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Katrina Shaer

I am currently the staff governor and  Inclusion Leader at Dover Park Primary School. My role involves working with our vulnerable groups of children, identifying their needs and finding ways to support them in school in order for them to make progress and narrow any gaps.

I am the mother of two young boys so I have little time for my own interests and I am usually ferrying them around for their various groups and clubs but when I do find time for myself I enjoy going to the gym, swimming and spending quality time with my family. I became a Governor to be more directly involved in the direction of our school. Being part of the Governing body provides me with insight into how our school is viewed by others and provides me with a holistic perspective of all aspects of our school and what we need to accomplish to make further improvements. I also enjoy meeting and getting to know the other Governors and members of our wider school community.

Shaun Arnold

 I became a Parent Governor because of all the support a guidance the school has given my son and our family. The school turned his eduction around from a possibility to him being removed from main stream schooling to succeeding and doing well. My son now enjoys going to school and  he looks forward to facing every challenge before him with the strategies he has learnt. He is being taught by the incredible team working with him he has learnt to cope and overcome the difficulties he has to face each day.

I wished to give back to the school for everything they have done for us by using the skills and qualifications I have collected over the years. I wish to help the school to achieve it's full potential so every student within the school reaches their full potential by having the same opportunities and support given to my son.

Dave Edmunds

I am a co-opted governor at Dover Park and I work for the Isle of Wight Council in the Education Department. Dover Park is one of the schools I work with, and I am interested in improving the standards of Education on offer to our students and their families. This also gives me an opportunity to learn more about the school and have an input in the direction the school is taking.

I have lived on the island for almost three years and I still enjoy exploring and discovering all the beautiful areas of the island with my wife. I can often be found cycling around the island at weekends or in local café’s having a rest!   

Heath Monaghan

I became a co-opted Governor at Dover Park school very recently. I work as a charity leader of community services, including transforming the closed Holy Trinity Church next door to Dover Park Primary School into a community centre and a place for leisure activities, clubs and groups. I am also a retained fire fighter at Ryde Fire Station. I enjoy all kinds of outdoor adventure activities in my spare time from rock climbing to windsurfing.

I became a governor to help forge stronger links for Dover Park and the local community.

Sue Meredith

I am a recently appointed co-opted governor. I am also a member of staff at the school. I am passionate about helping the school achieve its aims and believe that offering as much support as I can to children and families, in my role as Child and Family Liaison Officer, is an integral part of achieving this goal. I have previously worked with children and adults in many other roles during my working life, specifically around confidence building and motivation. On a more personal note I enjoy swimming, running and help manage woodlands at weekends.

Kane Gavin

I have recently become a co-opted governor at Dover Park Primary school. I am an independent Social Worker who specialises in Advocacy for vulnerable adults. I have experience of working with Children’s Services teams, and a good knowledge of Youth Offending principals and processes. I feel my skills will benefit the school as I hope my level, logical approach to dilemmas and situations will support a person/ child centred approach. I also have a very good knowledge of the importance of safeguarding and legislation which will aid my role as a co-opted governor.

In my spare time I enjoy walking the abundance of beautiful local trails and amateur photography. I have an interest in DIY and building things, most weekends I can be found fixing or repairing something.

Jo Reece

I have 15 years experience in Education working as a primary school teacher and SENCo in several Island Schools. More recently I have set up my own company which supports parents and schools to develop inclusive practice to allow all pupils to reach their full potential. I became a governor at Dover Park as a believe my experience, knowledge and skills can support the school and add value to the current governing body. I also wanted to remain attached to a school to keep up to date with education policy and practice.


Aileen Napper

Until recently I have worked as a school nurse in the North East Wight area. I know how important a positive school and education experience is for the health, well-being and life chances of children. I also have grandchildren in Island schools.

I am very pleased to be a governor at Dover Park Primary School and to help the school on their journey to good at this time where schools across the Island are facing a range of challenges.