Governor Profiles

In addition to the Headteacher we have the following School Governors:
Mrs Emma Hardy
Type of Governor: Co-opted Co-Chair of Governors 
Background: We have lived in Godalming since 2008, during which time I have worked within the education sector focussing for the majority of that time on Quality Enhancement.
Why I Became a Governor: I really wanted to become a governor so that I could be involved as much as possible with my boys' education and contribute to the school that they are at.
What I Enjoy Most About the Role: I love helping and being able to help the school gives me great enjoyment, as by helping the school it helps the children. Their enthusiasm for their school life at all the visits and events I have attended is so fantastic it makes it hard to pinpoint a precise thing I enjoy the most.
Mrs Melanie Isherwood
Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor Co-Chair of Governors
Background: I live in Chiddingfold and have two children, aged ten and fifteen. My background is in IT having latterly been Training Director for a large US corporate. In this role I was managing the teaching of IT skills to all technical and end-users. Prior to this I was in Retail Management.
Why I became a Governor: I am a frustrated teacher and would have loved to taken my career in this direction! I have acted in a voluntary role with my children's school and gained such satisfaction that when the role of Governor at Milford Infants came up, I jumped at the chance. I believe my corporate experience and my experience as a mother lends itself well to both strategic and operational aspects of the School.
What I enjoy most about the role: I am still learning and the depth of knowledge required means that the learning will continue. In doing this, I intend to give as much as I can to support this fantastic school.
Lydia Patterson 

Type of Governor:  Co-opted Finance Governor 


Background:     I live near Lurgashall and have a 17 year old son and a 10 year old daughter.  I am a Chartered Management Accountant and have previously been a Group Financial Controller for a PLC and Managing Director of a Media Solutions Company. 


Why I became a Governor:     Having school age children, I realise what an important role schools and particularly teachers play in developing our children, I feel and hope that the skills that I have gained over the years can be of value and will help the excellent team that we have at Milford provide the best support we can to the children. 


What I enjoy most about the role:   I am really enjoying working with an enthusiastic team of Governors from a range of working backgrounds that are really committed to Milford Infant School. 

Ben Welton


Background: I live in Godalming with my wife and two daughters, aged 10 and 7 both of whom are former pupils of the school. My background is in IT where I am a Director of a large IT Services business.


Why I became a Governor:  I love this school, I love the team and I love how they have developed, nurtured and educated my daughters so I thought the least I can do is give back in some capacity to support them.


What I enjoy most about the role:  The ability to help the school even in the smallest capacity. It's really tough for everyone at the moment and if I can help in any way then that makes me feel happy.


Mr Gregory Clements
Type of Governor: Parent Governor