Please see our governors' pen portraits which give a little more detail about the individuals who form our governing body.
My association with St. Michael's goes back for over 13 years, when my youngest daughter started at the school. I served two terms as a Parent governor during the period whilst my two daughters attended the school. I am now in my second term as one of the school’s Co-opted governors. I am chair of the Resource and Premises (R&P) committee, which is responsible for Finance, Personnel and Premises.
I have lived in Aldershot for the last 25 years, since I left University and started work at a small software company in Farnborough. I now work, at the same location, for IBM, providing Data Link systems for the Royal and German Navies.
I moved to Aldershot in June 2015 to be with my partner Bruno and my 2 step daughters Leah and Alba. Leah started St Michaels Infant school in September 2015 and as soon as we had the viewing of the school we knew this would be a great school for our children. As I was new to the Aldershot area and a new parent to St Michael’s Infant school I thought applying to be a parent governor would be a great way to meet people and support the school and wider community. I was elected a parent governor in Feb 2016 and sit on the Children and Learning committee. My career has always been in retail management, which enables me to have many transferable skills that can support the governing body.
I joined St. Michael’s as a Parent Governor in November 2017, shortly after my son Oliver started in Year R. Like any parent, I want to ensure that my son has the very best start in life, so I became a governor to both support and challenge the head teacher and other members of staff to ensure that the highest standards are maintained and all actions taken are in the best interests of the children at our school.
I have always lived in the area, and have lived in Aldershot, with my wife Jana, since 2007. I work in Guildford and manage a team of software developers for a fast-growing technology company. In my spare time I enjoy going out on my mountain bike, watching ice hockey and reading crime novels
My name is Claire Marsh and I was elected as a Parent Governor in April 2011, and am now a staff governor. Both of my children have now left St Michaels Infant School but I wanted to continue to support the school, as they were very happy here. I am an experienced Infant School Teacher and feel my knowledge of teaching and school life can be drawn on as a member of the Children and Learning committee.
Victoria Rogers (Chair)
I have been a governor at St Michael's Infant School since 1999, starting as a Parent Governor and then moving into the Foundation governor role in 2002. I have been Chair for many years now and prior to that, Vice Chair. I have lived in Aldershot all of my life and attended St Michael's as a pupil in the 1970s when it was a Primary School. My son was a pupil at St Michael's Infants from 1998 to 2001. I work for Aldershot Town Football Club as the programme editor and as a member of the Media Team there. In my spare time I watch the football with my husband, attend Park Church, read and keep up with our son who lives and works in Bath
I started as Co-opted governor in February 2016. I have always wanted to contribute back to the community and participate in my children’s education, so when St Michael's Infant School gave me the opportunity to become a governor I happily accepted.
I work at a local University that specialises in Pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Creative Arts. As Resource manager, I am fortunate to work on some exciting courses alongside skilled professional from all walks of the creative industry. Part of my role is to make sure we provide the highest level of service working with creative software and specialist equipment, this includes making sure it all works throughout the year! Having worked in the educational sector 17 years I hope to use my experiences and skills to support what is already, a very well run and high achieving school!
I have been a governor at St Michaels since 2013 serving as a Parent Governor, then Co-opted in 2017, I am now the SEN Governor ensuring that SEN stays on the governing body agenda and providing a link between the governing body and the staff with regard to Special Educational Needs.
I live in Aldershot with my wife Kirsty and our two children Tommy 10 and Megan 14, both of whom we adopted through Hampshire County Council. I work in Guildford as an IT Manager.
My interest in St Michael's Infant School began when our daughter Megan attended some years ago and was elected a parent Governor while our son Tommy was attending the school. It was clear from their time there what a special school it is and a Governors role was the perfect way to give something back for the care and support they received.
Revd. Alwyn Pereira
In January 2018, I became the new Vicar of St. Michael's and the Ascension Church and a Foundational Governor of the School. I am excited about his school and impressed by the passion and dedication of the Leadership Team and Staff for each child. I would be very confident about sending my children here (if they were still infants), in the knowledge that they would be getting a wonderful start to their School life. I hope to be a support for the whole of the School community and to encourage this positive, uplifting, learning environment. If you see me please do ply me with coffee and stop to chat.
I have a long association with St Michael’s, having been a pupil myself when it was a Primary School, and became a Governor back in 1990 would you believe, when my daughter and son attended the school. I’ve previously been Chair and Vice Chair and am currently on the Resources and Premises committee. I’ve always lived in Aldershot, and work in Farnborough as a Business Analyst in the Insurance industry. I’m a regular at our church on Sundays, and on Saturdays you can find me at that other place of worship, The Rec, supporting The Shots.
As a Governor, I cherish the secure, supportive yet challenging ethos of our school, and it is a privilege to be involved in the education of our wonderful children.