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...

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...

Bob Hucklesby

Chair of Resources Committee

I have been a Governor since 2008. The Resources Committee is responsible for the School's finances and also the maintenance of the buildings.

I am also a Trustee at the Eventide Homes on Castle Lane. Interests include walking and...

Tim Watts

Joint Vice-Chair

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...

Xiola Cochrane

Staff Governor Appointed by the Members.

Following my...

Paul Gaston

Vice-Chair School Improvement

In 2014, 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...

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.


Helen Uren

Joint Vice-Chair

I wanted to join the Board of Directors at Winton Primary as felt I could bring organisational, assessment & professional skills.  During my work as a nurse I am empathetic, a good communicator, good listener & excellent at prioritising.  I feel...

Martin Long

Vice-Chair of Resources Committee

Hello! I became a Governor at Winton in June 2017. I am a member of the Resources sub-committee which supports the non-academic side of the school, and that ties in nicely with my day job as a qualified project manager.  My son and...

Robin Taylor

I have worked in the investment arena for 24 years and through my role at Barclays as a Private Client Investment Manager, I provide advice to my clients on how to manage their finances. I also head up the local Barclays Bournemouth team which looks at how best we can support the local area e.g...

Gerard Wherity

My first job, a very long time ago, was teaching Maths in a secondary school in London. We moved to Bournemouth in 1987 and have lived in the area ever since. I work as an acupuncturist so I am very used to listening to people’s problems and concerns. Watching my own children progress through...