Our Governing Body ensures accountability to all parties who have an interest in the school, especially to you the parents and your children. It is not there to run the school on a day to day basis but is made up of a group of volunteers who, working together with the Head Teacher and Leadership Team, share a common desire to be involved in supporting the school. Our Governors aim to help the school provide the best possible education for each and every one of its pupils.
JANE NORTHEDGE – Co-Opted Governor, Vice Chair of Governors – EFYS
I moved to Romsey in 2020 and although I am new to the School I have had several years experience as a school governor in Kent. I have 20 years experience of management in the NHS and 14 years working in the private sector undertaking audit and consultancy.
As Governor for Early Years and I believe that, right from the start of a child’s formal education, we want to give them the confidence to move forward and at Cupernham Infant School we shall invest in their education providing them with all the life skills; technological skills; and people skills they need to equip them for the exciting world ahead of them.
ANGELA MAY – Co-opted Governor – Literacy
I’ve lived in the Southampton area since moving here to study at Southampton university. I work in the private sector in scientific R&D as a project and line manager.
I moved to Romsey in 2012 and my son attends CIS. I volunteered as a governor despite my very busy work schedule because I wanted to be able to positively contribute to the school and the wider community, but also to learn more about the educational system in general. I am very proud to be part of such a lovely school!
LIZ SAGE – Co-opted Governor – Finance & SMSC
I have worked for the Ministry of Defence for over 15 years now, in various roles within Finance and more latterly as a portfolio and then Programme Manager. I am a Chartered Accountant and have qualifications in project and programme management.
I have three children who have all been pupils at Cupernham Infant school and I have been a school governor for just over 2 years.
JANET BURNAGE – LA Governor – Creativity
I have a long association with Romsey having completed my secondary education here. I have lived in Romsey since 1984 (with a short time away) and now live a few metres from Cupernham School.
I am the Test Valley Borough Council and parish councillor for the Cupernham ward – many of the children who attend Cupernham infants live within the ward and it was this that sparked my interest in the school. Gaining an Open University degree late in life also made me realise how important the first few years of education are. As a governor I would like to do what I can to support the school experience for the youngest pupils and make sure they are given every opportunity to have a strong start in their education.
JANICE TURNER – Parent Governor – Science
I’m a mum to 2 girls, one is currently at Cupernham Infants and the other is due to start next year!
I’ve always had a love for science and engineering and initally worked as an engineer moving into project and product management. Recently, I’ve been working with technology start-ups bringing new products to life and in my spare time I design board games!
This is my first time as a governor but I’m hoping the skills I’ve gained in business and my love for science and technology is a valuable addition to the governor team, helping to make Cupernham Infants the best school it can be.