Management Committee

Newhaven School Management Committee

Our Management Committee is an exceptionally committed team, some of whom have had links with the school and its community for over a decade.

The Committee is made up of elected Staff of the school, parents of former and current students, community members and representatives from Children’s Services. The combined knowledge and experience of those members has enabled them to build up clear understanding of the working of the school as well as the needs of the students and their families.

New members are brought onto the committee because of the additional skills and knowledge that they can bring to support the school and their ability to challenge if the need arises. New and experienced committee members receive regular training and information that enables them to deliver that challenge.

The Committee Members are welcomed in to the school and have a strong presence. As result of that, they are able to forge meaningful working relationships with the staff and where relevant, students, parents and carers.

They can be contacted via the school office or by the email address below.

joseph turner-wing

Joseph Turner-Wing – Chair of the Committee

I was born at the old Greenwich Hospital and have lived in the borough for much of my life since. I have worked at a local primary school for past 15 years. For eight of those years as a member of the Senior Leadership Team leading on; Safeguarding, Behaviour and Pastoral Care. In addition, I lead on the area of School Finance and Human Resources.

I first became a school governor in 2007 and have always enjoyed contributing to education, in particular thinking about how we include those who may be disadvantaged or need to be taught differently in order to achieve success. As Chair of the Management Committee, I am working closely with the Headteacher and his staff to ensure that students always receive a fantastic quality of education.

Eileen Glover

I have lived in the Eltham area for many years worked in retail management, law, teaching and the voluntary sector. I have been on the Management Committee of Newhaven School for the last ten years and found engaging with the young pupils very rewarding.

Karen Upton

I am a Greenwich resident and retired GP. I first became a school governor when my children were in education and over the years have developed a strong commitment to education for those who are disadvantaged because they do not fit into the mainstream system. Joining the management committee at Newhaven School allows me to make a contribution to education of a group of young people who I feel need the support which this school makes possible.

Philip Moody

I was born and raised in Woolwich and have lived in Blackheath for over 30 years. I have worked for Newhaven (originally known as GUSS) since 1998. When the service was moved to its current site in 2004 I became the ICT Network Manager. Since 2016 I am also responsible for the school’s additional site, King’s Park Campus. I have been a committee member since 2010.

Sian Davies

I have worked at Newhaven School since 2009. I grew up in Woolwich and continue to live within the borough. I take my role as an Art teacher and mentor very seriously. As we largely work with students who have been excluded the work is challenging but very rewarding. I am committed to delivering positive outcomes for all of the young people at Newhaven School and helping to equip them for the next stage of their lives. I have been a committee member since 2014.

jane higgins

Jane Higgins

I have lived in South East London my whole life and in Greenwich borough for five years.

I have a background in education. Throughout my working life I have always worked with children and young people and their families. Firstly, as a play / youth worker, then as a SEN TA before completing my teacher training degree at Goldsmiths College in the early 2000s. I have taught at a number of primary schools in South East London.

I know the value of education, and have always focussed first on the social and emotional needs of the children in my care. I firmly believe that if a child or young person does not feel safe and happy then they will not meet their full potential within or outside of the classroom. I have a strong history of advocating for children and families.

jane lawley

Jane Lawley

I was born in Woolwich and always lived in the borough. I attended Greenwich schools and the local FE college prior to studying psychology at Goldsmith’s. After graduating, I first worked in central government in employment services, moving to local government education services in 1996.

In my current remit, I am responsible for school admissions and appeals; place planning; capital projects; school organisation and academy conversions, as well as attendance; education other than at school (EOTAS); primary and secondary inclusion services, youth justice education and the Virtual School for children and young people in the local authority’s care. I joined the management committee in November 2022.

Dominic Mbang

I was born in Ghana, coming from The Alokuga Clan of the Zuosi Tribe and I am a Kusaasi man from the Great Kusaug Kingdom from Northern Ghana. I was educated in Ghana and trained as a State Registered Nurse, and I was later recruited into the Ghana Police Service, worked as a Teacher, State Registered Nurse, a Police Officer, a union representative and a political party activist.

I was first elected as a Councillor in 2018 representing Woolwich Riverside Ward and in 2022, got re-elected for Woolwich Dockyard Ward where I have lived for 24 years. As a councillor I have held the posts of Labour Group Secretary and Treasurer, Disability champion, and took interest in Health, Housing, Education, Community Safety and the Environment. I was elected as the new Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for 2023 to 2024. I joined the Newhaven Management Committee in March 2023.

angela cetindal

Angela Cetindal

I have been working in the Royal Borough of Greenwich since 2005. I worked in Secondary School for four years supporting children and young people who would sometimes struggle to engage in education. This was a role to support their pastoral needs and equip them with skills and a mindset to return to class, ready for their learning.

