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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors Information Page

Chair of Governors

Julie Holland


I am Julie Holland, I have been a parent Governor since 2013, when my elder child started school at Braishfield. I have previously worked as a marine consultant and a Coastguard, but I am enjoying spending more time with my family at the moment. I have sat on both the Curriculum and Standards, and Finance and Resources Committees, although I am presently on the latter. I have also participated in the Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee and the Headteacher Recruitment. I became the Chair of Governors in September 2017.

Nicky Ayres


I am a co-opted governor and sit on the Finance and Resources Committee. I have lived in Braishfield for 34 years and both of my daughters attended the school. As a retired school health nurse, I have been involved in educational settings for many years. I am on the finance and complaints committees and responsible for safeguarding and health & safety. As a governor it is a pleasure to be able to give support to an excellent school in our community.

Richard Clifton



I am Richard Clifton and I am a member of the management team at Hillier Nurseries. I have been a co-opted governor since January 2013 and was Chair of Governors from September 2014 until the end of the summer term 2017. I have also sat on both the Finance and Curriculum committees and I was on part of the Headteacher Recruitment Panel.

Michelle Harris

I have been a parent Governor since 2014 and am Chair of the Curriculum Committee. I am also Safer recruitment trained and often help with the recruitment of new staff, including being part of the Headteacher Recruitment Panel. I have two children in the school. My background started in teaching (a long time ago) but then I moved into IT. I now work as an IT consultant providing software training to accountants (who are often worse than children!). I enjoy being able to spend time in school, helping on school trips, hearing readers and supporting the staff.

Mike Allan

I am Michael Allen, a retired accountant, living in the village. I have been a community governor since November 2014. My career was mainly spent in senior roles in insurance, latterly with LV= in Bournemouth. I am Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee, and was previously on the Headteacher Performance Management Committee and Headteacher Recruitment Panel.

Rosie Groves

I am Rosie Groves, a community governor since January 2015. I have lived in Braishfield for 27 years. My career was mainly in IT, but I did teach history to Oxbridge students many years ago. I am on the Curriculum Committee; the Head Teacher Performance Review Committee and I am also the Vice Chair of Governors. I was on the Headteacher Recruitment Panel. I also am the Governor responsible for monitoring the ELSA system within the school.

Hannah Pauley

I am Hannah Pauley I have worked as an Early Years Teacher for 5 years, I previously worked at a large school in Winchester and have been teaching at Braishfield for 3 years. I became a Governor in September 2017 and I sit on the Curriculum Committee as a Staff Governor. 




I am Dr Lana Wiles, I am a specialist trainee in Psychiatry and have spent the last year working as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. In this role I have gained experience in the care of young people with special educational needs and in the management of safeguarding concerns and child protection proceedings. I have been a parent governor since September 2017. I have three young children, one of whom is currently at Braishfield Primary School.

Pauline Cantrill


With one child at the school, I have been a parent governor at Braishfield Primary School since September 2016 but I have also acted as teacher governor at a number of other schools. I was a teacher for 11 years with my main specialism being in key stage 1 and the early years. I now work in compliance within the block management sector. I serve on the curriculum committee and am responsible for overseeing the great practice in the early years, as well as that of SEN and pupil premium pupils. In addition, I am on the Headteacher Performance Management Committee and was part of the Headteacher Recruitment Panel.