Teaching with Pride, Learning with Confidence


The Governing Body consists of representatives of the local community, parents and staff and plays a vital part in the life of the school. The role of school governors is to work in partnership with the Head Teacher, teachers and staff to achieve the school’s vision and aims.

Governors have collective responsibility for determining, monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.

We, as a governing body, have three main objectives:

  • to support and challenge initiatives in school
  • to be ultimately accountable for the schools operation
  • to provide the strategic overview for the school

Working in partnership with our lead professionals we provide a framework for future development and identification of the improvement priorities to fully meet the needs of our current and future pupils.

The Governing Body of Kempshott Junior School consists of 12 members, each elected for a term of four years. If a governor wishes to extend their term they need to be re-elected. The current membership can be seen below.

The Governors meet at twice a term for the full Governing Body meeting.

The Governors undertake a regular programme of training and self-evaluation to ensure we are continually improving our effectiveness.

A copy of minutes of previous Governors' meetings is held in school for parents to view if they wish. If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, contact them via the school's telephone number 01256 326713 or in writing via the school address: 

Chair of Governors, Kempshott Junior School, Old Down Close, Basingstoke, RG22 5LL

Our Governors

Chair  Mr D Ward (Local Authority)    
Vice Chair Mrs D Sherrington (Co-opted)    
Staff Mrs F Craig (Head Teacher)
Miss K Williams (Staff)

Mrs S Clifton (Deputy Head Teacher)

Mr A Green

Mrs K Robins

Mr K Galloway

Mrs C Wilder

Mrs J Cove

Miss C O'Neill (Staff)

Parent Governor

Mr T Bristow

Parent Governor Mrs C Daly    
Local Authority      
Clerk to the Governors Mrs A Merriman    

Governors Pecuniary Interests

Governor & Role Term of Office Responsibilities Business Interests
Fiona Craig 26/03/2015 Head Teacher None

Sally-Anne Clifton

26/03/2015 Deputy Head Teacher

Married to Site Manager,

Mr John Clifton

David Ward

Local Authority Governor

26/03/2015 Chair/Training Liaison Owner of Blue Kite IT Consultancy

Kerry Williams
Staff Governor

Catherine O'Neill

Co-Opted Governor




Staff Liaison




Denise Sherrington
Co-Opted Governor
26/03/2015  Vice Chair/SEND Works for Hampshire County Council
Kieron Galloway
Co-Opted Governor
30/09/2016 Personnel None

Adam Green

Co-Opted Governor


Kim Robins

Co-Opted Governor




Tim Bristow

Parent Governor




Catherine Daly

Parent Governor


Jennifer Cove

Co-Opted Governor


Amanda Merriman
(Clerk to Governors)