Governors

If you wish to contact the Governors, please write 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

Chair of Governors

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 education, 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 […]

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Sue Melbourne

Governor

Sue Melbourne is a passionate educator, with over 30 years’ experience of teaching and leadership roles in primary education.  She was Head Teacher of Priory Primary School in Tynemouth until 2013, when she became a senior leader in the newly created all-through academy, Kings Priory.  After taking early retirement in 2016, Sue now enjoys a […]

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Jonathan Sykes

Governor

Jonathan Sykes is a self-employed Chartered Surveyor specialising in commercial property development, agency and investment advising clients in the public and private sectors. He is a former Equity Partner of King Sturge LLP and a former Regional Director of JLL. His interests include youth sport and development and he is a youth coach at Tynedale […]

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Claire King

Governor

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.  […]

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Dr Neil Lloyd-Jones

Governor

Dr Neil Lloyd-Jones is the school medical officer. Formerly a governor at Ascham House, Neil joined NSB with the merger and has been on the board for 18 years. Neil previously acted a Chairman of the governing body before handing over to Tim Care in 2016. He is a G.P. at the Newcastle Medical Centre. […]

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Philip Parkinson

Governor

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.

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*based on 2015 results

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