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Meet the Governors

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school.  They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

Our role is to support the Headteacher and staff in ensuring that the highest standards and best support possible are in place for the children and families who are the key players in our mission.  We do this by monitoring what goes on in the school and ensuring everything that the government requires is in place.  We have staff and parent representatives and the rest of the governors are members of the local community who have been co-opted onto the Governing Body.

 

Each half term there is a Full Governing Body meeting and two committee meetings - one each for Finance & Resources and Curriculum.  The minutes of all of these meetings are available on request from the School Office.

 

 

Mr J Moss - Chair of Governing Body/ Vice-Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee

I joined the Padnell Junior School governing body in January 2019 as a ‘co-opted’ governor. I am now Chair of the Governing Body / Vice-Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee and also responsible for monitoring computing. Two of my children have attended the school – Ethan (2016 – 2020) and Phoebe (2019 - now) and my wife works here as a Learning Support Assistant. For the past 20 years I have worked in the Civil Service.

 

 

Mr D Rowlinson -  Maths Governor

Originally from the north-east of England my first job was as a research scientist in the packaging industry. I moved from there into teaching and spent the last 16 years of my working life as Headteacher of Cowplain Community School.

On retirement I joined the governing body of Padnell Junior School. I was the Chair of Governors for six years but have recently stepped down.  In my role as a governor, I am responsible for monitoring Maths, Science and PSHE.

 

 

Mr R Osborne - Chair of Finance Committee / Health & Safety Governor

I have been associated with Padnell Junior School since the 1980’s when my children progressed to the school from Padnell Infant. I know what you are saying “he doesn’t look old enough” but it is true. I am a retired teacher who spent 38 years at Cowplain School where for several years I was responsible for the liaison with Padnell Junior and then became a Governor in 2012.  From being a parent through to being a governor it has given me considerable pleasure observing children’s progress and transition to secondary education. It is a privilege to be able to support the school in any way I can. I am also Chair of Governors at Padnell Infant as I believe it is important the schools continue to work so well together for the benefit of all the children.

As a former PE teacher, whose lessons at the beginning of my career included club swinging and star jumps, my interests revolve around sport. Playing for years but now confined to being a spectator who clearly knows more about the game than either the players on the pitch or the management staff! As a Portsmouth FC season ticket holder there is nothing like watching good football on wet Tuesday evening at Fratton Park and sometimes it is nothing like watching good football on a wet Tuesday evening.  I would ask parents to continue to support this outstanding school in any way they can as it is so valuable.

 

 

Mrs K Shaw - Curriculum Committee

My name is Katherine Shaw and I have been a parent governor at Padnell Junior school for the past year. I have a child in year 4 and I am currently a full-time mature student study Education and Inclusion at the University of Winchester. I have a special interest in inclusion and equality within education and this forms the background of my approach to governance. I have found being a governor to be both informative and rewarding; it has given me a valuable insight into the way that schools are run that has, in turn, made me more appreciative of what the staff at Padnell do in order to get the best for our children. This has never been more apparent than through the covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the challenge of which was immensely difficult. I monitor the History, French and Music provision at the school, as well as sitting on the curriculum and standards committee and I am a member of the head teacher’s performance management panel.

 

Mrs R Price - SEND Governor

My name is Becky Price and I have had 3 children go through Padnell Junior school since 2007. They have all left now but I am happy to continue as a co-opted Governor at Padnell. I am the SEND governor so I meet with the SENCO regularly throughout the year. My role is the governing body's champion for Learners with SEND and those with inclusion needs. I will support and challenge the school to ensure that no Learner is treated less favourably, denied opportunity or left behind because they have additional needs. 

 

Mr T Stevenson - Finance & Resources Committee

My name is Tim Stevenson and have two daughters at the school, I have been a parent governor with the school since October 2021. For the past 10 years I have worked as a Project Manager in the defence industry, I’m also a mature student, recently completing an engineering masters and currently pursuing a PhD. I hope this experience will be beneficial to my role as a parent governor and I aim to support the school any way that I can. Outside of this, I enjoy keeping myself healthy and you will regularly spot me running around Waterlooville or near my work in Winchester.

 

 

 

Mrs H Hollis - Curriculum Committee

My name is Helen Hollis and I joined the school as a co-opted governor in November 2021. I attended Padnell Junior School in the late 1960s and my Dad was part of the parent building team for the swimming pool !! I am partially retired from the Civil Service where I have worked for the last 20+ years. I have one daughter who lives in London. I have been involved in the Girl Guide Association for 25 years; firstly as a Brownie Guider and later also as Division Commissioner for Horndean & Cowplain. I am on the school's Curriculum & Standards sub committee and am the note taker for meetings with the local authority.

