May we offer a very warm welcome to the Governor pages.

Strong governance is one of the many essential aspects that are required for any school to develop. We are all volunteers who are using our personal and professional skills to help the school leadership make Winton Primary School a great place for your children, the staff and parents.

The governors are all local people; some are parents of children at the school, there are staff members, business people, education specialists and finance specialists. Governors are appointed on the basis of their skills, and whether they have the knowledge and understanding to be able to make a worthwhile contribution towards the school's future growth.

The role of the governing board covers 3 broad responsibilities - they agree and plan out the future strategy of the school, they are responsible for the professional challenge and support of the school leadership team and they also have an oversight to ensure all of the school's money is spent wisely.

They are also answerable for ensuring the school engages properly with the children, parents, the local community and the wider school sector.

The board is divided into the Resources Committee (RC) and the School Improvement Committee (SIC). The RC uses business budgeting methods to ensure the money is well spent, and the SIC is responsible for evaluating and monitoring the progress of the children.

Neil Tarchetti


I took up at post at Winton in September 2012 and this is my third headship.  My first headship was at Durweston, a small village school just outside Blandford, during my time at the school I led it through the change from a first school to a primary.  After that I moved to Somerford in Christchurch which was a school given a notice to improve by Ofsted.  One year later, following a rapid school improvement journey, the school was judged to be good.  

Outside of my work life I have two football mad boys and am a lifelong Liverpool fan!

Jane Bingham

Chair of Governors
I have been a governor at Winton Primary School since October 2012, when my daughter started school.  In that time, I have been the Chair of the Resources Committee, Vice-Chair of the Board and am currently the Chair of the Governing Body. 

In my professional life, I have been a Project Manager, and internal auditor at a couple of major financial institutions, and I am currently a Business Manager at JP Morgan.  The skills I bring to the governing body are planning and project management, attention to detail, leadership and an ability to communicate with all levels from the senior leadership team to the pupils – and everyone else in between.

The reason I wanted to become involved with Winton Primary School was to offer my support to the head teacher, try to get the best out of the school and give the pupils the best education possible.  I have used my background and contacts to encourage new members to the board, joined interview panels, admissions committees, pay committees and participated in head teacher appraisals, appeals panels and am willing, and able to offer any help I can.

Outside of work and school, I have been a full-time tennis player, and still participate today at club, county and national level.  I enjoy going to the gym and playing with my children and family.

Bob Hucklesby

Chair of Resources Committee

I have been a Governor since January 2008. After qualifying as an accountant in 1980, I worked for both Poole and Bournemouth Borough Councils.

As well as providing accountancy services, I was also involved with the Unison Trade Union as Branch Secretary and Treasurer at various times. I am also a Trustee at the Eventide Homes on Castle Lane. Interests include walking, amateur dramatics and supporting AFB Bournemouth.

Dan Sears

I have been a governor at Winton for 15 months now.  I have been working in state education for the past 13 years, over this time I have worked in a range of diverse schools across the home counties, progressing to Deputy Head Teacher.  Currently I work for a group of secondary and primary schools in the South Wiltshire area.  I have a broad interest in education at all levels and believe that I can offer impartial and honest guidance to Winton Primary School.

Dr Andrew Tedder

Vice-Chair of Governors

I became a governor in 2013. I work for an insurance company analysing risk, having previously worked for a local council across a variety of departments. I have a keen interest in education and its ability to positively change and transform lives. I play the piano, I sing and I swim regularly.


Tim Watts

I joined the Board in November 2013 having come from an education background being both a Headteacher and Local Authority Inspector.

I Chair the School Improvement Committee. It has an overview of how the School Development Plan is carried out and whether it enables all pupils to achieve well. The committee has three scheduled school visits where a number of Directors meet at the school and visit classrooms to see how the curriculum and the resources are being used and the impact that these have on children’s learning.

I support the school as a member of the staff interview panel. Additionally I am a member of the Admissions Committee. We review all applications of pupils to the school and ensure that places are allocated according to our Admission Policy.  I try to actively support Winton Primary in as many ways that I can and bring to the school a commitment and knowledge.

Lucy Brown

I have been a teacher here since 2012, working in various years throughout the school and I am currently Year Leader in Reception.  I joined the governing team at Winton Primary School in June 2014 because I have a strong desire to help the school improve in order to become the very best.

Before Working at Winton Primary School, I worked in a number of other schools in Bournemouth and Hampshire.

For me, Winton Primary encompasses everything that a good primary school should and I have seen it move from strength to strength. I look forward to being part of the rest of our exciting journey.

Paul Gaston

A year ago I retired from full-time employment and am delighted to have recently been co-opted as a Governor. After ten years in commerce I completed my teacher training, then worked in a variety of types of school, including a private prep school, co-educational and single sex grammar schools and comprehensive secondary schools. My last 14 years prior to retirement were in senior leadership roles.  I now do some educational consultancy work and enjoy having more time to spend with my family, travelling, playing tennis and being able to commit to activities like being a Governor at Winton.

Mark Hames

Vice Chair of the Resources committee

I was fortunate to be selected to join the Directors of Winton Primary, where my daughter is about to move into year 2.

I am a technology risk and controls officer and am in my 23rd year working for the largest private employer in the county, where I hope the experience i have gained in my career to date will help me further strengthen this already strong team of Directors.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, the youngest of which I hope will be going to Winton Primary as soon as she is able. I am a keen golfer and am the treasurer of my local society, with whom I have been lucky enough to travel around the UK & Europe and play some truly fantastic courses.


Richard Scott

I have been a parent governor at Winton Primary School since February 2016.

I was born in Bournemouth, educated locally and have spent my entire working career in Pathology at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, where I specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of Bleeding Disorders.

I have 2 boys at the school.

My hobbies include windsurfing and music.