Meet our Governors
|Rachel Colman||Local Authority Governor Chair of Governors|
|Megan James||Staff governor|
|Andrew Kiln||Co-opted governor|
|Pete Marston||Co-opted governor|
|Linda Montgomery||Co-opted governor|
|Karen Niblett||Co-opted governor|
|Steve Polly||Co-opted governor & co-Vice Chair of Governors|
|Lara Rowlinson||Co-opted governor & co-Vice Chair of Governors|
|Francesca Slater||Co-opted governor|
|Elizabeth Sykes||Parent governor|
|Rachael Davis||Parent governor|
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Rachel ColmanChair of Governors
Information coming soon!
Andrew KilnParent Governor
Linda MontgomeryCo-opted Governor
Karen NiblettCo-opted Governor
I was elected as an Associate Member of the Governing Body in November 2015, following a vacancy I then became a co-opted Governor in February 2016.
I have lived in Fleet since 1999 and my children have both been educated locally and are currently in 1st year at 6th Form College and the final year of a 4 year degree.
I am a qualified CIMAÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½Accountant with over 20 yearsÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½ experience working in various Blue Chip and SMEÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½s, I want to use my finance background to assist EHPS in keeping costs to a minimum, whilst ensuring the childrenÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½s education and schooling is the best in can be.
Over the last 3 years, I have been involved in reviewing and monitoring the finances from a governors point of view, last year I added sports and well-being Governor and this year will add SEN (Special Educational Needs) Governor to my roles.
By having various ÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½jobsÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½ within the governing body, gives me a wider insight about different areas of the school and education.
Steve PollyCo-Vice Chair of Governors
I became a co-opted governor of EHPS in April 2019. I have lived on the heath since 2015. I have always had an interest in education ÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½ although my career took me down a different path ÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½ so I thought becoming a governor at my local school would be a great thing to do, allowing me to contribute to make this already excellent school the best it can be.
Originally from Kent, I have been a Whitehall civil servant for the duration of my career, mostly working for the Home Office. ÃÃâââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ã ¡ ¬ 'Ãââââââ ¬ ¡ ¬Ãâ ¬ ¡ ¬ ' ¿ ½I have been fortunate to work in a range of fascinating policy areas, learning skills which will be essential for my role as a governor.
Most of my spare time is spent with my 2 young children. I hope both will join EHPS when old enough to do so
Lara RowlinsonCo-Vice Chair of Governors
Elizabeth SykesParent Governor
I joined EHPS as a Parent Governor in May 2021. I have lived on the Heath for 14 years and have two children, one who has just left EHPS after 7 happy years and one who is Year 4.
I am a qualified accountant (ICAEW) and after working at Deloitte I joined Barclays, where I stayed for 16 years. I worked in the Financial and Regulatory departments where I gained experience in regulation and system implementation, governance and functional organisation. In all my roles I worked and led cross department teams, learning how to ask questions positively, constructively challenge the status quo/perceived wisdom, getting people talking and listening to each other to form fact-based decisions.
In September 2019 I took a career break to re-assess how I wanted to spend my time and energy. The pandemic and experiences of 2020/2021 with home schooling heightened my appreciation for our teachers and school and the importance of an excellent education for every child. I realised I wanted to use my time, skills, and experience to contribute constructively to our school
Peter MarstonCo-opted Governor
I became a co-opted governor of EHPS in July 2021. I have a daughter in Year1 at the school, and live just a few doors away on Wintney Street, so want to do what I can to add to the continued success of the school into the future.
In my day job I have worked in military aviation safety for the past 20 years, with an academic background in mathematics, engineering and human factors. In my current role I sit in the engineering leadership team of a British family-owned engineering company, running a large technical department of engineers and physiologists, and spending too much time travelling around the world working with aircraft manufacturers and pilots !
Megan JamesStaff Governor
I joined EHPS in 2020 as an NQT and am currently working as a class teacher in Year R. EHPS has been the perfect place for me to start my career as I have been surrounded by a fantastic team of staff, parents and children, who have provided an abundance of support alongside many opportunities for reflection and growth. I am extremely proud to be part of the wonderful community at EHPS and am looking forward to fulfilling my new role, as staff governor.
Rachael DavisParent Governor
I was elected as a Parent Governor in March 2022 and have a daughter in Year R at EHPS.
I am a children's author and former investment banker. In the corporate world, I worked on time-sensitive projects and learned to look at problems from a wide range of viewpoints to find the optimal solutions. Now as an author, I write uplifting, inclusive books for children across all ages and genres, both fiction and non-fiction for several leading publishers.
Growing up mixed race in a low-income single-parent family, I often felt like the odd one out. So throughout my life, I have always made a conscious effort to speak up for underrepresented voices. The individual needs of every child in school matters and I would like to help ensure that no child, parent or guardian's voice is left unheard.