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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.


Suzie King

I have lived in Church Crookham since 1997 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 who have been through the school and believe that their time at Crookham Infants has given them a great foundation for the rest of their education. The education of my children is very important to me, and it is that which inspired me to become a Governor. I have previously been as Assistant Head of a Primary School and now work in a local Pre-School. I feel that my experiences and knowledge help me to support the school as it continues to thrive. I thoroughly enjoy being part of Team Crookham.


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, currently serving my 2nd term. I am an ex teacher and community fundraiser but I now spend my retirement serving my local community as a District Councillor, an independent member of one the Hampshire foster panels and as a volunteer for Home Start Hampshire. I am proud to be associated with the school, where "Team Crookham" works tirelessly for the benefit of the pupils. 


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 Foundation Governor at the school.  My eldest has been through Crookham Infants and my two youngest have just recently joined year R.   I live locally and work as a Wills & Probate Solicitor in Fleet.   I have really enjoyed the first 4 years of being a school governor and I have decided to stay on for a second term.  It is fascinating learning about how the school runs, and being involved in the policies, budgets and aims for the school.   I am also an active member of FOCIS.  My spare time is almost entirely taken up with the children, but I love seeing my friends and family and planning holidays. 


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.


Ian Nicholas

I have been impressed by the quality of education and nurturing care delivered at Crookham Infants School since both my two younger children started during the very challenging period of the pandemic. We live in Church Crookham, and it was important to my wife and I to find a school that has God’s teaching at the centre of its ethos – we were blessed to find Church Crookham CofE Infants School. I have been in education for 24 years, currently serving as a Deputy Head (Academic) in the independent sector. I am looking forward to supporting the school – it’s a special place - through the next four years during my tenure as a Foundation Governor.


Anna Stewart

I have a background in languages and music. I initially became a teaching assistant and then trained to become a primary school teacher, subsequently moving into music teaching (primarily voice) with a music provider in Berkshire. Becoming a governor has given a great opportunity to be involved in school life.  I feel excited and fortunate to be a part of the Crookham Infant School community both as a parent and as a governor.  I was very impressed by the school from the moment we had our first visit. Our son Thomas started in Year R in September 2022 and has had such a wonderful start to school at Crookham Infants with its lovely nurturing environment. In my spare time I enjoy singing a variety of styles of music and playing the guitar.