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Meet The Governors

Cerne Abbas VC CE First School is part of an informal Collaboration of schools including  Prince of Wales First School and Cheselbourne Village School.



  Governors Type of Governor Committee membership Special Responsibilities Term of appointment

Barbara Southcott




Co-opted Governor

All committees

Health & Safety

03/12/2018 - 02/12/2022


Amanda Gallaher


Local Authority Governor


Finance (Chair)

Pay Policy 

Schools Forum 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019

 Catherine Cresswell

(Head Teacher)


Head Teacher

All Committees   01/09/2014 

Andrea Schafer


Clerk n/a   01/09/2015

Fiona Hyden

 Foundation Governor 

Pay Policy (Chair)

Safeguarding 03/05/2017 - 02/05/2021
Rev Jonathan Still Foundation Governor Teaching & Learning Religious Education 01/06/2016
Simon Wall Co-opted Governor Finance



04/07/2016 - 03/07/2020
Brendan Carikas's profile photo Brendan Carikas Co-opted Governor



Website/ICT 27/09/2016 - 26/09/2020
Alex Ryan Staff Governor Finance SEND 25/09/2017 -24/09/2021
Judy Burnham Judy Burnham Foundation Governor

Teaching & Learning (Chair)

Pay Policy

English 21/06/2017 - 20/06/2021
Dr Russell Goodall Parent Governor   Maths 25/09/2017 - 24/09/2021




Cerne Abbas CE VC First School - Governing Body

Summary of Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests 2018/2019


Name of Governor Name of Business Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Barbara Southcott No business interest declared  

Governor of Cheselbourne Village School

Amanda Gallaher No business interest declared  

Governor in Winterbourne Valley First School CE VA

Governor of Dorchester Middle School

Catherine Cresswell No business interest declared Education Head Teacher
Fiona Hyden No business interest declared    
Alex Ryan No business interest declared   School Business Manager.  Also SBM at Nicholas & St Lawrence, Weymouth
Rev Jonathan Still No business interest declared  

Parish Vicar

Governor at Buckland Newton School

Simon Wall No business interest declared Advertising  
Dr Russel Goodall No business interest declared Medical  
Brendan Carikas No business interest declared Computing  
Judy Burnham No business interest declared    
Jules Daulby

Freelance Literacy specialist


Education Occasionally works for Dorset Teaching School Alliance


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