The role of the governors is to support and challenge the school.

School governors are responsible for working with the Executive Headteacher and school staff to ensure that all children receive the best educational opportunities.  We meet as a Full Governing Body and in Curriculum and Resources sub-committees every half-term.

Should you wish to view the minutes taken please contact the office for further information.

Governors also carry out other duties such as overseeing how the school’s budget is spent, appointment and dismissal of staff, making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe and setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies.

We also attend training courses provided by Hampshire County Council to develop our knowledge of primary education.

Chair of Governors

Members of the Orchard Lea Federation Governing Body

Luisa Corta  Chair, Co-opted Governor

Tapani Simojoki  

Sarah Ackerman 

Clare Hawkins 

Caroline Williams

Lisa De Carteret  

Rachel Chopra

Gary Fisher

Nicola Gregory

Nicola Coles

Laura Russell

Alex Kirkup

Louis Verlaine

Declarations of Interest

Useful Documentation

Hampshire Governors Guide

Pecuniary Interest & Governor Roles

Governor Expenses Policy

Hampshire's Governor pages