Who we are

  • Mrs Win Sheldon

    Chair of Governors

    My family has lived in Dorset for over thirty years. We have practiced our faith within the parish throughout that time. My husband and I have two grown up children and celebrated the birth of our first Grandchild just before Christmas. I retired last year from a long career in education , where I had been a Headteacher of a successful Catholic Primary School in Dorset. I have always found having contact with schools to be very fulfilling. It is a great privilege to work with professional and committed staff, who enable children to grow and learn in a safe and happy environment. I look forward to having the opportunity to support the community of St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s, which provides the children with a Christian environment which celebrates them as individuals and encourages them to develop positive attitudes to learning.

  • Mrs Susan Bessant

    Vice Chair of Governors

    Having grown up in the Poole/Wareham area we moved to Wool in 2014. Our 2 children both attend the school with 1 currently in Year 5 and 1 currently in Year 1.
    I am a Chair of Trustees at a pre-school nursery, having been there for a number of years now. This has given me a sound knowledge within the Early Years Foundation Stage area which I can bring to my role as EYFS Governor. I am also the Health & Safety Governor, having previously been a Foundation Governor at another primary school where I was on the Premises/Health & Safety Committee.
    We have been a very active practising Christian family for the last ten years, I a worship leader and involved with children's ministry.
    It is a real privilege to have the opportunity to serve as a governor at St Mary & St Joseph's. I look forward to getting to know the school, staff and parents much better and making a positive contribution and impact on our children’s education and development.

  • Mr Jim Parsons

    Foundation Governor

    I worked in Barclays Bank Trust Company for 30 years, specialising in wills and trusts. Then 12 years in the City, working in an Association of banks and building societies, where I was Head of fraud prevention. I am married, with 4 children and 7 grandchildren. My wife Mary and I have been married for 56 years. I know the school well because Mary is in her 14th year as volunteer librarian.

  • Mrs Julie Wright

    Community Governor

  • Mrs Karen Buckett

    Foundation Governor

    I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in September 2015 and will be serving on the School Development Committee. My early years were spent in Bovington before being married to a member of HM Forces. We travelled around various parts of the world before coming back to settle in Bovington in 1984. I have worked as a teaching assistant for the past 21 years at Dorset Police Headquarters in Winfrith. My 4 boys all left home some years ago and we have 20 grandchildren attending various schools in the UK and some in Germany, hence my interest in schools and current schooling issues. In my leisure time I am Treasurer of the Parish, enjoy reading, gardening, going to the theatre and spending time with my family

  • Mrs Hazel Serkis

    Community Governor

    As a parent of a child attending St Mary & St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Year 3, I am extremely interested in the performance and welfare of the school. We have lived in Wool for 7 years having settled here after 12 years service in the RAF. I currently work as an administration office and data manager at a local school having always worked in administration and finance. I am passionate about my community and volunteer as secretary for the adopted children's social committee in Dorset helping adopted children in Dorset enjoy various social activities and support.

  • Mrs Louise Sharp

    Parent Governor

    I have two children currently attending St Mary & St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, one in reception and one in Year 3. I live in Wool and enjoy the Wool community and volunteer as a committee member of the Wool pre-school play group. I am a chartered accountant and work for a professional body of accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • Miss Karen Cheeseman

    Foundation Governor

  • Mrs Sarah Reader

    Staff Governor

  • Mrs Helen Brown

    Headteacher

  • Mrs Jane Slough

    Clerk to Governors