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The School Governors

Governors have an interest in helping to ensure that children in the school receive the best possible education and the school governing body is a key partner in school leadership. The governors are a team made up from various representatives - parents, staff and the local community and who are responsible for:


  • Ensuring the School provides good quality education

  • The School’s budget and management of resources

  • Making sure the School provides for the individual needs of each child.


Meet our board of Governors

Headteacher Governor

         Mrs J Forshew         

Co-opted Governors

Mr Stuart Donovan


I became a member of the governing body at Nathaniel Newton in 2014 and Chair of Governors in 2016. During my time as a governor I have gained quite an insight into the work that goes into providing the children with a good education, how the policies agreed by governors are implemented and through school visits, the impact that they have benefitting the children 

I am married with two children, who both attended Nathaniel Newton, having moved to the area in 2012.  I am a Chartered Surveyor and have worked on a wide variety of construction projects in the UK and internationally.  However, I now have my feet planted firmly in the local area and run my own surveying company.


Mr Phil Riley

Hi, having been a governor at Nathaniel Newton previously I 'retired' when I no longer had children at the school but for some strange reason they recently asked if I wanted to return.

In the mean time 2 of my children are now at university and 2 are at the high school, they all went to this school and it provided them with a fantastic start to their education. It's a pleasure to be part of such a excellent school that has a great educational ethos and I hope that I can add to its growth in some small way again.

Mr P James

I am a 64 year old qualified accountant and spent over 30 years in financial and general management roles in industry.

I then worked for ten years as School Business Manager for 3 Warwickshire Primary Schools including Nathaniel Newton until my retirement in 2019.

I am married to an ex Primary School Head teacher and have two grown up sons and two grandsons for whose school I am also a governor.

Miss A Hawkins

I am the schools Business Manager. I have worked at Nathaniel Newton for over 15 years as a Teaching Assistant and ICT manager prior to becoming Business Manager.  I am a former pupil of Nathaniel Newton myself (many moons ago!) and my now grown-up daughter also attended, so the school is very close to my heart. I am dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for all children at our school and hope that my teaching and business management experience will assist with ensuring this. 


Mrs E Senter

I am a former pupil at Nathaniel Newton, far to many years ago to count! We now live in catchment and my daughter attends herself.

Despite the classrooms seeming smaller and the staff changing, it’s still the fantastic school that I remember, with brilliant staff, children and values, as well as an amazing community who support it.

As part of that community, I wanted to be able to help the school and its pupils further and hope that as a governor I can find some way to give back and use some of my knowledge to help the school continue to grow.

Mrs J Ward

Local Authority Governor

Mrs S Saje

I have worked with Primary aged children for 40 years, and love their enthusiasm and interest in everything. As a Governor at Nathaniel Newton I can monitor the pupils collective progress and celebrate their achievements, whilst promoting the policies and conditions in school to give every child an excellent education.

My three children are grown up now, and making their own way in the world, so my time – Covid-19 permitting –  is spent visiting them, spending days out around the UK with friends, playing with my Grandson, working in the garden, walking the local countryside and working towards living in a more minimalist home!

Parent Governor

Mr Dave Hughes

Staff Governor

Mrs V Taroni

I am the school's deputy head teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator. I have been at Nathaniel Newton School for six years but have 17 years teaching experience. I am passionate and care deeply about ensuring that the school provides the best learning experience possible for all children, regardless of their need.

Clerk to Governors

Mrs S Bowles