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Who is on the governing body?

The instrument of Government gives:

      • 4 x Parent Governors
      • 1 x Local Authority Governor
      • 1 x Headteacher
      • 1 x Staff Governor
      • 9 x Foundation Governors (2 of whom at the time of their appointment shall be eligible for election or appointment as parent governors) and the Vicar of Highfield Church (or a church representative)  
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Mrs Helen Thompson


Foundation Chair

Finance & Resources Committee, Vice Chair, Headteacher Performance Management,

Training Liaison Governor

100% 2014 2022 None declared
Ms Sarah Coe Parent Finance and Resources Committee,

Health and Safety Governor

100% 2021 2025 None declared
Mr William Collinson LA Faith in Learning, Well being Governor 2021 2025 Member of staff at another Southampton School
Mrs Leslie Fuller Foundation Foundation, 100% 2004 2022 None declared
Mrs Lucy Heptinstall Foundation Co-Chair Faith in Learning Foundation Group,

Performance Management

100% 2012 2025 Member of staff at another Southampton School
Dr Alan Hunt Foundation Chair of Finance & Resources, 100% 2014 2026 None declared
Mr  Andrew Cross Foundation Faith in Learning 100% 2021  2025 Member of staff in another school
Mrs Jackie James Clerk to the Governors Staff member
Mrs Lisa Warren Headteacher All Committees and Groups 100% 2020 Staff member
Mr Jimmy Ward Foundation Faith in Learning Committee,
Foundation Group
83.3% 2017 2025 Member of staff at another Southampton School
Dr Mike Archer Vicar ex-officio Foundation Group 2021 2025
Mrs Janine Finney Foundation


Faith in Learning







Miss Rosie Savill Deputy Headteacher who observes most
Committees and groups
2020 Staff member

Pupil Premium is covered by the Faith in Learning Committee

Appeals for Admissions is covered by the Admissions Committee


Governors who have resigned or whose tenure has expired:

Mr Pardinez-soils  Parent Governor  Finance & ResourcesTraining Liaison Governor  2017  2018 -resigned (moved) None declared
Mr Cathie  Parent  Finance & Res 2014  2018  end of tenure
Mr Hodges Parent Finance & Res 2017  2018 – resigned

Mr Keith Reed           LA Governor        Co Chair of Governors                     2019            2020 –  resigned

Mr Kevin McAdam    Parent Governor   Finance & Resources Committee    2018            2020 – resigned


Mr Steven Ossont       Parent                    Faith in Learning Committee          2018            2020 – resigned

Mrs Polly Cross          Foundation            Faith in Learning Committee          2017            2021 – resigned

Mrs Josephine

Tavassoli                     Parent                    Finance and Resources                    2021            08/04/22 – resigned

Mr Tony Ridley         Associate                 Finance and Resources                   2021            08/04/22 – resigned

Mrs E Ford                Staff                         Faith in Learning Committee         2020            24/04/22 – resigned

Mrs Ewa Crunden     Parent                       Finance and Resources Group       2020            08/06/22 – resigned

Mrs Emma Sheppard  Parent                    Faith in Learning Committee,         2018            04/07/22 – end of tenure



Committee Terms of Reference _ Each of our committees have clear terms of reference that guide their work in school. These are reviewed annually and are then used to plan for governor strategic direction and agenda setting throughout the year. 


Governors have an action plan that links to their committees which determines areas of strategic focus within each year. This is our Governor Action Plan overview for this year. 

Governor Action plan 2021






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