Welcome to the Governors Information Page
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 who attend Braishfield school. This is my first role on a school governor board having joined as co-opted governor member of the Finance and Resources 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.
Chair of Governors
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 joined the governing body two years ago and I am currently 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 20 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 15 years. 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.|
|Julie Holland||I rejoined the Governing Body as a co-opted governor and member of the curriculum committee in September 2022, having previously been a parent governor for 6 years. I have one child in year 6 and my older child also attended Braishfield. I am excited to bring my previous experience of being a governor to help and support the school to further teaching and learning for all our children.|
I joined the board of governors in September 2022 as a parent governor and as a member of the Resources Committee. I have one child who attends Braishfield Primary School, and my wife and I have lived in Romsey for over ten years. I very much look forward to helping the school and supporting the local community in this position.
I work full time as an executive of an energy company, which includes involvement in the setting of the strategic direction of the company and the management of financial risk, and I am a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant.