sea creatures govThe Governing Body are formed from local people nominated by the local authority, people nominated by the local community and some who are elected by parents of children at the school. There is also staff representation and the headteacher is on the governing body too.

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Governor Newsletter 18.01.2017

Governor Details:

Adrian Ragbourne Co-opted Governor [01.04.15 -01.04.19]
Chair of Governors
Member of the Resources committee

Gov Charmouth Having fallen for the dramatic Jurassic coastline, we moved as a family to Dorset in 2012. I have a background in programme management for global IT Services, but since moving to the area have taken on a local role in Community Planning. In addition, I am a volunteer launch authority for Lyme Regis lifeboat service and a Trustee at The Minerva Learning Trust. We have 2 daughters at university and 1 daughter at Charmouth Primary School. With over 20 years experience as a school governor, I am passionate about creating the best learning opportunities for our children, and supporting local organisations and voluntary groups to provide the extended support families so often require.
Jackie Williams
Parent Governor [21.01.13 -21.01.17]
Member of the Resources committee
I have two children at the school.
I have a background in the service industry and for the last 11 years have worked for Acas; the last 3 years as a conciliation officer.
I wanted to be a Governor because I am passionate about giving children the very best education that is possible. To me this revolves around inspirational teaching, creative learning and putting children at the very heart of what we do.
We were ‘drawn’ to Charmouth from Surrey. We originally looked at living around the Bournemouth area but just carried on driving, as it felt too busy! We found Charmouth and moved here in 2009.

Christine Stamp
Co-opted Governor [01.04.15 -01.04.19]
of Performance and Standards Committee
I have recently moved from Somerset to Charmouth and have been made very welcome by everyone I have met in this community.
My skills and experience have developed over a considerable time in primary education. I have enjoyed all my posts as a teacher, a Headteacher, an Inspector, a Leading School Improvement Advisor and Governor.  I adamantly believe that all children should enjoy learning, have interesting, wide experiences and attain a good standard of basic skills.
My primary reason for becoming a Governor is to make a positive contribution to the community. I hope to achieve this by working with the Governing Body and the School Team to ensure Charmouth Primary School continues to thrive and provides a high quality education for all of the children now and in the future.

Lynne Blackshaw
Authority Governor [03.12.14 – 03.12.18]
Member of Performance and Standards Committee
I moved to Lyme Regis following a happy and very rewarding career in Primary Education. As a classroom teacher I developed my knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and the many ways in which children and their families can receive support in school. Subsequently my work focused on Local Authority support for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
My firm belief is that every school should provide a safe, stimulating and happy environment in which all members of the school community can thrive and learn. As a Governor I shall do my best to ensure that this is put into practice at Charmouth Primary School.

Sharon Peel

Parent Governor [21.01.13 -21.01.17]
Member of Performance & Standards Committee
I have two little girls currently in Sharks and Dolphins classes. I am an active member of the PTFA.
After working for years as a Jourmalist and then Media Relations Manager for the charity WaterAid I re-trained to be a primary school teacher when my first daughter was born.
After teaching in Windsor and Maidenhead for 5 years my family, including my mum, moved to Charmouth in 2009. We wanted to bring up our children in a strong community with excellent schools and healthier life options than in a city.
I have been working with Dorset County Council since 2010 as an Early Years Education Consultant. I work with teachers and pre-schools to raise the quality of Early Years provision in Dorset.
I am passionate in my belief that all children should get the best quality education. I believe schools work best with strong parent partnership and aim to promote this link.

Andy Bateman

Co-opted Governor and Vice Chair [01.05.15 – 01.05.19]

Chair of the Resources Committee

I am married with 3 grown-up children and moved to Charmouth in November 2013. I have previously been a school governor and chair at a primary school my children attended.
My working career included working in the Rail Industry for 14 years as a Programme Manager managing a portfolio of major re-signalling projects, primarily in South Wales.
Previously, I worked in the Power industry for 27 years as a Project Manager/Engineer on power station projects and new power plant projects in large industrial businesses. I hope my experience in managing budgets, programmes; assets and personnel will be of value in serving Charmouth School. I have recently taken early retirement so I can pursue other interests.
I am motivated by a desire to ‘give back’ to the community, in which I live, and hope by supporting the school and teachers we can achieve excellence in education underpinned by a strong well-being for the children.
I have recently volunteered, for Care for the Family (CFF), a national family charity, to provide support to parents and I am also involved in the local church.

[Helen van der Plank [15. 05.12 – 15.05 16] Staff Governor -Member of the Performance and Standards Committee]

Edward Jacobs [June 2016 – June 2020]

Staff Governor

Member of the Performance and Standards Committee

Gillian Morris

Head teacher

Member of the Performance and Standards Committee and the Resources Committee

Dave Barton

Co-opted Governor [ 28.01.16 – 28.01.20]

Member of the Resources Committee

Jennie McGinlay  

Co-opted Governor [ 28.01.16 – 28.01.20]

Member of the Performance and Standards Committee