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Wickham Church of England Primary School

Love, Courage and Respect

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Who We Are

Sarah Merewood - Chair of Governors


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Thomas Rae - Vice-Chair


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Victoria Betts - Chair of Achievements Committee


I work for Hampshire County Council in Services for Young Children as a District Advisory Teacher with a specialism in Early Years. My team and I  support all of the preschools, nurseries and schools in East Hants and Havant district which really means that I have the highly  privileged job of visiting lots of different settings and picking up ideas and then sharing them with others. I love the variety that my role gives me and after a career in teaching spanning Year R,  KS1 and KS2, I feel that I have great experiences to share which help others to develop their own practice.


I wanted to become a governor at Wickham Church of England Primary school as I wanted to make sure that I continue to  have a good knowledge of all Key stages in the primary phase. Secondly, as someone who lives in the village and who attended the school in the 70s, I feel that I have a real connection with the school and want to give something back to my community.

Since I became a governor in 2015, I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges that the role has offered and am constantly impressed by the amazing children in our school and the commitment that the fantastic staff team show to raising outcomes for all.

Sue Roger-Jones


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Sabrina Gwynn


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Richard Melly


After a full career in the Royal Navy, followed by a decade working in the City of London, I retired in 2016. Since then, I have taken on a number of commitments both as a Trustee and, in the case of the School, as a Governor. With relevant experience in project management, finance and human resources, I have the time to devote to the School's affairs and very much enjoy my involvement. I am married to an ex-teacher and have two grown up daughters, one of whom is a primary school teacher.

Janet Sinclair


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Astra Hughes


I joined the Governing body as a Parent Governor in March 2018. Having lived in Wickham all my life I am passionate about the local community and hope that being involved in this way helps me to ensure the best outcomes for all children in the school and help develop our thriving Hampshire village. 

I work at a local Council in Democratic Service and also help to run a family business as well as being an active member of the Community. 

Sarah Harden


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Richard Wyld


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Rachael Wilkie


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Dean Searley


I am a recent addition to the Wickham Governing Body, joining as a parent Governor in April 2019.

As an Assistant Headteacher at a large Secondary School in Gosport I have knowledge of Education Post 11 years old wanted to bring some of that experience to the Governing Body.

I have two children who are pupils at the school and I am passionate about the education they receive and want to try to support the School to be an Outstanding place of learning which ensures every child can be the very best they can be both academically and holistically.

If you see me in the School playground please do say hello!