Governors form one of the largest volunteer groups in the country. They play an important part in the running of the school by providing strategic leadership and accountability.
The key functions of Governors are to:-
- set the aims and objectives for the school
- set the policies for achieving the aims and objectives
- set the targets for achieving the aims and objectives
- monitor and evaluate the progress towards achieving the aims and objectives
- challenge and support to the Headteacher (a ‘critical friend’).
For further information regarding governors please go to the Hampshire County Council Governors site - http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/governors/gov-volunteer.htm
Please see the information below regarding our Governing Body................
MEET OUR GOVERNORS..........
I have been a governor at New Milton Infant School since November 2018 and was elected Chair of Governors in September 2019. I became a governor as I wanted to contribute more to our local community and felt that my previous experience could be best used in the role of governor at my local school. I am passionate to see all members of the school community reach their full potential within a happy and stimulating environment.
I retired from teaching in 2010 having spent my whole career in Primary Education and the last 20 years in Leadership, firstly as a Deputy Head and then in 3 different headships. Since retiring I have cared for my father, enjoyed time with my family which includes many grandchildren and, with my husband, planted a church on the North Milton Estate.
I enjoy walking, reading, cooking and needlecrafts and spending time with family and friends.
I have served on the NMIS governing body for more than five years now, making me currently the longest standing governor. I am passionate about young children's education and care which stems partly from being a mother and grandmother myself. But also from the fact that, until I retired a few years ago, I was Professor of Early Childhood Education in Essex and for a long period of time prior to that, I had taught teachers who were training to teach 3-8 year-olds.
I am currently also involved in the local community as Secretary to New Milton Residents' Association and run various activities within that group. I enjoy gardening, reading, watercolour, computers, walking the dog and, of course, supporting the brilliant NMIS 'family'.