To see our Governor details and attendance statistics please see the link below.
If you would like to view the Governor minutes from any of the Governor meetings, they are available to view upon request at the school office.Thank you.
( Co-opted Governor)
I’ve been a governor at Ranvilles since 2004 and I took up the position of chair when our previous chair (Mrs. Pam Smith) retired at the latter end of 2009. I handed the baton of chair over to Andy Marshall in September 2017I still enjoy every minute of my time as a governor at Ranvilles, a role that’s rewarding to see the children join our school in year three and grow until they leave us in year six. It’s very gratifying to be able to support the children in their education and prepare them for the future.
Working in close partnership with committed governors is a real privilege. As Headteacher I am able to ensure that the school maximises opportunities to build on a wealth of professional expertise to ultimately benefit the children. I am a member of both the Resources and Curriculum committees and genuinely thrive working in partnership with all stakeholders to lead the school team as effectively as I can.
(Clerk to Governors)
I have been a Clerk to Governors for two other local schools when the opportunity arose for the clerking position at Ranvilles Junior School. I took on the RJS clerking role in April 2016. My role is to provide administrative support to the governing body and offer legislative advice as required. I find the clerk role very interesting and enjoy supporting the governors in their role.
I have been a Governor at the school since October 2009 serving as both a Parent Governor and Co-Opted Governor after my children left the school. I served as the Vice Chair of Governors between September 2010 – 2017 and Chair of Governors from 2017 – 2018. I am a member of the Resources Committee as well as the Governor nominated for IT within the school. I have also attended the school’s annual residential trip to Marchants Hill since 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the children to ensure they get the most out of their week. Working with the governors, school team and wider community has proved very rewarding and I look forward to improving links more and furthering the fantastic school community that we belong to.
I’ve been a governor since October 2012. I am also a ‘Children’s Champion’ with UNICEF and work to promote Rights Respect and Responsibility. I find it an honour to work with students all over the world, drawing on my past experience in the ‘struggle’ for freedom in South Africa. I am passionate about people and information technology. I believe that our children are the future and as such enjoy inspiring both students and teachers in promoting respect, peace and harmony. I also believe that education is the most powerful weapon that we can use to change the world. I am honoured to be a governor at Ranvilles Junior School and look forward to serving the school. I became a community governor at the beginning of 2012 and have enjoyed meeting all the friendly colleagues, staff and children. I have been associated with the school for a number of years but my commitment was greatened when my children were on campus. I was a governor at the Infant school in those days, as well as the Chair of the Friends of Ranvilles.
As of September 2014, I became a co-opted governor and I am currently a member of the Curriculum committee.
I have worked at the University of Winchester for the last twenty years, training teachers. I serve on a number of education charity committees, including as Chair of the Schools Music Association. I have always been associated with lobbying to keep education for all children’s benefit.
Since joining the governing body in 2011, I am really enjoying my work as a co-opted governor and look forward to continue working with a vibrant and interesting school as it develops new and exciting pathways for its children.
Amanda Stevens – Chair of Governors
(Local Authority Governor)
I joined the Governing Body in the April 2010, as a parent governor. At that time, I had one son at the school but have now had 3 children go through the school and on to secondary school and college. Having a career which involves working with schools and governing bodies, becoming a governor at the school seemed an obvious way in which I could contribute to the school. I am also a governor at a Hampshire secondary academy school out of the area.
I am the Schools HR Business Partner for Hampshire, the strategic lead for supporting senior managers in the Children’s Services, Headteachers and Governors across Hampshire on a range of HR issues. I have a key role in dealing with changes arising from employment and education legislation and the consequential changes in policies, procedure and practices. My role includes engagement with with the Department for Education, Childrens’ Services in HCC, Headteacher representatives and the recognised trade unions on behalf of Hampshire schools.
I currently chair the Pay and Headteacher Performance Management Committees and link with Year 6.
( Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor)
Appointed to the Governing Body as a Co-Opted Governor in March 2017 I worked quickly to develop a better understanding of the specific roles of that individuals must undertake as part of the Board. Ultimately, we work in partnership to ensure the school is make appropriate progress towards the identified Key Priorities within Strategic Plan. Together, we help to ensure that strategic leadership is effective, the school’s vision is clear and the educational and financial performance of the school are appropriately monitored.
Professionally, I have worked with children and families for the past ten years and feel that this has held be to build an understanding of what supports communities to work and prosper. Taking a step into governance had been a long-term aspiration and was delighted to finally have the time to commit to the role.
From a personal perspective, I value education and believe that we all have a role to play to ensure that our children have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
Elected to the position of Chair of Governors in September 2018 I am eager to continue to develop partnership working with all members of the school community so we may positively influence the future direction of Ranvilles Junior School.
My name is Bobby Mehta and I joined the Governing Body at Ranvilles Junior School in January 2018 as a Co-opted Governor.
I have worked in the education sector for over 20 years and I am currently working at the University of Portsmouth as the Director of University of Portsmouth – Global Office which oversees the University’s development activities across the globe.
I as currently have one child studying in Year 4 at the School and I have also previously served as a Parent Governor at a Primary School in Wales before relocating to Hampshire.
I want to be able to utilise all my experience and knowledge working in the education sector and as a parent to ensure that our children get the best quality education at Ranvilles Junior School.
Suzanne Holmes (Staff Governor)
I have been a member of staff at Ranvilles since 2009, initially employed as a teaching assistant and, since 2015, as a qualified teacher, currently working in Year 6. In November 2018, I joined the Governing Body as a Staff Governor. I also have experience of Ranvilles from a parent perspective, having seen my two children journey through the school in recent years. I am very passionate about my role in education and, as such, I am fully committed to supporting the Governors and the Headteacher in taking the school forward and achieving the very best possible outcomes for the children of Ranvilles Junior School.
I joined Ranvilles Junior School as a parent governor in December 2018. My eldest son has moved onto secondary school, with my youngest currently in year 4.
I am a firm believer that a good education is as much about providing a safe, nurturing environment as it is about inspiring a lifelong passion and thirst for knowledge. Being fortunate enough to have experienced this myself, I wanted to support the school in their continued journey to help children achieve their full potential, with an ambition and determination to succeed for life.
I am a qualified Physiotherapist, with significant experience of public sector work in the NHS, clinically and as a manager. I am passionate about helping people to succeed in life, whether that is my patients, staff, family or friends and I hope that this will also show in my commitment to Ranvilles Junior School.
As an NHS Clinical Service Manager I am responsible for the operational delivery of safe, caring, efficient and effective services and have a number of transferable skills to bring to the governing role including; project management and service development, critical appraisal , data analysis, finance and fiscal security, H&S and risk assessment, personnel management and stakeholder engagement.
In my role as governor I aim to provide support and act as a critical friend, bringing ideas and opinions from a parent viewpoint, as we work collaboratively to drive improvements in the education and wellbeing of Children at Our School.