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Our Governors

Being a Local Governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of local, young people.  Local Governors are appointed by the Trust Board and have a keen interest in the school.

The Headteacher is accountable to the Trust Board, whose role is to set the aims and objectives of the school and monitor progress (together with the Executive Leader), in line with national guidelines. Our trust website is here.

Each governance role is vital in ensuring the strategic direction of the Trust and the success of each school.  Local Governors provide valuable support governing at a local level and in assisting the Trust Board in fulfilling their legal duties. The Local Governing Body of Stoneham Park Primary will meet regularly and include parents, staff and community representatives.

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Date of appointment:  13 October 2020

Term of office: 4 years

For details of the governance structure of the University of Winchester Academy Trust click here.

Meet our Governors


Caroline Rogers - Chair of Governors /Co-opted Governor/SEN Governor

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"I am proud to be chair of the local academy committee for Barton Farm and Stoneham Park primary schools. Going into the schools is always a joy! We governors work together to support the schools and contribute to their development. In my working life, I am an Associate Director at the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership where I commission and manage national clinical audit for the NHS. I develop and monitor high value contracts with external suppliers and I manage teams and contractors. I am motivated by quality improvement, both in my career to ensure delivery of programmes that improve care for patients, and personally by trying to make a positive difference in my community. I'm delighted that we are building the new communities and schools together!



Nicola Wells - Executive Headteacher/ Ex-Officio

''I have been in primary education for the last 15 years. I graduated from university with a BA Hons in English Literature with French and immediately joined Lloyds Bank on their graduate scheme. I held a number of positions in commercial and corporate banking before finding my real passion – teaching! I hav worked in 5 schools both in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining the Trust I held an Acting Head role and set up a School Centred Initial Teachertraining programme (SCITT). I also co-led our Teaching School. I think that primary education should be fun and memorable – after all we all learn more when we enjoy it! ''



Hannah Griffiths - Staff Governor

"I am delighted to have been appointed as the first teacher at Stoneham Park Primary Academy. I have been teaching in Reception for the past 6 years and I cannot wait to take your children on some adventures in their learning! At school I particularly enjoy learning outdoors and have a passion for sharing stories. When I'm not at school I am a keen traveller and either like to spend my time planning my next trip or taking my dog for a walk in the forest. I am really excited to be building a setting that is going to support our children to achieve their best as well as being sustainable for our environment. I really believe in the value of children's play and will put this at the forefront of our practice to support joyful learning experiences. I am  really looking forward meeting you and your children and beginning to build our community."


Lorene Lee - Vice Chair/ Parent Governor/ Safeguarding Governor

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"I have over 15 years experience in the Spacecraft industry, where I currently lead an Engineering department at Airbus. I am responsible for looking after my team’s strategy, budget and development. I try to share my passion for Space with the next generation, taking part in presentations for children during World Space Week. On the ground, I have varied experience in supporting parents and students, from my volunteer work as a maternity peer supporter and as a 3rd Dan black belt Taekwondo instructor. I am motivated by helping people achieve their private and professional goals and enjoy supporting community improvement projects. As a parent governor since the opening of the schools, I continue to be impressed by the research based approach to teaching and the staff’s strong collaborative mindset which provides the best environment for the pupils to learn and thrive. I really enjoy using my skills to help support the schools in delivering their vision of a bright and exciting future for my children and yours."


Mathew Jane - Co-opted Governor/ Health & Safety Governor

''I am Head of Environment and Building services at the University of Winchester and I currently manage the University Energy, Environment and the Maintenance departments within Estates and Facilities Services. I am responsible for the University Carbon Management programme, energy procurement, energy efficiency, travel and transport, waste management and planned and reactive maintenance programmes.  I have been working in the Higher Education Sector for over 20 years and I have a BA in Archaeology and an MSc in Sustainable Business. I have been involved in the Barton Farm Academy from its inception and during the specification and construction phase of the project working on the client-side project team representing the Academy Trust sponsor. I am really looking forward to helping the school achieve its sustainability ambitions as it grows over the next few years.''


Dominik Stokes - Co-opted Governor

''I am a chartered accountant with 15 years of experience, currently working as Finance Director for Twinings Tea, within our Global Supply business. Prior to that I spent 3 years with Twinings in Bangkok, as Finance Director for the South East Asia region. Besides being responsible for P&L's in excess of $100m, my role is to form an integral part of the Executive Committee, steering the strategy and direction of a successful international business. I'm passionate about education and I hope that I can help you achieve your vision for the schools!''




Laura Whitton - Co-opted Governor 

"I live in North Stoneham Park and have two children at Stoneham Park Primary Academy.  I was excited for my daughter to be part of the first intake of children having been impressed by the vision and values for the school.  I have a BSc in Management and am a total 'people person' having worked in HR for over 15 years across Retail, Telecoms and Banking. Specialising in Reward, I'm required to interrogate data, have an eye for detail as well as be a strong communicator and collaborator. I am passionate about education and enjoy my role in ensuring the continued success of both Barton Farm and Stoneham Park as they grow year on year."



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Governors Attendance at Meetings

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