Harnham Infant School Governing Body

The  governors play a central role in the management of the school and have a close working relationship with the Headteacher in the running of the school. Although each governor has their own role to play, we all work as a team and have a collective responsibility for the decisions that are made about the school.
We are organised into different committees but are all accountable for school development and improvement. As well as the Full Governing Body, we have a Curriculum Committee, Health and Safety Committee, Staffing Committee and Finance Committee. 
At Harnham Infant School the governors are always available to listen to you - the parents and your child. You can find out more about us below. 
If you would like to contact the school governors, you can email chair@harnham-inf.wilts.sch.uk

Terms of Office


Structure of the Governing Body


Meet the team


Beth Evans

Chair of Governors

 Beth has been a governor for over 4 years and appointed by the Local Authority. She is also of the chair of the Curriculum Committee and link governor for EYFS, RE and More Able children.


Denis Casey

Vice Chair of Governors

Denis is a Co-opted governor and has been part of the committee for 3 years. Denis previously ran his own business for 20 years and brings this expertise and commercial perspective to the committee. As well as being Vice Chair, Denis also Chairs the Finance Committee and sits on the Welfare and Health and Safety Committees. He also shares his talents with The Trafalgar School at Downton where he is the Chair of Governors


Helen Bowyer

Clerk to the Governors

Helen is also the Harnham Infant School admin officer. She is very passionate about infant education and helps to keep the team organised, efficient and effective.


Natasha Dorrington


Natasha joined Harnham Infant School in 2010 and became Headteacher in 2017. She sits on every committee and ensures the governors are central to any decision making about how to improve our school and provide children the best possible education.


Efrim Niccals

Co-opted Governor

Efrim is a Co-opted governor and has been part of the team since 2019. She is on the Curriculum and Staffing committees and is also the link governor for English, Rights Respecting Schools and Geography.


Philippa Sirl

Co-opted Governor

Philippa has been a Co-opted Governor for 4 years. As a previous teacher, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Curriculum, Welfare and Staffing Committees. 
Philippa is also link governor for Safeguarding, Maths and EAL.


Laura Pike

Co-opted Governor

As you know, Laura is our Deputy Head and has been a co-opted governor since starting at Harnham Infants in 2017. Laura is on the Curriculum, Finance and Welfare Committees.


Lorraine Batchelor

Staff Governor

Lorraine is the school's Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and is the staff governor. She has been on the Committee since 2016. Lorraine chairs the Welfare Committee and is the link Governor for Disadvantaged Learners, SEND and Attendance.


Sally Ross

Parent Governor

Sally is a parent governor and has been part of the committee since March 2020. Sally has 2 children at Harnham Infants, one of her children is in Year 1 and the other in Year 2.

Sally is part of both the Curriculum and Welfare committees and is link governor for Monitoring and Evaluation, Art and PE.


Matthew Trigg

Parent Governor

Matthew is new to the Governing Body as of November 2021. He has a daughter who has just joined our EYFS cohort. 
Matthew sits on the Finance Committee and is link governor for the School Website.


Rebecca Broadley

Parent Governor

Rebecca is one of our newest Governors, joining in November 2021. She has a little boy in year 1 currently. 

Rececca sits on the Finance Committee and is link governor for Forest School. 

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Andrew Green

Parent Governor

Andy has also just joined the team in November 2021. He has a daughter currently in Year 1. Andy sits on the Curriculum committee and is link governor for Art, PE and Computing.

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Sarah Faulding

Parent Governor



Fawn Sowerby

Associate Governor

Fawn is an Associate Governor and joined the team in November 2020. Fawn is on the Curriculum and Health and Safety Committees, since these are two of her main responsibilities within the Senior Leadership Team too.