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 10 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    
Vice Chair Mrs D Sherrington    
Staff Mrs F Craig (Head Teacher)
Mrs P Tilley (Staff)

Mrs S Clifton (Deputy Head Teacher)

Parent Governor

Mr K Galloway

Parent Governor vacancy    
Local Authority vacancy    
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 (Sam) Clifton

26/03/2015 Deputy Head Teacher None

David Ward

(Co Opted)

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

Philippa Tilley
(Staff Governor)

26/03/2019   None
Denise Sherrington
(Co-Opted Governor)
26/03/2015 SEND Works for Hampshire County Council
Kieron Galloway
(Parent Governor)

Amanda Merriman
(Clerk to Governors)