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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section. The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Local Education Authority, Parent Representatives, members of the school staff, and Community Representatives.

The current list of Governors, including details of pecuniary interests and sub committees is shown below. It appears as an article and a PDF.

Governors can be contacted via the school address or by email at

Mr Chris Lindsay - Chair of Governors


Chris has been a Governor at the school since 2009 and has just been elected as a Co-Opted Governor. He chairs the Board and leads on governor development and training. He has two children at the school and works as a marketing director for BT.     


Local Education Authority Representatives                  

 Sam Cairns


Sam has been a Local Authority Governor since 2013. She has worked in the culture sector for 15 years starting in museum education and expanding into libraries, archives and then the arts. She worked for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and in education roles at Imperial War Museums and the Wellcome Trust. Since 2011 she has been Co-Director of the Cultural Learning Alliance which champions a right to arts and culture for every child. She is chair of her local community forum in Winchester.


Parent Representatives       

Mrs Rachael Corrie - Vice Chair of Governors


Rachael has been a parent governor since October 2012 and she currently has one child at the school. She is Vice-Chair of the Board and leads on Pupil Premium and Behaviour. She works part-time for Hampshire County Council in the Governor Services team.


Dr James Hodgins


James has been a Governor since 2015 and is the Lead Governor for Maths. He has two children at the school and is a Maths Teacher and housemaster at Winchester College.


Mrs Susmita Bhattacharya

Susmita has just joined the Board of Governors as a Parent Governor, and has two children at the school. She works as an associate lecturer at Winchester University, as well as being a creative writing tutor and writer.


Headteacher / Staff Representatives

Mrs Justine Brooks - Head Teacher


Mrs Alex Heaven
Alex has been a teacher Governor since 2016. She puts forward the views of staff at Stanmore Primary School, but also works closely with the English Governor in her role as literacy lead. Alex has taught in Hampshire for 5 years and as well as leading Literacy, is also a year 6 teacher and UKS2 lead.

Co-opted Governors                                  

Mrs Dawn Przybycin


I've lived in Stanmore for 26 years and both my daughters went to the school. I work for local government as a Senior Internal Auditor, and decided to apply to become a governor at Stanmore as a way of becoming more involved with my local community. I also hoped that my financial training would be of some use to the school.

Cllr Jamie Scott


Jamie has been a Co-Opted Governor at the school since 2016 and represents the Stanmore community on the Winchester City Council as a local Councillor. He is the lead Governor for PE.


Ms Kelly Brown

Kelly has been a Co-opted Governor at the school since April 2017 and is the lead governor for Safeguarding and LAC as well as Teaching, Staff Development and Safer Recruitment. She has over 14 years’ experience within local government, previously working within SEN, Home to School Transport, Educational Psychology and more recently School Admissions. She currently works on Transformation Projects.


Mrs Sally Scott

Sally has been a governor at the school since July 2017 and has a background in education spanning over 25 years in both the primary and secondary sectors. She has held two headships and was seconded by the British Council to Malaysia to act as an advisor to schools in Primary Education. Her two sons are now married and she has a daughter-in-law who is currently a primary teacher.


Mr John Hall

John is a new Co-Opted Governor and has two children who went to school in Winchester. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Engineer, currently working as Operations Director in Winchester. John has been a volunteer student mentor at Southampton University since 2012.


Ms Teresa Pickup


Associate Members

Mrs Angela Horkan


Mr Jim Cascarini


Jim has been teaching at Stanmore School for 5 years, and an Associate Member for most of that time. As the Governors play a key role in the strategic direction of the school, he aims to provide guidance in terms of pupils' progress and attainment throughout the school.


Mrs Wendy Edgell, Local Authority Clerk, acts as Clerk to the Governing Body