Governors

Register of Business Interests

Attendance Records 2018/2019

Attendance Records 2017/2018

Governance Structure 2018

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 Governors

Hilary Billimore - Chair Of Governors

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.

Kimi Bothamley

Kimi Bothamley

Name
Kimi Bothamley

Category of Governor
Staff Governor

Date Appointed
23rd May 2018

Academic Background
I completed my BSc in Astrophysics at UCL in 2002 and then immediately went on to complete my PGCE in Physics and Science at Homerton College, Cambridge in 2003.

Personal Background
Having grown up in Norfolk, I moved to the South Coast in 2003 where I started my first teaching post and have taught in the local area since. I am married and have a little girl and we have lived in Ferndown since 2013.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
I have now worked at Ferndown for 2 years and had the opportunity to work with fantastic colleagues and great students. The school is a vibrant place with staff and students who want to do more and they want to do better and I am grateful to be a part of that.

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.

Judith Wateridge

Judith Wateridge

Name
Judith Wateridge

Category of Governor
Co-Opted

Date Appointed
16.10.17

Academic Background
I was educated to A Level at a comprehensive school in Liverpool. I studied a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Studies (with Travel and Tourism) at Dorset Institute of Higher Education. In 1993 I graduated from Bournemouth University as a member of the Institute of Personnel Management.

Business Background
I have worked in the areas of recruitment, training and employee relations in local government, an aircraft engineering business and also within a tour operator. I have been a partner with my husband in a small convenience store and cafe in Poole since 2007.

Personal Background
I have lived in Ferndown since 1994. I am married and have three children who have all attended Ferndown Upper School. My youngest has just started in Year 12.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
I have worked at Ferndown Upper School since 2007. I am passionate and proud of the successes of our School and would like to be given the opportunity to contribute more.

Samantha Moore

Samantha Moore

Name
Samantha Moore

Category of Governor
Elected Parent

Date Appointed
10th November 2017

Academic Background
Educated in Guildford, Surrey, I went on to study at Guildford College after leaving school. A change of career led me to study accountancy via distance learning whilst working full time.

Business Background
Following my time at college, I worked at the University of Surrey then moved to a local accountancy practice to begin my training. I have worked for several firms in Surrey, Somerset and Dorset. Since moving to Ferndown 15 years ago I have held directorships in a lettings business and an ecommerce business.

Personal Background
I live in Ferndown with my husband and three children. My youngest child attends a local school and my eldest is at Ferndown Upper School.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
I believe Ferndown Upper School is ideally placed to build on its previous successes and to fulfil its potential to be recognised by Ofsted as an Outstanding school. I am committed to volunteering my time and skills for the greater good of the school community, offering support and challenge and being pro-active in the continuing drive to improve standards and secure positive outcomes for all students.

Michael Halliwell

Name
Michael Halliwell

Category of Governor
Authority Governor

Date Appointed
September 2018

Academic Background
My early school life was spent at various primary/junior schools due to my father’s service in the RAF.
During my own RAF career, I completed 4 years of Day Release at York College and attained City & Guilds in Motor Vehicle Technician and Management further qualifying as a member of the Institute Of Motor Industries.
During civilian life, I then studied for 6 years at The Open University for the Degree Of BSc in Social Science with Politics and Economics which was completed in 2003.

Personal Background
Moving from Germany I went to sea school and joined the Merchant Navy for 4 years. I then completed 22 years service with the RAF as a Motor Vehicle Technician including a 4 year posting as a Technical Author which involved visiting vehicle manufacturers and liaising with production and engineering managers. On leaving the RAF I was employed at Bournemouth & Poole College in the Security Department for a further 22 years until my retirement. During my time there. I became a Unison Union & Health & Safety rep where I considered and advised upon issues taking into account both the Union member’s and College’s perspectives to reach satisfactory conclusions.
Since retiring , I enjoy volunteering for the National Trust, supporting the Wessex Youth Orchestra ,travelling and oil painting.

Why Ferndown Upper School?
Ferndown Upper School’s Ofsted stated and highlighted good leadership and management. Furthermore, teaching quality and student progress were also graded as good, implying a well-run school suitable for inspiring students and satisfying parents. I would hope that with some of my experience I could become part of the successful team who encourage these objectives.

Linda Thornton

Name
Linda Thornton

Category of Governor
Associate Governor

Date Appointed
October 2018

Biography
I am delighted to become an associate member on the board of governors at Ferndown Upper School. As secretary of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation, I have been closely connected with the school for the last ten years and am totally committed to supporting the students to develop as individuals and achieve their full potential in their chosen careers.

I have a keen interest in education, having previously worked in Early Years for a considerable time, covering roles ranging from Parent Helper at Parley First School and Teaching Assistant and then Licenced Teacher at Somerford Infants School. I then followed a career in the leisure industry where I worked in a customer facing role. I am currently ‘employed’ on a voluntary basis as a Charity Trustee and Secretary of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.

As a parent of former FUS students, my association with the school began in 1995 and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to give something back. I have a lot to learn, but am honoured to play a small part in helping the school to continue to develop and improve.

Clive Dedman

Name
Clive Dedman

Category of Governor
Co-opted

Date Appointed
November 2018

Biography
I retired 4 years ago from a role of Head of Procurement at Telereal Trillium, a national facilities Management company based in London.

Having been married to a teacher for 38 years I believe I have a good understanding of the pressures and needs of an educational establishment. In fact, I have a number of friends in education and some of whom have taught at Ferndown Upper School.

I have managed staff at senior level, controlled large value budgets and projects and chaired and attended meetings for many years. Recently, I accepted a part-time role at Crawley College, West Sussex, lecturing in Procurement and I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (FCIPS).

Currently, I invigilate examinations at a secondary school and undertake student mock interviews at local schools.