Appleshaw St Peter's

Church of England Primary School

Who we are


Nicki Bass: Parent Governor

I joined as a governor in July 2016 and have two children, one of whom is at the school. As an officer in the Army Educational and Training Services, I have a background in adult education, specialising in language teaching. I am also currently studying for a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology and have a particular interest in the areas of equality and diversity.

Committees: Resources, Single Equality Working Group, Discipline Panel, Pay Committee

Positions: None



Ros Bass: Local Authority Governor

I have been a governor for over 12 years and am currently vice chair of the Whole Governing Body as well as taking responsibility for Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs. I have a passion for education and have spent my working life in early years. My two children, who are now grown up, both attended Appleshaw.  We live in the village and you may see me out and about walking my dog, a vizsla called Lola!

Committees: School Improvement Committee, Headteacher’s Review Panel, Discipline Panel

Positions: Vice Chair of Whole Governing Body, Safeguarding Governor & SEN Governor.



Sarah Dabill: Staff Governor

I’ve worked in the school since September 2009 as Year 5/6 teacher and Deputy Headteacher. My role is staff governor and member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee. I have a deep-rooted passion for education and strive for all pupils in the school to achieve their very best.

Committees: School Improvement Committee

Positions: Safer Recruitment Governor



Sally Lewis: Foundation Governor

I have recently joined the school as a Foundation Governor and am a member of the School Improvement Committee.  I have worked for the past 20 years in early years education as a teacher, nursery manager and an early years consultant, helping develop and set up nursery schools.  I was previously a Governor at Grateley Primary School where our two youngest girls attended. I have four, now grown up, children and my family have lived in and around Andover for the past 12 years.  

Committees: Chair of the School Improvement Committee, Discipline Panel, Headteacher’s Review Panel

Positions: Policy Review Governor



Major Adrian Havelock: Parent Governor

A governor since June 2016. A parent governor with two children at the school. First year as a governor but spent 6 months as a teacher before joining the army. Within the army I run numerous boards, accounts and projects. Currently finishing an MBA in Business Management.

Committees: Resources Committee, Single Equality Working Group, Discipline Panel

Positions: Chair of the Discipline Panel



Debbie Henrys: Foundation Governor

I re-joined the governing body in February 2015, having previously served a term of 8 years from 2005 to 2013. I chair the Resources Committee and, having a background in accountancy, fulfil the role of Finance Governor. I also work at the school as an LSA with Year 5/6. I have three children, who all attended Appleshaw, and have always taken a keen interest in education. I also spent many years as treasurer of the PTA and Pippins Pre-school.

Committees: Resources, Single Equality Working Group

Positions: Chair of the Resources Committee, Finance Governor, Admissions Panel


Caroline Tomlinson: Foundation Governor

I became a Foundation Governor in November 2017. I am a primary school teacher. Previously I worked in children's book publishing.

Committees: School Improvement

Positions: Deputy Safeguarding Governor


Rev. Sandra Williams: Foundation Governor

I became a Foundation Governor in March 2018.

Committees: School Improvement


Rosie Wilson: Foundation Governor

I became a Foundation Governor in February 2015 and Chair of the Whole Governing Body in Nov 2016. My children both attend the school. I enjoy being a governor as it enables me to gain a different perspective on the school and I am able to contribute my professional skills to help the whole school community work towards our vision for Appleshaw St Peters. I live locally and enjoy running and spending time outdoors with my family. My professional background is as an IT Project Manager across the Finance, Charity and Engineering sectors.

Committees: Resources, Discipline Panel

Positions: Chair of Whole Governing Body, Website Governor