles to a great education no matter their background
What do/did you do as a career?
I am a school Business Manager
What do you do with your spare time?
I like to go to they gym and ride my bike (when the weather is good.) I like spending time with my family.
What was your time at School like?
What did you most enjoy/find hard? I went to Beech Street Primary in Winton then to Winton High School/Wentworth High School. I enjoyed school but had a problem in high school with bullying for a couple of years. I think I came through this a stronger person.
What subject did you enjoy most at Primary school? (Why?)
I really liked music through primary and high school. I played recorder, clarinet and piano.
Who was your favourite teacher (why?)
Mrs Welsh, My English Teacher at high school, she inspired me to take A-Level English and helped me build my confidence after I had problems with bullies
What's your favourite Colour? (Why?)
Blue, it is the colour of the sky and Manchester City!
What's your favourite film? (Why?)
I have a lot of favourites, I really like musicals and growing up Mary Poppins was my favourite. It was fun and I liked the cartoon section when the penguins danced
Mrs Newton confirmed that she has read the Department for Education "Keeping children Safe in Education - Part 1:Information for all school and college staff" (September 2016), and that she will use this information to guide her in her actions on behalf of the children of our school [October 2017].
Mrs Newton attended 'The Role of the Governing Board in Safeguarding Course' held at school by the Local Authority on 6th November 2017.