Governors

Matt Purvis

Matt Purvis 237 235 The Bay CE School

I moved to the island with my family in December 2021 and wanted to get involved in the community straight away. I thought there was no better way than supporting the Cornerstone Federation to deliver great educational outcomes to all the children at the Bay and at Niton. My son attends the Bay Primary School and I have a longstanding…

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Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson 300 300 The Bay CE School

Born in Watford and then moving north to Lancaster for most of his childhood Rob graduated from Reading with a Film and Drama degree in 1987. He qualified as a drama teacher soon after leading to a successful thirty year career working in secondary schools in Milton Keynes,  Portsmouth, the  Isle of Wight and Hampshire. In…

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Rev. Ian Lovell – Co-opted Governor

Rev. Ian Lovell – Co-opted Governor 150 150 The Bay CE School

Hello, my name is Rev. Ian Lovell and I was appointed as a Co-opted Governor in November 2021. I am currently the Baptist Minister of Salendine Nook Baptist Church, Huddersfield. I left the Isle of Wight in 2019 in order to take on the role that I now have in Huddersfield. Some of you will…

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Kara Hall – Parent Governor

Kara Hall – Parent Governor 906 1024 The Bay CE School

I was appointed as Parent Governor to the Cornerstone Federation in October 2020 and feel very privileged to be able to do this role.  I am mum to two girls whom I am immensely proud of, one at primary and one at secondary school. For the past 20 years, I have been working at a…

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Richard Wade – Co-opted Governor

Richard Wade – Co-opted Governor 178 178 The Bay CE School

I hold degrees from Cranfield (MBA) and Cambridge (MA), with current work at Portsmouth University. My career covered financial markets in the USA, France, the Middle East and Africa. A fascinating decade at the National Audit Office involved working closely with Parliament.  In London, my children attended a French Lycee – another form of all…

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Peter Higgin – Chair of Governors

Peter Higgin – Chair of Governors 1600 2000 The Bay CE School

I have been a parent governor since 2019 and took on the role of Chair in 2021.  I have 20 years experience of working in education,  theatre and creative approaches to education. I split my time between London and the Island working for an immersive theatre company called Punchdrunk Enrichment, where I am Artistic Director…

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Reverend Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall – Foundation Governor

Jonathan Hall – Foundation Governor 240 320 The Bay CE School

I am married, with two grown up sons. We enjoy family times together, especially if it involves walking our black Labrador! I have worked as a warden in an Abbeyfield Home and then as a Personnel Officer in Local Government and the Health Service. Since Ordination, I have been involved in ministry in parishes and…

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Duncan Mills – Executive Headteacher

Duncan Mills – Executive Headteacher 762 967 The Bay CE School

My name is Duncan Mills and I am the Executive Headteacher of the Cornerstone Federation. The Governors of The Bay CE and Niton Primary Schools appointed me as the Executive Headteacher of both schools in July 2016. I have been a Headteacher since 1999, in five different schools, working in the London Borough of Barnet…

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Sally Jones – Co-opted Governor

Sally Jones – Co-opted Governor 464 512 The Bay CE School

I started working at The Bay in 2012 as School Business Manager after taking time off with my 2 children. Prior to that, I worked for a Building Society for 20 years in a variety of roles up and down the country, before returning to the Island with my family. I am responsible for the…

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Anna Payne – Staff Governor

Anna Payne – Staff Governor 464 512 The Bay CE School

My name is Anna Payne. I have been married for 30 years and have 2 children, and 3 grandchildren.  Over my time working at school, I have grown and developed in ways that I never thought possible. I am the Staff Governor for the Cornerstone Federation and am in my first term of office. I…

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