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Welcome to our Governors section

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


School Governors


On behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to welcome you to Chandler's Ford Infant School.  The school is a warm, welcoming and caring place where children feel safe and happy so they can learn and grow.  All staff work very hard and are committed to making the school a success.  In the last Ofsted report it was noted that  'The school has an outstanding relationship with parents and carers, they see themselves as partners in their children's education'.


Our Governing Body consists of people from many different backgrounds including; parents, school staff, local business people and other members of the community.  The Governing Body plays a key role in the school, providing a strategic view and leadership, offering support and constructive challenge as well as holding the school accountable for the standards and quality of education it achieves.  On a  day to day basis, Governors are involved in all aspects of school life, from regular visits during school hours to manning the BBQ at the summer fete!


We look forward to meeting you and your children when we visit during school time and at school events. See below to find out more about current Governors. If you wish to get in touch with us, please do so via the school office on 023 80252655,  or email for the attention of the Chair of Governors to,  or in writing to the school address.


Governing Body was reconstituted in May 2015


Over the past year, there have been a number of changes in the governing body. Below is an introduction to the current governors.

School Response to Governor Questionnaire

Autumn 2018 Update


It’s lovely to see and hear how well the children have settled into school during the Autumn term. With the start of this new school year, our governor intention this term has been to work closely with Mrs Strong to set broad and balanced school improvement targets, linked to school performance. These objectives are available on the school website and it is incouraging to see evidence already during our monitoring visits and meetings at the school, of progress in these key areas. One such area of focus is the quality of teaching and learning. We are very pleased to report that following recent monitoring of teaching led by the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, it was reported to us that quality of teaching for all teaching staff was either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

Governors have made specific visits to the school this term to focus on: Health and Safety, Behaviour and Safety, Maths, Phonics, ICT, Use of the outdoors, Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs, Use of Pupil Premium.

This term we have also continued to scrutinise the schools’ budget to ensure a viable financial plan for this year and to look at areas to improve the financial resilience of the school in the coming years.

Next term our monitoring will focus on children’s progress, specifically that all groups of children make good or better progress.

We’d like to thank staff, volunteers and parents for all their support this term.



Appointed by

Term of Office - End Date

Committee Membership


Kevin Baker Co-opted Governor GB 19.03.2021

Resources Committee

Pay Committee

Vice Chair Governors,

GDPR Governor,

Health and Safety

Richard Brooks Parent Governor Parents TBC    
Gemma Coombes Parent Governor Parents TBC    
Nicky Dwyer Parent Governor Parents 24.01.2020

Resources Committee


Chair of Governors


Richard Hodgkinson Co-opted Governor GB 17.05.2019 Curriculum Committee

Chair of Curriculum Committee,

English Governor,

Development and Training

Zoe Johnson Staff Governor Staff 04.07.2021   Staff Governor
Mike Morris Co-opted Governor GB 17.05.2019

Pay Review Committee

Resources Committee

Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment and Child Protection

Chair of Resources Committee,

Health and Safety Governor


Diane Pugh Co-Opted Governor GB 28.01.2022

Curriculum Committee

Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment and Child Protection

Maths Governor

Mark Saunders Local Authority Governor GB 28.09.2022

Resources Committee

Pay Review Committee

Curriculum Committee

Monica Sherratt Co-opted Governor GB 20.09.2019

Curriculum Committee

Performance Management Committee

SEND, AGT & Pupil Premium Governor,

Looked After Children Governor

Mary Strong Headteacher    

Curriculum Committee

Resources Committee

Debbie Sundborg Parent Governor Parents


Curriculum Committee

Performance Management Committee

Data Governor,

ICT Governor,

Travel Plan Liaison Governor


Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year September 2017 to July 2018


Full Governing Body


Curriculum Committee


Resources Committee

Name Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%) Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%) Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%)

Kevin Baker

6 5 83       6 4 67
Nicky Dwyer 6 6 100       3 3 100

Caroline Hedges

6 6 100 5 4 83      
Richard Hodgkinson 6 4 67 5 5 100      
Zoe Johnson 3 3 100            
Mike Morris 6 6 100       6 5 83

Diane Pugh

(Jan 18)

4 4 100            
Rebecca Roberts 6 3 50            
Mark Saunders 6 5 83 5 5 100 6 5 83
Monica Sherratt 6 4 67 6 5 83      

Mary Strong


6 6 100 5 5 100 6 6 100
Debbie Sundborg 6 6 100 5 4 83      


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