Haughton School

Meet our Governors

We asked our Governors to introduce themselves and describe why they decided to join our Governing Body.

Michelle Leonard (Chair)

Jayne Stevens (Vice Chair)

Laura Hutson (Parent Governor)

“I have been a Parent Governor at Haughton School since the beginning of 2018 and am now serving into my second academic year. My daughter joined the school in September 2017 and has made fantastic progress, which I believe is largely down to the hard work of the staff, as well as the ethos and values of the school.

I have previously been a secondary school teacher and would very much like to return to the teaching profession in time, but currently am a full time carer for my daughter. I wanted to be a part of the governing body as I am passionate about education and inclusion for all children. I have relevant skills and wanted to contribute and help support the school any way possible.

I truly believe Haughton School is a very special place that enables all children to reach their potential, feel proud of their achievements and be confident in themselves. I feel privileged to serve the school as a governor.“

Alasdair Lewis (Community Governor)

"I joined the Governing Body in October 2017 as a Community Governor. I have lived in Newport since 1988. I am married and have 3 adult sons all of whom went to local schools.

I have recently retired from HM Land Registry where I worked for over 30 years. For the last 7 years I was the Director of Legal Services.

I firmly believe in the difference that good governance can make to the success of a school and I believe that my career has equipped me with a range of skills that will enable me to make a positive contribution to the life of Haughton School.

Between 2006 and 2010 I was a Parent Governor at the Burton Borough School where I was the chair of the Curriculum Committee. In addition to becoming a governor at Haughton, I have also recently joined the Governing Body of Codsall Community High School."

Helen Parry (Staff Governor)

Gill Knox (Headteacher)

Susie Thompson (Associate Governor)

I have been an Associate Governor for Haughton School for 5 years and attend all of the Governing Body Meetings.

My role is School Business Manager and I support the leadership and Governors for the day to day responsibility of the Finance, HR, Office and Administrative Management of the School. I am also the line manager for the office staff.

The reason I requested to serve on the Governing Body was to assist the Leadership and Management of the school and to ensure that I (alongside my team) provide the best possible support to our children, parents, carers and the community.