Meet the governors
Mr Howard Bayliss
(Foundation Governor; Full Governing Body Vice Chair; Resources Committee Chair)
Howard Bayliss is a chartered accountant, currently working for a London-based international PR business. He has lived in the area since 2007, is married to a GP and has 2 children at the school.
Dr/Mrs Candy D'Sa
(Co-opted Governor; Standards Committee Vice Chair; Pay Committee Chair)
I am a Co-opted Governor, and have proudly served on the Governing Board since 2014. I have lived in Alton since 2011. My son, Logan, left Chawton last year for secondary school, and my daughter, Tori, is in Year 5. As a family we are privileged to be part of the school and its close links to the local community. I have spent many formal years in the education system myself and climbed the academic ladder through to PhD standard, and in between my commitment to the school I run my own business in animal behaviour and legal consultancy – in a nutshell, problem pets and dangerous dogs!
Mrs Emma Gosden
(Parent Governor; Resources Committee)
Emma Gosden has worked in the arts and heritage at a national level for 20 years, with a focus on marketing, project management and publishing. She is currently vice-Chair of the school PTFA committee, CSSG, and a member of the Governors' Resources committee.
Mrs Jane Owen
(Foundation Governor; with responsibility for Development and Training)
Jane Owen is a foundation governor. She retired recently after thirty years in sixth form education and is enjoying finding out about life and learning in the primary sector. As governor with a responsibility for Development and Training, she keeps a focus on training that will help governors do their best for the school. Jane is married to a parish priest in a Hampshire village. She has three grown up daughters and three grandchildren.
Mrs Victoria Retallack
(Parent-Governor; Standards Committee; SEN)
I am a parent governor and have one child at the school. I have been working in Education as a teacher, deputy headteacher and SENCo in a range of primary schools for over 20 years. At present I am the SEN governor and sit on the standards committee.
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