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The Governors of Manor Park School work with the Headteacher and the senior leadership team to provide the strategic direction for the school. Our role is to ensure that the children receive the very best education that we can provide, by helping to ensure that everyone knows what they need to do and have the necessary resources.
Governors both support and challenge the Headteacher and senior staff to ensure that the school performs as well as it should and that all pupils have the very best opportunity to learn & grow.
Below are all the current Governors of the school.
If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors or the Clerk then please email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Jackson – Parent Governor
Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Link Governor
I am the newly appointed Chair of Governors and have been a governor at Manor Park since July 2018. I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to work closely with our new headteacher on the journey of improvement that Manor Park is on so that everyone will see what a special place this is. My faith is at the core of everything I do, so I am also enjoying working with the school to ensure we show how Christian values are at the centre of school life.
My background is in teaching and I worked at two local schools before having my own children, and then worked for nearly 9 years in early years as a childminder. I have 3 children, two of whom have been all the way through Manor Park – one is at St Osmund’s and the other at The Thomas Hardye School, and my youngest is here at Manor Park in Year 3. I enjoy going with my family to the beach, when the weather allows, and have recently taken up a new hobby of paddle boarding! In the colder months I love nothing more than putting on the fire and reading a book.
Tamara Sterck – Head of School
Revd. Cora Yarrien – Foundation Governor
Lead Governor for RE, Collective Worship, PSHE and Wellbeing
I am an Ex-officio Governor at Manor Park School and also the vicar of St George’s Church, Fordington and St Andrew’s Church, West Stafford. Since starting as vicar in Dorchester in January 2021 I have been pleased to refresh the community connection between St George’s Church and Manor Park School. Within the governing board I have responsibility and oversight for RE curriculum. I also take a part of school life when I lead Collective Worships and a School services like Christmas, Easter and the Leavers Service. In my leisure time, I like to walk my dogs through the beautiful Dorset Countryside. I am also a fan of crafting and creating so enjoy creative projects that involve knitting, sewing and soap making . I am glad to be volunteering as part of the Governors team and hope to do my part to encouraging Christian distinctiveness, supporting the Staff team, helping children to achieve their potential and inspiring all to learn and grow.
Mark Branson – Community Governor
Lead Governor for Health & Safety and Art/DT
I was a parent governor for 4 years in my children’s previous primary school and have now been a governor at Manor Park since 2017. My daughter attended the school and has now moved on to her next school.
I currently work in the Engineering & Scientific sector and lead teams and projects and hope to bring some of my experience into the Governing body.
I enjoy the outdoors and have two children, both at local middle and upper schools. I really like the people and town of Dorchester and want to ensure the school engage with the local community and events. I am passionate that all children have a good start to their education and enjoy school life at the same time as making solid progress. I believe this school has high expectations, a clear vision for continuous improvement and provides all children with a great and happy education.