The Governors of Upper Shirley High are committed to working with the Headteacher and staff to provide a high quality education for all pupils.

Our role is to monitor, challenge and support the school at a strategic level. Governors meet once per month and focus on a range of areas including standards, finance, safeguarding and strategic planning.

Our governors are:

James Renfrew - Chair - Senior Financial Controller - Solomon Systech (UK) Ltd (parent)

Andy Hyett, MSc MBA - Vice Chair - Chief Operating Officer, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Stuart Woods - Headteacher at USH

Sara Babahami - Geospatial Skills & Professions Lead, Geospatial Commission - Cabinet Office

Nick Diver - Head of History, King Edwards VI School

Martyn Ashmead

Jacqui Westbury-Hogg - Social Work Lecturer 

Liz Irving - Clerk

Correspondence Address for Chair of Governors - Mr J Renfrew c/o Upper Shirley High, Bellemoor Road, Southampton, SO15 7QU or email using the button below.

Contact us

The Hamwic Governance webpage can be accessed at

Governor Register of Interests

Attendance Register 2020-21

Governors Terms of Office