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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



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



Alice Moore 


Parent Governor



  01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019


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 2017/2018


  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
  Alice Moore No business interest declared Vet  
  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