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From the Chair of Governors:

Whether your child already attends, or you may be choosing Romsey Primary School & Nursery for your child, a very warm welcome from the governors!


During your child’s time at Romsey Primary School & Nursery, you will almost certainly have the opportunity to stand for election as a parent governor, which is a voluntary role and an ideal opportunity to be involved in important decisions. Governors are appointed for four years and can be reappointed after that time, depending on whether others have come forward. I hope to have the opportunity of meeting you at a school event.


Our Governors: what do they do? Who are they?

The Governing Body (GB), together with the Headteacher and senior staff, forms the School Leadership and Management Team. The GB works closely with the school staff to ensure that high standards are maintained in all aspects of school life. Although the governors’ role is a voluntary one, it has an important purpose in holding the school to account for standards of teaching, learning, behaviour and welfare and for the management of the school’s finances, staffing and buildings. The GB appoints the Headteacher to whom the operational responsibility for the school is delegated.


The GB is therefore a key part of the system for school accountability, offering challenge and support to school staff. Governors help to form the School Improvement Plan and are responsible for monitoring its effectiveness.


Governors come from the school and its wider community, with diverse professional backgrounds: they can be co-opted governors, staff governors, parent governors, a local authority (LA) governor and the Headteacher.  Romsey Primary School is constituted to have 12 governors:

ChairKatherine Fitzherbert-Green
Vice ChairPeter Jackson
HeadteacherJason Anderson
StaffJaie Codling
ParentDenise Farish
 Cathy Pearson
Co-optedPeter Jackson
 Jane Goddard
 Christine Ryan
 Lindsay Nicholas
 Sabrina Harris
Local AuthorityKatherine Fitzherbert-Green
ClerkPamela Leech


The full GB (above) is made up of all governors who meet together each half term: in addition, members belong either to the Curriculum, Standards and Teaching (CST) Committee or to the Resources Committee both of which usually meet twice a term.


Individual governors are linked to specific subjects and sections of the School Improvement Plan so that they can closely monitor performance against the objectives which have been agreed, working alongside members of staff and with children on visits to the school. This is how governors can really get to know the school and be constructive in challenging and supporting staff. Governors also attend school events, when they welcome the opportunity to talk to parents, staff and children.


With best wishes

Miss Katherine Fitzherbert-Green
Chair of Governors
Romsey Primary School & Nursery Governors

List of governors currently serving or left during the current academic year at Romsey Primary School & Nursery





Term of  


 Term    Ends  Role



Current Responsibility
Jason Anderson26/03/2014N/AN/AHeadteacherCST/ResourcesHeadteacher
Jaie Codling07/02/20174 years 06/02/2025 StaffCSTStaff
Katherine F-Green10/05/20204 years09/05/2025LAResources/Pay CommitteeChair of Governors, Pupil Premium, Looked After Children, Post Looked After Children, Disadvantaged
Jane Goddard15/10/20154 years14/10/2023Co-optedCST

Chair of CST Committee, HT Performance Management, Early Years

Sabrina Harris31/03/20214 years30/03/2025Co-optedCSTGovernor Training
Peter Jackson18/07/20184 years17/07/2022Co-optedResources/Pay Committee

Chair of Resources Committee, Chair of Pay Committee, Health & Safety, Website, Sports Premium

Jolene James21/02/20184 years20/02/2022ParentCSTSEND
Lindsay Nicholas30/04/20184 years29/04/2022Co-optedCST/ResourcesDeputy Headteacher
Cathy Pearson28/11/20184 years27/11/2022ParentCSTHT Performance Management, Safeguarding
Christine Ryan30/04/20184 years29/04/2022Co-optedResources/Pay Committee

Chair of HT Performance Management, Leadership, SFVS