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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


As a parent governor (since Sept 2009)  and with children in year R, and Year 2 and my eldest having just left for secondary school, I have a long standing interest and commitment to the success of the school. I became Chairman of the Governing body when Mrs Taylor stepped down in July 2015.
I work for BT as a Marketing Director.
I chair the Resources Committee which has oversight of the school's budget, personnel, buildings and equipment. Our aim is to ensure that the schools resources are deployed to get the best outcomes for our children. In addition I also have responsibility for tracking pupil progress and achievement and mathematics.      


Local Education Authority Representatives                  

 Sam Cairns


I joined the governors September 2013 as a community governor and I sit on the Resources Committee. I grew up in Winchester, lived at the top of Stanmore and went to Kings School. 

My day job is running the Cultural Learning Alliance which works at policy level to ensure children have access to high quality arts and cultural education and I started my career as an education officer in museums before working with libraries, archives and arts organisations. 
I believe that all children have huge potential which their families, schools and communities have a responsibility to nurture and grow and I wanted to be a governor to play my part in helping everyone support our children. 


Parent Representatives       

Mrs Rachael Corrie - Vice Chair of Governors


I have been a governor since October 2014.  When my children joined the school, I wanted to find a way to support the school to ensure all our children have the best possible education.  Getting involved in the PTA and then becoming a governor has enabled me to do that.  Stanmore Primary School has so many great assets and is a caring community, striving to give every child outstanding learning opportunities.  Our children deserve no less. 
I have two children currently at Stanmore, in year 5 and 3, whilst my eldest has just moved onto secondary school.  I have experience of my children attending three different schools prior to Stanmore, both in the UK and overseas.  I am currently volunteering at the Carroll Centre in Stanmore, supporting the community library.  My professional background is in charity fundraising and higher education administration, as well as marketing. 

As a parent governor, I have a role to ensure that parents' voices are heard at governor level within the school and to improve communications between parents and the governing body.  I sit on the Resources Committee which oversees the financial and human resources of the school.  My governor lead role is behaviour management. 


Mr James Hodgins


Mrs Annika Adodra


Headteacher / Staff Representatives

Mrs Justine Brooks - Head Teacher


Mrs Alex Heaven

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.


Ms Jool Heller-Dixon


I am Head of Centre at the Carroll Centre in Somers Close and have worked in the Stanmore community for 3 years. I became a community governor in May 2012.
I have over 30 years experience working with children, families and young people in statutory and voluntary settings. My background is in applied psychology, psychology research and group work. I am currently a practice supervisor and visiting tutor for social work students at the University of Winchester and sit on the application scrutiny panel.
I am committed to supporting the development of children and young people and am pleased to have the opportunity to be able to play an active role in helping to support and develop Stanmore School.

Cllr Jamie Scott


It's a real privilege to be back on the Governing Body. I have a long standing connection with the School having been a pupil myself, worked as teaching assistant and also been a Parent, as my son attended Stanmore School too. 
I have lived in Stanmore for over 50 year and represent the community as one of the City Councillors. I take a real interest in all matters relating to education and how best pupils can achieve.
I have experience with community development and play an active role on local issues.


Ms Teresa Pickup


Mr Andy Dudly

Ms Dawn Gowing

Associate Members

Mrs Angela Horkan


Mr Jim Cascarini


Mrs Cristina Mitchell, Local Authority Clerk, acts as Clerk to the Governing Body