At Newcastle School for Boys, we are proud to have a strong body of Governors, from a range of backgrounds who bring their expert knowledge to the School. From Doctors, HR Directors, education specialists and business owners, our Governors are all active members of the community and are fully invested in delivering the best for the School and its pupils.
In September 2015, Newcastle School for Boys celebrated its10th anniversary of its founding. The School has already made great strides in its ten years and the School’s Governors have a strong vision to take Newcastle School for Boys forward and further this success. With a passion for independent and boys-only education, the Governors want to lead the School in providing an exceptional education and experience for all of its pupils, producing outstanding young men with the best possible opportunities for their future.
Should you wish to contact the governors, all communications should be sent to Mr Tim Care, c/o Clerk to the Governors, Newcastle School for Boys, 30 West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4ES.
Tim Care is Chair of Governors and a partner in the Public Sector Team at Ward Hadaway law firm, where he advises public sector clients in local government and the NHS. His son was at NSB (and before that, Ascham House) for 15 years and is now at university. He also has a daughter at boarding school. His interests include choral singing and playing the piano and he is an active member of his local church. Tim is also a non-executive director of Newcastle Healthwatch.
Greg Austin is HR Director for Sodexo Healthcare in the UK and has over 20 years experience in human resources, with a particular focus on commercial expertise and the importance of values and behaviour in the working environment. Greg is also a non-executive director at NCFE, an educational qualification and awarding body. Greg has three sons in the Senior School and appreciates the value of an independent and boys only education after attending Austin Friars in Carlisle when it was a boys only school in the 1980s. His interests include coaching Gateshead Under 15 rugby team and encouraging all three boys in their various sporting activities.
Claire King began her career as a humanities teacher in the secondary sector. She enjoyed a number of leadership and management roles in school, before joining two successive local authority school improvement adviser teams.
Following secondments with both the Teacher Development Agency and the National College for Teaching and Leadership, Claire became director of Professional Learning Solutions. Her company specialises in supporting senior leaders to develop the quality of teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on leadership development and the use of CPD methods that have direct impact on student learning outcomes.
Claire has a daughter and a son at Kings Priory School in Tynemouth. Claire is passionate about the development of outstanding practice in teaching and learning and her personal interests include badminton and the theatre.
Dr Neil Lloyd-Jones is the school medical officer. Formerly a governor at Ascham, Neil joined NSB with the merger. He has been on the board for 16 years. He is a G.P. at the Newcastle Medical Centre and a non-practising Barrister. He has a daughter, Grace, and a son, Philip, who attended NSB all the way through to Year 13. His interests include archery, surfing and body boarding.
Philip Parkinson is a retired police officer and now the chief executive of Philip Parkinson Homecare, a nursing and domiciliary homecare business based in the North East. He is married and has a son who recently completed Year 13 at NSB and two daughters at Newcastle High School for Girls. His interests include photography and rugby.