Infant School

Learning Together, Achieving the Extraordinary!

Meet the Governors

A day in the life of....


As a Governor at Kempshott Infants School I am privileged to work with an excellent team; made up of the Head Teacher, Chair of Governors, Staff Governor and individuals, all with a great wealth of knowledge and expertise.  Our role is to support, challenge and encourage the school at a strategic level to maintain excellence in every area of school life.


My involvement can range from supporting a day trip, wearing wellies and chasing frogs through to attending training set up by Hampshire, grappling with new terminology and learning about numbers!


Using my knowledge and experience  I am able to support various activities including attending the Resources Committee, which involves understanding how the funding received is used to meet the diverse and varied needs of the school.


I am proud to be working with an outstanding school, with staff and stakeholders who are committed to ensuring that every child starts off in education with strong foundations.


Mrs Sally-Anne Spooner



Kempshott Infant School has a dedicated team of Governors who are either elected as Parent Governors, Community Governors or Local Authority Governors. They remain on the Governing Body for a period of four years and may be re-elected if no other candidates come forward. Vacancies for Governors are communicated through the School to the Parent Body and Hampshire County Council (HCC) Governor Services Team. All Governors are members of the Full Governing Body (FGB) and meet collectively once per term and twice in the summer term. Either a member on the Curriculum & Standards or Resources Committee, each governor has a clear role in supporting and holding the school to account. Additionally, each governor links with a staff member to review an aspect of the curriculum and meets a subject leader each term to monitor progress towards identified goals. This ensures that Kempshott Infant Governors ‘know their School’ and are able to challenge the school to achieve the very best outcomes for children. 
Our Governors

Mrs A. Mossop - Chair
Mrs N. Potter - Head Teacher
Dr J. Mackay - Vice-Chair
Mrs M. Baker - Staff
Mrs S. Spooner - Co-opted

Revd N. Such - Co-opted

Mr A. Briggs- Parent
Mr H. Argawal- Parent
Mr G. Houghton - Parent
Mrs S. Korde - LEA
Mrs H. Hopgood - Co-opted



Mrs Amy Mossop - Chair

I am a co-opted governor, having joined the governing body in December 2010 as a parent governor. My children have all attended Kempshott Infants and we share many happy memories of their time at the school. I have worked in the field of accounting and corporate taxation for many years, so I am also Chair of the Resources committee.  Outside of work, when I am not playing taxi-driver to my 3 children, I am Group Scout Leader for Basingstoke Sea Scouts and enjoy reading, red wine and chocolate. I am passionate that all children should be given opportunities to take part in new activities and love their reaction when they achieve something they didn't think possible. 


Dr Jamie Mackay- Vice Chair

I joined KIS FGB in January 2015 as a Parent Governor. I was keen to play a more strategic role in education to complement my professional work and interests in higher education. I am currently Vice Chair of the Curriculum & Standards Committee and the Governor representative for Computing and Drama subjects. In my professional life, I am Deputy Head of AccessHE, a membership organisation that works with higher education institutions to support outreach work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. This work echoes my strong belief that education is a right and should be available to all, regardless of their backgrounds. At home, I am married with a daughter.


Mrs Sally-Anne Spooner

I am Sally-Anne Spooner, co-opted Governor for Kempshott Infants School. My family and I live locally and I work in Basingstoke as a HR Director in education. Our daughter is currently in Year 1 and we hope for our son to join Year R next year. I have volunteered in the past working with Surrey Police, Victim Support, Tearfund and the CAB. More recently I wanted to become a governor to help out in the immediate local community, in a sector I can proactively contribute to and be part something truly ‘Outstanding.’


Mrs Anne Court 

I have been involved with Kempshott Infant School since 1991 when my children started school. Whilst they were at the school I volunteered as a ‘helping mum’ and eventually became a Governor. As well as being Chair of Governors I serve on the Resources and Curriculum committees. I also provide a link between the school and the local community.

I have been a Local Councillor for Kempshott for the last twenty-two years and during the 2015/16 municipal year I was Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane. During this year the school worked very closely with the Mayoral office and supported numerous events. The children participated in the Mayor’s Charity Week by raising funds for the charities, performed a tableau at the Mayor’s Carol Service and also designed the Mayor’s Christmas Card. I was very proud of all their efforts and received many commendable comments from residents and dignitaries throughout Hampshire.


Mr Ged Houghton

I was delighted to be elected parent governor in November 2016. My eldest son is in Year 1 and hopefully my youngest son will join Year R in September 2017.

Most of my career has been in HR (mostly in the education sector) starting with Hampshire’s Education Department where I spent 6 enjoyable years advising head teachers in North East Hampshire. My current role is HR Director for an education publisher where I have been for nearly 15 years supporting the senior management team in all areas of HR.

My interests include: playing the piano (my wife says like Les Dawson!), drawing/painting and reading history books. As a farmer’s son I should be good at gardening but that might come when the garden becomes mine again!


Revd Nicola Such

I’m very pleased to have recently been appointed as a co-opted governor at Kempshott Infants. I moved to Kempshott in the Spring to become Vicar at St Mark’s Church (just up the road!) and, being involved in school life already through assemblies and other activities, it seemed like a natural progression to join the governors! I previously worked both as an infant teacher and as a youth and children’s worker, and love to see children discover their potential and develop a lifelong enjoyment of learning. When I’m not vicar-ing I love reading, being crafty and going walking.