Lymington (C of E) Aided Infant School has a dedicated team of Governors who are either elected as Parent Governors, are members of staff or appointed as Foundation Governors or Local Authority Governors. They remain on the Governing Body for a period of four years and may be re-elected if no other candidates come forward.
All governors are members of the Full Governing Body (FGB) and meet collectively twice a term. The FGB works closely with the Headteacher to set the aims and objectives for the school and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims. They monitor the progress the school is making towards these achievements and provide a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher. Additionally, each governor links with the Headteacher and relevant members of staff to review an aspect of the School Improvement Plan.
Each governor is a member of either the Teaching & Learning Committee, assisting and challenging the curricular aspect of the School Development Plan, or the Resources Committee, providing guidance and support in matters relating to the school budget, building and environment and health and safety.
If you wish to contact our Governing Body please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia is an experienced teacher who has taught in Sheffield, London and Bournemouth. She has been at Lymington Infant School for ten years and is currently Acting Head.
I moved and retired to the New Forest nine years ago after over thirty years in education. I began my career as a secondary PE teacher with a science degree and then after returning to teaching, once my children began school, continued teaching in a junior school in Blackburn. I became a Foundation Governor very recently in February 2018 and am on the Resources Committee. Having been in education all my life I wanted to help and support local children in school.
I am a foundation governor and member of the resources committee. My husband and I retired to Lymington in 2016 where we attend St Thomas’s church and I enjoy various activities including sailing, walking, bridge, pilates and keeping fit at the gym! I am also a trustee and hon. secretary of a charity linked to St John’s church in London Waterloo. I am a chartered secretary and spent the last twenty years of my career specialising in further education governance. Latterly I provided consultancy, contracting and training services to the FE sector through my own company. I believe it is so important for children to have a good start in life and I am delighted to be part of the governing body team.
I am semi- retired, having worked in children’s services for over 35 years. I occasionally advise schools on Safeguarding matters and am an external advisor to Hill House School in Lymington (Cambian).
As a qualified social worker I worked in a variety of child care settings, both in the field and in residential care. I worked in a Secure Unit in the early 1980’s and then went on to manage a Local Authority Children’s home for young women who had been sexually, physically and emotionally abused. In the 1990’s I was promoted to Service Manager for a group of London Borough Children’s Homes, which was an extremely challenging time. Following this I spent 13 years as a Regulatory Social Care Children’s Inspector, inspecting Boarding Schools, Residential Special Schools and Children’s Homes with Education. In January 2009 I set up my own Child Care Consultancy business, assisting Boarding Schools, Residential Special Schools and Children’s Homes with Education to achieve better outcomes in inspection. I also provided training, support and mentoring across varying levels of child care services. I enjoyed immense job satisfaction working with Education providers to raise standards and achieve ‘outstanding’ results for the benefit of young people. I was previously a Governor at Priestlands School for 10 years, 6 of which were served as Vice Chair. I am excited to now be a Governor at Lymington Infant School
In my spare time I am a Trustee for a local Charity which helps young people in Milford on Sea who may be struggling financially to buy educational aids. I am also an active committee member at our local W.I.
Peter Salisbury is the vicar of Lymington and has been in post since 2005. His formal qualifications are in computing, sailing instruction and theology, all of which he enjoys enormously. He is always looking for ways in which the communities of Lymington Infant School and St Thomas’ Church can work together for the common good.
He is one of the trustees of the Fulford and Burrard Trust which helps to finance some of the exciting provision at the school, especially in what might be termed ‘spiritual’ areas such as art and music. He sees one of his primary responsibilities as praying for the children, parents and staff of the school.
Eleanor’s role as governor was born through the desire to have a close involvement in the school that her three girls attend/attended/will attend! Having raced professionally around the world and more recently managed large sailing campaigns, she now combines her governor duties with running a small business, rental houses and being a stay-at-home mum.
James is a father to three young children, two of whom are currently attending the infant school. He is a local GP and is involved in the training and development of future GPs. He has a passion for helping to create and maintain environments for people to learn, develop and thrive. James is a member of the Resources Committee.
I became a Foundation Governor in Summer 2019 having worked for more than 30 years for Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Parnership, most recently as Head Operations in the south of England and also serving as Director of Waitrose businesses in Jersey and Guernsey.
I married Gill, a local girl at St Thomas’ Church in 1989. She is a former primary school teacher and we have two sons who have been through the education system and are now starting out in the world of work.
I hope that Lymington Infants will benefit from some of the skills I acquired during my career, particularly in the areas of HR and finance. I am delighted to be part of the governing board of Lymington Infant School.