Governors

Register of Business Interests

Attendance Records 2016/2017

Attendance Records 2015/2016

Governance Structure 2017

Email: clerk@fernup.dorset.sch.uk

Our Vision

An outstanding school that places learning at its heart and inspires everyone to fulfill their potential.

Our Mission
  • Be a professional learning community
  • Inspire our students, and instill in them the love of learning, inquiry and knowledge
  • Be a school where all students become confident, independent learners and responsible citizens
  • Provide the broadest range of opportunities and courses to meet the needs of learners
  • Develop partnerships with  parents, carers and the wider community
  • Enable all students to participate in school-based activities
  • Be a safe, secure and happy school community that promotes well-being
  • Provide a positive and welcoming learning environment
We Value
  • Respect, integrity and trust
  • Natural justice and fair play
  • Diversity
  • Pride and responsibility
  • Inclusiveness
  • Leadership through service and empathy
  • Self-discipline and positive behaviour
  • Independent learning
  • All types of achievement
  • High aspirations
  • Positive behaviour
  • A positive work ethic amongst all members of the school community

 

Hilary Billimore - Chair Of Govenors

Hilary Billimore - Chair Of Govenors

Name
Hilary Billimore

Category of Governor
Co-opted and Chair of Governors

Date Appointed
September 2008

Academic Background
I trained to be a geography teacher at King Alfred’s College, Winchester.

Business Background
I taught for 35 years in London, Andover and Basingstoke, before retiring from a secondary school where I was Head of Careers and Personal, Social and Health Education and a staff governor.

Personal Background
I was born and educated in Shropshire. I lived in Winchester for 30 years before moving to Verwood. Since retiring, I have become involved in non-league football and am currently the Secretary of the Dorset Premier Football league.

I undertake work for the Schools Admissions Appeals Panels in Bournemouth and Dorset.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
Having been a staff governor in a secondary school, I wanted to contribute my educational experience and knowledge to another school and so was delighted to be offered the opportunity to make use of this by becoming a governor at Ferndown Upper School.

David Young

David Young

Name
David Young

Category of Governor
Co-opted

Date Appointed
November 2008

Academic Background
I attended Ferndown First, Middle and Upper Schools, then went to Bournemouth & Poole Tech as part of my apprenticeship.

Business Background
I have my own engineering business based at Bournemouth Airport.

Personal Background
I have lived in Ferndown since I got married and grew up in West Parley.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
My son attended Ferndown Upper School and my daughter is currently in the Sixth Form.

Gary Stone

Gary Stone

Name
Gary Stone

Category of Governor
Co-Opted

Date Appointed
16 July 2013

Academic Background
Honours degree in social policy – Associate Chartered Institute of Bankers professional qualification.

Business Background
I have worked for HSBC for over 25 years across a varierty of roles both in London and now in Dorset. My recent roles have been predominantly in the retail sector, including people management, risk management, and responsibility for the delivery of the branch operating plan. I am also involved in the local recruitment process, in terms of the interview stage, and I undertake a number of career fairs for local schools.

Personal Background
I have lived in West Moors for the last 7 years and have a young son. I moved here from London, and really appreciate the quality of life in this part of the world. The ability and joy of just driving to the beach or the New Forest can not be underestimated.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
I have always had an interest in education and how it impacts on our future generations. In London I was actively involved in Young Enterprise and recruitment, and having now settled in the local area would like to be able to give something back to the community. I have a young son who will soon enter the educational system, and so from a personal perspective am keen for the school to prosper and develop over the coming years. Working in the private sector and being involved with local recruitment I hope to be able to bring a different set of skills to the school.

Jenny Hammock

Jenny Hammock

Name
Jenny Hammock

Category of Governor
Staff

Date Appointed
23rd March 2016

Academic Background
I was educated here at Ferndown Upper School. I am a fully trained HLTA.

Business Background
I worked in insurance prior to having my children. On returning to work, I worked at a school in Bournemouth as a TA progressing up to Cover Supervisor. I was employed by Ferndown Upper School seven years ago as a Cover Supervisor and I am now employed as Sixth Form Learning Mentor/Work Experience Co-ordinator.

