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Meet our Governors

Tracey has been a governor at the school since 2009 when she was appointed as Head Teacher.  As the Head Teacher governor, Tracey sits on all committees and attends all full governing body meetings.  She supports the governors by providing them with detailed information on the school in order to allow the m to challenge and support the school effectively.


Tracey has been a teacher since 1990 and has more then 30 years' experience in education in a range of roles including Foundation Stage Leader, Deputy Head Teacher in 2 schools, SENCo and various subject leadership roles.  Tracey is also the Chair of the Basingstoke and Deane Primary Heads' Executive.


Outside her role as Head Teacher and governor, Tracey enjoys theatre, cinema, Take That concerts and being part of a choir and she brings this love of singing to running the school's singing club. Tracey is married with one child and a dog.



Richard was appointed as a parent governor in November 2018 and sits on the Curriculum Committee and Full Governing Body.  He has had two of his children attend the school, both having now moved across to St. Mary's Junior School.


Richard has lived in the village since 2010 and works as a dentist at Gwynne Dental, a local private practice.

Janet was appointed in October 2019 as a co-opted governor.  She was previously a governor to a Further Education College in Oxford, but this is a new role for her with a primary school.  Although having taught adults for over 25 years, she has never taught at primary level and therefore whilst familiar with educational jargon, has been interested to learn new acronyms and new statistics that relate to this educational sector.  She has one grandson at the school, and another one who has now moved across to St. Mary's Junior School.  She sees primary teaching as paramount in setting standards for later education.  Until recently, Janet was Teaching and Learning Manager at Basingstoke College of Technology but is now enjoying her retirement and time with her two boisterous grandsons.

Gill became a governor in February 2020 and sits on the Resources Committee and Full Governing Body.  She has recently retired as Head of Mathematics, Computing and Business at a local secondary school.  Before deciding she wanted to teach, she worked for over 20 years in sales, marketing and management roles in IT related industries.  She has lived in the area for over 25 years and her two children both attended Old Basing Infants, albeit a long time ago!

Vicky is a new governor at the school and sits on the Curriculum Committee and Full Governing Body. Vicky is a staff governor.  She contributes to the decisions that are made by the Governing Body and is in the position to build strong links between the Governing Body and the staff at the school. Vicky has been teaching at the school since 2014 and is currently a class teacher in Year R. Vicky is subject leader for Religious Education and Rights Respecting Education.

Heather became a parent governor in December 2022 and sits on the Curriculum Committee and Full Governing Body.  She lives in Old Basing and has three children, two who attend the school and a younger son.  She also attended Old Basing Infants as a child herself!  Heather trained as primary school teacher and taught in 3 schools in Basingstoke over a 10 year period. When teaching, her roles included English Leader and Key Stage 1 Leader.  She currently works as a deputy manager at Old Basing Village Nursery.  In her spare time, she enjoys time with family, music and travelling.

Carol has been a co-opted governor at the school for over two years, sits on the Resources Committee and is vice-chair of the Full Governing Body.  Carol has worked in Human Resources for over thirty years and brings her experience to the governing body.  She has recently retired which has enabled her to get more involved in the school.

Mrs Charlie Battisson

Charlie was elected as a parent governor in December 2021 and sits on the Curriculum Committee and Full Governing Body.  She also became Development and Training Governor in December 2023.  Charlie lives in Old Basing and has two children, who are in Year 1 and Year 3.  They are currently at the school or have recently moved up to the junior school respectively.  Charlie is a qualified Geography Teacher and has worked at a local secondary school for over 10 years.  She also co-ordinates the Duke of Edinburgh Award at her school including planning and supporting expeditions in the local area.  In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, playing netball and reading crime or thriller novels.