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


Pupil Premium (PP) Governor

Looked After Children (LAC) Governor

Head Teacher's Performance Management Group

Pay Committee

Mrs N. PotterHead Teacher
Mrs M. BakerDeputy Head - Staff Governor
Mr S. Quickfall

Vice Chair

Safeguarding Governor

Finance Monitoring Group

Mr A. Briggs

Parent Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Finance Monitoring Group

Pay Committee

Mrs R. Edwards-Peal


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Governor

Head Teacher's Performance Management Group

Mrs C. Wright



Pay Committee

Mr T. Norman

Parent Governor

Pay Committee

Ms. Beth AllattCo-opted
Mr Jignesh DeshaParent Governor
Mr Ben HowardCo-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!

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.

Mrs Carly Wright

I am excited to have been appointed as a co-opted governor of Kempshott Infant School in November 2021.  As a resident of Kempshott, I believe this is the perfect way to get involved with the local community and hopefully make a difference.  I am passionate in my beliefs that every child, regardless of background or ability, has the right to a high standard of education centred around their individual needs.  In my professional life I run a busy lettings and estate agency which enables me to engage confidently with people on a daily basis, whilst making sure my team are happy and efficiently carrying out their roles.  In my spare time (ha!) I am a mum to two boys, one of which has just started Kempshott Infant School.  If you asked them, they would say I enjoy playing superheroes and football!

Mr Tom Norman

I was delighted to be appointed as a parent governor in June 2022. Both of my daughters will be pupils at Kempshott Infants over the coming years, and I'm excited to be able to donate my energy and skills to the school in any way that's helpful. In my professional life I am a learning and development manager, specialising in digital learning. I believe that we all learn best when we are immersed in the subject and importantly, having fun! My hope is I can bring my experience and new ideas from the corporate learning world, and help to build on the fantastic work our teachers are already doing.

My personal world centers around my two young daughters, and I spend most of my time when I’m away from work with them. I’m also an enthusiastic tennis player. When I can, I love to travel, get off the beaten track and challenge myself. I’ve trekked the Great Wall of China, cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End, slept on the ice in Antarctica and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mrs Beth Allatt

I am really proud to be appointed as a co-opted governor at Kempshott Infant School and I am looking forward to dedicating my time into getting involved with the school and sharing my skills to make a difference. In my job as an estate agent, I have interacted with people from many walks of life and I have a strong belief in giving all children the maximum opportunity to discover their full potential through education and giving them the best possible start in life. In my spare time, I enjoy long dog walks around the local countryside with my dog Teddy.