The Governors of Christ the King Catholic Primary School are volunteers drawn from a variety of walks of life who serve the school in a variety of ways.
Foundation Governors who are appointed by Bishop Mark, the Bishop of Plymouth:
Mrs Diaine Jee (Chair of Governors)
Mr Peter McGeehan
Mr Michael Carter
Miss Jo Martin
Mrs Clare Tickel
Staff Governors who are elected by both teaching and support staff:
Mrs Melanie Lord
Mrs Christine Barrington
Our different backgrounds and skills are used to support the school community in fulfilling its mission – to promote high achievement and learning for life by working together to create a “A Christ Centred Community”.
Chair of Governors
Diaine Jee (Foundation Governor and Chair of Governor's)
As a mother of two children, and having relocated from Lancashire in 2009 my daughter attended Christ the King from Year 3 and is now enjoying her time at St Peter's. My son attended Winchelsea Special School, and then went on to college.
I am passionate about the importance of education; firstly the whole enabling and empowerment of all young people so that they are confidently on their way to reaching their full potential, and secondly for that to be in a high quality and continuously improving environment.
I am an ex Civil Servant with 24 years service, mainly with The Department of Health. My working career was always a challenging, often difficult and hectic (in truth manic!) environment from national projects, working with Ministers to policy development and implementation. A lasting message is that great things can be achieved through the door of education.
I look forward to the new challenge of Foundation Governor and working with a group of committed individuals who bring different experiences, skills and views, and learning more about how we can best contribute to the life of the school.
Finally, I want for our children to have the greatest opportunity to achieve the best they possibly can and leave best prepared for the next stage of their education journey, with lasting, happy memories of their time at Christ the King.
Term of office from 03/07/18 to 02/07/22
Mike Carter (Vice Chair and R.E. Governor)
I have been a Foundation Governor for over 10 years, appointed by the Plymouth Catholic Diocese. Early on I took a role in the build and development of the Orchard Nursery which, before we became an Academy, was owned by the Governors of the school. I am still the link governor for the nursery and sit on their management committee. I am currently Chair of the Finance Committee.
I have 4 children all now grown up and moved away and use the skills gained from bringing them up and many training courses to provide supported lodgings as a carer within Bournemouth Borough Councils Pathways scheme for young people age 16 to 25.
Term of Office from 23/11/18 to 22/11/22
Clare Tickel (Headteacher)
Mrs Tickel joined Christ the King in September 2011 following 10 years as Headteacher of a Dorset Church School. Mrs Tickel is a past pupil of Christ the King School and is passionate about ensuring the best possible outcomes for the children. Mrs Tickel believes that all children deserve to be loved and should be given the opportunity to flourish in a safe and nurturing environment.
Mel Lord (Staff Governor)
My name is Melanie Lord and I have been a Governor at Christ the King Primary School since 2003. I have had two breaks in this service; when I was on maternity leave, looking after my two sons. I have very strong ties with Christ the King, as a former pupil I started in Nursery at the age of 3 and left in Year 6 to go to St. Peter’s. As a Teacher Governor, I am part of the Curriculum Committee. In my role as Assistant Headteacher in school, I lead Assessment and Data, and PSHCE. I am passionate about the education that all of our children receive at Christ the King School and I am privileged, not only to teach them, but also to serve on the Governing body, ensuring that our children get what they deserve... the very best!
Term of office from 30/09/16 to 29/09/20
Christine Barrington (Staff Co-Opted Governor)
I am Staff Governor and the Pastoral Support Worker at Christ the King and have held this position for about 6 years. Prior to that I was a Teaching Assistant, working from Year 2 across the key stages to Year 6. You will see me most days outside the school drive, greeting parents and children which gives me the opportunity to get to know our School Community. This helps immensely with my role as Governor here at Christ the King.
Term of office from 01/10/18 to 30/09/19
Carol Bailey (Clerk to the Governors)
I took on the role of Clerk to the Governors just over a year ago and I really enjoy my role. I have a young child and know how important her education is. I am proud to be able to work with a dedicated and committed team of Governors at Christ the King Catholic Primary School. My role is to support and advise the Governing Body on constitutional matters and to ensure Governors work within the legislative framework. It is important for Governors to understand their statutory responsibility and to ensure accountability. I work closely with the Chair and Headteacher and also clerk Committee meetings. It is a privilege to be able to support the School in these challenging and exciting times.
Mr Simon Adamson
Co-Opted Health and Safety Governor
Mrs Liz Banner
Miss Jo Martin
Foundation Governor and SEN Governor