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“I would like to thank you for being such an inspiration to both my sons.” Year 10 and 9 parent


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 - Commercial Partnerships Manager, External Relations, Southampton Solent University

Katie Samways - 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 Governor Meeting Attendance 2017-18 Hamwic Education Trust Scheme of Delegation 2018 Governor Roles 2018-19 Governor Business Interests Register 2018 Governor Meeting Attendance 2018-19 Governor Terms of Office

“Reward badges that pupils wear with such pride are successful. The Library is used well.” Ofsted 2016