Chair of Governors

Name: Rachel Quayle

Role: Chair of Governors

Skills: Teacher, extensive knowledge of education, Safeguarding and Leadership. Ability to work as part of a team and work in a challenging but supportive way.

Newlands Primary School, governors, staff, parents and children work together in a happy, creative and aspirational environment; with our values of persevere, believe and achieve at the heart of everything.


The Governing Body is involved with our school at every level. This includes finance, safeguarding, premises management and staff appointments. As governors, we consider our most important role to be the safety, welfare and education of our pupils.


The children in our school achieve high standards across the curriculum. We are justifiably very proud of them and would like to thank the parents who encourage and support their children so admirably.

Governors are appointed to ensure that objectives are met, and that future planning is both visionary and realistic. We provide strategic direction for the improvement of the school; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school; and hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education. We are here to support and encourage our Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all school personnel to ensure that every one of our children has access to an enriched education and to all the opportunities that they deserve.

The role of the governors is a strategic one in the development of the school, with day to day management and operational issues delegated to the Senior Leadership Team. The three core responsibilities of the Governing Body are:

1. To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils;

2. Ensure clarity of the School’s vision, ethos, values and strategic direction;

3. To oversee the financial performance of the school ensuring its money is well spent.

Additionally, the Governing Body maintains a high focus on Safeguarding and Child Protection in line with DFE guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, with Safeguarding being a standing agenda item at every Full Governing Body meeting.

Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matter further, I can be reached at

Best regards

Miss R Quayle