Mrs E Wagner - Chair of Governors


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Mrs H Normington - Foundation


A life-long member of the congregation at Romsey Abbey, Helen was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2011.  She now has three children who are all pupils at RAPS.  Within the Governing Body, Helen fulfills the roles of Curriculum Lead Governor and Development and Training Governor.  

Helen is a qualified teacher, teaching year 6 at another school in Hampshire.  

Helen considers it a tremendous privilege to play a part in providing education which equips children for the future and enjoys the differences between the roles of Governor and class teacher.

Mr R Pears - Foundation Governor


Robert has been a foundation governor at Romsey Abbey Primary School since 2012.  He was confirmed at the abbey and is a member of the congregation at St. Cross.  He is interested in the strategic direction of the school, vulnerable children in the school and the emotional wellbeing of children at the school.

He is a consultant in Public Health specialising in children and young people’s physical and mental health.  His responsibilities include training registrars, system integration and academic links. He is married to a teacher at another  primary school in Hampshire and has three children.

Mrs E Wagner - Chair of Governors


Liz was born in Sheffield, “emigrated” to Southampton to read Chemistry at Southampton University and has stayed in the area ever since! She has worked in secondary education since graduating, holding posts from classroom teacher to Deputy Principal of an Academy. Liz now has her own Educational Consultancy business with a huge passion for helping children learn. Her spare time is spend doing voluntary work mainly for the Abbey, Music in Romsey and is Chair of the 2020 Romsey Festival. She is thoroughly enjoying being Chair of Governors of the Abbey Primary School which she considers to be a real privilege.


Liz visits the school at least once a week, holds regular meetings with the Headteacher and other staff and is in daily email contact.  In addition to chairing the Full Governing Body, she is the governor who monitors the safeguarding procedures in the school and tries to attend all parents evenings and as many school events as possible.

Mrs V Munday - Foundation


Ronnie Munday is a retired senior Financial Services compliance professional with a long track-record working and advising on UK, European and International Financial Services legislation.  She spent the majority of her working life at the Head Office of the Skandia Group (now Old Mutual Wealth) in Southampton from the time it started up in the UK in 1979 until she retired.


She has been a Foundation Governor since 2015 and has also worked at the school as a volunteer helping pupils with reading.  She is the Link Governor for SEND and also Behaviour as well as the Chair of the Pay Committee and sits on the Headteacher Performance Review Committee.

Mr A Davies 
Foundation Governor


Alan has been a Governor at RAPS since 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant specialising in Education, currently working with a number of Academy Trusts in Hampshire and adjoining counties. Alan is Link Governor for Maths and Lead Governor for Finance. As part of this role, Alan is responsible for ensuring that the Governing Body has comprehensive and timely information to enable it to make effective decisions and to meet its core responsibility to oversee the financial performance of the school and to make sure its money is well spent. This role includes co-ordinating the review, approval, and monitoring of the annual budget, benchmarking financial performance against that of similar schools, and completion of the annual Schools Financial Value Standard and Unofficial Accounts in a timely manner.


He has two children: Toby, in Year 6, and Sophie in Year R. In his spare time Alan enjoys cycling, walking, and music. He finds being a Governor is good fun, sometimes challenging but constantly interesting!

Mrs Sandra Gidley
Local Authority Governor

Mrs J Jones - Parent Governor


Joining in 2017, Jemma is one of the newest parent governors on the Governing Body. Both her children are pupils at Romsey Abbey C of E Primary School. Jemma has a BA and MA degree in English Language and Lingusitics and after several years working in the communications department for the NHS, Jemma now runs her own Communications and Engagement business in Romsey. Jemma wants to help ensure the school that she has chosen to educate her children, is achieving the best outcomes it possibly can for all the pupils, which is why she has chosen to support the School by becoming  a Governor.

Reverend Thomas Wharton - Diocesan



Miss C Boler - Staff

Thomas Halliday - Governor
Tom was appointed governor in January 2019. He gained his teaching qualification through the University of Southampton in 2012. Currently, Tom is Head of Junior Department at Westbourne House, which is an independent preparatory school in Chichester. He has previously been Year 3 & 4 Coordinator and Assistant Housemaster at Salisbury Cathedral School. Prior to his teaching career he worked for Coffin Mew Solicitors LLP, working in both the conveyancing and probate departments. Tom developed an interest in education during his Drama and Theatre undergraduate degree, where one of his modules was Drama within Education. He has always promoted the benefits of a holistic approach to education that provides all pupils with a range of opportunities, both academic and extra-curricular. He is looking forward to working with all those linked to RAPS to help to provide the very best education for all pupils.

Samantha Chivers - Parent

Sam joined the governing body in January 2019.

She gained her teaching qualification through the university of Southampton nearly 20 years ago now! In that time, Sam has been a primary school teacher, Advanced Skills Teacher for Design and Technology and assistant headteacher, with the responsibility for curriculum.

Currently, Sam is now teaching Technology, part time, at Crestwood College in Eastleigh.

She has always believed that all pupils should be provided with, and given, the opportunities to experience a broad and balanced curriculum and finds it extremely rewarding, as well as challenging, to be a part of the education system.

Sam's son has just started his education journey at Romsey Abbey Primary School and she wants to support the school in being the best it can possibly be, for everyone, which is why she has opted to be a parent governor.

Mrs V Bleaney - Clerk

Victoria is an experienced Clerk of over 11 years and has Clerked all categories of schools and academies.

She has a background of school HR and Finance as well as the Clerking experience.


Victoria is also on the management board for a preschool in the New Forest which her two small children attend.