Mrs P Townsend
Chair of Governors
  Vacant Vice-Chair
  Mrs J Blatherwick

Co-Opted Governor


Ms F Macintosh

Co-Opted Governor


Mr A Caress

Co-Opted Governor


Mrs J Nadarajah

Co-Opted Governor


Mrs G Anderson

Co-Opted Governor 


Parent Governor 


Mrs E Moorcroft

Staff Governor


Mr C Heathcote



Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body exists for the benefit of the school and is responsible to the parents of every pupil. Our governors have a key role to play in helping Isaac Newton to provide the best possible education for all of its children. The governors work closely with the school to ensure that high standards of provision and attainment are maintained and improved.


The governors are very supportive. They give freely of their time to help improve the quality of education provided. Parents are represented on the governing body by democratically elected Parent Governors who are happy to hear your comments at any time. 


Governor Meetings

The Governors meet 4 time a year but are able to call meetings should there be important school business to discuss or exceptional circumstances.  


They can be contacted by addressing correspondence to:


Mrs J Ingle (Clerk to the Governing Body)
Isaac Newton Primary School
Dysart Road
Grantham NG31 7DG


Mrs Pam Townsend

Chair of Governors

I was born in Perth, Scotland. I have lived in several different towns and cities both in England and Scotland before settling in Grantham which has been my home since 1983. I enjoy reading, sewing and and learning how to paint as well as taking the occasional walk. My husband and I also look after our young grandson one day a week - what a joy!

I have been a teacher since qualifying in 1978 working in a variety of schools in Humberside, Yorkshire and finally here, in Grantham. Although, while training I chose to focus on primary education, I have spent my career working in middle and secondary schools.

I joined Walton Academy (formerly Walton Girls’ High School) in 1985 as a temporary teacher and retired in 2015 as Assistant Headteacher, responsible for pastoral care, behaviour and safety, primary liaison, marketing, trips and visits, displays and anything else I was asked to do! After retiring I continued to work at Walton as a supply teacher and putting up displays as required. I have now, finally, stopped teaching although I still do a little display work.

I have been a Governor at Poplar Farm School since it opened three years ago. I was excited to be part of a brand new school and thoroughly enjoy being a Governor which is why I was delighted when I was asked to consider the role of Chair at Isaac Newton. I feel that Governors have a unique and privileged role to play in helping schools to be the very best they can be, by acting as critical friends and being on hand to provide support to staff, parents and children.

When I visited the school recently I was struck by the enthusiasm and caring attitude of the Headteacher and felt that he echoed my own beliefs about the absolute importance of pastoral care for each and every pupil as well as his high expectations of all stakeholders to ensure the success of Isaac Newton.

Mrs Julia Nadarajah

Co-Opted Governor

I'm Julia Nadarajah and I am a co-opted governor with responsibility for safeguarding and curriculum.

I worked in children's social care for many years and, since 2002 , in the Safeguarding and Review teams in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. My role was as an Independent Reviewing Officer and this entailed ensuring that children were kept safe and enabled to reach their full potential whilst in care. I will retire in November 2019 and this will help me to devote more time to my roles as a governor at both The Isaac Newton Primary School and Ancaster Church of England Primary School and also as the Safeguarding Officer for the East Loveden Group of churches.

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful children and staff at The Isaac Newton Primary School and I look forward to observing the progress of the children as they make their way through the school .

Mr Ashley Caress

Co-Opted Governor (Vice-Chair)

I work in education and currently hold the position of Deputy Headteacher. My role includes responsibilities such as teaching and learning, curriculum offer, absence management, health and safety and working in close partnership with external professionals to ensure the very best provision for all pupils. I am also a Specialist Leader of Education. As part of my role as a governor, I currently have responsibility for Health and Safety and SEND. Additionally, I was involved in the interview process for both the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher positions. Also, I carried out a SATs inspection to ensure the procedure was adhered to accordingly. I am thoroughly enjoying being a member of the governing body and I am committed to working collaboratively with the team for the benefit of all pupils and the school community.

Mrs Gill Anderson

Co-Opted Governor

Mrs Stacey Clark

Parent Governor

As a former pupil myself and my own 3 children attending Isaac Newton school I have a lot of interest in the school. I am a Ofsted registered childminder and have been for the last 15 years. I look forward to working with the school.

Mrs Emma Moorcroft

Staff Governor

I have been teaching for twelve years and I have been lucky to have spent nine of those years at Isaac Newton. I have worked in many year groups throughout the school and I feel that I have a good understanding of the needs of the children attending the setting. My current roles in school are maths coordinator, educational visits coordinator and year 4 teacher. I have two children myself one who currently attends the school. I am looking forward to new role as staff governor.

Mr Chris Heathcote


I’ve been teaching since 2012 and have had the pleasure of working in some fantastic schools including: Barrowby, Long Bennington and Claypole, where I held the role of Deputy Headteacher. I am very familiar with Grantham, having grown up in a small village nearby, and it’s a real privilege to be able to give something back to the community through my work in schools and now as Headteacher of Isaac Newton Primary School.

I went into teaching because I wanted to make a difference and have always held the belief that every child has the right to a fantastic education, enriched with memorable and inspiring lessons and experiences. It’s through this that children can develop a real love of learning and can achieve more than they ever could have imagined!

I feel truly privileged to have been given the opportunity to continue to shape Isaac Newton Primary School and I look forward to helping every child unlock their full potential and grow into unique, independent and creative thinkers.

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