Welcome to the Governors Information Page
Chair of Governors
|I am a Mummy to two boys, my eldest in Year 6, and so I have been a Parent Governor at Braishfield Primary School since September 2016. I have also acted as a Teacher Governor at a number of other schools in the past. I was a teacher for eleven years with my main specialism being in Key Stage One and the Early Years. I now work in Compliance within the Block Management Sector. I serve on the Resources Committee, am on the Headteacher Performance Management Committee and was a part of the Headteacher Recruitment Panel for the past two Headteachers. As the current Chair of Governors, my vision is to ensure our Governing Body is proactive, effective, supportive and wholly embedded in the school community with education and wellbeing of every single child at the heart of everything we do.|
I’m Julian Knott and I live in Abbotswood with my wife and two young sons. I joined as a governor in March 2019 wanting to give back to the local community. I work in the Further Educational sector as an advanced teacher and I sit on the curriculum committee which I hope will help lead the school with its continued high level of teaching and learning. I am very humbled by this opportunity to be a Co-opted Governor and to help shape the future of Braishfield Primary School.
|I am Leigh Smith. I live in Braishfield and have 2 young children, one of whom attends Braishfield school. This is my first role on a school governor board having joined as co-opted governor member of the Finance Committee at the end of 2019 and I am very much looking forward to this new challenge helping to support the school.|
My working career was focussed on the International financial sector, where I worked extensively across Europe, Africa, Australia and the Far and Middle East leading large scale IT and technology programmes. Relevant experiences I bring to the Governing body include change and programme management, contracts management and procurement, budget ownership and people management.
I am a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 40 years experience in the construction industry working mainly on roads, bridges and railway projects of all sizes both as a project manager and a commercial manager. I moved back to Romsey in 2020 and I joined the Board of Governors in February 2022. My sons and nowadays the majority of my grandchildren have been or are being educated at Romsey schools. I am passionate about the importance of providing every child with all the life skills; technological skills; and people skills they need to realise their potential in the exciting world ahead of them.
|Lillian Weatherley||I am a new governor who is semi-retired and living in the Romsey area. I trained as a teacher and have taught in both the Primary and Secondary phases of education. I was a Diocesan Schools’ Adviser for 20 years as well as an Ofsted and SIAMS Inspector. I have worked extensively with Head teachers, staff, governors and clergy to improve standards and inspire and motivate young people. I am still working with schools as an independent consultant as well as working on several national projects. I am passionate about children succeeding at school and I look forward to supporting the school in whatever way I can.|
|Jonty Cooke||Parent Governor Jonty has two children at the school (at the time of writing) with a third due to start in 2024.Has 10 years experience in arranging commercial finance for businesses across the UK.|
|Hayley Couglin||I am an experienced primary school teacher in the local area and am passionate about providing children with a range of opportunities to enrich their learning. I am a parent governor on the curriculum committee and I look forward to supporting the school in any way I can.|
|Tessa Margrie||I’m Tessa Margrie. I’ve lived in Romsey for 6 years. Having recently retired from a career representing doctors with the British Medical Association, I wanted to use my skills in the community. I have experience of contracts, policies and procedures, terms and conditions and challenging them where necessary to ensure they meet the needs and are understood and implemented effectively. I was a school governor some time ago and am keen to update my learning so I can support the school in providing the best learning experience for children. I am on the curriculum committee and head teacher’s review committee. I look forward to becoming more involved as a governor.|
|Amy Taylor||I have recently joined the governing body, firstly as an Associate Governor and then I was made the Governor in charge of Health & Safety along with Safe Guarding. I am a secondary school teacher at Kings' in Winchester. I have taught Geography for 18 years. I am keen to develop my understanding of Key Stages 1 & 2 compared to those at secondary school. Both my husband and I have totally loved being Romsonians for the last 14 years and welcomed our daughter three years ago into our family. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to support Braishfield Primary School, fulfilling my duty to the community and the children I share this incredible town with.|