Alumni Facility Hire


Newstead Wood School

Newstead Wood School is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Vision Statement

We are a forward-thinking school, aiming to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with critical thinking skills, a global perspective and respect for the core values of tolerance, honesty, loyalty and compassion.

In the context of exceptional teaching and learning in an academically challenging, stimulating, yet supportive environment, students are encouraged to develop innovative, creative and empathetic approaches to meeting challenge and play an active role in the design of their own learning. Students are instilled with the values of confidence, resilience and emotional intelligence to make a difference to lives at Newstead Wood and beyond.

All members of the school community are valued and contribute to the future success of the school raising self-esteem and expectations through the recognition of all achievements; both academic and extra-curricular. 

Nurturing these skills underpins the excellence in education we offer and makes Newstead Wood an exceptional school with wide-ranging opportunities for all.

The members of the Local Governing Body are:-

  • Mrs Naureen Khalid - Chair
  • Mr Steve Penny - Vice Chair
  • Mr Jonathan Capon
  • Mr Solomon Ako-Otchere 
  • Ms Eileen Xiaoyu Zhang 
  • Mrs Jenny Wilkins
  • Dr Adebola Fasusi
  • Mr Alan Blount - Headteacher (in attendance)

You can find out about the role and responsibilities of our governors by reading "What does a governor do?" produced by the National Governors' Association, click here.

To view our Code of Conduct, Click here.

You can contact the Governing Body by emailing the Clerk to Governors, Philippa Jackson ( or the Chair of Governors, Naureen Khalid ( 

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy