Sue Metcalfe Chair of Governors
Sue was originally elected as a Parent Governor in April 2010 and at the beginning of July 2013 was elected as Chair of Governors. Following the reconstitution of the Governing Body, Sue became a Co-opted Governor.
Sue has two sons, the eldest now in further education and the youngest working towards his GCSEs. She has been a lawyer for over 24 years and has run her own business for the last 9 years.
Steve Bailey – Co-opted
Steve is a local Headteacher, having lived in Winchester and taught History to A level for 35 years. His three children were educated at Kings’.
Steve has particular interests in pastoral care, safeguarding, outdoor pursuits and boarding and is a member of the Hampshire Safeguarding Children’s Board.
He has published work one education history, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and sports history, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
Bill Brown – County Council Nominee
Bill was previously a Headteacher of boarding and day schools. He is now chairman of the Education Partnership. His research interests include special education, outdoor education and the governance and inspection of schools. Bill has served on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme National Expedition Panel. He is a Vice-President of the Hampshire Scout Association and a member of the Outward Bound Trust. Since 2003 he has prepared schools to be fully compliant for inspections.
Bill contributes to educational books and journals. He is a member of the Magic Circle and International Brotherhood of Magicians. Having thoroughly enjoyed a career in education, being a governor of Kings’ School enables Bill to make a voluntary contribution.
Adrian Dolby – Parent Governor
Adrian is a father of two, with one son in year 9 at Kings’ and another at Oliver’s Battery Primary. He has been a governor at Kings’ since July 2014 and sits on the ICT and Pupil Support Committees. He is particularly interested in supporting children with special educational needs.
After a varied career, including time working in telecoms in Nigeria, Adrian has spent the last twelve years working in roles in student support at the University of Southampton.
He is a keen musician who sings with the University of Southampton Voices community choir and plays bass guitar in a band.
Sara Goodens – Co-opted
Sara is a co-opted governor and Chair of the Pupil Support Committee.
Sara is a stay at home parent of two children – one at a Winchester primary school and the other a pupil here at Kings’.
Sara worked previously in business management and buying and merchandising.
Rob Jeckells – Co-opted
Rob joined Kings’ School as a newly qualified teacher in 1992 as a Teacher of English. He has worked in various roles at the school, including 9 years as a Head of Year. Rob was appointed Assistant Headteacher in 2007 and joined the Governing Body in March 2010.
Matthew Leeming – Headteacher
Matthew was appointed Headteacher of Kings’ School with effect from 1st September 2013, after a career as a teacher of Geography in schools in Liverpool, Yorkshire and Peterborough. He is also a member of the Governing Body.
Nick Mirchandani – Co-opted
Nick was co-opted as a governor in early 2014 and is Vice-Chair of the Premises and Community Committee. He has been resident in the city for almost 20 years and is a father of two children, both of whom have attended Kings’ School.
In professional life, Nick is a Chartered Architect and a Director of Architecture PLB, a practice based in central Winchester. He specialises in the design and delivery of school buildings, including new schools, refurbishments and extensions for both mainstream and Special Needs. He believes passionately in the importance of education and the role of the built environment in supporting educational outcomes.
Andy Parkinson – Co-opted
Andy moved to Winchester in 1992 and has taught in the County ever since. Currently, he is a Student Progress Manager at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh. He has three sons, two of whom are currently in Year 9 and 11. He became a Co-opted Governor in March 2014 with responsibility for Safeguarding as well as being a member of the Pupil Support and Premises/Community Committees.
He is a keen sportsman, being an active member and coach at Winchester Rugby and Athletic Clubs.
Bobby Poll – Co-opted
Bobby has been a Governor for the past 13 years, initially as a non-teaching Staff Governor and currently as a Co-opted Governor. She is Chair of the Premises/Community Committee and is also a member of Pupil Support, Governance and ICT Committees.
Bobby has worked at Kings’ since January 1995 in the Physically Disabled Support Department and is currently Head of Pupil Support, leading the PD and SEN provisions with school, a role which Bobby feels privileged to hold and enjoys very much. Prior to that she worked for 17 years at Lord Mayor Treloar National Specialist School for children with disabilities. Bobby’s two children both attended Kings’.
Richard Priestley – Co-opted
Richard was born and grew up in Winchester. He has four children, with three currently attending Kings’ and his youngest at St. Peter’s.
Richard works as a Deputy CFO for a major life insurance group and has over 25 years’ experience in finance. He is a chartered accountant and has a BA from Clare College, Cambridge.
Jan Radnedge – Staff
Jan has taught at Kings’ since the school’s inception, having previously been on the Danemark staff from 1978. She began as a teacher of Drama and PE and became Co-ordinator of the House system for a number of years before taking on the role of Head of Library and Resources. At that time she switched to teaching Media, ICT and Business. Media Studies soon became a very popular and successful subject within the school and Jan then took on the role as Head of Media.
Julian Rickman – Co-opted
Julian joined Kings’ Governing Body in 2014 and is governor with designated responsibility for business, enterprise and employability. He has enjoyed a varied career in the retail sector working for businesses such as BP, Somerfield and currently the Co-operative. He is employed currently as a Regional Manager with responsibility for stores across Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset and Avon. He is particularly interested in ensuring the school provides opportunities to develop young people’s skills and characteristics, helping them to achieve career success.
Jamie Scott – Co-opted
Jamie has lived in Stanmore for many years and attended the Montgomery of Alamein School from 1975 to 1980 before it amalgamated with Danemark School to become Kings’ School. He currently represents the local community on the City Council as one of their Councillors. Jamie takes a keen interest in all matters relating to education. He has experience with Community Development.
Colin Williams – Co-opted
Colin is a Director at PwC, specialising in Financial Services Consulting.
He provides advice on Business Transformation and how Technology can be used as an enabler to grow revenue, reduce complexity, improve efficiency and operate globally.
Colin would like to support the school by using his skills and experience in finance, the use of technology (ICT) and the teaching of business skills.
Les Willoughby Co-opted
Les has been a governor at Kings’ School since his son started here in year 7 in 1995. A retired Primary Headteacher, he now works part-time in a non-teaching capacity at Peter Symonds 6th Form College in Winchester. While taking a keen interest in the whole curriculum at Kings’ he has a special interest in the expressive arts.