Padnell Junior School Governors' Details for 2021-22 and 2020-21

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Kristina ARNOTT

Co-opted

GB

4

03/02/2025

Curriculum & Standards Committee

 

 

Carol BLOY

 

Co-opted

GB

4

12/02/2022

Resources Committee.

Curriculum & Standards Committee.

 

 

 

Sarah BURR

(term expired Feb 2021)

Co-opted

GB

4

01/02/2021

Curriculum & Standards Committee (20/21)

 

 

 

Christopher EVANS

(resigned Sept.2021)

Parent

Elected

4

28/11/2023

Resources Committee (20/21)

Pay Committee (20/21)

 

 

Christopher EVANS

Associate member

 

4

13/10/2025

Finance & Resources

 

F&R

Tony FARDY

(resigned July 2021)

Co-opted

GB

4

07/10/2024

Curriculum & Standards Committee

 

 

Mandy GRAYSON

 

Associate Member

GB

 

 

 

 

None

Steve KENNINGTON

Associate Member

GB

4

28/11/22

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Finance and Resources

Sarah LUKER

 

Head Teacher

 

 

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Resources Committee

 

 

 

 

James MOSS

Co-opted

GB

4

30/01/2023

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Pay Committee (20/21)

HTPM

Chair of Governors

 

James O’CONNOR

Staff

Elected by Staff

4

24/09/2024

Resources Committee

 

 

Roger OSBORNE

 

Local Authority

GB

4

12/02/2022

Resources Committee

Pay Committee

Chair of Resources Committee

 

Rebecca PRICE

 

Co-opted

GB

4

28/11/2023

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Pay Committee

 

 

 

David ROWLINSON

Co-opted

GB

4

09/07/2022

Resources Committee

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

 

 

Katherine SHAW

Parent

Elected

4

28/11/2023

Curriculum and Standards Committee

HTPM

 

 

Jo SNARES

Co-opted

GB

4

09/10/2023

Curriculum and Standards Committee

HTPM

Chair of Curriculum & Standards

Vice Chair of GB

 

 

Tim STEVENSON

Parent

Elected

4

13/10/2025

 

 

 

Register of Governors' Interests 2021-22

Register of Governors’ Interests 2021/22 Name

Name of Business

Including:

  • governor elsewhere (please include school name)
  • related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)
  • employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Kristina ARNOTT

None

 

 

 

 

 

Carol BLOY

Works at School

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher EVANS

None

 

 

 

 

 

Mandy GRAYSON

Head Teacher at Padnell Infant School

Spouse is caretaker at Padnell Infant School

 

 

 

 

 

Steve KENNINGTON

None

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah LUKER

Works at school

 

 

 

 

 

James MOSS

Spouse works at School

 

 

 

 

 

James O’CONNOR

Works at School

 

 

 

 

 

Roger OSBORNE

Governor at Padnell Infant School

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca PRICE

None

 

 

 

 

 

David ROWLINSON

None

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine SHAW

None

 

 

 

 

 

Jo SNARES

None

 

 

 

 

 

Tim STEVENSON

None

 

 

 

 

 

 Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2020-21

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

PAY COMMITTEE

Name

Number of meetings

Number attended

         %

Number of meetings

Number  attended

             %

Number of meetings

Number attended

          %

Number of meetings

Number

attended

 

%

Kristina ARNOTT

3

2

67%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Carol BLOY

 6

6

100% 

 6

100%

88% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sarah BURR

 2

100% 

3

1

 33%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher EVANS

6

6

100%

 

 

 

8

4

50%

2

2

100%

Tony FARDY

6

5

83%

6

5

83%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mandy GRAYSON*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 Steve KENNINGTON*

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sarah LUKER

 6

6

100% 

83% 

 8

88% 

 

 

 

James MOSS

6

6

100%

 

 

 

8

8

100%

 

 

 

James O’CONNOR

6

6

100%

 

 

 

8

7

88%

 

 

 

 Roger OSBORNE

 6

 6

 100%

 

 

 

88% 

2

2

100%

 Rebecca PRICE

 6

80% 

 6

 83%

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

100%

David ROWLINSON

6

6

100%

6

6

100%

8

8

100%

 

 

 

Katherine SHAW

6

6

100%

6

5

83%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo SNARES

6

6

100%

6

6

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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