Welcome to our Governor's Page
Governors Statement of Intent
As Governors we endorse the Schools` vision and will do everything we can to ensure that ALL of our pupils leave us ready to take the next step in their education
Our pupils will be ready academically and socially having realised their full potential regardless of the challenges they face
We will work with the staff to provide a first class education for our children of which the Community is proud
We will work closely with the Leaders of our school providing support and constructive challenge
Mr Mike Glanville - Chair of Governors - 01/08/2015 - 31/07/2021
I am a former senior police officer with Dorset Police and am now a Company Director for a safeguarding company based in Dorchester. I have been a school governor since 2010 having previously served at a primary school in Weymouth and have been the Chair of Governors at Wool for the past 4 years. I am married with 2 grown-up daughters and to relax I enjoy spending time walking in the Dorset countryside, visiting bookshops (pre-lockdown of course) and following the fortunes of Somerset cricket and Bath rugby.
Mr Lewis Bell - 22/05/2014 - 21/05/2023
I spent 35 years teaching Economics in various secondary schools before retiring from the Purbeck school in 2003. I was a governor of Sandford middle school for 5 years and transferred to Wool Primary school in 2014 after the 2-tier system was reintroduced.
For many years I have helped to organise and run the Purbeck Gateway club for people with learning difficulties. I am the governor responsible for safeguarding and Health and Safety at Wool CE VA Primary School.
Kate Harvey - Vice Chair and Parent Governor - 01/04/2020 - 31/03/2023
Mrs Ellie Griffiths - Headteacher
I have spent my teaching career in Dorset schools and have taught across key stages within that time. I am committed to helping the children of Wool Primary thrive and to providing them with stimulating and engaging learning opportunities. When not in school, I enjoy carrying out several other roles within the wider community of Wool. I have been a member of the committee at Wool Pre-School and Playgroup for several years, and have helped at the local Beavers group in the past. I can often be seen ferrying my own two children around to various clubs around the village!
Mr David Cornes - 29/11/2017 - 28/11/2021
I went to sea at 16 as Apprentice Navigating Officer and remained at sea for ten years, achieving Master Mariner Certification. I then spent twenty years in Accountancy, becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Financial Controller of a manufacturing company. I then qualified as a teacher with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education and spent a year in a local Secondary School. Finally I joined the Institute which ultimately became Bournemouth University as Senior Lecturer in Accountancy. Since retirement I have undertaken a number of local voluntary activities, including Treasurer of the D’Urberville Centre. I came to the School as Foundation Governor through my membership of Holy Rood Church, and I am currently covering Reverend Carol as the link governor for SIAMS and RE.
Emma Robinson - Staff Governor - 24/10/2019 - 23/10/2022
Reverend Carol Langford - Vice Chair and Ex- Officio - 01/06/2017 - Currently long term sick
I have been married to my husband Mark for 37 years; we have a cat named ‘Tom.’ I have two sons and two daughters-in-law. Later this year I am to become a grandmother for the first time. I was educated in Poole and attended college and university in Southampton where I studied theology and trained to be a Teacher of Religious Education at secondary level. I taught RE in three Poole schools prior to ordination in 2006 when I left teaching to become a full-time minister in a parish. With my teaching background I have always had an interest in working with children and it has been my privilege to serve both as a community governor and a foundation governor. My interests include reading, travelling around with my husband in our campervan, running and swimming as often as I can. I am the Link Governor for RE, SIAMs and Inclusion.
Hazel Serkis - Clerk to Governors - October 2019 - Ongoing
Health and Safety Governor
SIAMS and RE Governor
Reverend Carol Langford
Currently being covered by David Cornes