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The Governing Board

We currently have 3 co-opted governor vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the school office on 01983 562617 or for an application form.

By committing your valuable time to a Governor role at our school, we hope that you will achieve a real sense of purpose and satisfaction that you are helping the school and the local community.

Working as part of a team, you will be asked to review information, make judgements and take decisions.

We will ensure that you receive all relevant training and support to help you to fulfil your duties and responsibilities and, in return, we hope that the skills, knowledge and experience you are able to bring will enhance and broaden our governing board.

Parent Governor Election Procedure

Governing Board Membership and Term of Office 2023-24

Governing Board Code of Conduct

Scheme of Delegation

Governors Virtual Attendance Policy

Governor Visits Policy


Hayley Roberts- Staff Governor

I have worked as a teacher in various settings on and off the Island for over 17 years; gaining experience in KS1 and KS2.

I have worked at Dover Park for 5 years and have enjoyed my roles as class teacher and Maths Leader. I am currently the Deputy Headteacher, SENCO and Inclusion Leader. I am passionate about providing our children with the best possible education and creating an environment where all children can achieve. As staff governor I have the opportunity to work alongside governors, colleagues, families and our community to ensure the children receive an enriching curriculum and a safe place to thrive.

Jo Rees- Co-opted Governor and Co- Chair

I joined the governing board at Dover Park because I had worked in the school and like the school's inclusive ethos. I have a background in primary education and wanted to support a local Ryde school. For my day job I am a specialist teacher in Dyslexia and have a wealth of knowledge about supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs. 

In my spare time I enjoy singing and dancing and keeping fit.

Trevor Nicholas-Co-opted Governor and Co-Chair

As Chief executive of Aspire Ryde I am keen to ensure that the youngest members of our community are fully involved in its development and growth.  As a parent of four children I have seen the pressures faced by children, parents and school staff in developing happy and healthy young people and I want to see our community supporting the school wherever possible.  I have a background in finance and management and hope I can be of use in supporting in these areas of school life.

Kimberley Haylor- Parent Governor

By becoming a governor, I feel I can positively contribute to my child's learning, best interests and overall school experience.

Recognising that strong educational foundations are fundamental to success, I am truly passionate about ensuring that children within the Island community get the best possible education and opportunities to succeed in life.

From a personal perspective, I believe the role would benefit my professional development through the provision of new skills and expansion of the current ones.

James Danny Viette-Parent Governor

I am executive manager and head of operations at Aspire Ryde. This a charity I have been involved in for many years and is very close to Dover Park. Prior to my work in the charity sector I have worked within the film and television industry. My child is now attending school at Dover Park and  I am invested and committed to supporting the school, and the local community, as best I can.

Alison Starnes-Local Authority Governor and Vice Chair

As a governance professional, I have extensive experience in assisting and advising governors from across the Island. With over eight years in this role, I currently work for four governing boards and thoroughly enjoy what I do.

Governance is both challenging and rewarding and I would be happy to share my experience and insight with Dover Park. I am particularly interested in English and Music. With two great nieces at the beginning of their education journey, it seems like the right time to contribute as a governor.

Callum Pudney-Co-opted Governor

Callum joined the school's Governing Board in May 2023 and has a child currently attending Dover Park Primary.

Noeleen Scrider-Co-opted Governor

Noeleen joined the school's Governing Board in March 2024 and is also a volunteer at the school, supporting reading with Year 6 children.