School Governors

The Chair can be contacted by liaising with the Clerk to the Governors, Lt Col Gus Scott-Masson on 01963 210765 or scottmp@leweston.dorset.sch.uk

MR I LUCAS

Position:
Chair of Governors, Nominations and Governance (Chair), Pastoral and Boarding (Chair), Education

Ian Lucas has been in independent education since 1976. His experience includes teaching, boarding, administration, IT development and policy. Amongst his school activities he led expeditions to many out of the way places, was the musical director of a number...

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MR D MCKECHNIE

Position:
F&GPC (Chair), Enterprises

Dermot McKechnie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over twenty years of investment banking experience. The majority of this was gained at Cazenove & Co. (latterly as a partner) and JPMorgan Cazenove. He currently lives full time in Somerset.

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DEACON M BROWN

Position:
Education, Catholic Matters

Deacon Mark Brown grew up in Plymouth where he attended St. Boniface College before training as a teacher at St. Mary’s Strawberry Hill. Mark qualified as a teacher in 1986 and has been teaching for over 30 years, firstly as...

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MRS D MARTIN

Position:
Pastoral and Boarding, Safeguarding Governor

Dawn Martin has taught in Primary education for the past thirty years. Before retiring she held senior posts in a Roman Catholic Primary School in Surrey. She served as teacher Governor and mentored for newly qualified teachers. She served the...

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MS V SIMMONS DE FONTANALS

Position:
F&GPC

Valerie Simmons de Fontanals qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1973 and then moved from London to work in private practice in Bath. In 1980 she began her own Architectural Practice and in 1997 gained an MSc from Bath University...

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MRS R PEACOCK

Position:
Deputy Chair, Nominations and Governance, Health and Safety

Rebecca Peacock is an Old Antonian and former teacher at Leweston. As a Dramatherapist and Teacher she works therapeutically with adults and children struggling with a range of mental health needs and currently specialises in re-engagement in education programmes for...

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MRS S CROWTHER

Position:
Education (Chair)

Sarah Crowther was born and grew up in Sherborne, boarding at Leweston while her parents worked in local Sherborne schools. She loved the breadth of education that Leweston offered and continued with her interests in sports, music and drama when...

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MRS A HUGHES

Position:
Pastoral and Boarding

Anna Hughes grew up in North Wales but has lived in Somerset for thirty years.  She has a degree in Geography and Anthropology and worked in publishing at Oxford University Press for a number of years.  Since 1990 she has...

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PROFESSOR T MEEHAN

Position:
F&GPC, Nominations and Governance

Professor Tony Meehan enjoyed a successful media, marketing and communications career in Scotland before retiring to Sherborne in 2013. He was chairman of his own public relations consultancy, TMA Communications Limited. During his career, he has held a wide range...

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MR S GREENWOOD

Position:
Enterprises (Chair)

Simon Greenwood enjoyed a public-school education at Winchester College.  He first came to live in West Dorset in 1972 on leaving school when he was a farm student at Ryme Intrinseca before going to Reading University in 1973 to study...

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MRS J SCHOFIELD

Position:
Governor

Janet Schofield graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Law. Janet worked in marketing, firstly in legal publishing and then the financial services industry. Always keen to try new and interesting things, when she and her husband were bringing...

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MR P FELBECK

Position:
Governor

Paul Felbeck is a solicitor with over thirty years’ experience, starting in the City of London, where he qualified at Freshfields and subsequently in a variety of international legal roles for US and UK listed public companies.  He now chairs the...

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