Meet our Governors - scroll down to find out more about them

Megan Robinson Headteacher
Laura Lota Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors         
Wendy Brett Co-opted Governor
Penny Bryant-Jones                        Staff Governor
Rachel Colman Local Authority Governor
Helen Doyle Co-opted Governor
Andrew Kiln Parent Governor
David Mellor Co-opted Governor
Linda Montgomery Co-opted Governor
Karen Niblett Co-opted Governor
Steve Polly Co-opted Governor
Clare Rayment Parent Governor
Lara Rowlinson Co-opted Governor
Som Sadasivam Co-opted Governor
Tom Steiner Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Megan RobinsonSome description

As Headteacher at EHPS I automatically become part of the governing body. I have worked in a wide variety of primary schools in Australia and the UK for over 30 years, so I feel I have a lot of valuable experience to bring to a school and governing body. I am especially proud to be working in Hart, and for Hampshire County Council, a high achieving authority.

As the school’s Headteacher I work closely with the governing body to ensure that this school is performing at a high level and providing the children who attend the school with the best possible quality education. I also believe that strong links between staff, parents, community members and governors is key to the success of a school.

As Headteacher governor I formally report to the governors at each meeting about the quality of provision, which provides the governing body opportunities to support and challenge appropriately.

Having been awarded ‘Outstanding’ status following the school's previous Ofsted inspection, the challenge we embrace is to maintain the provision of high quality education in order to prepare our learners for their futures. I know the governing body share my passion for raising standards and making a difference for every child, and I look forward to the journey ahead!

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Some descriptionLaura Lota  

I joined EHPS as a Co-opted Governor in May 2016. I have two boys in years 1 and 3 and have lived in Fleet since 2011. I work for a global agricultural company as a PA and Travel Co-ordinator and in my spare time I enjoy running, travelling and baking.

In my role as a governor I really enjoy being able to help the school maintain its outstanding standards and ensuring that every child has the best educational experience they can.

 

 

 

Linda MontgomerySome descriptionSome description

I joined EHPS as a community governor in 2004, just after the school moved into the first phase of the permanent buildings. There was space for 210 pupils, but building work had already started on expansion. By 2006 we governors were working to persuade Hampshire County Council to make even more space available, to accommodate the 630 pupils that we now have.

As well as improving school premises, governors are responsible for ensuring we have the right staff to meet the needs of our children. Sometimes we need to replace our experienced staff who move on to promotion in other schools. While we are sad to lose them, we are pleased that their skills are highly valued by others.  I’ve helped to recruit two Headteachers and several Deputy Heads. It’s been a pleasure to work with them, continually striving to raise standards. With budgets getting ever tighter, we have to plan carefully so that we get best possible value from the resources available.

Governors are also responsible for standards of achievement, and we were delighted when EHPS was graded as outstanding by Ofsted in 2010, a credit to the hard work of the staff and the responsiveness of the children. However we cannot be complacent, and with the demands on schools continually changing, we always have new challenges to meet.

Under the new regulations for governors I am now a Co-opted governor.

 

 

Some descriptionAndrew Kiln                         

I am the newest governor on the team; I joined in Spring 2018 as a parent governor. I wanted to become a governor to "put something back" and to help in some small way to shape the "direction of travel" of EHPS over the coming years. Helping to prepare our children for an ever changing world is something I feel strongly about and I feel very privileged to have been voted in to represent the voice of other parents. 

I work for a Global Technology company that leads our clients through accelerating change, working within the UK Public Sector.

 

 

 

 

Some description Helen Doyle 

I joined the Governing Body in May 2019 as a Co-opted Governor. I have a little boy who started in Year R in September 2018. Since joining the school community, I have been blown away with the level of support for new parents, and have very much appreciated the Parents Workshops, teaching us how to best support our children as they start their journey into education. I am really excited to be part of the Governing Community which helps to shape and guide the school.

I work as a HR Manager, heading up Training, Recruitment and Employee Relations for a team of 60 Care Givers and 5 office staff. I have been in HR for around 5 years now, and prior to this I worked as an Operations Contractor, in various organisations such as Surrey Police, Siemens and Surrey County Council. I’ve therefore got broad operational and HR skills & experience which I hope to bring to my role as Governor.

  

 

 Some descriptionRachel Colman information will be uploaded here soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy BrettSome descriptionSome description

I am a recently retired teacher and was previously a teacher governor. I taught music throughout my career and for over 20 years have held the position of Assistant Director of NEHASB (North East Hampshire Area Schools Brass Band.)

I have a granddaughter in Year R and a grandson of 7 months. I therefore have a keen interest in their education and the future generations of children who will attend the school.

Becoming a governor enables me to remain involved in education and to use the knowledge and skills that I have gained over the years. I look forward to working with the governing body to support the school in maintaining and developing the outstanding education that the pupils are receiving, despite the many changes and challenges ahead.

Under the new regulations for governors I am now a Co-opted governor.

 

 

 

Penny Bryant-JonesSome descriptionSome description

I am currently in my first year teaching in EHPS, after teaching in a school in Slough. This year I have been involved in running the school council and would like to bridge the pupil’s voice, staff's voice and the school governors. As a member of staff I look forward to being involved in wider school's community and seeing and sharing the school's successes. I look forward to sharing my ideas and opinions to help raise and uphold the high standards that EHPS have.