Personal Background
I have lived in and around the Ferndown/West Moors area for the majority of my life. I have three children aged 19, 23 and 25, who have all attended Ferndown Upper School.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
Having attended the school myself and having had all three of my children educated here, I strongly believe in Ferndown Upper School, its ethos and values. I believe Ferndown Upper School is an excellent school which provides excellent education for all its students.

John Bagwell

John Bagwell

Name
John Bagwell

Category of Governor
Co-opted

Date Appointed
16th July 2013

Academic Background
I trained to be a teacher at the University of Plymouth where I obtained Bachelor of Education honours degree in Primary Education. I also have the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Business Background
I have been a teacher for the last twenty two years and a headteacher for the last ten years. I am currently headteacher of Parley First School and previously headteacher at Hayeswood First School. I have held a variety of roles during my career including Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at a large First School in Poole.

Personal Background
I was born in South Wales and went through the Primary and Comprehensive secondary schools. I am married with two children who are currently in a local Middle School and attend Ferndown Upper School.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
I feel that at school we need to work as closely as we can to ensure positive outcomes for all children from the age of four to nineteen. I feel that I have a lot to offer the school and also that I can learn a lot from the school.

Richard Stanbrook

Name
Richard Stanbrook

Category of Governor
Parent

Date Appointed
November 2015

Academic Background
I have a BA Hons Geography and an MSc Water Environment Management.

I am a Chartered Member of the Institutes of Personnel & Development, Safety & Health and Quality Assurance
Business Background.

Director of Retail and Corporate Services at Bournemouth Water
Managing Director of Avon Valley Water.

Personal Background
I have previously been Chair of Governors at Hampreston First School.I am an ex rugby player and coach and a keen surfer.
I attend St Mary’s Church, Ferndown

Why Ferndown Upper School?
My daughter attends the school and I am keen to contribute to the local community.

Robert Osborough

Robert Osborough

Name
Robert Osborough

Category of Governor
Co-opted

Date Appointed
March 2012

Academic Background
BSc (Hons) Environmental Health
Master of Business Administration
Business Background
Retired from local government in 2010 following 37 years service, mainly in the Midlands and the south coast, specialising in environmental management and business development.

Personal Background
A Ferndown resident for almost 30 years. Married with two grown-up children and two grandchildren who live locally.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
Both my children were educated locally and attended Ferndown Upper School. I have formed a close attachment to the school since that time and wish to contribute some of the experience and expertise gained during my professional career to the governance of Ferndown Upper School.

Other relevant information
Trustee and committee member of a local furniture reuse charity active throughout Dorset and West Hampshire.
Volunteer garden guide at the Kingston Lacy Estate in Wimborne.
Vice President of Wimborne Rugby Club.
Other leisure interests include reading, walking, running and bread making.

Stephen Riddington

Stephen Riddington

Name
Stephen Riddington

Category of Governor
Parent

Date Appointed
November 2009

Academic Background
I attended the University of Southampton, where I obtained a BSC in Chemistry.

Business Background
I am an associate Chartered Accountant affiliated to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England.

Personal Background
I have a child who attends Ferndown Upper School.

Andrew Parry

Andrew Parry

Name
Andrew Parry

Category of Governor
LA Approved

Date Appointed
29.11.16

Academic Background
Hardye’s School for Boys – Dorchester

Business Background
In addition to representing Ferndown & West Parley as a District & County Councillor, I also worked in sales and marketing – currently for a commercial radio
station.

Personal Background
I live in the centre of Ferndown and have a busy life, with work and family commitments, but I still find time to enjoy the area’s leisure facilities and beautiful countryside.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
I firmly believe that every pupil has a right to a great education. Ferndown Upper School has demonstrated to me their firm commitment in providing a constructive school environment where students can feel secure, happy and given the opportunity
to learn. As a governor I will work to ensure that the necessary support is in place to help students achieve their potential and be prepared for higher education or work opportunities.