Bramble Infant School & Nursery

Bramble Infant School & Nursery

Growing, Caring, Learning

Bramble Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0DT ,

023 9282 8604

Governing Body

The Governing Body of Bramble Infant School and Nursery are volunteers drawn from a variety of backgrounds. They are responsible for the strategic direction of the school and nursery as well as ensuring that statutory duties are met.

Click on the links below to find out more about individual members. 

Scroll down to see governing body statutory information. 

I have been a governor at Bramble since my son was four years old and he is now 23. I hail from North London and have lived in a number of different places but settled here in Portsmouth 25 years ago. I was made redundant 18 months ago but, as I am near retirement age, decided to try doing something I love so have ventured into writing, mostly children’s stories.

I have been teaching in Portsmouth for 25 years and have been Deputy here at Bramble Infant School and Nursery since September 2014. I'm proud to be part of the continuing story of our friendly community school where active, exciting learning happens every day.

Having worked in infant schools for the past 16 years, I have a passion for this stage of education and believe that getting the foundations for learning right early on in a child’s life means they will have the tools they need to continue to be successful. I have been a leader in schools across Hampshire and joined Bramble Infant School and Nursery as Headteacher in 2018.

As Headteacher I plan and deliver the long-term strategic vision for the school and nursery in conjunction with the governing body, as well as taking responsibility for all day to day operations. Every child has the right to be safe, learn and become successful and I am completely committed to achieving this.     

I became a school governor in March 2018. I have lived in Portsmouth all my life and I am a manager / staff trainer by profession. I became a school governor as I wanted to make a contribution to the community of Portsmouth.

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I grew up in Portsmouth and settled in Southsea in 2014 after spending time away at university and then living and working in London for a decade. Our daughter currently attends Brambles and she loves it and has made so much progress. Being a primary school teacher myself, I am keen to support the school as much as I can so I was pleased to become a parent governor in 2022. I am passionate about education and believe that positive experiences in early years are vital to laying the foundations for success in education and in life. 

I work for Portsmouth City Council as a Children’s Social Worker, and have previously been a teacher in a primary school in Portsmouth. I have a passion for ensuring that children achieve the very best they can, and I see my role as Governor as one to challenge and support the school on its journey. My son attended Bramble Infant School and loved school - I hope to help the school so that every child has the same positive experience.

I started as a governor in 2005 when my oldest child was in Yr R. My other children also attended Bramble Infant school (or Goldsmith Infant as it used to be called then). They all loved the school! I am originally from Switzerland but have lived in Southsea since 1995 & enjoy living by the sea. I work for the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service which is part of the Education department at Portsmouth City Council. I am passionate about all children's education but I have a particular interest in the provision for children whose first language isn't English.


I have worked at Bramble Infant and Nursery School since January 2023 as a Senior Nursery Practitioner in the Preschool to start with and since October 2023 running the Blackberry room. I have almost thirty years’ experience as an early years practitioner in a variety of roles including, a nanny, a nursery nurse, a nursery deputy and a nursery manager. I have been a co-opted governor in the past at a primary school in Gosport where I live. I am excited to be representing the nursery as a member of the governing body and have a passion for early years and the great start it gives young children. I am originally from Cornwall and love to go back for holidays with my husband and two boisterous black Labradors.

I became a governor at Bramble Infant School and Nursery in March 2020. I am from Portsmouth and grew up in Hilsea, before moving away to London for over a decade to attend university and for work. My employment background is working for non-profits, particularly in community development, community organising and campaigning roles. I moved back to Portsmouth a couple of years ago and settled in Southsea. I feel very strongly about giving back to the community that has made me who I am, particularly because education was so transformational in my own life.

I was born in Portsmouth and have lived in the city all my life. I work for a neighbouring local authority as the lead for litigation and insurance. I have previously been a governor of Goldsmith Infant School for some 8 years, joining when my daughter was 6 (now 18!). Having taken a few years break as a governor I am pleased to join the governors of Bramble. I am a firm believer that all children should have the benefit of an enjoyable and supportive learning experience.

Governing Body Constitution

Structure of the Governing Body

Governor Attendance - 2022 / 2023

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