Governors are volunteers from various sections of the school community, including parents,staff and the wider community. We are responsible for ensuring the school meets all of it's statutory obligations, for supporting and challenging the school leadership and working with the school to ensure the children have the best outcomes possible, both academically and socially.
The Full Governing Body at Alton Infant School meets each month and also includes a Headteacher Performance Management Committee, a Pay Committee and a Finance Committee. Committees report back to the Full Governing Body.
Alton Infant School was one of the first places I visited when moving to Alton and I was struck by the warm, friendly reception I received so when the opportunity arose to become a governor I jumped at the chance to become involved with the school.
Both of my children had a great time there, enjoying everything the school has to offer; with the school giving them a wonderful foundation for the future.
My professional background is in the media industry managing diverse teams, delivering complex projects to an international audience, in addition to writing content and developing social media campaigns for a number of clients both large and small. These days I run my bespoke cake business from home.
I am proud to be involved with Alton Infant School and promise to continue to work hard to ensure the continuing success of the school and pupils.
Committees: Head Teacher Performance Management and Pay.
Monitoring area:- Maths
Term of office:- 12th July 2020 - 11th July 2024.
I feel very privileged to have had two children at Alton Infant School. From our first interaction, I've been consistently impressed with the conspicuous levels of care and dedication exhibited by all members of staff. My children have loved all aspects of the school and thrive here, growing in not just ability but confidence and self-belief. My background initially as a secondary teacher and since 2008 the Army, has provided a wealth of practical experience managing and administering both people and projects, skills I look forward to employing to support and benefit the school.
Committees: Pay and Finance.
Monitoring areas:- Art, DT, Geography, Sports Premium, Pupil Premium and Recovery Funding.
Term of office:- 24th March 2020 - 23rd March 2025.
Emma Jackson - Staff Governor
My name is Emma Jackson and I am currently teaching in Pine Class in Year 1. I have been working at Alton Infant School for six years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school. As a newly qualified teacher, fresh out of university, this school welcomed me in with its friendly, nurturing atmosphere and I feel this is a continued strength of our school. With 5 years in Year 2, I have just started my new adventure in Year 1 and am really enjoying the new experience of it. I feel this recent change of year group will help me further develop my knowledge of the Key Stage 1 curriculum. I am also History and Geography Subject Lead and have been working hard to make the subjects more practical amid memorable learning experiences for the children across the school. I have a passion for British Sign Language and began learning it in 2020. I now have my Level 3 BSL qualification and love bringing it into the classroom and across the school with singing assembly to teach the children another new skill.
I am looking forward to being a School Governor and hope to support the school in as many ways as I can for more years to come.
Tanya Hayes - Deputy Headteacher
I am very proud to work at Alton Infant School and to also be able to support the school through participation with the Governing body. From the moment I visited the school I felt it was a happy, safe and unique place for children to learn. I worked in the financial services industry before studying to complete my teaching degree and have now been teaching for over 25 years. My own daughter has now completed her university education and being a parent and teacher has given me an insight into a range of education experiences.
I am very much looking forward to continuing to support our school in years to come.
Responsible for Governor visits and monitoring and as part of the Finance Committee.
Term of office:- 19th April 2021 - 18th April 2025.
Julia Flory - Vice Chair of Governors
After six years on the Governing Body as a Co-opted Governor of Alton Infant School, I have happily taken on the role of Vice Chair of Governors. My areas of interest in the past have been working with the English Team and this is especially relevant now with the introduction of Unlocking Letters and Sounds as the school's phonics scheme. As part of the panel appointing Mr Mead as Head Teacher I have enjoyed working with him as he settled into the school. With children who are beyond school age, I always enjoy my visits to Alton Infant School and catching a quick word with the staff on the way past as it goes from strength to strength.
I work from home near Four Marks and am actively involved in a voluntary basis in my own community. I have three children in their early twenties, one old black spaniel and one young and cheeky Jack Russell!
Committees: Headteacher Performance Management and Pay.
Monitoring areas:- English (including phonics and reading), Music and History and also responsible for Governor induction.
Term of office:- 12th July 2016 - 11th July 2024.
As a parent of two daughters, one having completed her time at Alton Infant School and the other currently enrolled, I have taken on the role of Governor to actively support its ethos and vision. Alton Infant School's commitment to providing a supportive community and holisitc education aligns with my own values. Serving as a Governor allows me to contribute to ensuring that every child receives the opportunities that they need to thrive academically and personally.
My professional background lies in the emergency services, serving local authority and aviation Fire and Rescue Services. I now manage multiple area including operational incidents, people and recruitment as well as projects and Health and Safety investigations. I look forward to using these skills in my Governor role to support the excellent staff and governing board already established.
Monitoring areas:- PE and Health and safety.
Term of office:- 28th November 2023 - 27th November 2027.
As a parent, before my children started school, I heard the reputation of Alton Infant School was amazing. As a staff member at Bushy Leaze Children & Families Centre, it was clear professionals too had high opinions of Alton Infant School. The school is friendly, safe, and stimulating, but above all - nurturing. I now have one child at Alton Infant School and two more at the local junior school. Staff are dedicated and passionate about what they do which makes AIS a very special place. It's all about the people.
I started working with children as a Learning Support Assistant and then trained as a teacher. I moved on to a managerial role in a tuition centre for 5-14 year olds. For many years I have been a Family Support Worker and Senior Early Years Practitioner for 0-5 year olds, as well as running support groups for local families.
I am proud to be part of AIS to continue to ensure families in Alton have a strong, positive start to their education.
Monitoring areas: Early Years, RE, vulnerable pupils (including SEND and Pupil Premium Pupils) and safeguarding.
Term of office:- 23rd March 2020 - 22nd March 2028.
Will Pointer- Co-Chair of Governors
I am excited to join the Governing Board here at Alton Infant School. From my first visit I was impressed by the school’s ethos and approach to education as well as the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff.
I have worked in educational assessment for over ten year in research, technical and operational roles. I hope to be able to use my knowledge and skills to help ensure that Alton Infant School continues to provide an excellent education to the children in the local area.
Monitoring areas:- Computing, assessment, attainment and progress data (school performance).
Term of office:- 24th May 2022 - 23rd May 2026.
Local Authority Governor
Roisin Pope - Co-Chair of Governors
I have been a neighbour of Alton Infant School since I moved to Alton five years ago. Having since made Alton our family home and now a parent to 2 children, I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the team as a Governor. I have already been incredibly impressed by the school and the care and commitment that the staff has in delivering excellence in teaching and learning as well as providing high levels of care and compassion.
In my professional background I have nearly 20 years’ experience working in communications, working across the public, private and government sectors, as well as within local and national government bodies. A lot of my career has focused around developing communications strategies and platforms to engage a wide range of audiences, as well as project management and events organisation.
I am really proud to be a Governor at Alton Infant School, which has such a strong vision and values. I hope that I can use my background and skills to support the school and the staff in providing the best educational start in life for every child at Alton Infant School.
Responsibilities:- Governor Forum Representative.
Monitoring areas:- Science.
Term of office:- 13th September 2022 - 12th September 2026.
Contacting the Governors
If you wish to contact the Governors, please email the School Office, who will forward as necessary.
Become A Governor
If you are interested in applying to become a school governor or want to find out more, please read the information found on the following page: Find out more about becoming a governor
Link to Hampshire County Council Governor website: http://www.hants.gov.uk/education/governors