Governor Profiles



An economics graduate from Durham University, Jonathan has spent his entire professional life in education. He has taught both in the state and independent sectors.   In 1999 he moved to Monkton Combe School to assist his wife in running a girls’ boarding house and since then he has gone on to become Deputy Head (Academic) before being appointed Deputy Head (Pastoral) in 2014. He has been an Independent Schools’ Inspector and is currently a principal examiner for the International Baccalaureate.  He joined the Board of Governors in 2015.

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


Vice Chairman; Chairman of the Marketing 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 five 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.


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.


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.


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.


Education Committee

Pippa is a former primary head teacher and early years advisory teacher in Dorset. She has a post graduate diploma in special educational needs provision. Her children, now adults, both attended Castle Court and loved it!


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: or by post at the school address: Castle Court School, Knoll Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset  BH21 3RF