Chair of Governors
Professor P W Jones, BSc, MSc, PhD
|Correspondence to be addressed to: The Clerk to the Governors, Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Mount Pleasant, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 1DB|
Vice Chair of Governors
Mr D P Wallbank, BA
|Mr D H Cook, MA, BA Hons|
|Governors:||Dr S Edmends, MBBS|
|Mrs E Gillow, BA|
|Mrs J Grant, BA|
|Mrs K A Miller, BSc, ACA|
|Mr G E Neyt, LLB|
|Mr M R Warren, BA, M.Arch|
|Mr D Webster|
Mr D H Cook - Business Committee
Mr David Cook is Headmaster of Merchant Taylors' Boys School, Liverpool and is a member of HMC. After a short-service commission in the Cheshire Regiment, he entered teaching in 1992 and has experience in four HMC schools. Mr Cook is married to Carla and has one son and one daughter. They live in Hartford, Cheshire.
Dr S Edmends - Employment and Compliance Committee
Shireen qualified in Medicine from London University in 1987, and was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Stoke in 1997. She has an interest in medical education and has held many posts in this area; including most recently, Associate Medical Director for Postgraduate Education at the University Hospital of North Midlands. She is the Head of the Postgraduate School of Anaesthesia and Critical Care in the West Midlands. She still has a daughter in the school, and a son who was a former pupil.
Mrs E Gillow - Employment and Compliance Committee
Elizabeth read French and Italian at London University and then qualified as a solicitor in 1994, specialising in employment law. She worked at Wragge & Co and Eversheads for a number of years before moving to Staffordshire and becoming a senior lecturer at Staffordshire University where she teaches business law and employment law. She has a particular interest in the area of discrimination law and is in charge of disability issues within the law school. She has four children.
Mrs J Grant - Business Committee
Born and bred in Stoke on Trent, Julie graduated from Birmingham University and went on to have a career in Marketing working for various UK businesses including Allied Domecq, Pizza Hut and Britannia Building Society. She founded her own marketing services company - Plinkfizz - from which she retired in 2011. She now works as a freelance marketing consultant. Julie is married to Lionel and they have a daughter who is a pupil in the Senior School.
Professor P W Jones - Employment and Compliance Committee
Peter, in 2010, retired as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise and Professor of Statistics at Keele and has been awarded the title of Emeritus Professor. He obtained his PhD in mathematical statistics at Aberystwyth, where he started his academic career as an assistant lecturer, after studying at Reading graduating in mathematics and obtaining a masters degree in biometry. His research interests are in medical statistics, particularly modelling disease severity and susceptibility using genetic and other factors, and the design of clinical trials. He is a non-executive director of the Orthopaedic Hospital at Oswestry. Peter’s two daughters are former pupils.
Mrs K A Miller - Chair of Business Committee
Mrs Kath Miller is a former pupil of the Orme Girls’ School, a past president of the Old Girls’ Society and the parent of three former pupils. She graduated from UMIST with a degree in Mathematics and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Kath is Head of Contracts for PM Training, Project Management (Staffordshire) Limited dealing with compliance and performance for PM Training and its sub-contractors on both national and local government funded programmes and private company funding. PM Training delivers work based learning to candidates aged from 14 in a wide range of vocational skills.
Mr G E Neyt - Business Committee
Graham is a solicitor and has worked in North Staffordshire for 28 years, specialising in commercial disputes. He is the former managing partner of a local legal business . He is married and has a son in the Senior School.
Mr M R Warren - Business Committee
Matthew is a designer practicing in the field of Architecture and urban design within a large established practice in Birmingham. Following the successful completion of a Masters degree in Architecture, Matthew, along with two partners were awarded the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative & Cultural Practice 2013, which has led to the establishment of their own design practice exploring the links between professional practice and education. Matthew is also a keen advocate of North Staffordshire and currently holds the position of Junior Vice President for the North Staffordshire Society of Architects and the North Staffordshire RIBA.
Mr D P Wallbank - Chair of Employment and Compliance Committee, Governor with responsibility for Child Protection (Safeguarding)
David is a former pupil of the School, and has two children in the Senior School. He is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury and was a West Midlands Police Officer for thirty years holding the position of Detective Inspector. For eight years he specialised in child protection and safeguarding work and was vice-chair of NE Forum of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. David now works in education at an academy in Stoke-on-Trent, where his role involves the welfare, attainment, behaviour, attendance and safeguarding of the children.
Mr D Webster - Business Committee
David has recently been appointed Chief Executive of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice having worked in the mutual financial services sector for twenty five years. David is Honorary Treasurer at Keele University and in 2011 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Staffordshire University for his contributions to the linkage of local business to the University. David is married to Michelle and has a daughter, Grace and a son, Paul, both of whom studied at local universities.
Awards and Achievements
Click on the following links to read about pupils' recent awards and achievements.
Awards and Achievements Spring Term 2017
Awards and Achievements Spring Term 2016
Awards and Achievements November 2015
Awards and Achievements October 2015
Awards and Achievements Summer Term 2015
Awards and Achievements Spring Term 2015
Awards and Achievements Autumn Term 2014
Awards and Achievements Spring and Summer Terms 2014
Awards and Achievements Autumn Term 2013
Awards and Achievements Summer Term 2013
Awards and Achievements Spring Term 2013
Awards and Achievements Autumn Term 2012