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“Your students have wonderful manners – they’re clearly very happy.” Visiting Colombian teachers


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:

John Barfoot - Chair of Governors - Academic Leader, Southampton Solent University

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

Stuart Woods - Headteacher at USH

Sharon Jackopson - Finance Officer - Gas Care

Paul Tombs - Head of Public Services and Infrastructure, Zurich Municipal

Justine Taylor-Knightbridge - Lead Apprenticeships Advisor - Southampton City Council

Sam Mawby - Clerk

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

Governor Meeting Attendance 2016-17 Local Governing Body Terms of Reference Hamwic Education Trust Scheme of Delegation Governor Roles 2017-18 Governor Business Interests Register Governor Terms of Office Governor Meeting Attendance 2017-18

“The academy means business on literacy.” Ofsted 2016