Newport Junior School - Learning to Make a Difference


The school has a close working relationship with its Governors who are drawn from all areas of the community. They are parents, teachers, Council Representatives, members of the Church and businessmen and women from the local area who work alongside the Head in both supporting and challenging the school.
The Governors have an active role in the school attending school events and visiting the school in both an formal and informal manner, in so doing providing the local authority and parents alike with an assurance that we are providing the best education possible for our children.

A copy of the latest termly letter sent to Parents from the Chair:

Chair of Governors Summer Letter to Parents

Annual statement from the Chair of Governors:

Annual statement 2017


Mr Laurie Boardman, Chair of Governors

I  have been associated with NJS since arriving in Newport in Dec 2007, initially, as a parent and a supporter of the PTA. Both my daughters attended the school, with my youngest now about to leave Burton Borough.

I became a governor in Oct 2012, became deputy Chair in Apr 2016 and Chair of Governors in Oct 2016.  I am passionate about the role of the governing body and the role we play in ensuring that all children whilst at NJS achieve the best they can and that they do this in a safe, caring and nurturing educational environment.

My background is in engineering and program management, having served 35 yrs in the Royal Air Force as Engineering Officer.  I am now very much a civilian and I currently work for Ultra Electronics in Rugeley, managing the companies Quality and In-Service Support departments.


Mrs Louise Marshall, Vice Chair/Parent Governor

I was elected as Parent Governor and am looking forward to my role. I welcome the opportunity to support the school to continue to strive for the best for our children.

I am a mum of two – my nine year old daughter attends the school. She thoroughly enjoys school and I have been delighted with the progress she has made. My young son will be attending the school in the future.

I have been a teacher at a local infant school for the past 17 years, working currently as a job share in a year 1 class. I am passionate about education and supporting children to achieve their full potential and to thrive throughout their school life. I feel I have a lot to offer to the school and hope to make a positive contribution to the schools future.


Mrs Nicola Moody, Head teacher


I have worked at Newport CE Junior School since 2005.  I was appointed Acting Head teacher in September 2016 and permanent from January 207.  I am extremely proud of the children we have at NJS and am committed to ensuring we achieve the very best provision for them.  High quality provision can be achieved through a close and effective working relationship between staff, parents and Governors.  It is essential we work together to drive school improvement.

My skills are in effective Teaching and Learning.  I lead on assessment and I am a Maths Specialist Teacher and lead on this curriculum area.

I am also a busy mum to two boys under 4 who keep me active and entertained!


Mr Max Jones, Staff Governor


I began teaching at Newport Juniors in September 2014; and have taught in both upper and lower school. In September 2015 I became a Year 6 teacher and have remained there to date; I thoroughly enjoy working in this year group and thrive on the challenges and complexity it provides.

I attended Newport Juniors as a child and have fond memories of my time here, so was delighted when I was appointed as a member of staff to continue my strong affiliation with the school.  Following my time at The Burton Borough School, I attended Aberystwyth University where I gained a BSc Honours Degree in Business & Management, before then completing my PGCE teacher training course through The West Midlands Consortium.

I have a keen interest in the theory of education and how children learn. I enjoy reading about current and future pedagogical approaches and potential developments in the world of education; something which I strongly believe helps me to achieve success within my role at school. Aside from this, I am an avid fan of both football and rugby and enjoy playing sports as much as I can.

I was appointed as Staff Governor in November 2016 and have so far enjoyed learning about the school from a different perspective. I have strong aspirations for leadership myself and know that being a Staff Governor will allow me the opportunity to develop the necessary strategic leadership skills to help Newport Juniors achieve an outstanding future.


Mrs Lesley Green, Co-opted Governor

Picture1I have worked at Newport junior School for 33 years.  I am married and I have 3 children who also, like myself, came to this school.

I am the School Business Manager and  I am also a Guide Leader and a Rainbow Leader and I am a Lay reader at Church Aston church.

I am also the Child Protection/Safeguarding governor for Newport Junior School.

I believe the role of a school governor to be a very important one, working closely with children, staff and parents to achieve an outstanding school.


Revd Steve Mitchell, Foundation Governor


Mrs Anne Stevens, Foundation Governor

Anne Stevens Photo

I live in Newport with my husband, we have a grown up family and are both active members of St Nicholas Church.

As a Foundation Governor I am one of  the links between the school and the Church.

I  strongly support and encourage the distinctive Christian character within the school.


Mr Andrew Harris, Local Authority Governor


I am the Plant Director at the Saint-Gobain iron foundry in Telford. Saint-Gobain is a Business in the Community partner with another Telford & Wrekin school and I am keen to build upon these links.

I was delighted to join the Governing Board at NJS as I am passionate about education and particularly special needs education, as I have dyslexia  myself.

I bring to the Board: strategic thinking, performance management and data analysis. I am 43, a foster carer, live in Newport and became a Governor in February 2017.


Mrs Samantha Moffitt, Parent Governor


I am married to Paul and together we have two children, the elder currently at Burton Borough and my youngest in year 5 at Newport Juniors.

My professional background is within Facilities Management; I have served the private and public sectors in a senior capacity on high value contracts. Currently I am the site deputy director for all estates services at a large acute hospital. I care passionately about children’s education and firmly believe that parents play just as an important part as school in providing this.

My day to day work involves applying a strategic approach and critical analysis to problems. It is my anticipation that applying these skills and experience can enhance the performance of the Governing Body in such a way that I can positively contribute to the school and local community.

As a parent it is important to me that a Primary School is not only a happy and safe place for my child and others but ensures their learning environment has access to outstanding education provision.

I am committed to the Schools common goals and values seeing them as providing a strong foundation, not only for the children’s learning, but also equipping them for life in a challenging world where they can both flourish and make their own unique contribution.

Please click on the link below for the latest Register of Interest:


Please click on the link below for 2016/2017 Governor attendance:

governor attendance



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