Welcome to our Governors' section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Bevois Town Primary School Governing Body 2019-20
Term of Office
Strategy & Resources; HT Performance Review; Standing Appeals
|Trust Gov; H&S; GDPR; SFVS|
|Katie Stewart||13/07/20||Vice-chair||Strategy & Resources; Standing Appeals||Y2/3||Safeguarding|
|Florence Harvey||26/03/20||Achievement & Wellbeing; Standing Appeals||SEND|
|Hilary Jackson||10/11/20||Strategy & Resources; Headteacher Performance Review; Standing Appeals||Y4/5/6||Pupil Premium|
|Alison Maybury||n/a||Strategy & Resources; Achievement & Wellbeing||Trust Governor;|
|Shalini Mitchell||19/03/21||Achievement & Wellbeing; Standing Appeals||YR/1||Attendance; Equality & Diversity|
|Katharine Tantillo||25/03/22||Achievement & Wellbeing||Curriculum|
Governing Body Interests 2018-19
|Governor||Name of Business||Nature of Business||Nature of Interest|
Bevois Town Community
|Alison Maybury||Bevois Town Primary School||Education||Headteacher|
Bevois Town Community
|Katharine Tantillo||Bevois Town Primary School||Education||Teacher|
Governing Body Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings 2018-19
|P = present|
* resigned 03/07/19
GOVERNOR PROFILES 2019
I serve as the Chair of Governors, having been appointed to the role at the start of this academic year. I joined Bevois Town Primary as a Parent-Governor in July 2017 and am also a member of the Strategy & Resources Committee. I joined the Governing Body after my son had just finished his first year at Bevois Town where he thoroughly enjoyed and thrived in the environment created by the excellent staff and children in his class. Through his year I was able to see how the school dealt with a range of issues in a considerate and effective way, and this has encouraged my passion to be part of continuing to make this a safe, encouraging, fun and successful learning environment for all the wonderful people involved. I now also have a daughter at the School and both are thriving in the very supportive environment. My background is varied having worked as a bank manager, a printing business owner, a receptionist at a hospital children’s department and now, with the privilege of being, a full-time dad.
I joined the Governing Body in March 2017. I became a governor as I was looking for a way to support my local community and, as I am passionate about good quality education for all children, I thought this was a great way to make a difference. I am from Southampton; I grew up in Freemantle but have lived on this side of the City for the past 12 years. I work at the University of Southampton where I manage the Student Services Centre and have experience managing budgets, supporting and developing staff and change management. I have a marketing degree of Southampton Solent University, which I completed in 2010.
Being a school governor is interesting and challenging; there is a lot to read but it is really rewarding. It is also lovely working with Miss Maybury, the fantastic teachers and the other staff at the school and seeing the great work they do every day to support the children to achieve their best.
I became a governor at Bevois Town in November 2013 and was the Chair of Governors from September 2014 to 2018. I am a member of the Resources Committee.
I was previously a headteacher of a Hampshire secondary school for 13 years until I retired in 2013. Prior to that I was a modern languages teacher and deputy head at Chamberlayne Park School here in Southampton. The City has been my adopted home-town since 1987, having met then married an ardent Saints supported whilst we were both working at a lively London comprehensive.
I live in Portswood and was keen to become involved in the community once I had more time; I greatly appreciate the opportunity to contribute as a governor in my local primary school.
I became a governor at Bevois Town in March 2018. I was born and brought up in India and moved to Germany in 2005 where I then spent two years before coming to the UK in 2007. I have lived within a stone’s throw of Bevois Town since moving to Southampton in 2013 and have always been amazed with the diversity of our town. My husband and I were keen for our son to go to the local school and luckily, he was accepted to start his reception year at Bevois Town in September 2018.
After having worked in a sales role for 10 years, I made the decision to make a career change and work closer to home to have a better work-life balance and this has allowed me to pursue my interests and hobbies such as cooking and spending time with my little family.
I have always wanted to find a way to give back to the local community. I feel that schools are first and foremost community resources, and unless they work with, and are accountable to, their local communities, they cannot be regarded as community assets. This is the reason that I opted to join the governing body as I feel this should include local people. I am looking forward to the opportunity of working with the other members of the team in promoting good governance and in supporting the students, staff and parents and the role of the school in the community.
I am delighted to have recently joined the Governor team at Bevois Town. I have two children at the school and have always been impressed with the passion of the teachers and the inclusive ethos of the school.
I have a wide background as have been lucky enough to have travelled and worked in a lot of different areas but I’m currently working for the insurer Aviva in their health insurance arm. My favourite job was probably either working in an Imax Cinema – free movies and popcorn – or when I did a season at Butlins which was genuinely like being on holiday for half the year. Outside of work, I’m a lone parent to my children so it can be fairly full on but I make time to follow some passions such as reading, cross stitching and the occasional distance swim. We also have a cat who is clingy but adorable.
I am looking forward to helping our school as I think we’re in a great place to succeed and can only build on our great reputation in the local area.
Miss Tantillo, Year 5 teacher, is a staff governor and Alison Maybury, the headteacher, is also a Governor.