Our Governors

Meet our Governors

The role of the governing board is a strategic one with three key functions:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Over the year we share progress relating to our strategic objectives, as well as making transparent the work of the governing body, through termly updates. The minutes from our meetings, policies and procedures can be made available upon request by contacting the Clerk to the Governors.


Meet the Governors

Lead Governor for: Chair of Education Committee.
Allison brings vital research and data skills to the team gained from 13 years of experience in the public sector; working for the Department of Health and NHS England as a policy developer and analyst and her PhD in mechanical engineering.

Allison Jordan

Chair of Governors

Lead Governor for: Chair of Education Committee.
Allison brings vital research and data skills to the team gained from 13 years of experience in the public sector; working for the Department of Health and NHS England as a policy developer and analyst and her PhD in mechanical engineering.

Lead Governor for: Vice Chair

Sumaiya brings 10 years of teaching and leadership experience, alongside a decade of her more recent work in health operations and project management.  Sumaiya holds a Masters in Education and currently works in Corporate Services at Hampshire County Council.

 

Sumaiya Hassan

Vice Chair

Lead Governor for: Vice Chair

Sumaiya brings 10 years of teaching and leadership experience, alongside a decade of her more recent work in health operations and project management.  Sumaiya holds a Masters in Education and currently works in Corporate Services at Hampshire County Council.

 

Lead Governor for: Safeguarding.

James Gorton

Chair of Education Committee

Lead Governor for: Safeguarding.

Lead Governor for: Vision & Strategic Direction and Marketing & Communications.
Tim is a Director of local Digital Agency and brings critical business, strategy, digital and marketing skills and experience to the team gained from over 17 years experience leading digital and marketing projects across a variety of diverse sectors.

Tim McMillen

Chair of Finance Committee

Lead Governor for: Vision & Strategic Direction and Marketing & Communications.
Tim is a Director of local Digital Agency and brings critical business, strategy, digital and marketing skills and experience to the team gained from over 17 years experience leading digital and marketing projects across a variety of diverse sectors.

Lead Governor for: Chair of Headteacher Performance Management & Chair of Finance Committee
Chris brings 20 years of experience from IBM gained through managerial roles, personnel management, business development, strategy and project management. Chris brings vital leadership, communication, negotiation, coaching, decision making and recruitment skills to the governing board.

Chris Westwood

Chair of HTPM Committee

Lead Governor for: Chair of Headteacher Performance Management & Chair of Finance Committee
Chris brings 20 years of experience from IBM gained through managerial roles, personnel management, business development, strategy and project management. Chris brings vital leadership, communication, negotiation, coaching, decision making and recruitment skills to the governing board.

Lead Governor for: Inclusion.

James Moth

Inclusion Governor

Lead Governor for: Inclusion.

Lead Governor for: Development and Training.

Sabina Labrow

Designated Training Governor

Lead Governor for: Development and Training.

Lead Governor for: Staff.
Alongside her expertise in teaching and school leadership, Natalie brings valuable insights to the operational work of the school. Natalie represents staff views and acts as staff liaison to the governing board.

Natalie White

Staff Governor

Lead Governor for: Staff.
Alongside her expertise in teaching and school leadership, Natalie brings valuable insights to the operational work of the school. Natalie represents staff views and acts as staff liaison to the governing board.

Headteacher

Wendy sits alongside the governing board in her role as Headteacher of Owslebury Primary School and brings her wealth of expertise, and passion for children’s learning which she has developed through teaching and school leadership across multiple schools.

Wendy Smith

Headteacher

Headteacher

Wendy sits alongside the governing board in her role as Headteacher of Owslebury Primary School and brings her wealth of expertise, and passion for children’s learning which she has developed through teaching and school leadership across multiple schools.

Clerk to the Governing Board.

Eleanor Belton

Clerk to the Governing Board

Clerk to the Governing Board.

Governing Board policies & documents


The minutes from our meetings, policies and procedures can be made available upon request by contacting the Clerk to the Governors.

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Schedule of Meetings 2020-21 57.67 KB 0 downloads

Schedule of Governing Body Meetings for 2020-21. ...
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Governor Attendance 2019-20 66.65 KB 0 downloads

Record of meeting attendance for 2019-20 ...

 

Current vacancies

There are currently 3 vacancies to join our governing board. Experience in the education sector is not necessary, and nor is any existing link with the school or local community; we welcome applications from those with skills in any of the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Strategic Direction
  • Leadership
  • Educational Development
  • School Improvement
  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Marketing
  • Estates Management 
  • Human Resources

Contact us

If you would like to raise a matter with the Governing Board you can do so through the following routes;

  • Contact the Chair of Governors
  • Contact the Lead Governor for the area that your matter relates to – see ‘Our Governors’ for the current list of names and lead areas;
  • Approach one of the parent governors.

Please bear in mind that governors are responsible for strategic, not operational matters. Any concerns regarding your child, teaching or other day-to-day matters should be raised with the relevant teacher or headteacher. In the unlikely event that this process does not resolve your matter then you should raise this with the Chair of Governors.

Join our team

If you are interested in becoming a governor you can find out more on the Governments webpage, or come and speak to any of us.

Find out more

Summary of Governor appointments

Governor Name First Appointed Term of Office Ends Elected by Roles and Responsibities Pecuniary Interests / Business or Financial Interests / Governance roles with other Educational Institutions
James Gorton 09/5/2018 08/5/2022 Co-opted
  • Chair of Education Committee
  • Safeguarding Governor
Special Constable for Hampshire Constabulary & Teacher at Harestock Primary School
Sumaiya Hassan 08/7/2020 07/7/2024 Co-opted
  • Vice Chair of Governors
None Declared
Allison Jordan 22/11/2016 21/11/2024 Co-opted
  • Chair of Governors
  • Chair of Pay Committee
  • Lead Governor for: Pupil Premium
None Declared
Sabina Labrow 05/2/2019 04/2/2023 Co-opted
  • DTG
None Declared
Tim McMillen 22/11/2016 20/11/2020 Parent
  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Lead Governor for: Vision & Strategic Direction
  • Lead Governor for: Communications & Marketing 
Director of Profound; company providing website hosting services to the school
James Moth 15/1/2019 14/1/2023 Co-opted
  • Inclusion Governor
None Declared
Wendy Smith      
  • Headteacher
Employed by Owslebury Primary School

Chris Westwood

19/9/2016 18/9/2024 Co-opted
  • Chair of HTPM
None Declared
Natalie White 22/9/2014 21/9/2022 Staff
  • Lead Governor for: Staff
Employed by Owslebury Primary School 
Parent Governor Vacancy          
LA Governor Vacancy          
All governors above are full governors with full voting rights.
Working with
Eleanor Belton      
  • Clerk to the Governing Board
Employed by Owslebury Primary School

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