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

Megan Robinson Headteacher
Linda Montgomery Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors
Tom Bateson Co-opted Governor
Wendy Brett Co-opted Governor
Penny Bryant-Jones Staff Governor
Patrick Butler Co-opted Governor
Laura Lota Co-opted Governor
Karen Niblett Co-opted Governor
Kirsty Pockson Parent Governor
Clare Rayment Parent Governor
Lara Rowlinson Co-opted Governor
Chris Rutter Co-opted Governor
Som Sadasivam Co-opted Governor
Satyajit Sinha Co-opted Governor
   

 

 

Megan RobinsonSome description

I am currently in my second year as Headteacher at EHPS, having led my previous school for almost 12 years. Having worked in a wide variety of primary schools in Australia and the UK over the past 27 years, 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 am on every committee, and formally report to the governors each term about the quality of provision, which provides the governing body opportunities to support and challenge appropriately.

Having been awarded ‘Outstanding’ status following the OFSTED inspection in 2010 was a great achievement for the school – the real challenge is to maintain this status under the new framework. 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!

 

Reverend Patrick ButlerSome description

I became a Local Authority Governor in September 2013 when I was appointed Minister at the Church on the Heath. Prior toSeptember 2015, I was serving on the Premises and Safeguarding committee.

I originally trained as a youth and community worker and spent many years working in both church and Local Authority youth work settings. In 2009 I returned to the UK from South America where we lived for fifteen years working with the Anglican Diocese of Paraguay. I was ordained there in 2007 and later served my curacy in Guildford before moving to Elvetham Heath.

I am married to Rosie who teaches Spanish at a secondary school in Guildford and we have three children – a son at university, a daughter at Sixth Form College, and another son at EHPS. So I am currently exposed to all levels of education!

It is great to be living in such a vibrant community and also to be part of a church with such strong links to the school.

I enjoy running, long cycle rides and playing the guitar.

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

 

  

                               Laura Lota  information will be uploaded here soon.

 

 

 

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.

 

Satyajit SinhaSome descriptionSome description

I have recently joined the governing body of the Elvetham Heath Primary School. My elder son is in Year 1 at EHPS. I have previously been a Local Authority Governor for a couple of years and so I fully understand the responsibilities and challenges of this role. I feel it is a great opportunity though to contribute towards the local community and persevere towards providing the framework to enable the best outcomes for our children.

My day job involves Technical Sales Management in the field of mobile telecommunications. Outside of work I enjoy playing badminton, watching sports and reading.

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

 

 

 

Kirsty PocksonSome descriptionSome description

My name is Kirsty Pockson and I became a school governor in March 16.  I have 2 daughters at Elvetham Health Primary school, my oldest is in year 5 and my youngest is in year 1. 

I became involved in school governance when I made the decision to take a career break , spend more time with my family and contribute something to the local community.  When an opportunity arose to join the school’s governing body, I was delighted to take up the challenge! I look forward to working as part of the wider school team to help ensure that all the children continue to achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning experience.

I am excited to be part of this fantastic school and eager to learn and contribute to how the school runs. 

                               

 

                                Chris Rutter  information will be uploaded here soon.

 

 

Tom BatesonSome descriptionSome description

I joined EHPS as a co-opted Governor in May 2015, prior to September 2015 I was serving on the Premises & Safeguarding committee, having lived on Elvetham Heath for 10 years.
I have a foster child who started EHPS in September 2014 in year R and we have been amazed by just how far he has come since he started and how much his confidence has grown, which we will always be truly grateful to the school for. I therefore wanted to put something back in appreciation for all of the school's outstanding hard work.

I am looking forward to being a governor and learning more about the role and the school and I will do all I can to contribute to the school’s success in providing the best education and learning environment for the children.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

                                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.

 

                                 Lara Rowlinson information will be uploaded here soon.

 

                                 Clare Rayment 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 

NAME

NATURE OF ANY INTEREST

Date of appointment or acquisition

COMMENTS

DATE OF ENTRY

Attendance

16/17

Tom Bateson

none

-

-

29.09.15

 75%

Wendy Brett

none

-

-

20.09.17

 75%

Penny Bryant-Jones

none

Sept 2015

Employed at school.

17.10.16

 100%

Rev Patrick Butler

none

-

-

20.09.16

 63%

Laura Lota

none

-

-

20.09.17

89%

Linda Montgomery

none

-

-

29.09.17

89%

Karen Niblett

none

-

-

19.10.17

100%

Kirsty Pockson

none

-

-

17.10.16

 63%

Clare Rayment

 Secretary of FoEHPS

 Mar 2016

 -

17.07.17

 100%

Megan Robinson

none

 Jan 2014

Employed at school.

20.09.17

 100%

Lara Rowlinson

none

-

-

20.09.17

80%

Chris Rutter

Little Elves Pre-school

 Sept 2016

Wife is committee member

19.10.17

 n/a

Som Sadasivam

none

-

-

17.10.16

 89%

Satyajit Sinha

none

-

-

17.10.16

 75%

 
 INFORMATION ABOUT GOVERNORS THAT HAVE SERVED AT OUR SCHOOL IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

GOVERNORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS (updated Oct 17)

SUMMARY OF PECUNIARY INTERESTS

Name

GOVERNOR TYPE

Term

end date

Attendance

 last full yr

Date stood down

NATURE OF ANY INTEREST

Date of appointment or acquisition

COMMENTS

DATE OF ENTRY

Sharyn Wheale

 Local Authority

 4 years

 31/10/19

 38%

 13/09/17

 HCC Councillor

-

-

 October 2017

Vanessa Williams

CO-OPTED

4 years

26.03.15

80%

17/10/16

none

-

-

October 2016

Adam Hopkins

 Parent

 4 years

 22.05.18

 70%

 17/02/17

Married to Unit Manager at school. HC3S provides catering for multiple schools.

 

 

February 2017

Michelle Rowland

 Staff

 4 years

 20.09.20

 80%

 29/05/17

 

 

 

 Sept 2016