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Who We Are

Mr D Hall

I have lived in Chilbolton for 14 years with my wife, who is the Administrative Officer at one of our feeder primary schools, and my two teenage daughters. Although I have spent most of my career travelling around Europe working in banking and technology, I now run two small businesses from home and am very focused on my local community – particularly helping our local secondary school on its exciting journey to achieve its vision and deliver outstanding outcomes for our young people. I serve on Chilbolton Parish Council and engage widely with other parish councils, Test Valley Borough Council and Hampshire County Council, chair the local business forum and am a Trustee of Andover Musical Theatre Company -where I still love to perform wherever I can!

Mrs H Doyle

I am a parent governor with one child at the school.  I worked in the international charity sector for twenty years, running programmes in education, health, community work and emergency responses to natural disasters. I then moved into the education sector in the UK, working as a university lecturer, and as a consultant advising universities and charities on fundraising and strategic planning. I was a primary school classroom volunteer for a number of years at schools in Andover and am very pleased to be able to contribute to the Test Valley school community as a governor.

Mr C Lindsay

I have a passion for ensuring that children receive the best education they can in order to fulfil their true potential. With over twelve years of experience as a governor in Hampshire, I am pleased to have joined the Governing Board at Test Valley. In my professional life, I am the Head of EMEA Marketing for a technology company, with significant experience in strategy, leadership, people management.

Mrs H Overton

Prior to joining the Board at Test Valley School, I have been a parent Governor at my Children’s Secondary School and at a Primary School in Basingstoke.  I have also had extensive experience as a local Government Advisor to the Community Management Committees to several Joint Funded Community Schools.  I am currently employed by Hampshire County Council as the Curriculum Coordinator for the Hampshire Achieves Apprenticeship training team.

Mrs P Howe-Velazquez

I am a parent governor with one child at the school. I am keen that every I am a parent governor with one child at the school.  I worked in the Banking sector for 13 years, in various roles including debt collection and litigation. I then moved into the education sector in the local area, and currently work at a primary school near Winchester. I am very pleased to be able to contribute to the Test Valley School community as a governor, and I want to ensure that the school can be the best it can be and that the staff and pupils are given every opportunity to shine.

Mrs M Freeman

I recently returned to live in Hampshire with my family after 14 years in Canada. Both children now attend Test Valley School. I am passionate about the importance and value of education, and have worked as a Primary School teacher in Surrey. In Canada, I worked in higher education supporting and advising undergraduate and graduate students. I have also worked in a range of other industries from small to very large and volunteered with a community soccer group in Canada.

Governor Constitution, Roles and Responsibilities 2022-23

Governor Declarations and Pecuniary Interests 2022-23

Governor Meeting attendance 2021-22