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Louise Rankin - Chair



Hello, my name is Louise Rankin and I have been on the Governing Body at Moorlands since about 2009 and a parent of children attending the school since 2003. I have been in the position of Co Chair since April 2013 and am enjoying being part of the continued success and improvement of the school. I take my role on the Governing Body very seriously, ensuring that the school is challenged and supported in equal measure but the rewards of the role and seeing the progression to benefit all the children is very gratifying.

Vicki Sellar - Vice Chair


Hello my name is Vicki and I have been on the governors since 2009. I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2010 and look after many children who attend Moorlands. Both my girls have attended Moorlands and I have loved watching the school go from strength to strength. I have a keen interest in child development and helping each child to reach their full potential.

I enjoy the challenges of being a school governor and working as part of a team. The children amaze me everyday and it's a pleasure to be part of the Moorlands family.

Sarah Smith, Co opted Governor.
Both of my grown up children went to Moorlands. I became a Governor as I felt my skills would be useful, and that I could also learn some new skills. I have been in the civil service for many years, performing various roles over the years. I have found my years as a Governor both interesting and very rewarding, watching the school grow and evolve and making my contribution to this. I currently take the lead in finance. I am also an Autism Ambassador. Some of my other duties have been recruitment,  prize giving, and visiting school to see some of the amazing work that goes on. I sing in the Bitterne Park Community Choir, and enjoy live music of all kinds. I also like nothing better than a good book!

Alex Turner - Foundation Governor

Hello my name is Alex Turner and you may know me from many previous roles at Moorlands. I taught here up until July 2023 after joining the school in 2017 spending most of my time teaching in year 6. I also had wider responsibility as a Phase Leader and Reading and Writing curriculum leader across the school. I decided to move on after 6 years to a Senior Leadership role at another school after achieving my NPQSL which is a National Professional Certificate in Senior Leadership and felt that the time was right to "Pass the baton" to somebody else.


Many years ago, I was elected as the Staff Governor during my time at the school and now find myself in the position as the Foundation Governor - I just couldn't fully walk away from Moorlands! I still love being part of the Moorlands family and community and look forward to visiting the school whenever possible to see the continued improvements and hard work the dedicated staff team put in. I've said this repeatedly on many occasions to anybody who will listen to me; this is a very special school and means a huge amount to me.


In my role as Foundation governor (appointed in October 2023), I take responsibility in the curriculum side at Moorlands alongside the schools data performance. 


If you do have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me (if you see me) or you can get in contact via the school office. I hope to see you all around the school site.

Ryszard Prochot - Vice Chair

Health and Safety/Training and Development

Hello, my name is Ryszard Prochot. I joined the Governing Body in 2021. Since joining as parent governor, I have taken the role of Health and Safety as well as Training and Development Governor. I also support the board as a vice chair.


In my professional life I am a Health and Safety Advisor working for the NHS. During my working life in different industries and organisations I have gained working experience in:

·         interpretation of legislation and guidelines,

·         measuring compliance (with the Health and Safety as well as ISO requirements)

·         developing and delivering safety training (I have achieved - Level 3 Award in Education and Training),

·         Lean Management processes


Please feel free to come and speak to me or contact the school office.

Richard Harris - Local Authority Governor


I'm Richard Harris and have been the Local Authority governor at Moorlands since 2014. I have been a governor in Southampton since 1980, originally following my sons through the school system as a parent governor including sixth form. However I stayed on Cantell governing body until 2016 serving for 30 years, in many capacities including as chair for 3 years. For 7 years I was a City Councillor including a period as the Cabinet Member responsible for schools. I am now retired after serving as a Principal of an adult Education Institute and then a senior manager at City College. My range of experience as a governor is what I bring to Moorlands, and I am both pleased and proud to be associated with the school. Moorlands has made huge improvements over the last three years and as a governor I will work with my colleagues, the head, staff, parents and pupils to continue ever upwards.

Christine Hall - Co opted

Hi, my name is Christine Hall and I have recently moved into the local area. I have two grown up children and live with my family and dog near the sea. We enjoy sailing in the Solent, particularly on a sunny, warm day. 


I have a background in teaching as a Headteacher and SENCO. After retiring from Headship I became an educational consultant with a specialism in supporting children and their families with behaviour needs. More recently I have worked for a mental health charity and have also continued my own learning to gain certificates in counselling skills.


I was co-opted to the governing body in October 2023 and would like to bring my experience to support Moorlands on the next stages of its journey. I look forward to introducing myself when I visit, please do come and say hello.

Chris Mill - Parent Governor

Hello, my name is Chris Mills. I have recently joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor. I have two children aged 13 and 9, both of which have attended Moorlands school.
In my professional life, I currently work for British American Tobacco, my current role as a Leaf Masterdata Executive. In the 10 years within the company I have worked in HR Masterdata and Global Masterdata within the Operations team. Previous to this I worked for Barclays Bank within a variety of roles, progressing from a Cashier up to a role as a Quality Steward.
I'm very touched to have been voted in as a
Parent Governor and feel the skill set I have within my professional life will be valuable to the school and equally the role.
Please do feel free to come and speak to me.

Rachael Deadman-Rose - Staff Governor

Many of you will already know me, as I have been lucky enough to be part of the Moorlands family for 18 years. For those of you that don’t, my name is Rachael Deadman-Rose, and in my time at Moorlands I have held various positions, with my current role being the Behaviour Lead. I am excited to now be part of the Governing Body as the Staff Governor, supporting the school in a new way.

I am very passionate about supporting young people to gain the emotional literacy skills that they need to be able to successfully access their education.

I am a very proud mum to two daughters. My youngest attended Moorlands and is now in Year 9 at Bitterne Park, and my eldest has been serving in the Royal Navy for almost 6 Years.

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