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

Martyn Ashmead - Consultant, TES Institute

Justine Taylor-Knightbridge - Commercial Partnerships Manager, External Relations, Southampton Solent University

Nick Diver - Head of History, King Edwards VI School

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 Meeting Attendance 2016-17

Governor Meeting Attendance 2017-18

Governor Business Interests Register 2018

Governor Meeting Attendance 2018-19

Governor Meeting Attendance 2019-20

Governor Register of Interests

Governors Terms Of Office