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Rob Harborne

I’m Rob Harborne, Chair of Governors; a position that I’ve held for the past 7 years.  I’m married with two children, both of whom attended Crookham Infant School; I live locally on the Zebon Copse estate.  My work involves structural analysis, primarily of aircraft but I’ve also looked at ships and other structures.  My interests include Scouting (I’m a Scout Leader with 1st Crookham), singing in the choir at Christ Church and long-distance hiking and camping.


Louise Plummer

I am Vice Chair, Development and Training Governor, Ash Class Buddy and a member of the Pay, Personnel and Performance Standards Committee. I have been a Governor at Crookham Infants since October 2017.  My son went to the school (he left in 2017) so I also have experience of being a parent here. As a Governor, I really enjoy being involved with Crookham Infants, helping it to evolve and develop, and spending time with the children on my visits in school.


Suzie King

I have lived in Church Crookham for the past 22 years and been a member of the congregation of Christ Church Crookham for that time.  I am married with two young adult children and so have experienced the full range of our education system, as a parent, from early years through to university. 
In 2004 I started volunteering in the preschool my daughter was attending and have subsequently worked in local early years settings ever since.
I am a keen musician, being a member of a local symphony orchestra and also enjoy playing hockey for one of the local clubs.


Kelly Mack

I have enjoyed being a Parent Governor at Crookham Infants since October 2017.  I have two sons, Elliot (7) who was a pupil at Crookham Infants and is now at Crookham Juniors and Rupert (5) who has just started in Year R.  The education of my children is very important to me and it was this which inspired me to become a Governor.  Prior to moving to Church Crookham I was an Assistant Head of a Primary School and believe my experiences and knowledge of working in a school help me to support and challenge the school as they continue on their journey.  One of my favourite things about being a Governor is visiting the school and seeing the children immersed in and enjoying their learning.


Steve Franklin

I am Parish Priest at Christ Church Crookham and I am the ex-officio governor at Crookham Infant School. I visit the school regularly to lead Collective Worship and welcome pupils and staff to the church for visits and celebrations.


Gill Butler

I am a Local Authority appointed Governor. I am an ex-teacher and community fundraiser. I am now retired but keep busy volunteering for a number of local organisations which help young people and vulnerable people in our community. I am proud to have this association with the school and all its wonderful staff and pupils.


Gill Gilbert

My daughter attended Crookham Infants from 2010-2013 and I was a helping parent in her classes throughout that time. I enjoyed it so much that I studied and qualified as an LSA and was lucky enough to secure a paid role at the school. I am in my 6th year supporting teaching and learning in the school and am keen to understand the bigger picture of running a school and to support the decisions being made to continue to move the school forward.


Chelsea Ash

I am a newly appointed Foundation Governor with three children (two of whom are currently attending the school). As a family we are originally from South Africa, but made our home in this area 5 years ago. I am a teacher by profession and as a Governor will be focussing on supporting the SEN provision of the school.


Cathy Garvey

Both my children attended Crookham Infants many years ago. While they were there, I was a parent helper and witnessed the amazing journey children have, especially in an Infant school. This inspired me to become more involved, and after studying I became an LSA at the school. After a few years I decided the best way I could support and nurture children’s progress and development was to train as a teacher. Since I have been a teacher, I have taught in all three year groups and have been privileged to be part of the amazing journey of many children at the school. It is a job I love, in a school that I love. I work with happy children who inspire me every day, children that care for each other, and children that are curious to learn.


Jessica Williams

I am Jessica Williams, a new Foundation Governor at the school.  I have three daughters the eldest of which is currently in Year R and I hope that one day my twins will also attend.  I live locally on Zebon Copse and work as a solicitor in Farnborough dealing with Wills and Probate amongst other things.  My hope is that I can make a real contribution to the school during my term as a Governor.  In my spare time I love to spend time with my family - who certainly keep me busy!


Marianne Smallman

I have lived in Church Crookham and Fleet most of my life.  I am a military wife and one of my sons attends Crookham Infants.  I am also by profession a solicitor specialising in family, employment law and civil litigation.


Geoff Day

Our son Barnaby attended Crookham Infants and we loved his time at the school. My wife and I like to help out where we can, and I wanted to be a governor while my wife has been heavily involved in FOCIS.

I own a local financial advice business and now sit on the school's finance committee. Although I must say, a school's finances are very different from personal or traditional companies. However, I hope to add value in this space during my time here as I know just how stretched a school’s budget can be.


Pete Roberts

My name is Pete Roberts and I am a Foundation Governor. I retired last year having spent over 50 years in the military as a medic and the NHS as a consultant audiologist.

We have lived in Church Crookham since 1988. I was a Parent Governor at Court Moor School for 6 years, until 1999, during which time our youngest children were pupils there.

I am currently a Church Warden at Christ Church having been recently elected to this role.  

I also enjoy belonging to the Basingstoke Canal Society and have a role as ‘Lengthsman’ which gets me out and about every week.