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Our Governors

Mr Derek Goff  - Chair of Governors
I joined the Governing Body in July 2013 and have really enjoyed learning about the role, and how I can put my best skills and experience into helping Fairfield continue to support our children, parents and teachers. I have many years’ experience working in Human Resources, Recruitment and Finance. I am a Training Manager for a local company and therefore love learning and education. I am the Finance Governor, so I am able to support our staff in ensuring we make the very best of the resources we have.


Mrs Joanne Littlechild - Vice Chair & Class Governor for Squirrels

I joined the Governing Body in November 2016 as a parent governor. As well as having a child at the school, I also met the communications skills shortage the Governing Body were recruiting for at that time. I bring a wealth of skills, knowledge and almost 20 years experience in marketing and communications. Since becoming a governor, I have also taken on the role of Chair of the Standards Committee, and look forward to working with the school to deliver its strategic plan


Mrs Lisa Reynolds  - Co-opted Governor and member of staff

I have worked at Fairfield for 10 years in many roles within the office team.  I work closely with Governors regarding Safeguarding, Finance, Staffing, Buildings and Health & Safety. I became a member of the Governing Body in Jan 2016.  My areas of responsibility are for training and development and E-safety.


Mrs Gill Tonkin - Co-Opted Governor

I am both a parent and grandparent, with a keen interest in education. I have previous experience as a lecturer in Business Administration and IT, and currently work for a high street bank, in customer service and management role, and am qualified as a Personal Banker. I joined the governing body in September 2017, I have a strong interest in supporting my local community and utilising my life experiences to assist the school in developing a strong learning environment.


Mr Nick Turner - Co-Opted Governor

After working in IT within the education sector for 8 years.  I miss being involved in education, I believe that nothing is more important than a good education.  I look forward to working with the governors, staff and pupils at Fairfield infant school to provide Fairfield's children with the best education possible.  


Mr Anthony Quinn - Co-Opted Governor

I have been a governor in Junior Schools for in excess of 10 years and would like to develop my governance knowledge in the Infant school sector.  I have a wealth of governance knowledge and experience gained during this time that which enables me to be an effective member of the Governing body at Fairfield Infant School. I welcome the opportunity to work with governors and staff to contribute to making a positive difference in outcomes for the young people who attend Fairfield.


Ms Barbara MacNeill - Co-Opted Governor

I care a lot about making a positive impact on a young person’s development, whether it is in academia or even outdoor education. I wish to learn how an individual school system governs and how much hard work goes into such a small community that has a large impact on the everyday life of a child. To make a team contribution in decision-making really appeals to me; I find it very beneficial to learn how people from different backgrounds and experiences try to achieve the same objectives.

I’m currently a Duke of Edinburgh leader at the Havant Open Centre. My first year has been spent being trained up in Safe Guarding, PREVENT and supervising Bronze awards. Now that I am into my second year, I am now trained up in Outdoor First Aid and will be leading the Silver’s into their expedition.


Mr Keith Doe - Co-Opted Governor

I joined the Governing Body in September 2017 and I am keen to undertake this new role, and to put my skills and experience into helping Fairfield continue to support our pupils, parents and teachers. I have many years’ experience working in Financial, Operations and Governance roles in a variety of sectors and hope that this experience benefits the school. Having always been local and with many of my friends children having been through Fairfield, it’s a school I know well and care about.


Mr Mike Smith - Parent Governor

I have a daughter who attends Fairfield, I believe that a good education and a happy school experience are the most important factors in a child’s development. It is important as a parent to support our children’s learning environment. I have become a school governor to play an active role in helping the school and fulfil its potential. I have worked in local government for over 10 years, with a strong background in health and safety and therefore bring a range knowledge and experience which can enhance and support the governing Body.


Mrs Preeti Mehta - Co-opted Governor

Education and learning is my passion.  I have been an active member of Parents Forum in my children's school. I believe that I will be able to contribute to Fairfield Infant School using my skills and knowledge and make a difference to a school that is also passionate about learning knowledge and working towards preparing responsible future citizens.