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Kempshott

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 - Acting Chair
Mrs N. Potter - Head Teacher
Mrs M. Baker - Staff
Revd N. Such - Co-opted
Mr A. Briggs- Parent

Mr H. Argawal- Parent

Mr S. Quickfall - Co-opted

Miss V. Hatwell - Co-opted

 

Dr Jamie Mackay -Acting 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 Acting 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

 

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.

Miss V. Hatwell

 

From starting at Kempshott Infant School in 1997 as a quiet little 4 year old, I couldn't wait for the opportunity to return this year when I was appointed as a co-opted governor.  I work as a Senior Consultant in the defence industry and in most recent years specialised in military requirements management.  I have a genuine passion to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education.  I take great pride in establishing community links to encourage approachable, unique and innovative working relationships between industry and education.  Aside from engineering and promoting STEM, you'll most likely find me somewhere around Kempshott, going for a walk with a cheekly little spaniel called Crumble.  I am really proud to be a part of the KIS team of governors and look forward to the rewards and challenges to come.

 

 

 

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