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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

School Leadership and partnership: Staff, Governors And Pupils

Strategic aim:

Committed to being a local centre of excellence for primary education by providing an appropriate and evolving curriculum meeting the needs of pupils within this community, through professional development of staff, collaboration with other educationalists and sound governance.
Together we achieve excellence!
The school is committed to working in partnership locally through 'Collab 360' 


meet The staff team

Mrs Sue Ward

Head Teacher

Mrs Gemma Watson

Class 1   

 Mrs Nicola Hall

Class 2

Mrs Rebecca Mirner

Class 2


Miss Kristen Eley

Class 3

Mrs. Kate Underwood

Senior Teacher 

Class 4


Teaching Partners

Mrs Abbie Everitt

Class 1
(Maternity Leave)

Mrs Paula Davis

Class 1

Miss Poppy Moore

Class 1

Mr Tom Ikin-Dean

Class 1 and 3

Ms Sarah Aldrich

Class 4

Mrs Mitzi Moran

After School Care Coordinator


Office Staff

Mrs Ally Grimshaw

Business Manager

Mrs Lynne Evans

Administration Assistant


Sports Coaches


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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


Lead Safeguarding Governor 

Dr. Deborah Aldred

Vice Chair

Chair of Headteacher Performance Management

Mrs Mitzi Moran




Mr. Tim McCaskie

Health and Safety Governor

Mrs Priya Dhadyalla




        Co-opted Governor


Co-opted Governor

Mr Thomas Ikin-Dean

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 exceptional 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 twice a term. The finance team and health and safety team meet outside these meetings and report to the full meetings. School improvement and curriculum matters are discussed at the main meetings.

The role of the governing body is to set targets, monitor progress, support and challenge.

Most recently the Governing Body has been focussed on:

  • Developing wraparound care
  • Premises improvement 
  • Improving computing facilities
  • Supporting recovery following the pandemic

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.

Sports Ambassadors

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

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

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.

In 2021/22 we achieved the silver anti-bullying award with UAB.


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.