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 - Staff Governor
Hello my name is Alex Turner and I'm privileged to be the staff governor at Moorlands Primary School. I've been teaching here since joining the school in 2017 and have been lucky enough to teach in year 5 and 6. I have also been the phase leader of year 3, 5 and 6 during my time in the school and am part of the SIT (School Improvement team).
Previous to working at Moorlands, I began my teaching career in Eastleigh in 2014 where I taught for 3 years in Year 3 at a 2-form entry primary school similar in size to Moorlands.
I love being part of the Moorlands family and community. I thoroughly enjoy my many roles within the school where I get to witness the children in our school astounding me on a daily basis with their growth mind-sets and determination to succeed with learning. This is a very special school.
If you do have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me.
Ryszard Prochot - Vice Chair
Health and Safety/Training and Development
Hello, my name is Ryszard Prochot. I have 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 for the 2022/23 academic year.
In my professional life I am a Health and Safety Advisor working in the NHS.
During my working life in different industries and organisations, and I have gained good 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,
· as well as the ability to motivate personnel at all levels of the organization
Please feel free to come and speak to me.
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. Currently I chair the City's School Forum which is a statutory body advising and making decisions on schools' funding. 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.