List of Governors
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.
Chair of Governors: Mrs Diaine Jee
Miss Jo Martin - Vice Chair
Head Teacher: Mrs Melanie Lord
Parent Governors: Mr Kaleem Aktar
Staff Governors: Ms Rachelle Kent
Foundation Governors: Mr Callum Cooper Mr Mike Carter
Clerk to the Governors: Ms Carol Bailey
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”.
Diaine Jee (Foundation Governor, Safeguarding Governor and Chair of Governors)
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 25/07/22 to 24/07/26
Mike Carter (R.E./Catholic Life 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 now the Community Link and Co-Opted Governor for RE and Catholic Life.
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 27/03/23 to 26/03/27
Carol Bailey (Clerk to the Governors)
I took on the role of Clerk to the Governors in 2014 and I really enjoy my role. I have children and know how important their education was. 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. It is a privilege to be able to support the School in these challenging and exciting times.
Mel Lord (Headteacher)
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 30/9/2020 to 29/09/2024
Jo Martin (Foundation Governor and SEND/Pupil Premium Governor)
I have lived in Kinson all my life and have enjoyed an association with the School, both personally and professionally. I attended the school as a pupil and am an active parishioner in the Church.
I currently serve as a Foundation Governor and am the link Governor for SEND and Pupil Premium.
I have been and always will be committed to Christ the King. It is a very special place and the staff, pupils and entire school community should be incredibly proud of what they are achieving.
My job is Deputy Manager of the Orchard Nursery where I am room leader for the 2 - 5-year olds and am the SENCo of the nursery. We are a feeder to the school, and this helps promote a good link between the two.
Term of Office 04/07/2022 - 03/07/2026
Mr Kaleem Akhtar (Co-Opted Safeguarding Governor)
I am very pleased to have joined the Christ the King Governing Body as Safeguarding Governor. I was interested in joining as I was keen to share my experience and passion for the school in a way which can hopefully make a difference. I have lived in Bournemouth since 2013 and couldn't think of a better place to bring my children up. I have worked for the NHS for the past 10 years and look forward to continuing to support the LCB as I am passionate about Safeguarding and keeping children safe in education.
Term of Office 25/05/2022 - 24/05/2026