Our school is supported, guided and challenged by a committed board of governors.
Chair of Governors
Derek was a local middle school head teacher until March 2015. Towards the end of his career, he jointly established a Teaching School and became a National leader of Education.
He is part of the Finance Committee and is responsible for all matters associated with the governing body, including supporting and challenging the head!
Chair of Finance Committee
Before Jenny retired, she was a Maths Consultant at a large junior school, in Hampshire.
During her career, she taught in many different schools working with children of all ages and abilities. Although she taught most subjects, her expertise and enthusiasm was, and still is, for mathematics.
Lead governor for Safeguarding and LAC
Lynne has worked in the fields of education and social care for almost 40 years, 23 of those working as a registration and inspection officer, trainer and consultant for the local authority. Originally from Lincolnshire, Lynne moved to Dorset in the mid eighties and quickly became part of the local community where her three sons attended the Middle School and one even worked here for a while. Lynne has been a Leader with the local Scout Group for the last twenty eight years and knows many of the pupils out of school.
Lead governor for Health and Safety
Roger retired from a career in Telecommunications Engineering in 1995 and has a been Governor at this school for over seven years. As a volunteer with Dorset Police he is involved in the ‘Sheducation’ project along with being a member of Dorset Crime Prevention Panel and a trustee of West Moors Memorial Hall. Roger is also a joint organiser of WMMS lunch club for senior citizens.
As a Coordinator and ex Chairman of West Moors Home Watch, his extensive local knowledge enables him to act as a link between the village and West Moors Middle School.
Lead governor for SEND provision
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Mr Dover is the Deputy Headteacher of West Moors Middle. In terms of his contribution to the Governing Body, he takes a lead on safeguarding, maths and teaching and learning developments.
As Headteacher, James attends all governor meetings and works closely with the Chair to set agendas.
Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of Resources Committee
Now retired, I worked extensively with schools in the south west in both an advisor and assessor role. I have been a governor at two schools while my children were at school and WMMS is the second school I have been on the board of since retiring. Two of my children attended WMMS. I retain a great enthusiasm for education and teaching and am delighted to have been asked to join the hard working and dedicated team at this delightful school.