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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.


Marc Harder

Acting Chair of Governors

April 2023

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 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 nine 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 specific governing matters. 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.


Fair Oak Junior School - Membership & Governor Roles 2023-24


Fair Oak Junior School Governing Board works under a flat structure and holds 9 full governing board meetings across the academic year (3 per term) with no Committees, other than the statutory Headteacher Performance Management Committee and Pay Committee. This structure allows the board to make decisions quickly by removing the need to delegate to committees and enables governors to be more knowledgeable and informed about the full work of the school and governing board and in their decision making.



Governor type/appointed by

Term From

Term To


David Bessant




Head Teacher

Mr Stuart Boyce-Pendleton

Co-opted governor (Governing Board)

03 Dec 2022

3 Dec 2026

Recruitment & Induction Governor

Developing & training Governor

Deputy Safeguarding Governor

Year 3 Lead Governor

Susannah D'SouzaClerk   

Mr Marc Harder

Local Authority Governor (Governing Board)

12 Jul 2021

11 Jul 2024


Forum Rep

English Governor

Deputy Safeguarding Governor

Year 6 Lead Governor

Mr Robert HolmesParent Governor (Parent Election)22 Mar 202321 Mar 2027Health & Safety

Mr Harry Norton

Co-opted governor (Governing Board)

22 Mar 2023

21 Mar 2027

Foundation Curriculum Governor

Mrs Lucy SaundersCo-opted governor ( Governing Body)22 Mar 202321 Mar 2027Safeguarding

Mrs Jane Smith

Staff governor (Staff Election)

14 Sep 2022

14 Sep 2026


Mrs Lauren TrumbleCo-opted Governor (Governing Body)17 Mar 202316 Mar 2027

Teaching & Learning

Pupil Premium & SEND

Year 4 Lead Governor

Jennifer TurskiParent Governor (Governing Board)22 Nov 202321 Nov 2027 

Mr Nyc Woodyet

Co-opted governor (Governing Board)

20 May 2020

19 May 2024

Vice Chair

Maths Governor

Thomas YoungCo-opted governor (Governing Board)27 Sep 202326 Sep 2027

Foundation Governor

Year 5 Lead Governor




Governor Business and Pecuniary Interests


Mr Marc Harder is currently employed by Hampshire County Council as a Government Services Associate Tutor. Mrs Jane Smith is a member of staff at Fair Oak Junior School. Mrs Lauren Trumble is the Deputy Head Teacher and a Governor at Fair Oak Junior 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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