Meet the Governors
We are currently in the process of updating our governor list for the 2015 / 2016 school year. Please bear with us while we get new photographs and details organised.
Stoborough School Governors
Chair of the Governing Body ~ Tricia Stephens
Vice Chair of the Governing Body ~ Jill Johnson
Foundation Governor ~ Giles Wade
Foundation Governor ~ Margaret Harris
Foundation Governor ~ Tricia Stephens
Foundation Governor ~ Gay Young
Foundation Governor ~ Hilary Goodinge
Foundation Governor ~ Christopher Barnes
Authority Governor ~ Linda Northover
Parent Governor ~ Jill Johnson
Parent Governor ~ Jonathan Mynors-Wallis
Staff Governor ~ Tina Hallisey
Ex-Officio Governor ~ Canon Simon Everett
Headteacher ~ Deborah Corbin
For full information about the Stoborough School Governors please click the links below
Linda Northover ~ Authority Governor
I moved to Ridge from Berkshire in 2004 and am now enjoying an active retirement. For 17 yeas I was Headteacher of a primary school in Sandhurst, Berkshire. As my school also had a nursery class I have experience of the education system for children between 3 and 11 years. Between 2007 and 2009 I was involved in opening Children’s Centres across Poole, working closely with the Health, Education and Social Services. I have two children and three young grandchildren, who love coming to stay with granny to enjoy all that the Isle of Purbeck offers.
Clerk to the Governors
Karen Hall ~ Clerk to the Governors
Having grown up in Somerset throughout the whole of my child-hood, I moved to Dorset in 1994. I have been married to Andrew for 20 years and we have two children. Stoborough School will always have a special place in my heart because with the dedication of the teaching and support staff, it has given my two children the best possible start in their educational journey. I first became a parent at Stoborough School in 2006 when my eldest son started school – I will always remember the friendliness of the staff that put me at ease straight away. I became a parent volunteer in 2006 and I have continued to carry out this role on a regular basis. It was whilst I was helping in Reception that I decided to undertake a home study course to become a Teaching Assistant because I wanted to make a difference to the children’s education. I successfully passed this and became a fully qualified Teaching Assistant in June 2011. Whilst both my children are now at The Purbeck School I still have an active role within Stoborough School as Teaching Assistant in Year 1. I played an active part in the PTA when I became Secretary and Vice Chair in 2007. I then took over the role of Chair in 2009 and stood down in 2010 when I became Clerk to the Governors. My role as Clerk is to serve the whole of the Governing Body and to undertake administrative duties efficiently and effectively. I am a keen Short Mat bowler and have played for Dorset County for 20 years. I also enjoy making my own cards for special occasions.
Canon Simon Everett
Canon Simon Everett
People often wonder what a Canon is. It is a title given to certain clergymen and women, and some lay people, by the Bishop for service they have given to the diocese. Please note, it is spelt with only one n in the middle, if you put two it means I have a short fuse and will be fired!
I was ordained 27 years ago in Bristol Cathedral, but before that I was a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy for 10years. When I was at school I thought I would spend my working life at sea, but obviously God had other ideas, and it was when I was home studying for Chief Officer’s exams that I stumbled into a church and life changed! Since my ordination I have served for 9 years in Wiltshire and the remaining 18 years here in Dorset. I arrived as Team Rector of Wareham in October 2014, and love being back near the sea again. I love what I do and know that this is what God has put me on this earth to do.
My name is Gabrielle Young, called Gay for short, and I have lived in Stoborough for 38years. My husband, Michael, is an Associate Priest in the Wareham Team Ministry and we run a jewellery business in South Street. Our son, James, attended Stoborough School from 1983-1988. As a Foundation Governor I represent the Church in achieving and maintaining the Christian ethos and high educational standards for which the school is known.
