Growing Together, Learning Forever!

Together we reach for our personal best

Newtons Primary School

01708 558613

Lowen Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8QR

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a federation of schools where children succeed and are proud of their achievements. We strive to actively promote British values and prepare our children to become role models, thus preparing them for life in modern Britain. To do this, we create a respectful, inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming, fun, friendly and safe. We are a federation that nurtures curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, challenging and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in an environment where success is celebrated. Our ethos is delivered through these aims for our children:

• To teach tolerance and respect to all children. All children are valued individuals and should be respected.

• To encourage everyone to have high expectations of themselves in an environment where they can reach their personal best.

• To promote equality of opportunity and aim to develop the children’s awareness of moral, cultural, social and spiritual issues.

• To have engaging and challenging opportunities through a creative and inclusive curriculum within the school and beyond into the local community.

• To encourage excellence by sharing successes and supporting the children to reach their full potential.

Through the aims of the Federation, we actively promote lifelong learning whilst ensuring the children respect one another, enjoy their school experiences and achieve their personal best.

Crowlands Primary School

01708 743402

London Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 9EJ

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Newtons Primary School Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for raising standards within it. the governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance. The governing body of our school is made up of a Headteacher governor, parent governors, staff governors and co-opted governors.

Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children.

Governors also need to be able to build relationships with a range of people, to be able to work as part of a team, to be able to question and to make connections between different types of information. All governors are expected to be able to read straightforward budget reports and data on school standards.

Our governors need to:

  • attend termly meetings of the full governing body
  • sit on the Leadership and Management or Learning and Achievement committee and attend the meetings which are usually held twice a term
  • visit the school formally for monitoring purposes at least once a year
  • visit the school informally at least once a year
  • commit to attend training courses, perform additional research as required and take part in monitoring areas withing the school

In return we will:

  • ensure you receive a structured induction
  • provide the support of an experienced governor as a mentor
  • give you lots of development opportunities within the school and through Havering Governor Services who provide extensive training in all areas of governance

If you would like to find out more about how you can make a difference at our school, please email with your details and we will arrange at time to contact you for an informal discussion.

Our Governors - Reconstituted July 15

Under new Government legislation all school Governing Bodies are to be reconstituted by September 2015. Under this new legislation, the Governing Body is slimmed down, but must have the appropriate skills to fulfil the role of a Governing Body effectively. It should not be smaller than 7 members and must include: At least 2 Parent Governors; The Headteacher; One and only one Staff Governor; One and only one Local Authority Governor. On top of the above 5 ‘Core Governors’, a school can appoint as many additional co-opted Governors as deemed necessary.


The Federation of Crowlands and Newtons Primary School

With effect from the 16th April 2018 Crowlands Primary school formally federated with Newtons Primary school. A Federation is where schools work together with one Governing Board overseeing the strategic management of both schools.

The Federated Governing Body of Crowlands Primary School and Newtons Primary School decided to reconstitute from their Summer term 2018 and our current Governors are as follows:

Current Governors

Mrs Julie Lamb


Chair of Governors, Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee and Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee

Mr Kenny King

Chair of Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee and responsibility for Health & Safety

Mr Gary Walker

Chair of Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee, Appeals Committee and responsibility for Safeguarding

Linda Mills


Learning & Achievement Committee, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises), HT Performance Management, HT & DH appointments, Complaints, Pay and Personnel, Safeguarding & On-line Safety

Mrs Hayley McClenaghan

Executive Headteacher, Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee, Leadership & Management Committee

Rosalind Reynolds

SEN, Learning & Achievement Committee, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises), HT Performance Management, HT & DH appointments, Complaints, Pay and Personnel

Mr Joe Pojunas

Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee, responsibilty for Health & Safety

Jean Woods


SEN, Learning & Achievement Committee, Numeracy, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises)

Mr Les James

Leadership & Management Committee, Disciplinary Committee and SEND and Pupil Premium

Leanne Merry


Learning & Achievement Committee, Numeracy

Miss Samantha Maclean

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee and Development & Liaison

Mrs Beverly Musham


Learning & Achievement Committee, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises), Health & Safety, Pupil Premium, Literacy

Mrs Petra Wilkinson

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee and Safeguarding

Mr Harrison Gould


 Leadership & Management Committee






Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the School and are able to hold office for up to four years. If Parent Governor elections are to be held, all parents will be informed, invited to stand for election and able to vote. The minutes of all Governing Body meetings are available in the school office.

Jane Ward - Parent Governor

I am very pleased and privileged to have recently been appointed as a parent Governor of The Growing Together Federation Governing Body.

I am married to Jason and we have one son in Reception Crowlands Primary School. I currently run a local website which provides parents with support and useful information about children’s services, groups and classes available in the Havering area but my background is firmly rooted in education.  I was a teaching assistant for 2 years in Northern Ireland and I have over 10 years’ experience as a primary teacher here in England. I have taught in 3 very different schools ranging from a small village primary school in Cambridgeshire to a large inner city school in Newham.  While teaching I held curriculum responsibilities for ICT, History and Outdoor Learning and have also experience in managing and coordinating educational visits across a school and in managing a school website.

I have a good understanding of the education system which I think will enable me to contribute positively to school life. I am committed to ensuring that our children have access to great learning opportunities which will help them to flourish and to reach their full potential. I feel passionately that the well-being of the whole school family, teachers, support staff and leaders, will create the very best learning environment for our children. I hope that in my time as a parent Governor I can have a positive impact and support the school to continue to grow and thrive.

From 1st September 2015, governing bodies have a duty to publish on their website governor information and register of interests.

Click here to see the Publications of Governor Information. 

Instrument of Government