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Meet Our Governors

Leadership Team

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.

Governing Body Member Details Download Sept 2020 Minutes

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. 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 the Department for Education, Children’s Services in HCC, Headteacher representatives and the recognised trade unions on behalf of Hampshire schools.

I currently also chair the Pay Committee.

Bobby Mehta – Vice-Chair of Governors

(Co-opted Governor)

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 currently have one child studying in Year 6 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.

Jay Deeble

(Co-opted Governor)

I have worked at the University of Winchester for 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.

Helen Harris

(Co-opted Governor)

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 6.

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.

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.

Chris Lubbe

(Community Governor)

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.

Andy Marshall

(Co-opted Governor)

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 and 2017 and as Chair of Governors from 2017 – 2018. I am a 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.

Lisa Nightingale

(Parent Governor)

Fairly new to the Ranvilles Governing Body, I became a Governor in December 2019. Back in 2012 I was a co-opted Governor of what was then Oak Meadow Primary School. As a Parent Governor I hope to assist not only the governors, staff and Headteacher, but also the guardians, parents and, of course, the children. I would like to think that I can, if only in a small way, unify the worlds of parenting and teaching.

Since publishing my first novel in June 2019, I am still a struggling writer, so I can fully relate to the children in persevering with your goals. I am also an active member of the Hampshire Writers’ Society. Perhaps understandably, I love books. Reading is such an important skill; it opens a portal to a world of possibilities, a world that doesn’t even have to be your own. Reading enriches your imagination, expanding your vocabulary and thus making your own writing easier and quicker.

Dave Proctor

(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 in 2017. I still enjoy every minute of my time as a governor at Ranvilles, a role that’s so 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.

Dimpee Sood

(Co-opted Governor)

Hello My name is Dimpee Sood, I joined the governing board in January 2019.

I am a Pharmacologist, with special interests and knowledge in Cardiology, Diabetes, Dermatology and Opthalmology. I have worked in the Pharmaceutical Sector in both the clinical and business divisions for the past 16 years. I am highly skilled in strategic management, project management, data analysis, working with key stakeholders and creating channels for effective solutions for medicine use to benefit and save patients lives. I hold a Diploma in Business Management and I am also trained in working with different personalities in the workplace to get the best out of individuals and maximise their potential. I am currently studying NLP, Leadership and Mindfulness to further enhance my skill set.

I am a mum of three children, my elder two are in year 6 and year 4 whilst my youngest is attending nursery. I was previously a co-opted Governor at the Ranvilles Infant School.

As a Co-Opted Governor of Ranvilles Junior School I hope to use my business skills and knowledge with my passion to get the best out of people to contribute to the vision of the school always setting and achieving the high standards for education to in effect help the children reach their full potential.

Keith Warham

(Co-opted Governor)

I was 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 that individuals must undertake as part of the Board. Ultimately, we work in partnership to ensure the school is making appropriate progress towards the identified Key Priorities within our 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 helped me to build an understanding of what supports communities to work and prosper. Taking a step into governance had been a long-term aspiration and I 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 developed partnerships working with all members of the school community so we may positively influence the future direction of Ranvilles Junior School.

Angela Williams


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 and practical expertise to ultimately benefit the children. I enjoy the opportunities to be both challenged and supported as I value team work and believe real strength can be gained from focused collaboration. Leading the school in partnership is a real privilege.

Sue Johnson

(Clerk to Governors)

I have experience as a Clerk to Governors for several local schools as well as 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