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Meet The Governors

Cerne Abbas VC CE First School is part of a Collaboration of schools including Winterbourne Valley VA CE First School, 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

11/12/2014 - 10/12/2018

Amanda Gallaher


Authority Governor


Finance (Chair)

  01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019


Catherine Cresswell

(Head Teacher)



All Committees   01/09/2014 - 31/08/2018

Andrea Schafer


Clerk n/a   01/09/2015



Alice Moore 


Parent Governor


Teaching & Learning


Mathematics 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019


Fiona Hyden 


Foundation Governor 
  Safeguarding 03/05/2017 - 02/05/2021

Adam Wilkes


Co-opted Governor 

Teaching & Learning English 28/06/2016 - 27/06/2020
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

Teaching & Learning


  27/09/2016 - 26/09/2020
  Judy Burnham Foundation Governor     21/06/2017 - 20/06/2021
  Dr Russell Goodall Parent Governor     25/09/2017 - 24/09/2021




Cerne Abbas CE VC First School - Governing Body

Summary of Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests 2016/2017

  Name of Governor Number of Meetings attended since term of office started Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment or Aquisition Date of Cessation of Interest Date of Entry
  Barbara Southcott 17/17 No business interest declared  

Governor of Cheselbourne Village School

  Amanda Gallaher 8/10 No business interest declared  

Governor in Winterbourne Valley First School CE VA

Governor of Dorchester Middle School

  Catherine Cresswell 16/19 No business interest declared Education Head Teacher      
  Alice Moore 10/10 No business interest declared Vet        
  Fiona Hyden 0/1 No business interest declared          
  Adam Wilkes 3/7   Retail        
  Rev Jonathan Still 5/7 No buisness interest declared   Parish Vicar      
  Simon Wall 7/7 No business interest declared Advertising        
  Brendan Carikas 6/6 No business interest declared Computing