I embarked on a role within Inclusion at the local authority in 2009. I currently manage the Secondary Inclusion Service which is made up of 13 staff members. My remit includes exclusions, FAP and Alternative Provisions. I find my role challenging at times but also very rewarding.

Having struggled in school myself, I have found that I can relate to a lot of our young people. I have the philosophy, if you find one member of staff that you can trust, that makes all the difference no matter how challenging a situation can be. I am passionate about young people being able to reach their own full potential and supporting them with strategies as they navigate their way through secondary education and beyond.

My motto is ‘young people have to think we care, before they care what we think.’ In my role, despite the challenges, I show up every day and care.

kate halpin

Kate Halpin

I have lived in Greenwich Borough for over 30 years and grew up locally. I retired from the Metropolitan Police Service in 2022 having served in a variety of roles across South East London and in a number of specialist investigative departments including the Detective Superintendent for Greenwich Borough and latterly as the Borough Commander for Lewisham.

In this role I valued working with the local authority, schools and youth groups and ensured that young people were represented on our Independent Advisory Group.

I am a trustee at Shrewsbury House Community Centre and also volunteer as the Safeguarding and Welfare Office with a local cycle group that helps children and adults with learning and physical disabilities enjoy the opportunity to cycle every week.

I am pleased to support the Headteacher and Staff at Newhaven School

Name Type of Governor and Term of Office Appointed/Elected by Declared Interest Position of Responsibility
Joseph Turner-Wing Co-opted
Management Committee Staff Governor, Charlton Manor Primary School Chair of the Committee

Quality of Education, Leadership and Management
Jon Kelly Ex-Officio By virtue of office Company Director, Greenwich Community Schools Partnership Community Interest Company Headteacher
Eileen Glover Co-opted
Management Committee None Chair of Learning and Achievement Committee

Quality of Education, RSHE
Karen Upton Co-opted
Management Committee None Children in our Care, Safeguarding, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development
Philip Moody Staff
Staff Father to Samantha Moody, School Business Manager
Sian Davies Staff
Staff Partner to Samuel McCann, Head of NEST
Jane Higgins Parent
Parents None Quality of Education
Jane Lawley Co-opted
Management Committee None Vice Chair of the Committee

Chair of Resources Committee

SEND/Pupil Premium
Dominic Mbang Local Authority
Management Committee Mayor of Royal Borough of Greenwich EDI, Personal Development
Angela Cetindal Co-opted
Management Committee None Children in our Care, Safeguarding, CEIAG, Behaviour and Attitudes
Kate Halpin Co-opted
27/03/2024 – 27/03/2028
Management Committee None

Committee Membership

All members of our Management Committee sit on both of our sub-committees:

The Learning and Achievement Committee – responsible for looking at performance data and holding the school to account for the academic progress and achievement of all students

The Resources Committee – responsible for providing scrutiny and quality assurance regarding the school’s budget, staffing and the school premises

Management Committee Attendance – 2023/24

Member 11/10/23 29/11/23 07/02/24 27/03/24 08/05/24 10/07/2024
Joseph Turner-Wing N Y Y Y Y N
Jon Kelly Y Y Y Y Y Y
Eileen Glover Y Y N Y N N
Karen Upton Y Y Y Y N Y
Philip Moody Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sian Davies Y Y Y Y Y Y
Jane Higgins N Y Y N N N
Jane Lawley Y Y Y Y Y Y
Angela Cetindal N Y Y N Y Y
Dominic Mbang N Y Y N N N
Kate Halpin NA NA NA NA Y Y

NA – Not Applicable
N – Absent
Y – Present

Employee Salary Information

Maintained schools are now required to publish salary information on any employee earning over £100,000 per annum. All staff employed directly by the school are paid in accordance with the School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document (STPD) or National Joint Council (NJC) Terms & Conditions (support staff). All salary levels are determined and reviewed annually by the Pay Committee of the Governing Body.

Please see below the numbers of employees earning over £100,000 per annum:

Salary (£) Employees earning over £100k
100,000 or above 1

Financial Benchmarking

You can view the School’s Financial Benchmarking data via the link below: