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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

School Leadership: Staff, Governors And Pupils

meet The staff team

Mrs Sue Ward Head Teacher


Miss Chloe Barber

Senior Teacher 

class 1   

 Mrs Nicola Hall

Class 2

Mrs Sue Ward

Class 2


New member of staff



Miss Kristen Eley

Class 3

Mrs. Kate Underwood

Senior Teacher 

Class 4


Teaching Partners


Miss Abblie Topliss

Class 1

Mr Tom Ikin-Dean

Class 2 and 3

MS. Sarah Aldrich

Class 3 and 4


Office Staff

Mrs Ally Grimshaw

Business Manager


Sports Coaches

Mr Nick Mr Luke Swanwick Mr Josh Beddard



meet The Governing Team

Our governors are special people who give up their time to support us on our journey to remain excellent for all of our families and pupils.

Mr James Dodds


Dr. Deborah Aldred

Vice Chair

Chair of curriculum Committee

Mrs Mitzi Moran


Mr. Steve Oakley

Chair of Finance committee

Mr. Tim McCaskie

Chair of Health and Safety

Mrs Priya Dhadyalla

New Governor

Miss Chloe Barber

Staff Governor

Mrs Wendy Penlington

co-opted Governor


Every governors role is to govern the school in the best interests of all pupils; not to represent the interests or the constituency from which they are elected or appointed.

The Governors at Newton Burgoland Primary School are committed to providing all pupils with an "outstanding" education in a safe and happy environment. The Governing Body has a wealth of talent and is actively involved in all aspects of school life.

As a whole Governing Body we meet once a term. Our main work is carried out within working parties, or committees. The committees presently in operation are Finance and Personnel, Curriculum and Pupils and Health, Safety and Premises.

Between them, these working parties set targets, monitor progress, support and challenge. Most recently the Governing Body has been instrumental in numerous initiatives, i.e. parents forum, regular newsletters, structured monitoring, staff questionnaires, health and safety evaluations, budget setting etc.  To find out more about what each committee does and some of the work carried out please select committee pages or look at our reports.

Newton Burgoland Primary School provides a fantastic environment for learning, that as Governors we are determined to develop further.

We are always looking for new skills, so if you are able to offer a particular expertise to the governing body, to support its work, then please contact the office to find out how you can get involved. If you are an existing parent/carer and have any comments please feel free to make contact with any of the Governors, details of the governing body can be found under the ‘meet the governing body’ tab.

If you are a prospective parent/carer and are looking for a school for your child, please make contact and allow us to demonstrate what we can offer you and your child!!

If you are a current parent use the link below to share how well we are doing with ofsted and prospective visitors.

VACANCIES - please contact the office
For more information about becoming a governor please go to the Governor Development Service  section of the Leicestershire County Council website.

Meet The pupil Leadership teams

Pupils at Newton Burgoland Primary school are committed to improving their school.

All pupils in year 5 and 6 serve their community as:

  • Members of the schools council
  • Committee members of the schools' council: chosen by election
  • Sports ambassadors
  • Diversity champions
  • Internet safety champions
  • Eco-champions

Schools Council Committee

The School Council is well-established and plays an important part in expressing the children’s views/wishes about their school.

All pupils in class 4 serve on the Schools Council because we believe that  all pupils are entitled to a place on the schools' council. The Committee Members are chosen by vote.


October 21

We have chosen to raise fund for Epilepsy. One of our pupils wrote very persuasive letter which swayed the vote.

Funds raised from last year will shortly be sent to the dogs trust.

Letter from RSPCA

Sports Ambassadors

Being a sports ambassador is the start of leadership pathway in sport which continues in key stage 3.

Sports Ambassadors 2021/22

Our sports ambassadors organise our annual sports day. Plan and support intra- schools competitions and encourage heathy lifestyles.

This term they have chosen to work on healthy eating, making links with the Eco-team to look at sustainable packed lunches.

Diversity Champions

Our diversity Champions play an importance role in helping us to prepare to live in multicultural Britain and global world community.

This year we are part of an ant-racism pilot working with the local authority and De Montfort University to build on our previous work with 'Everyone Welcome'.

We are proud of the work previous pupils have completed to support the rights of LGBT+ pupils. Achieving the gold anti-bullying award.

Internet safety Champions

The Internet is rich source of information but is must be used wisely. Our interest safety champions lead us in a termly assembly to promote safe Internet use.

Eco- champions

Our planet's future matters to us all. Our Eco-champions are determined to make a difference.