The role of the governors is to support and challenge the school.
School governors are responsible for working with the 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.
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
Please note that minutes from the governors meetings are available in the school office.
Members of the Orchard Lea Federation Governing Body
Sue Seaton Chair, Co-opted Governor
Tapani Simojoki Vice Chair, Co-opted Gov
Hilary Brewster Executive Headteacher
Steve Summerton Headteacher
Lisa De Carteret LA Governor
Jackie Gamble Staff Governor
Luisa Corta Parent Governor
Laura Tovey Co-opted Gov
Alistair Lance Co-opted Gov
Sarah Nolan Co-opted Gov
Andrew Bray Co-opted Gov
Vacancy Co-opted Governor
Vacancy Parent Governor
Vacancy Co-opted Gov
Emma Thornbury Associate Governor
Lorraine Biddle Associate Governor