 

 

 

 

                               Steve Polly  information will be uploaded here soon.

 

Karen NiblettSome descriptionSome description

I was elected as an Associate Member of the Governing Body in November 2015, following a vacancy I then became a community Governor in February 2016.

I have lived in Fleet since 1999 and my children have both been educated locally and are currently in years 8 & 13.

I currently volunteer as Registrations Secretary and am actively involved in Fleet Town Girls and Ladies FC, I am a qualified CIMA Accountant with over 20 years’ experience working in various Blue Chip and SME’s, I want to use my finance background to assist EHPS in keeping costs to a minimum, whilst ensuring the children’s education and schooling is the best in can be.

 

 

 Some description Som Sadasivam

I joined EHPS as a co-opted Governor in Nov 2015. We moved to Fleet in 2013 and have two boys – three year old and a newborn. Having educated outside England, I was keen to understand the education system in England and joined the governing body when an opportunity arose.

It is massive learning curve for me to see the level of commitment and effort put in running the school and shaping up our children's future.  With my professional experience, I believe I have a contribution to make, particularly in helping the school address its financial challenges without compromising on the quality of education.

I hold a degree in accounting and master’s degree in management with finance specialisation. Post graduation, I have been working for investment banks focusing on transformation and cost reduction initiatives.

 

 

                                  David Mellor information will be uploaded here soon.

 

 

 

  Some description Lara Rowlinson 

I joined EHPS as a co opted governor in early 2017. I moved to Fleet in 2010 and have two children. One started the school in sept 16 and the other due to start in sept 18.

I have spent all of my working life in the social care sector working in a variety of settings including residential homes, schools and therapeutic units. For 4 years I was the Chief Executive of a small Learning Disability charity where I wore many hats from HR to finance.  I now work for a local Fostering agency as a Recruitment and Assessment Manager.  

I wanted to become a governor because I am passionate about the experiences of Looked After Children (those who are fostered or adopted) and those with additional needs in the education system. It has been a huge learning curve and one that has really opened my eyes to the challenges faced by the School on a daily basis. I really enjoy visiting the school and talking to both pupils and staff about their ideas and experiences .

                  

Some descriptionSome descriptionClare Rayment

I became parent governor at EHPS in March 2017. I have lived in Fleet since 2007 and have twins currently in year 3. 

I was interested in becoming a governor because I have been Secretary of the FoEHPS for a couple of years now and wanted to extend my volunteering at the school to not only raise invaluable funds for the school but also do more to support and help improve the children’s education. 

I enjoy speaking with pupils about their time at EHPS and I love data – understanding and analysing it! Finding out about how the school runs behind the scenes has been very interesting too.

My career is in Marketing, spanning different sectors over the years. In my spare time I love to read, exercise (sometimes!) and I also love to travel.

 

 

                                     Tom Steiner -  information will be uploaded here soon.

 

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 The following information is required to be published:

 

Parent governors are elected by parents of Elvetham Heath Primary School;

Staff governors are elected by the staff of Elvetham Heath Primary School;

(Parent and staff governors may be appointed if less applications than vacancies).

Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority;

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body;

The Headteacher automatically has a place on the governing body

 REGISTER OF INTERESTS - updated April 2019    

 
NAME NATURE OF ANY INTEREST DATE OF APPOINTMENT OR ACQUISITION COMMENTS DATE OF ENTRY ATTENDANCE
 
2017 to 2018
 
9 FGB MEETINGS
Wendy Brett None - - 19.09.18 3/9
Penny Bryant-Jones EHPS Sep-15 Employed at school 30.10.18 9/9
Rachel Colman None - - 19.09.18 4/8
Helen Doyle None - - 09.05.19 n/a
Andrew Kiln None - - 30.10.18 4/4
Laura Lota None - - 19.09.18 9/9
David Mellor CC & Fleet Men's Shed November 18 Secretary 13.05.19 n/a
Linda Montgomery None - - 19.09.18 8/9
Karen Niblett None - - 19.09.18 7/9
Steve Polly None - - 24.04.19 n/a
Claire Rayment Secretary of FoEHPS 04/2015 to 03/2016 - 19.09.18 8/9
Megan Robinson EHPS Jan-14 Employed at school 19.09.18 8/9
Lara Rowlinson None - - 19.09.18 9/9
Som Sadasivam None -   30.10.18 7/9
Tom Steiner new governor - pending        
           

GOVERNORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS (updated May 2019)

SUMMARY OF PECUNIARY INTERESTS

NAME

GOVERNOR TYPE

TERM

END DATE

ATTENDANCE LAST FULL YEAR

DATE STOOD DOWN

NATURE OF ANY INTEREST

DATE OF APPT OR ACQUISITION

COMMENTS

DATE OF ENTRY

Chris Rutter

 Co-Opted

 4 Years 

 18/09/21

 7/9 meetings

 30/04/19

 Little Elves Pre-School

 Sep-16

 Wife is committee member

 Oct 2018

Patrick Butler

 Co-Opted

 4 Years

 26/03/19

 6/9 meetings

 12/02/19

 

 

 

 Mar 2019

Satyajit Sinha

Co-Opted

4 Years

25/03/19

4/9 meetings

16/01/19

-

-

-

January 2019

Tom Bateson

Co-Opted

4 Years

20/05/19

6/9 meetings

13/12/18

-

-

-

January 2019