The Governors


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Governor Reports

At Mengham Junior School we have a committed and hardworking team of Governors.  Please read below to find out who they are and a little about them:

Sue.jpgSue Lewis  Chair of Governors (Term of office expires 21.07.2018)

Co-Opted Governor. Attends Curriculum and Resources Meetings, chair of the Headteacher Performance Panel and member of the Pay Panel.

I was born in Devon, went to school in Malta and Plymouth and went on to train as a teacher in Liverpool.

On qualifying, I went on to teach in Plymouth, Malaya, Singapore, Kent and then Hampshire. Whilst in Singapore I met and married my husband, Chris and had two sons. I stayed at home to bring them up while Chris travelled the world for work and went back to work in 1981. I became a Headteacher in 1996 and retired 12 years ago, when we came to live on Hayling. A year later, I joined the Junior School Governing Body.

My two sons are married and I have two grandchildren, Henry aged 9 and Scarlett, aged 7 who go to school in Farnham.

I was recently asked to join the Governing Body of Mengham Infant School and so now provide a concrete link between the 2 governing bodies.  This builds on the splendid liaison work being done by Mrs Davies, Mr Harrison and Mrs Rebbit, ensuring common practice, high expectations and easy transition for pupils.

My involvement with both schools is a great source of enjoyment and satisfies my deep interest education, children and their families. Being a governor is hard work and is often stressful, but is always interesting and can be fun.

Christine.jpgChristine Moore (Term of office expires 21.07.2018)

Co-Opted Governor, Chair of Resources Committee and Pay Committee and member of the Head Teacher Performance Review Team.

I have lived on Hayling Island and have been a Governor at Mengham Junior School for many years. We moved here from Hertfordshire after retiring.  I have 3 children, a step son who lived with us and 2 daughters.  We are lucky enough to have 6 grandchildren, 4 boys and 2 girls.

As well as bringing up our children, I was able to combine being a mother with a career.  When I left school I worked for ICT (a British computer manufacturer) for 15 years in a variety of customer support and management roles, then my husband and I started our own business selling computer and office supplies and finally I worked at a local F.E College for 13 years,  where I managed the Apprenticeship programme.  Since retiring I have worked occasionally as a Consultant at F.E colleges, helping them with their Apprentice delivery.

These working roles have given me some valuable skills to support my governor role.  I am particularly interested and involved in budget, health & safety and personnel issues at school. The experience of being a school governor is very enjoyable as well as challenging but there is a good team spirit within the governing body and we work well together.  The staff and children at MJS are also great to work with, there is a friendly, caring and achieving atmosphere in school and the children are always polite and helpful.


 Becky Whipp Vice-Chair of Governors (Term of office expires 21.07.2018) 

Co-Opted Governor, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, attends and leads some initiatives of the School Council.

'Before starting a family I was a class teacher in a Hampshire Primary School, but after our second child I decided to focus on being a full-time mum. We now have four children ranging from Pre-School to Secondary school age who create a lot of noise, a lot of mess but a lot of fun too! I am also particularly interested in Karate and train twice a week at our local club, where I also instruct our youngest members. With a background in education and such a broad age range in our own children I have an active interest in how our children are going to progress through the school system over the next few years. For this reason I recently decided to become a Governor at Mengham Junior School. Already I have found myself involved in a lot of exciting activities, projects and meetings, making decisions about everyday school life. I have found it really rewarding to work with members of staff, other governors and, above all, the children who are always so refreshing with their ideas and enthusiasm. It has also allowed me to see first-hand the dedication of staff, who are working so incredibly hard to make the school such a positive and exciting place.'


Heather Limb    (Term of office expires 13.07.2019) 

Co-Opted Governor.  Member of the Resources Committee.

I am happily retired living on Hayling Island with my husband and have 2 daughters, one stepson and 2 grandchildren.  I wanted to use some of my knowledge and skills from my working life in education and MJS wanted another governor!  My past experiences  have been varied but always working with young people, although not always of junior age.  I am learning  fast and thoroughly enjoying seeing  the children and the school develop, achieve and celebrate all their successes.  I worked with adults who work with  young people so bring a wide variety of skills to my new and exciting role as a member of the governors resources committee.  I enjoy being a governor and am very fortunate to be working in such a positive environment with such committed, energetic and happy team of staff at Mengham Junior School.


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Tanya Hedgcock (Term of office expires 12.07.2019) 

Co-Opted Governor.  Member of the Curriculum Committee.



Bruce Mowatt website.jpgBruce Mowatt (Term of office expires 23.03.2021) 

Co-Opted Governor.  Member of the Resources Committee.




Chris Wotton website.jpgChris Wotton (Term of office expires 5.02.2021

LEA Governor.  Member of the Curriculum Committee.



Staff Governor

Nikki Farrage website gov.jpgNikki Farrage (Term of office expires 14.09.2022)

Staff Governor.   Member of Curriculum Committee.



Parent Governors

Julie Fraser.jpgJulie Fraser (Term of office expires 7.02.2022) 

Parent Governor.  Member of the Curriculum Committee.

'I have lived on Hayling Island for many years now and love Island life, I find it the most wonderful place to bring up my three children.  My eldest son has just successfully completed year 6 at MJS, my daughter is looking ahead to year five at Mengham Junior School whilst my youngest is starting in year 3 so I see my time with the school to be a long and fulfilling one.  I currently work with a national charity supporting parents in the postnatal period.  After having my first child I left behind a career in health and safety but embarked on a massive journey into parenthood and here I am still surviving the experience!'

Alison Chamberlain (Term of office expires 7.02.2022) 

Parent Governor.  Member of the Resources Committee.