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High Expectations

Love and Care






Governors’ Welcome

Our school is highly regarded and, we believe, offers a wide and varied curriculum to enable all our children to progress and achieve their potential.

As you can see on our website there is a wide and varied range of extra activities that are supported by the school from computer code club to rugby and from dance to choir. Some are run by our own dedicated staff and others by external providers to ensure we provide the widest possible range that we can.

Fair Oak Junior School is one of the largest junior schools in Hampshire, and indeed the country. It is a popular, innovative and successful school with four/five classes per year group.
Our vision and aims are:
•    To help everyone enjoy learning and achieve success
•    To provide a safe and caring place where everyone is valued and respected
•    Expect the highest standards in work and behaviour
•    Promote healthy lifestyles
•    Encourage everyone to make positive contributions in school and the wider Community
•    Prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
•    Encourage partnership between children, parents, staff, governors and the Community
•    Raise spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness and develop respect for Everyone
•    Provide the highest standards of teaching, learning and care in a broad and balanced curriculum
•    Develop confident and independent learners
The Governing Body is committed to making a positive contribution to the school and the education of the children. Our primary role is to 'challenge and support', by working in close partnership with our school's leadership team, to promote continuous improvement in the school's performance and its future development.
On behalf of the governing body I would like to welcome you to Fair Oak Junior School.
Rob Gardner
Chair of Governors

The role of the governors

School governors are essential to the overall organisation and effectiveness of our school. All are volunteers and are appointed they represent the parents, the staff, the Local Education Authority and the community. There are also sponsor, partnership and associate governors who offer additional expertise or support.

At Fair Oak Junior School the Headteacher and governing body work in close partnership to set aims and objectives for the school, to adopt policies and to set targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

The governing body meets as a whole six times a year and receives reports from the Headteacher on the main aspects of school life. In addition there are a number of committees which consider standards, resources, finance, and the extended schools project or campus issues. Governors are also welcomed to undertake planned visits to look at specific aspects of the school’s work.

Crucially, the role of governors is to monitor, evaluate, challenge and support the school to develop and promote high standards of care and educational achievement for every child.

Annual Statement of Governance from the Governors of Fair Oak Junior School 2021

Governing Body Make Up



Governor Business and Pecuniary Interests


Mr Marc Harder is currently employed by Hampshire County Council as a Government Services Associate Tutor. Mr Scott Kirby and Mrs Jane Smith are both staff members at Fair Oak Junior School. Mrs Pam Noel works with schools. Mrs Amanda Sinden is also a governor at Fair Oak Infant school. All other governors have no relevant business or pecuniary interests to declare.

  • Fair Oak Junior School
  • Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Hampshire, SO50 7AN
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