Meet the Governors
Meet the governors at NBJS
Who are the Governors of North Baddesley Juniors?
James Child (Co-opted) Chair of Governors
I have lived in the Romsey area for over 10 years now, having moved to North Baddesley in 2015 with my wife Ruth and two children. Prior to living in the area I spent a couple of years in Milton Keynes and before that I grew up in and around West Yorkshire.
My background is in construction, having graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. I currently manage a team of estimators for a Tier 1 building contractor locally, and I'm also a Chartered Construction Manager through the Chartered Institute of Building. I have spent nearly 20 years working on a wide range of multimillion projects at tender stage, including the bid for the extension to our own school for a company who didn't ultimately win the bid! I bring a career in cost and project management to the governing body, as well as having an interest in estates management and building maintenance.
Outside of work I am currently the Group Scout Leader in North Baddesley and until recently the Assistant District Commissioner for Beaver Scouts in Romsey. I am a keen rugby union fan, having climbed the county ladder in my youth, and like to swim, run and go for walks when I manage to get some time spare!
Vicki Rowlands (Staff Governor)
I have been a staff governor for the past few years. One of my key roles is to provide a link between staff and governors as well as giving a staff perspective on issues discussed. I enjoy being actively involved in decisions made in order to continue to move the school forward. I feel that my role is key as I am fully involved with the day to day running of the school and as Assistant Headteacher am well placed to give a schools view point on a wide range of issues. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a governor as it enables me to be involved in a different aspect of school life.
Lucy Wootten (Head teacher)
As Head teacher I have the responsibility of running the school on behalf of the Governors. I work alongside the Governors to implement government policy and ensure the quality of the education that the children receive. Governors provide valuable skills to help improve the school - as a team we continually strive to ensure the best outcomes for all of the children at NBJS. I have loved every minute of my time at our school; as a class teacher, a senior leader and now the Headteacher. I can assure you that our school will provide the best possible education, outcomes and experiences for your children. I am dedicated to building opportunities for children to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring that they are well known as individuals and their unique personalities, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full.
Tim Brunt (Parent)
Carly Green (LA Governor) - SEN Governor
I have lived in North Baddesley since 2007 and became a governor at North Baddesley Junior School in 2019. I live with my husband and my son, who is currently a pupil at North Baddesley Junior School. I currently work as a Nursing Lecturer at a local University, having practised as a Health Visitor and Midwife in Southampton for 20 years prior to this. Along the way, I also managed to fit in an interesting couple of years as a driving instructor alongside my career in the NHS. My career has provided me with a wealth of experience in safeguarding and working with children and families to achieve the best outcomes. My current role involves the design and delivery of higher education, working closely with local healthcare providers, and supporting students with both their academic and pastoral needs. Outside of work, I enjoy yoga and have a renewed enthusiasm for football thanks to my son's keen interest! I was keen to become a governor as I like to contribute to our local community, and hope to be able to utilise my skills and knowledge to support the school and the education of local young people.
Chris Mahoney (Co-opted) Vice Chair of Governors
I moved to North Baddesley with my wife a number of years ago to be near our daughter and grandchildren. My eldest granddaughter is a former pupil and my youngest is a current pupil of the school.
I am a retired businessman. In my career I have managed organisations in the Chemical, Flavour & Food Ingredients, Office Products and Golf sectors. This has included responsibility for operations throughout the UK & Ireland, Mainland Europe, India and Asia, I was also based in the USA for a short period. I am a professionally qualified accountant being a retired fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants. Towards the end of my career I spent 8 years as a Trustee/Director of a charity that offered free and confidential support, information and counselling to young people (13-25).
I am delighted to join the board of governors of North Baddesley Junior School. Throughout my career I was passionate about creating an environment in which everyone could achieve their full potential and will use this philosophy together with my business experience and skill set to support the school’s continual successful evolution.
Mike Hiscock (Co-opted)
I am married and have lived in the village since 1983. Our 2 daughters also live locally and were pupils at both the Infant and Junior schools. 5 of our 7 grandchildren are of school age and are also pupils across the schools.
I am a qualified Personnel Professional and was a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I had a varied and rewarding career as a manager at British Telecom. My managerial experience covers a range of disciplines from contracts management, Estates Management to HR and Management Development.
I first became a school governor in 1986 and served at a secondary school in Southampton for 8 years until my work at BT required me to work away from home. Following voluntary redundancy from BT in 1998, I was employed by Hampshire County Council as a Governor Services Co-ordinator and in this role I trained, supported and advised governors and served on a number of governing bodies. In all of this time I had never had the opportunity to support ‘my local schools’ and on my retirement, I wanted to put this right! I have been a member of the Infant school governing body since 2015 and I am delighted to have joined the Junior school as a co-opted governor and look forward to supporting the school and its pupils over the years to come.
Charlotte Puplett (Co-opted)
My husband and I moved to North Baddesley in 2011 and now have two children, one at the Junior School and one at the Infant School. In a previous life I was an Electoral Administrator at Southampton City Council with responsibility for running the postal vote function for all elections and also coordinating the annual canvass of electors. I am one of the Beaver leaders in North Baddesley - I was previously the secretary on the Scout Group Executive Committee, but I decided that being a leader was more fun. I also help to run Romsey Area Toy Library.
Rachel Newton-Jones (Parent Governor)
I moved with my family to Rownhams in 2019 after having lived my whole life in Maybush, so am a local to the area. I am married to Paul and we have three children. My daughter is at North Baddesley Junior School, my eldest son at the Infant School and my youngest son at nursery.
I am a Chartered Accountant and studied at Kingston University where I went on to teach for two years immediately after graduating. I then joined PwC on their graduate programme and have been there for 17 years. The first 13 years of my career were spent providing external audit, internal audit and advisory services to not for profit, government and public sector clients. I then spent two years within our firmwide people team where my team was responsible for the firm's talent and performance strategy. I am now in the Audit Learning and Development team where I manage relationships with our strategic stakeholders in the business to ensure that the training on my programmes meets our regulatory requirements and the needs of the business.
I bring financial and people expertise as well as my 'auditors nose' and most importantly my desire to do a really good job and make a difference to the children at North Baddesley Junior School.
Emily Pain (Parent Governor)
I moved to the area in 2012 with my family, having lived previously in Winchester and Bristol (where I am from). I have a daughter who is now at Mountbatten, and a son who is at the junior school.
I work at Hampshire County Council in Passenger Transport, where I oversee our local bus contracts. I have also worked for the Safeguarding Unit, and for Hampshire Governor Services as a clerk. I have a degree in languages from Liverpool University. I am on the committee at Chilworth Village Hall where I organise a film night, and in my spare time I enjoy walks with my family and a good boxset!
North Baddesley Constitution 2023-2024
North Baddesley Junior School
Committee Details 2022-23
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