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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.


Julian Knott

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.


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.


Jamie Lane

I am Jamie Lane, a Partner in an accountancy firm. I live on Abbotswood with my wife and two young children. I joined as a governor in October 2018 with a desire to “give something back” to the community in which we live. With my eldest child attending another local school, I am seeing first-hand what amazing work is done by the local schools for the next generation.


With a background in finance, and experience at Board level, I hope that I am able to support the Head teacher and the team to deliver our vision for the school over the coming years.



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 Buckley

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, am on the Headteacher Performance Management Committee and was part of the Headteacher Recruitment Panel.    
Chris Pelletier I've been a co-opted governor since January 2018 and I'm Chair of the Finance and Resource Committee. I live in Braishfield and I have two children attending Braishfield Primary School. I’m an NHS and local government senior manager with international experience in the development, delivery, and management of community and public services, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to support the school staff and governing body to continue to provide a well-led, high performing, and sustainably managed school.  
Tanya Ritchie I live locally and I am privileged to join your school as a Co-opted Governor and a member of the Curriculum Committee.  I am interested in young people and education and I wanted to become more involved in my local community.  I currently work part time in a school, helping children with Speech and Language development difficulties and I start training as a Special Needs Dyslexia teacher from September.  Previously, I worked in finance in my twenties, started a gardening company in my thirties and this decade I have helped my husband form a research centre for The Brain Tumour Charity.  I am a Mum of 3 lovely boys.  
Debi Simmonds

I’m Debi Simmonds and joined as a School Governor in March 2019. I have a young child and live in Romsey so have a real interest in education within the local community. This is my first role as a Governor but I really look forward to contributing to the achievement of the School’s strategy over the coming years.

My background is in finance - I am a chartered accountant and certified internal auditor. This experience will enable me to bring insight on what good practice looks like across a number of areas such as governance, general controls and risk management.