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Meet the Governors

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Chair of Governors

Richard Clifton

Richard became a co-opted Governor in January 2014 and was elected Chair of Governors in September 2014.

‘I became Governor for a number of reasons, firstly, because my son had just started at the school I felt it would be a positive way of trying to contribute, in the broadest sense, to his education as well as thinking it would be interesting/challenging and different to what I normally do for my job.  Secondly I wanted to put something back into my local community’.

Nicky Ayres

Nicky is a co-opted governor and sits on the Finance and Resources Committee.  She has lived in Braishfield for 34 years and both of her daughters attended the school.  As a retired school health nurse, Nicky has been involved in educational settings for many years.

‘As a governor it is a pleasure to be able to give support to an excellent school in our community’

Julie Holland

Julie has been a parent Governor since September 2013.  She sits on the Curriculum Committee and is the Training Liaison Governor responsible for ensuring Governors undertake appropriate training for their roles.
‘My elder son is in Year 4 and my younger son is in Year 1’.

Michelle Harris

Michelle has been a parent Governor since 2014 and sits on the Curriculum Committee.

‘I have two boys at Braishfield School in years 6 and 4 and have lived in the village for nearly six years.  I am a trained teacher and still enjoy helping out in school whenever I can but now work outside of the education sector (for my sanity)’.

Mike Allan

Mike joined as a co-opted member in January 2015.  He is Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee. 

Mike has lived in Braishfield for the last 27 years.  He has three daughters and so far, four grandchildren.  He ran both life insurance companies and has been a financial director in insurance, until his retirement a couple of years ago.

Rosie Groves

Rosie joined as a co-opted Governor in 2015 and sits on the Finance & Resources Committee.

‘As a resident of Braishfield, I believe that the school is an important part of our village and I hope to play a part in keeping it successful and flourishing’.

Jane Langford

Jane is our newest Governor elected in March 2017. She lives in Braishfield Village.

Hannah Pauley


Staff Governor

Pauline Cantrill


I have worked as a teacher in Primary Education for 11 years and have served as a governor for others schools. I am excited to have been allowed the opportunity to give something back to my son's school as a Parent Governor.