Hilary Goodinge is married to Rick and lives in the heart of Wareham. She is a retired English Teacher and University Lecturer with over 40 years experience in Education, mostly in Dorset. Now recently retired. Hilary is keen to expend her energy and skills locally. Apart from being a Guardian and Guide for Lady St. Mary’s Church, she is a member of Wareham Choral Society, and a Friend of the Rex Cinema. Her 9 year old grandaughter also keeps her on her toes and she is very keen to become involved with Stoborough Primary School as a practising Christian and Governor. Hilary is also a Town and District Councillor. She is looking forward to meeting and getting to know parents and pupils and follow the school through future challenges.
Giles Wade ~ Foundation Governor
My wife and I moved to Wareham in 2008, after a few years in Poole; having both grown up on Mersea Island in Essex. I went away to sea as an apprentice deck officer after leaving school, and spent 11 years trading to all corners of the globe on cargo ships. Having obtained my Master’s certificate, I subsequently took a job with Condor Ferries in Poole, which prompted the move to Dorset.
I currently serve as Master of the high speed passenger and vehicle ferry from Poole to the Channel Islands and St. Malo. This allows me to continue the career I love, whilst also enjoying daily family life – something denied to most seafarers.
We have two girls at Stoborough School, and I am delighted to be appointed as a Foundation Governor, a position which will allow me to contribute and assist with this wonderful school.
Margaret Harris ~ Foundation Governor
I have been a member of Lady St Mary Church for the 40 years I have lived in Wareham and represent the PCC as a foundation Governor. As such I am interested in the Christian ethos of the school and how this impacts on the learning. Three of my granddaughters attend the school and I am a retired teacher and for many years worked in a middle school, so am familiar with KS2 and SATs. My particular responsibility is with the Personnel Committee and I have an interest in Maths and the way it is taught.
Tricia Stephens ~ Foundation Governor
I am a Foundation Governor having joined the full governing body last year. Having taught for many years, I am pleased to be working with and for young people again. I am especially interested in the Arts with literature as my particular love. I am on the School Development Committee and also have the responsibility to ensure that the school complies with The Equality Act 2010, disability and any associated duties.
Christopher Barnes ~ Foundation Governor
Lizzie and I moved to Wareham in September 2015 with our two sons Ben and Tommy and we were delighted that they were able to follow in their mother’s footsteps by attending Stoborough. I have been teaching for ten years following time spent working in the ski travel industry.
I am currently Assistant Head of Milton Abbey School near Blandford, where I teach History, Enterprise and a variety of sports. I am keen to bring my knowledge of education and school operations to the governing body and to contribute in any way I can to this wonderful school.
Jill Johnson ~ Parent Governor
I have lived in Stoborough for over 35 years and attended The Purbeck School for my secondary education. I have one son in Year 3 and have been in the role of parent governor for just over a year. The school has seen many changes over the last few years (becoming Primary and Head Teacher role) but the teaching staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the very high standards of education have been maintained throughout this time. I work part time in the financial services industry but I am committed to giving my time to support the staff to maintain the excellent standards and ethos that the school has – my son is happy, settled, has grown in confidence and is progressing well and as a parent that makes me very happy! I undertake various roles within the Governing Body team – I am Chair of the Premises, Health & Safety Committee and oversee Governor training and policies.
Jonathan Mynors-Wallis ~ Parent Governor
I have been a dentist in the area for almost 25 years, my wife and I currently run Corfe Mullen Dental Surgery. We have two sons which have both attended Stoborough school, Harry is currently in Year 4. My experiences of the school have been high, and I hope going forward I can help keep the school at the high academic level it has always been at. I have seen many changes three different headteachers and the school grow from five year groups to seven year groups. I feel it is important to try and help maintain the standards that the school has had over so many years. I hope to bring enthusiasm, an enquiring mind and my many years experience in running a dental practice.
Tina Hallisey ~ Staff Governor
I am the year one class teacher, Inclusion Leader and Deputy Headteacher. This is the second time I have taken on the role of staff governor since joining the school 14 years ago. It is indeed an exciting time to be a governor as Stoborough continues to grow as a new Primary School and faces the new challenges ahead. It has always been and will remain an amazing place to work with passionate and experienced teachers, committed parents and wonderful children who are a pleasure to teach. All of these things make Stoborough School a place we are all proud of.