Infant School

Learning Together, Achieving the Extraordinary!

Meet the Governors

Kempshott Infant School has a dedicated team of Governors who are either appointed as Parent Governors, Co-opted Governors, Staff Governors or Local Authority Governors. They remain on the Governing Body for a term of four years and may be co-opted for further terms if their skills are required. 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 a month (excluding December and August). Each Governor has a clear role in supporting and holding the school to account.  They also have a link to a particular School Improvement Priority to monitor progress and visits the school during the day at least once 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

Dr J. Mackay - Chair
Mrs N. Potter - Head Teacher
Mrs M. Baker -  Deputy Head Staff Governor
Mr S. Quickfall - Vice Chair
Revd N. Such - Co-opted
Mr A. Briggs- Parent

Mr H. Argawal- Parent

Mrs R. Edwards-Peal - Parent
Mr D. Wright - Co-opted


Dr Jamie Mackay - Chair


I joined Kempshott Infant School Governing Body 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 privileged to hold the role of Chair of the Governing Body. In my professional life, I am responsible for bringing business, education, local government and the voluntary sector together to help align the supply and demand of skills in our region; after all, we all want good jobs and would like our education / training to lead to them! At home, I am very happily married with two daughters.  I like the odd bar of chocolate and a slice of pizza - but rarely together!

Revd Nicola Such


I'm very pleased to have recently been appointed as a co-opted governor at Kempshott Infants.  I moved to Kempshott last 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.

Mr Harish Agarwal


I was elected as a Parent Governor for Kempshott Infant School in February 2019.  As a parent of a new school-goer, I was keen to volunteer and make a positive contribution in the strategic functions of the school my child goes to.  Professionally, I am a Managing Consultant in the field of Information Technology, but I have always been interested in aspects of school education and extra-curricular activities.  I am proud to be associated with a highly involved team of governors and although I am still learning, I am keen to be part of this journey focusing on all round physical, mental and emotional development of children in early years.  I am married with 2 sons and very interested in science and space.


Mr Andy Briggs


I am a father of two who have both attended Kempshott Infants.  I am currently employed as a shopping centre manager in Reading with overall responsibility for a team of 110, within a centre that employs over 4000 members of staff.  I have significant leadership experience with strong influencing skills and the ability to communicate effectively, building working relationships at any level.

Just like every other parent at Kempshott Infant School, I want the very best for my children.  I want them to be happy, confident and become the very best they can be in an environment where they can achieve their full potential.  As parents we need to support the school but when necessary, we should push the teaching team to consistently raise the bar.  Kempshott Infants is already a strong local school and just like everyone else, I want it to continue to succeed and improve further.

Mr Simon Quickfall - Vice Chair


I’m a Father of two children who previously attended Kempshott Infant School, although that does seem like many years ago. I was lucky enough to be adopted as a Parent Governor and then as co-opted Governor between 2012 and 2018. Having taken a short break, I’ve returned in a co-opted role. I’m extremely proud to be a member of an exceptional school with strong leadership and wonderful staff. In my day job I work as an investigator for the Financial Conduct Authority having previously been a police detective. I believe that our children should feel comfortable and safe. As such I’m please to be able to use skills developed over years of Policing in my safeguarding governance role. I enjoy DIY, fishing and walking, which is handy as we have a new Labrador puppy.

Mrs Robyn Edwards-Peal


I'm very pleased to have been elected as Parent Governor.  I have a vested interest in Kempshott Infant School as my oldest son is currently in Year 1 and my other son will attend once he is old enough.  I myself work in eduation, as Head of Art and Technology at a local secondary school.  I have been teaching for over 10 years so therefore have lots of knowledge and experience in educational settings.  Living in Kempshott myself, I would like to give something back to the local community and be a part of the school continuing to succeed for many years to come.  I enjoy long walks with my crazy Springer Spaniel and going to the beach in the Summer or Winter, as it's our favourite place to go.