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

Megan Robinson Headteacher
Laura Lota 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
Rachel Colman Local Authority Governor
Andrew Kiln Parent Governor
Linda Montgomery Co-opted Governor
Karen Niblett Co-opted Governor
Clare Rayment Parent Governor
Lara Rowlinson Co-opted Governor
Chris Rutter Co-opted Governor
Satyajit Sinha Co-opted Governor
Som Sadasivam 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!


Reverend Patrick ButlerSome description

I became a Local Authority Governor in September 2013 when I was appointed Minister at the Church on the Heath.

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.

As a governor I am amazed at the hard work and dedication on the part of staff and volunteers that goes into making the school the fantastic place it is. It is a privilege to be able to support and encourage as a governor, as well as take assemblies in Key Stage 1 and 2 twice a term.

I am married to Rosie who teaches Spanish at a secondary school in Guildford and we have three children. I enjoy running, long cycle rides and playing bass in an Eagles Tribute band. It is great to be living in such a vibrant community and also to be part of a church with strong links to the school.

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


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.


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.




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 descriptionSome descriptionChris Rutter 

I joined EHPS as a co-opted Governor in October 2017. After moving to Fleet in 2008, I now live on Elvetham Heath with my wife and 2 young children, one of which has started at EHPS.

Originally from Bournemouth, I have a degree in Networks and Systems from Plymouth and work for a large Financial Services organisation in London.  My professional experience includes that of leading, analysing and evaluating which I feel lines up well with the needs of the role.

I was attracted to the role of Governor as a way of using some of the experience I have to give back to the community, but also as a direct opportunity to positively influence children’s learning. With a strong belief that children should learn key life skills in school, I am particularly keen to ensure that the school experience is a well-rounded one



Some description Tom BatesonSome 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.


                                    Rachel 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.





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.

  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.


 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 Septembner 2018
    OR 2017 to 2018
Tom Bateson None - - 19.09.18 6/9
Wendy Brett None - - 19.09.18 3/3
Penny Bryant-Jones EHPS Sep-15 Employed at school 30.10.18 9/9
Rev Patrick Butler None - - 14.09.18 6/9
Rachel Colman None     19.09.18 4/6
Andrew Kiln None - - 30.10.18 4/4
Laura Lota None - - 19.09.18 9/9
Linda Montgomery None - - 19.09.18 8/9
Karen Niblett None - - 19.09.18 7/9
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
Chris Rutter Little Elves Pre-School Sep-16 Wife is committee member 19.09.18 7/9
Som Sadasivam none - - 30.10.18 7/9
Satyajit Sinha none - - 19.09.18 4/9
Kirsty Parent 4 Years 17/03/2020 63% 19/02/2018 - - - Mar-18
Sharyn Wheale Local Authority 4 years 31/10/2019 38% 13/09/2017 HCC Councillor - - Oct-17