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Meet the Governors

The full Governing Body meets 6 times a year. The work is extremely varied and involves making decisions, planning and contributing to the school improvement process, evaluating progress against plans and acting as a champion for the school in the local community.


In addition to the main governing body, there are separate committees with specific responsibilities for finance, curriculum matters, personnel and health and safety. All committees meet once every half-term.


In addition to the different committees, there are five different types of governor:

Parent Governors – have at least one child at the school at the time they stand for election and are elected by other parents who also have children at the school.
Staff Governors – represent the non-teaching staff and are elected by their fellow staff members.
Local Authority Governors – appointed by the Local Authority
Co-opted Governors  – members of the local community who are invited to join the governing body by their fellow governors.


The Head teacher is also a member of the Governing Body.


Who are your School Governors?


  Governing Body as of September 2019  

Mrs Angela Kirby


Co-Chair of Governors 

Co-opted Governor
Member of Curriculum Committee

"I have 2 children at Colden Common and have worked in primary schools as a teacher for a number of years, I am currently the inclusion manager at a small rural Hampshire school." 


Mr Glen Taylor



Co-Chair of Governors 

Co-opted Governor

Having lived in the village of Colden Common since 2013, I am proud to be part of the school community. With a daughter already in the school and a son joining in September, I feel it important to support the school wherever possible as a Parent Governor, whereby I have been in the role since March 2018.  With 18 years’ Sales / Management experience in the Corporate IT / Medical industries, I have a good grasp of the operational and financial requirements to ensure long term sustainability and success, which I hope, in the fullness of time will support CCPS in their future endeavors. Above and beyond my love all sports (pretty much all sport!), I am actively involved in various charity organization’s serving in Chairman and Trustee positions


Mr Jason Cannons



Staff Governor

Member of Curriculum Committee

Development and Training Governor

"I joined the governing body in September 2017  and am a member of the curriculum committee. As a member of teaching staff at Colden Common, I  enjoy contributing to strategic decision making with teaching and learning as a priority. This year, I have also taken on the role of Development and Training Governor, making sure the knowledge and skills of the governing body are kept fresh and up to date." 



Mrs Linda Sims


Co-opted Community Governor

Member of Curriculum Committee

"I have lived in Colden Common since 1979 with my husband and daughter who was educated through our school and Kings. As a family we have been involved in many groups within the village including the village playgroup and having an allotment . I have also helped or worked at the school since 1992 and was a Governor for eight years previously."


Mrs Sue Lapham


Co-opted Governor 

Vice Chair of Governors 

Chair of Resources Committee

"I responded to a request looking for people with financial expertise to join the Governing Body back in September 2017 and joined in February 2018.
I’m an accountant with several years of experience in the public sector working with departmental management teams to deliver public services against a backdrop of substantial financial challenge and I hope this experience can help the school continue to provide effective learning for all the children attending it despite the increasing pressures on resources.
I live in the village close by to the school, it has been a part of my experience of living in Colden Common since moving here over twenty years ago and I welcome the chance to put something back into the community where I live."


Mr Don Fielder


Co-opted Governor
Chair of Health and Safety Sub-committee and member of Resources Committee

"I am a retired Professional Engineer with experience of managing manufacturing facilities. I have been a school governor since 2004  with Health and Safety monitoring responsibilities." 



Mr Richard Izard

Local Authority Governor

I have lived in Colden Common for 33years.My three daughters went to the school.Originally started working life as a statistician then spent 38years in Housing and Development management for Housing Associations and a Government quango.I am now in my 31st year on the Parish Council having been Chairman for several years during that time,Also a District Councillor for 13 years including Mayor of Winchester in 2010/11.
My wife Elaine worked at school for several years and has been the Church warden/administrator for over 25 years.


Mrs Nelianne Devexhiu


Clerk to Governing Body.

"I have been a clerk to governors since 2016 and support the Governing Bodies of several local schools. I have completed my Clerking Accreditation and am supported in my role by Hampshire Governor Services. I joined Colden Common governors in November 2018."