Being a Local Governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of local, young people. Local Governors are appointed by the Trust Board and have a keen interest in the school.
The Headteacher is accountable to the Trust Board, whose role is to set the aims and objectives of the school and monitor progress (together with the Executive Leader), in line with national guidelines. Our trust website is here.
Each governance role is vital in ensuring the strategic direction of the Trust and the success of each school. Local Governors provide valuable support governing at a local level and in assisting the Trust Board in fulfilling their legal duties. The Local Governing Body of Stoneham Park Primary will meet regularly and include parents, staff and community representatives.
Date of appointment: 13 October 2020
Term of office: 4 years
For details of the governance structure of the University of Winchester Academy Trust click here.
Meet our Governors
Caroline Rogers - Acting Chair of Governors /Co-opted Governor/SEN Governor
''My skills lie in the areas of governance, human resources and finance. In my working life, I am an Associate Director at the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership where I commission and manage national clinical audit for the NHS. I develop and manage high value contracts with external suppliers and I have managed teams and contractors, with all the human resources responsibilities that this involves. I am motivated by quality improvement, both in my career ensuring the delivery of programmes that improve care for patients, and personally by trying to make a positive difference in my community. Outside of work, I am deputy chair and trustee of Croydon Citizens Advice (where I lived previously). I am calm, professional, positive and collaborative in my relationships and I am a good communicator. I am enthusiastic about supporting the school and having a role in its governance. I am impressed by the vision and values set out by the Academy Trust and I would love to join the governing body and contribute to delivering success for the school as it starts its life!
Nicola Wells - Headteacher/ Ex-Officio
''I have been in primary education for the last 15 years. I graduated from university with a BA Hons in English Literature with French and immediately joined Lloyds Bank on their graduate scheme. I held a number of positions in commercial and corporate banking before finding my real passion – teaching! I hav worked in 5 schools both in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining the Trust I held an Acting Head role and set up a School Centred Initial Teachertraining programme (SCITT). I also co-led our Teaching School. I think that primary education should be fun and memorable – after all we all learn more when we enjoy it! ''
Hannah Griffiths - Staff Governor
"I am delighted to have been appointed as the first teacher at Stoneham Park Primary Academy. I have been teaching in Reception for the past 6 years and I cannot wait to take your children on some adventures in their learning! At school I particularly enjoy learning outdoors and have a passion for sharing stories. When I'm not at school I am a keen traveller and either like to spend my time planning my next trip or taking my dog for a walk in the forest. I am really excited to be building a setting that is going to support our children to achieve their best as well as being sustainable for our environment. I really believe in the value of children's play and will put this at the forefront of our practice to support joyful learning experiences. I am really looking forward meeting you and your children and beginning to build our community."
Lorene Lee - Parent Governor/Safeguarding Governor
“I am a trained NCT volunteer peer supporter to new parents at Southampton maternity unit which provides experience in working with other parents. I have also been involved in the administration of a local Taekwondo club for over 10 years. At work, I lead an engineering department and my role involves recruiting but also questioning, justifying and taking strategic decisions as well as approving budget proposals. I would really enjoy being involved in the school and I believe that my existing experience would help me carry the voice of the parents.''
Mathew Jane - Co-opted Governor/ Health & Safety Governor
''I am Head of Environment and Building services at the University of Winchester and I currently manage the University Energy, Environment and the Maintenance departments within Estates and Facilities Services. I am responsible for the University Carbon Management programme, energy procurement, energy efficiency, travel and transport, waste management and planned and reactive maintenance programmes. I have been working in the Higher Education Sector for over 20 years and I have a BA in Archaeology and an MSc in Sustainable Business. I have been involved in the Barton Farm Academy from its inception and during the specification and construction phase of the project working on the client-side project team representing the Academy Trust sponsor. I am really looking forward to helping the school achieve its sustainability ambitions as it grows over the next few years.''
Dominik Stokes - Co-opted Governor
''I am a chartered accountant with 15 years of experience, currently working as Finance Director for Twinings Tea, within our Global Supply business. Prior to that I spent 3 years with Twinings in Bangkok, as Finance Director for the South East Asia region. Besides being responsible for P&L's in excess of $100m, my role is to form an integral part of the Executive Committee, steering the strategy and direction of a successful international business. I'm passionate about education and I hope that I can help you achieve your vision for the schools!''
Elaine Mousley - Co-opted Governor - curriculum
"I am a recently retired primary school teacher with over fifteen years’ experience in a Winchester primary school. Prior to that, whilst my two children were growing up, I was a parent governor at their primary school, and before that I worked in PR for many years. I am a strong advocate of making education purposeful, relevant and above all, fun - with children at the heart of all learning. In my spare time I love playing tennis, cycling and swimming. I also enjoy travelling and walking my three-year-old dog, Eric."
Laura Whitton - Parent Governor
"I live in North Stoneham Park and from September 2023, both of my children will be at Stoneham Park Primary Academy. I was excited for my daughter to be part of the first intake of children having been impressed by the vision and values for the school. I have a BSc in Management and am a total 'people person' having worked in HR for over 15 years across Retail, Telecoms and Banking. Specialising in Reward requires me to interrogate data, have an eye for detail as well as be a strong communicator and collaborator. I am passionate about education and look forward to helping ensure the continued success of the school as it grows year on year."