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Deborah Weston

Lewis Girls’ School Governing Body

Who we are…

Academic Year 2021-2022


Mrs Deborah Weston

Category of Governor:

Local Authority Appointed

Term of Office:

Since May 2015


Local Government Officer

Assistant Head of Education (Resources) – Newport City Council

Governance Experience:

I have been a school governor since 2010, initially as a parent governor at a local primary school before being approached to undertake the role of LA governor at Lewis Girls Comprehensive School. I currently sit on the Standards and Finance sub-committees.

I am also a governor at another secondary school in a neighbouring Local Authority area, where I act as Chair of the Business sub-committee.

Links to School area:

I currently sit on a wide variety of statutory committees and am also a member of the Standards and Finance sub-committees at the school.

Why you become a Governor:

Having worked across a variety of roles within the Education Service for over 20 years, I welcomed the opportunity to become a parent governor at a local primary school.

During this initial term of office, I found my roles as local authority officer and school governor to be mutually beneficial – my knowledge and experience supported the development of the school, and the insight to school life that I gained gave me valuable skills to bring to my professional role.

For that reason, I was pleased to be offered an opportunity to become a governor at Lewis Girls Comprehensive School when my term of office at the primary school came to an end.

For me, being a governor is a two-way process, with my professional role supporting the school and my role as a governor supporting my work.

Being a governor is challenging but rewarding, and I’m grateful for the opportunities and experiences that being a governor has given me.