Pennington infant schoolReaching together on our learning adventure


Welcome toPennington infant schoolReaching together on our learning adventure



A Message from the Chair of Governors


As Chair of Governors I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to the Governors’ part of the school website. I hope you find it easy to use and that it gives some useful information about our Governors and their role.


Our Governing Body is made up of local people who freely volunteer their time to support this school in the excellent job it is doing for our children. We believe every child matters and are happy to be part of this school and this community, to promote the Pennington Infant School passion to improve the life chances of all our learners.


We would love to recruit a few more Governors. If you fancy joining us, have a look at what we do and get in touch through the school office or send an email to the school You can also use this way to let me know if you have any suggestions or queries.


Of course, visiting a website is not quite like the real thing and I hope that by visiting this site you may be encouraged to make a personal visit to our school, where I know you will be made to feel most welcome.


Thank you


Carole Burwell


Acting Head Teacher

Mrs Amy Wake

Authority Governor

Mrs Lorraine Brown


Co-opted Governors

Mrs Carole Burwell ( Chair of Governors)

Mrs Maureen Dawkins

Mr Alex Machray 

Mrs Helen Talbot

Rev Rachel Noel  (Vice-Chair) (Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs Jo Rivron


Parent Governors

Mrs Katie Heskett



Staff Governor

Miss Gemma Newman


Associate Member
Ms Deborah Pope



What does Pennington Infant School Governing Body do


   I have just completed a P.E. learning walk. I watched the whole school group dance at the end of lunchtime, it was very energetic and the teachers report a  positive impact on the children's concentration after lunch. The year 2 children then had a cricket lesson delivered by Tom from the Hampshire Cricket Board. The session was very well planned, included all the children regardless of their ability, and all the children were fully engaged. I Then asked the year 2 children about  the P.E. provision within school, and what, if any, sports provision they accessed outside of school.

    It was lovely to see the children active and engaged in P.E at school.

   D. Pope



The 'Celebration Assembly' celebrated achievements of three children from each year group and five children for gaining a silver medal in sport. The teachers announced the awards and the Head presented the children with a badge, This was an encouraging process and attendants, governors', parents and grandparents attended. The childrens' reading at home was also celebrated.

    H Talbot


......children entered the hall in a quiet orderly manner. This looked routine behaviour and was very appropriate....

   C. E. Burwell