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 Local Governing Board - Senior Financial Controller - Solomon Systech (UK) Ltd (parent)

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

Stuart Woods - Headteacher at USH, Ex-officio

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

Nick Diver - Local Governing Board - Head of History, King Edwards VI School

Martyn Ashmead - Local Governing Board

Jacqui Westbury-Hogg - Local Governing Board - Social Work Lecturer 

Zheng-Tong Xie - Parent Governor - Associate Professor in Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS), University of Southampton 

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

Attendance Register 2020-21

Governor Terms of Office

Governor Register of Interest