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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 Details/Pecuniary interests and attendance Become a Governor

Amanda Stevens – Chair of Governors

(Local Authority Governor)

I joined the Governing Body initially as a parent governor and have had had 3 children go through the school and on to further and higher education. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Lubbe

(Co-opted 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.

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.

Jaysan Allen

Parent Governor

I was elected to the Governing Board as a Parent Governor in 2022. I have always been impressed with Ranvilles ever since I first walked through the doors with both of my girls, and I jumped at the chance to be able to join the Governing board and help the school continue its legacy. I have served in the Royal Navy for over 20 years and during this time I have had a wide range of experiences. I have worked in many roles within the Royal Navy and across government and this has enabled me to specialise in Communications, Influence and Management, as well as diversity and inclusion. These experiences have and will enable me to help support the school in a wide range of areas.

I am currently on the Pay Committee, and I am the Link Governor with responsibilities for Health & Safety and Buildings.

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

Justine Gibson

(Co-opted Governor)

I am relativity new to the governing body, I joined as a co-opted governor in October 2022. I have twin girls who are in year six at Ranvilles, and we are a military family. We relocated to Portsmouth in September 2021. My job in the Royal Navy sees me working closely with families and subsequently schools. During this time, It has become apparent to me how important teachers and school staff are not just with regards to education but to the mental health and wellbeing of both the children and families within the community. I feel being a school Governor enables me to ensure the school are providing the best staff, education and learning opportunities it can for the students.

I believe that school provides the building blocks that enable our children to thrive, as a parent I understand that there will be challenges along the way but am passionate about doing my bit for the school and supporting them to keep the children safe and teach them the required skills to help them succeed not only at school but through life.

Steven Hyland

(Parent Governor)

My name is Steven and I am new to the governing body and became a parent governor in January 2024 following application in November 2023. All 3 of my children have attended Ranvilles Junior School and have thrived; the youngest is in year 3 and the elder 2 have since moved on. I have over 20 years’ experience in the Royal Navy and have had many varying roles; with recent assignments involving leading, managing and teaching groups of sailors varying in ages. The experience I have gained from my time in the Royal Navy will allow me to help support the school. As a Parent Governor I relish the opportunity of collaborating with the school to help advance the learning experience.

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