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Welcome to the Governors' section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Members of New Waltham Academy are Bruce Fenwick, Andy Smith, Bev Clark, and Nelson Hunter.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Picture 1 Mr Nelson Hunter, Chair, Safeguarding,
Picture 2 Mrs Jayne Perry, Finance and Personnel Committees
Picture 3 Mrs Beverley Clark, Finance and Personnel
Picture 4 Mrs Victoria Barber, School & Learning Council
Picture 5 Mrs Debbie Redburn, Early Years
Picture 6 Mr Andy Smith, Maths, Finance and Personnel
Picture 7 Mr Martyn Leonard, SEND Director
Picture 8 Mrs Joy Wooffindin, Well-Being Director
Picture 9 Mr Bruce Fenwick, ICT Director
Picture 10 Mrs Jenni Steel,

Our Academy Directors

Board of Governors Vision statement

Our vision is that every child at New Waltham Academy receives an inspiring and challenging education while feeling safe and happy. The children become well rounded members of the community and understand the importance of core British values.

We aim to:

  • ·   Retain a high calibre of teaching and support staff that will become leaders of tomorrow

  • ·   Maintain our “Good with outstanding features” rating with OFSTED while always looking to improve

  • ·   Engage with parents and the local community and maintain our family-like ethos

  • ·   Continually develop the Governing Body so we can continue to support and challenge the Head Teacher

  • ·   Ensure that the school meets all of its legal responsibilities 


All Directors have a host of legal duties surrounding their role; Health & Safety, Child Protection, Finance, Personnel, Complaints, Standards... and the list goes on.

Our Directors like to be involved in other ways as well, so they can better understand how and why the school operates in the way it does. They visit the school to talk with pupils both individually and as the School Council and the Learning Council, to sit in on lesson observations with the headteacher, and to generally tour the school with the headteacher to see it in operation. In this way they gain a real feel for what is happening in the school and why it is as successful as it has been for many years now.

Governors Term in office 


End of office date

Bev Clark (member)

October 2007 – no end date

Andy Smith (member)

October 2007 – no end date

Nelson Hunter (member)

May 2015 – no end date

Jayne Perry

Sept 2016 –no end date

Joy Wooffindin (co-opted)

May 2016 – end May 2020

Bruce Fenwick (member)

May 2016 –no end date

Jenny Steel (parent governor)

Feb 2016 – end Feb 2020

Debbie Redburn (staff governor)

May 2014 - end May 2018

Victoria Barber (staff governor)

May 2014 - end May 2018

Martyn Leonard (parent governor)

Feb 2015 – end Feb 2019