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Our Governors

 

What we do

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. The governing body in our school has a legal responsibility which can be summarised by three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

Our Approach

The Hiltingbury Governors, in partnership with the headteacher, provide effective strategic leadership and strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.  We are committed to an outstanding experience for all our pupils enabling them to learn effectively and achieve high standards across a relevant and rich curriculum. The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff who create a rewarding, enjoyable and safe learning experience.

Our approach is one of commitment, honesty and openness in the performance of our duties. We pride ourselves in the integrity of our members and our balance of rigorous holding to account with positive support.

Governor Meetings

We meet every half term as a full Governing Body, and have two main sub committees. These are the Resources committee, responsible for financial aspects of the school, and the Curriculum and Standards committee whose purpose is to focus on the curriculum itself as well as children’s attainment and progress. There is also a Pay Committee and a Headteacher Performance Committee.

Individually, governors may also have specific responsibility for a subject or priority within the school, and will attend meetings for that area as needed. These visits are a valuable opportunity for governors to work closely with staff members to gain a deeper understanding of some of the initiatives used in school to improve and sustain progress.

All Governors receive a full induction and further training relevant to their committee membership and specific link area.  Training is provided by Hampshire Governor Services.

Who we are

Hiltingbury Junior School Governing body is made up of representatives from staff, the local authority, parents and members of the community.  Our diverse backgrounds give us a wide range of experience and views, enabling us to make informed decisions about the school collectively. 

We welcome and value feedback from parents so please do come and speak to us at school events or we can be contacted via the school office. 

Governors’ Details

Name     Term of office End of Term Date Committee Membership

Miss Zoe
Loosemore

 

 

 

Headteacher

     

Resources / Standards & Curriculum

Mr Richard Veal

Chair to the Governing Body 

Parent

Parent election

4 years

20-Nov-23

CoG (interim CoG Mark Veal)

 Resources & Curriculum

Mr Simon Haynes

 

Parent

Governing Body

4 years

19-Apr-24 Chair of Resources committee

Mr Mark Weal

Parent

Parent election

4 years

11-May-25

Interim CoG

Chair of Standards & Curriculum committee

Maud Attrill

Local Authority

Governing Body

4 years

24-Nov-25

 

Laura Robinson

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years

9-Sep-23

Resources

Charlotte Hartley

 

Staff

Governing Body

4 years

19-Oct-25

 
Liz Hansford Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 11 May 25  
Daria Brovina  Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 11 May 25

 

 

 

Nancy Cardinal Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 18 Jan 26

Resources 

Standards & Curriculum

Heshan Elnazer

 

Parent Governor Parent election 4 years 28 Mar 26  
Susan Roscoe Co-opted Governing Body 4 years 31 Aug 26  

Personal Profiles of Governor

Mr Richard Veal

I joined the governing body in November 2018. Whilst very happy with the standards currently set at the school. I understand the challenges in both maintaining these standards and pushing on to attain even higher achievements. I believe that this will only happen by dedicating time and energy to support the school leadership in driving towards the future. I am an experienced professional manager and change agent, with experience in many versatile roles requiring a varied range of skills. I have managed large projects and international programmes, including placements overseas. Lead teams with different cultures and mindsets across Europe. I am currently working in the field of Forensics and Compliance ensuring adherence to process and policy. I feel my greatest assests are in identifying and mitigating of risk and creative problem solving. I relish the chance to work in our local community to develop our children to their full potential.

Mr Mark Weal

I was elected as a parent governor in 2017 and have one child in this school and one in the Infant school. I'm an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton and hope that my background in Higher Education can be of benefit to the school and the role of parent governor gives me a direct way to engage with the school and make use of my expertise.

Mr Simon Hayes I joined as a parent governor in March 2020 and have a son in the Junior school and a daughter in the Infants school. I'm driven to help the school evolve and move forward and to assist by using my Relationship Management skills and experience in industry to achieve this. Hiltingbury Junior School is such a special place for children to attend and flourish.

Mrs Laura Robinson

I am a primary school teacher, with over 20-years’ experience. I’ve taught in all age groups from Year R to Year 6.  In 2009 I completed the headteacher’s qualification and I am a member of the senior leadership team at my current school.  My three children currently attended the Infant and Junior schools and I am keen to ensure the school provides a high quality, motivating,  and engaging curriculum that encourages children to try their best.
Mrs Liz Hansford

Having recently taken semi-retirement from my role in secondary education, I am now able to bring my experience to fulfilling the role of Governor at Hiltingbury, a school close to my heart.  The many roles I have held in schools will enable me to share my expertise, having worked at a number of levels, both academically and pastorally, with children ranging from Year 5 to Year 11. I have, for several years, been heavily involved in the Whole School Literacy initiatives in school, which is so vital in ensuring our children can access all parts of the demanding curriculum facing them. I am delighted to be able to contribute and to ‘give back’ to the continuing success of Hiltingbury Junior School, as a Governor. My own two children attended the school some years ago now and they left as confident, independent and happy children, ready for the next phase of their education. I hope I can help to ensure that outcome is repeated with our next generation of Hiltingbury children. 

Mrs Daria Brovina

I am a degree-qualified Economist MSc (Econ) with PGCE in Secondary Maths and a QTS, (2016) currently working as an Economics & Business Teacher at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Prior to becoming a teacher, for over 4 years’ I worked in Oil & Gas commerce and finance in Aberdeen. 

I have always been passionate about teaching and curriculum in schools and since I qualified as a teacher, my passion expanded to providing young people with skills and knowledge to become successful members of the society. By taking the Governor role, I would like to support and contribute towards school's curriculum, progress and achievement and I believe my academic and professional background is a good combination to support this progression. I am also passionate about different cultures and languages and I am very happy to see the multiculturalism Hiltingbury Juniors offers and to support celebrate this diversity. 

Mrs Maud Attrill

Since obtaining my degree in Medical Sciences I have worked in various roles in the Civil Service and subsequently in charitable organisations. I have also worked as a learning support assistant in two schools in Chandler's Ford before deciding to do my PGCE.

I have worked with children with severe behavioural and emotional difficulties. Now retired, I believe that education is essential to assure the future of our children. I would hope to use my experience to help the school to maintain and improve the standards our children deserve.

Mrs Charlotte Hartley

As the Deputy Headteacher at Hiltingbury Junior School, I was delighted to take on the role of staff governor in September 2021. Within my position at the school, my passion and priority lies within ensuring we provide the highest standard of education for our pupils with continuous improvements for teaching, learning and pupil wellbeing at the centre of this. Now within my governor role, I can share my experience and knowledge of the school’s improvement plan and strategic direction to further support the ongoing development of our whole curriculum.

Nancy Cardinal  

New Governor - awaiting profile

 
Hesham Elnazer

I have served as a school governor at Maytree school (2017 - 2021). I received formal training (organised by Southampton City Council) as part of my governor's induction. During my tenure I undertook a number of school visits, parent's meetings and teacher's meetings. I sourced and presented feedback from stock-holders to ensure the governance body held executive leaders accountable for educational performance, financial performance and performance management of the staff. I took an active role in the liaising with the wider governance body of the Aspire Community Trust. I will use this opportunity to build on my previous experience a governor. I will work collaboratively with the governance board and the school's executives to get best outcomes for our children. I will work to enhance communications to facilitate productive alliance with parents. I am a consultant psychiatrist by profession and I have a special interest in children's mental health and wellbeing. I will use this opportunity to ensure the school's clarity of strategic direction and ensure pupils are supported to achieve their full potential.

 

 
Susan Roscoe New Governor - awaiting profile