Our vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed

Governing Body

Ringwood School Governing Body consists of 17 Members.

Governors at Ringwood School come from a wide range of business and professional backgrounds, and are therefore able to draw upon a variety of skills sets that we strive to use productively, effectively and creatively. All governors act as a ‘link’ between the governing body and different areas of the school, so ensuring that communication is clear and proactive. The Governors at Ringwood School are committed to excellence in Education at all times. As in all schools, governors at Ringwood focus on three core strategic functions:

1.Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. Holding the school leaders to account for the performance of students and the performance management of staff

3. Ensuring the school’s finances are well spent

For further information please contact;

Chair – Kate Palka:

Company Secretary/Clerk – Sue Ratcliffe:

Statutory Information:

Final Master Funding Agreement Annexes: including memo & articles

Final Master Funding Agreement

Register of Interest 2016-17

Revised Memorandum & Articles 2016

Please see further information in our read more section below.

Ringwood School Governing Body


Mrs Kate Palka (Chair)

Mr Derek Scott

Mrs June Jones

Mr Frank Van Hoof

Mrs Margaret Copplestone

Mr Huw Chapman

Mr Sean Palka


Ese Sorhue

Alex Lister

Lisa Welch


Mrs Alison Jones

Mrs Claire Pittman

Mr Andrew Day


Mr Mario Massimino

Mrs Michelle Barker-Garrod

Melanie Strachan

The Headteacher:

Leanne Symonds