Welcome from the Governors of Lee-on-the-Solent Infant and Nursery School
The governing body of the school works with the Headteacher to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to achieve the best learning outcomes. This is undertaken through strategic leadership, robust accountability measures, and oversight of the school’s educational and financial performance.
These responsibilities are carried out in part through monitoring visits, critical analysis of progress and attainment data, and regular reviews of school policies and safeguarding reports. The whole governing body meets at least twice per term to hold discussions and make decisions to help drive the school forward to realise its vision for the children and the community.
Responsibility for specific areas of focus is delegated to committees or individual governors. Currently the school governance structure includes committees for Headteacher Performance Management, Pay, Resources, and Curriculum. The governors serving on these committees meet on a cycle tied to the academic calendar and statutory requirements, and these meetings are minuted by the Clerk.
Governors are recruited with a view to securing the necessary depth and breadth of expertise, skills, and experience required to fulfil the governing body’s core responsibilities. Extensive training is available to aid in developing the governing body and to support the growth of individual governors in order to address key strategic needs.
The role of the governors is strictly non-operational, and the day-to-day management of the school is entrusted to the Headteacher and the school’s Senior Leadership Team. However, the governors are keen to be involved in the life of the school and are often in attendance at school events.
If you are interested in investing in your child’s education by joining the governors, the Chair of Governors would be glad to speak with you about the role in greater depth. We would also encourage you to support the school and your children’s education in other ways. Attending events or becoming involved with FLINS (Friends of Lee-on-the-Solent Infant and Nursery School) will help to model being Part of the Community, one of our LEAP Values.
Most importantly, however, taking an active interest in your child’s education and providing them with positive encouragement throughout their learning journey will help to foster an environment in which they are able to flourish. By working together, we can raise LOSINS standards and ensure that the school passionately pursues the best outcomes for all children.
|Governor Role||Name||Key Governor Responsibilities|
|Parent Governor||Vicki Lowe||Chair of Governors/Pay Committee/Focus Team|
|Co-opted Governor||Revdr. Paul Chamberlain||Vice Chair/Safeguarding/Resource and Finance/Pay Committee|
|Parent Governor||Simon Tripp||HT Performance Management/Health and Safety/Finance and Resources|
|Parent Governor||Graeme Orton|
|Co-opted Governor||Melissa Wenham||HT Performance Management/Curriculum|
|Parent Governor||Justin Capps||H & S/TLG|
|LEA Governor||Liz Cumming||SEN/Safeguarding|
|Co-opted Governor||Vacancy||Chair of Resource/Finance/Pay Committee|
|Co-opted Governor||Lorna Mcqueen|
|Staff Governor||Michele Dewey||Chair of Curriculum/Assessment and Levels|
|Associate Governor||Lea Ann Smith|
|Clerk (HCC)||Bridget Dean|
Lee-on-the-Solent Infant School Governors’ Details | October 2017
Term of Office
(no. of years & end date)
(if Associate Member)
|Paul Chamberlain||Co-opted||FGB||4||24/11/2018||Pay, Resources, HT Performance||Vice Chair, Safeguarding,|
|Liz Cumming||Authority||Local Councilor||4||11/02/2019||Pay & HT Performance||SEN, Safeguarding|
|Allyson George||Co Head teacher & Governor||Ex-Officio||Ex-officio||Resources & Curriculum|
|Graeme Orton||Parent||Parents||4||07/12/2019||Resources, Pay||H & S|
|Julie Roche||Co-Head teacher||Ex-Officio||Ex-Officio||Resources & Curriculum||No|
|Simon Tripp||Co-opted||FGB||4||10/02/2019||HT Perf, Resources||Finance & Resources|
|Michelle Dewey||Staff||FGB||4||18/09/2020||Curriculum, Assessment & Levels, Staff link|
|Melissa Wenham||Co-opted||FGB||4||10/02/2019||HT Performance, Pay||Curriculum, English|
|Vicki Lowe||Parent||Parents||4||08/07/2017||Resources||H & S|
Lee-on-the-Solent Infant School Register of Governors’ Interests 2017/18
Name of Business
Including governor elsewhere, related / married to member of staff, employed at school
|Nature of Business||Nature of Interest||Date of Appointment or Acquisition||Date of Cessation of Interest||Date of Entry|
|Allyson George||Lee-on-Solent Infants||School||Co-Head Teacher||25/11/14||Nov 14|
|Julie Roche||Lee-on-Solent Infants||School||Co-Head Teacher||1/1/2017||1/1/2017|
|Melissa Wenham||Sunbeams Pre-school||Preschool||Husband on Committee|
|Michelle Dewey||Lee-on-Solent Infants||School|
Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2016/17
|FULL GOVERNING BODY||Resources|
|Name||Number of meetings should have attended||Number of meetings attended||Attendance rate (%)||Number of meetings should have attended||Number of meetings attended||Attendance rate (%)|