Governor Profiles

MRS K JACK

Chairman; Chairman of the Marketing Committee, Member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee

Katy studied Jurisprudence at Oxford University and went on to qualify as a solicitor in the Employment Department of the international law firm Allen & Overy. She took a career break from law to look after her three sons. Katy’s family moved to Dorset six years ago in order for her husband to take up his post as Chaplain at Canford School. Before returning to an in-house employment advisor role at Allen & Overy in 2016, Katy worked as the administrator of a charitable trust and in school development. She was also a school governor in an Oxford primary school and an independent girls’ school. She enjoys supporting her husband and chaplaincy work at Canford and coaches netball whenever possible.

MR T DEWES

Tim has recently retired after a long career at Monkton Senior School, near Bath. For many years he was a houseparent, and for even longer he was Deputy Head; he taught Latin, Maths and several other subjects over the years. Married with several children and one grandchild, Tim is an ISI Inspector, and has long experience as a governor of a primary school. He is now involved in a number of different areas near his home in Bath, and is particularly glad to have recently become a tour guide and welcomer at the Roman Baths.

MR A DOBBINS

Andrew is a Management Consultant specializing in the Retail Motor Trade. He has spent most of his life working with Ford, other manufacturers and large dealer groups/PLC’s. Andrew is a committed Christian and has been involved with Bournemouth YMCA since 2001 as a Trustee, then Chairman and now President. He is also involved as a trustee of Epaphras Trust, a charity that supports an orphanage in Kenya and CSW that supports the victims of Persecution worldwide. Andrew has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

MR A FINDLEY

Andrew is married with two children. He is a qualified teacher with many years experience working with pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties. He presently balances working as a KS2 maths specialist in a local primary school, with running a busy private tutoring business.  In his free time, Andrew enjoys trail running, cycling and ski touring.

MRS D GRADY

Marketing Committee

Danielle is a dental surgeon in private practice, the community dental service and urgent care. She joined the Governing Body in November 2012. She has two children at the school. Her interest in children is reflected in her professional life where she is focusing continuing training on paediatrics and in her personal life, too, running crèches and holiday bible clubs at her church.

MR I JOHNSTON

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Following an academic background in Business and Marketing, Ian worked for a number of major food groups in sales and marketing prior to setting up a property development company in 2000, specialising in the design and construction of high-end homes in sought-after rural locations.  In 2003, Ian and his wife moved to Poole.  They have 2 children at Castle Court.

MRS A PRINGLE

Alison is an Engineering Graduate who worked for BP in research before leaving to bring up 2 children. She worked as a classroom assistant in prep and primary schools whilst bringing up her children. More recently she has been part of the lay team at Christ Church Winchester in a variety of roles including leading the Finance and Operations Teams as well as Treasurer of Winchester Basics Bank. She moved to Poole in 2017 and is enjoying life by the sea.

DR M PHILLIPS

Safeguarding, Education Committee

A general practitioner in Dorchester, Madeline balances working in a thriving doctor’s practice along with running a busy family life with her husband and four children. In 2011 the family moved to Dorset from Birmingham and have become an integral part of the school community with their three younger children currently enjoying all that Castle Court has to offer. Madeline’s role on the board of governors is primarily focussed around safeguarding.

MRS P ROSSITER

Education Committee

Pippa is a former primary school head teacher in the maintained sector and early years advisory teacher in Dorset. She has a post graduate diploma in special educational needs provision. She is also an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation specialising in school leadership, church leadership and bereavement coaching. Her children, now adults, both attended Castle Court and loved it!

MR T P C STONE

Financial Assistance Sub-Committee

Tim joined the Governing body in March 2006.  He is a partner and head of the Company/Commercial Law Team at Steele Raymond LLP.  He is also the firm’s Chairman.  Tim is married, has two children and lives in Poole.

You are able to contact the Chairman of  Governors by email: chair@castlecourt.com or by post at the school address: Castle Court School, Knoll Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset  BH21 3RF