We have a committed team of governors who come from within the local community and bring a range of skills and expertise to the role.  They have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.  Governors and their roles can be found below:

Four Lanes Infant School Governing Board 2018/19

Governor  Categoy Committee
Blackwood, Shirah Co-opted Governor FGB, DTG
Busk, Andy Co-opted Governor FGB, Resources, Pay
Brewster, Ali Associate Member FGB, Children & Learning (voting rights)
Cooper, Emma Staff Governor FGB, Children & Learning
Day, Alastair Co-opted Governor FGB, Resources (Chair), HT Performance Management
Courtney Freedman-Thompson Parent Governor FGB (Vice Chair), Children & Learning
Haynes, Gemma Co-opted Governor FGB, Children & Learning (Vice Chair), Pay (Chair), HT Performance Management (Chair)
 Jones, Julie  Parent Governor  FGB, Children & Learning (Chair)
 Fuller, Roger  Co-opted Governor  FGB
Mallaby, Jacqueline Headteacher FGB, Resources, Children & Learning, Pay
Nicolls, Karl LA Governor FGB
Razzell, Gary Co-opted Governor FGB, Resources (Vice chair)
Whiting, Helen Co-opted Governor FGB (Chair), Resources, Children & Learning, Pay, HT Performance Management

The full governing board meets at least twice a term and is supported by two committees which also meet at least termly. The Governors Register of Pecuniary Interests is accessible here.

Four Lanes Infant School Governors’ Attendance Record for 2017/18



Full Governing Body (7 meetings per year) Resources Committee (4 meetings per year) Children & Learning (4 meetings per year) Pay (2 meetings per year)
Arunkumar, Saritha 0/3 n/a 0/1 n/a
Blackwood, Shirah 1/1 n/a 1/1 n/a
Busk, Andy 4/7 2/4 n/a 1/2
Cooper, Emma 7/7 n/a 4/4 n/a
Day, Alastair 7/7 4/4 n/a n/a
Freedman-Thompson, Courtney 5/5 n/a 4/4 n/a
Haynes, Gemma 4/7 n/a 4/4 2/2
Jones, Helen 7/7 3/4 n/a 2/2
Jones, Julie 6/7 n/a 4/4 n/a
Mallaby, Jacqui 7/7 4/4 4/4 2/2
Nicholls, Karl 1/1 n/a n/a n/a
Razzell, Gary 6/7 3/4 n/a n/a
Whiting, Helen 7/7 4/4 3/4 2/2


Numbers indicate meetings attended against the total possible for that governor.  All absences were accepted by the relevant committees.  Attendance data has been affected by the following membership movements:

  • Courtney Freedman-Thompson appointed November 2017
  • Saritha Arunkumar resigned 31st March 2018
  • Shirah Blackwood appointed May 2018
  • Karl Nicholls appointed July 2018

Four Lanes Infant School Governing Body Training Record for 2017-18

Courses Attended Governor
Induction for New Governors Courtney Freedman-Thompson
Clerks Support Meetings


Lee Rome
Meeting the Needs of all Pupils Helen Whiting, Saritha Arunkumar
Whole Governing Body Training (FLIS)

Governors and Ofsted

Saritha Arunkumar, Emma Cooper, Alastair Day, Courtney Freedman-Thompson, Gemma Haynes, Helen Jones, Julie Jones, Jacqui Mallaby, Gary Razzell, Helen Whiting
Performance Management Gary Razzell,   Andy Busk
Understanding Data in Primary Schools Julie Jones
Clerks’ Conference Lee Rome
Understanding the Primary Curriculum Julie Jones
Ofsted briefing Jacqui Mallaby, Helen Whiting
School Funding briefing Jacqui Mallaby, Helen Whiting


The chair of governors is contactable via email at
Whenever there is a vacancy for a parent governor, all parents are informed and have the opportunity to stand for office.Further information on school governors is available on Hampshire County Council’s website and on the Government website.