Governing Body

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
 Parent Governor  Vacancy
 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
 Co-opted Governor  Vacancy Curriculum/Marketing
 Headteacher  Allyson George Headteacher
 Staff Governor  Vacancy Curriculum
 Staff Governor  Michele Dewey Chair of Curriculum/Assessment  and Levels
 Associate Governor  Vacancy
 Associate Governor  Lea Ann Smith
 Clerk (HCC)  Bridget Dean

Lee-on-the-Solent Infant School Governors’ Details | October 2017

Name Category Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Justin Capps Parent Parents 4 02/10/2019 Chair,
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
Matt Cumming Co-opted FGB 4 16/10/2020 Curriculum Curriculum
Jamie Daly Co-opted FGB 4 16/10/2020 Resources
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
Margaret Rochon Staff Staff 4 31/8/2021 Curriculum
Michelle Williams Parent Parents 4 11/05/2021 Curriculum



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
Justin Capps
Paul Chamberlain
Liz Cumming
Matt Cumming
Jamie Daly
Allyson George Lee-on-Solent Infants School Co-Head Teacher 25/11/14 Nov 14
Graeme Orton
Julie Roche Lee-on-Solent Infants School Co-Head Teacher 1/1/2017 1/1/2017
Simon Tripp
Michelle Williams
Melissa Wenham Sunbeams Pre-school Preschool Husband on Committee
Michelle Dewey Lee-on-Solent Infants School
Vicki Lowe

Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2016/17

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 (%)
Justin Capps 9 7 78%
Paul Chamberlain 9 8 92% 3 3 100%
Liz Cumming 9 6 67%
Matt Cumming 9 5 56%
Jamie Daly 9 8 92% 3 3 100%
Allyson George 9 8 92% 3 3 100%
Vicki Lowe 9 8 92% 3 2 66%
Graeme Orton 9 6 66% 3 3 100%
Julie Roche 7 6 86%
Simon Tripp 9 6 66% 3 3 100%
Michelle Williams 2 2 100%



Michelle Dewey 8 3 38%
Melissa Wenham 9 4 44%




9:15 am Nursery Stay & Play
Nursery Stay & Play
Feb 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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9:00 am Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
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2:30 pm Dragons Class Assembly
Dragons Class Assembly
Mar 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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3:00 pm FLINS Mothers Day Stall
FLINS Mothers Day Stall
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Lee on the Solent Infant and Nursery School

Elmore Road,
Lee on the Solent,
PO13 9DY.

Tel: 023 9255 1767
Fax: 023 9255 3800