Meet The Governors

Here is our board of Governors.

If you wish to contact any of the governors you can do so by writing to them at:

Newfield School,

Old Bank Lane,


BB1 2PW.

Or by emailing them at:

Name of Governor Role Responsibility
Sara Barr-Frost Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance & Resources, Child Protection Finance, Premises, Health & Safety and Pupil Premium, Child Protection, E Safety, Health and Well Being, CIOC
Janet Doolan Vice chair of Governors,Chair of Education & Standards HR & Autism
Louise Sumner Education & Standards Pupil Progress, Standards, Curriculum & Enrichment
Joan Bamber Link Governor Governor Training
Naushad Surve Local Authority Representative SEND, Equality,(Race/Gender/DDA),Community Cohesion & PREVENT
Fiona Waterfield
Parent/Carer Partnership
Parent/Carer Partnership
Helen Thomas
Staff Representative
Staff Liaison, Teaching & Learning

Name of Governor Date Appointed Term End Date Appointed By Business/Pecuniary Interests Governance Roles /Educational Institutions Material Interests Attendance Sept 2018 - July 2019
Sara Barr-Frost 06/11/2018
Newfield None None None 100%
Janet Doolan 01/01/2013 17/11/2022 Newfield None None None 100%
Louise Sumner 01/01/2013 01/05/2023 Newfield None None None 83%
Joan Bamber 01/01/2013 27/01/2023 Newfield None None None 100%
Naushad Surve 17/04/2017 17/04/2021 Local Authority None Governor - St Stephens Primary School.
Board Member - Little Harwood Children's Centre
Employee - Broadfield School
None 50%
Helen Thomas 02/10/2019 02/10/2023 Newfield None None None N/A
Fiona Waterfield 13/03/2017 13/03/2021 Newfield None None None 100%

Click here to view Previous Governors

‘Governance of the school is strong… The governing body’s expertise is used well to hold leaders to account about their actions’. Ofsted, 2016

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane

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Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Rik Robinson, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Equality Duty

Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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