Governors – Who we are…

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Chris Gayler

Chris Gayler – Chair
Co-opted governor

Chris has been a Governor since January 2018. She has recently retired as Headteacher of a special school and has 38 years of experience working in special education. Now she has some free time on her hands she enjoys reading, swimming, walking the dog (or should I say being walked by the dog?) and spending time with her family.

 


 

 

Penny Parkinson

Penny Parkinson

Penny Parkinson – Vice Chair
Co-opted governor

Penny has been a governor at Osborne School since June 2015. Before that she taught at the school for many years. She has had experience of both teaching and leading professionals and is now Chair of Governors at Osborne School. She has recently retired and spending her time between her garden and charity work.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Cathy Taylor

Cathy Taylor

Cathy Taylor 
Co-opted governor

Cathy started as a governor at Osborne School when her son attended. She loves the school so much that she stayed on when he left 5 years ago. She has previous governor experience in a special pre-school and a mainstream primary school in Camden. She has taught for many years and currently teaches in a Hampshire primary school.

 

 


 

 

Andy Young

Andy Young

Andy Young
Co-opted governor

Andy has been a governor since 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant and currently works as the Group Chief Financial Officer for the City Football Group. He has had a son at Osborne school for a number of years. Outside of work and family time Andy attempts to slowly drag himself around triathlon and Ironman courses.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Nelianne Devexhiu

Nelianne Devexhiu

 

Nelianne Devexhiu
Clerk to Governors

 

Nelianne is employed by Governor Services and is linked to Osborne School as Clerk to the Governors. She has been clerking since the summer of 2016 and has been expanding her clerking duties since then. Outside of work, her young family keeps her busy and on her toes.

 

 


 

 

 

Lynne Mckeague

Lynne Mckeague

Lynn McKeague
Co-opted governor

Lynn has been a governor since Summer 2016. She is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Winchester, which involves delivering lectures and conducting research on youth mental health. Lynn contributes to charity fundraising efforts through Winchester Ladies Circle and in her spare time she trains with a local athletics club.

 

 


 

 

Alex Mcwhirter

Alex Mcwhirter

Alex McWhirter 
Co-opted governor

Alex has been a governor at Osborne school since 2013 and is also a governor at Shepherd’s Down School since 2003 where his son has attended both schools. He is a Financial Planner and runs his own financial services company based in Chandler’s Ford. Alex contributes to charity fundraising through supporting organisations such as Friends of Osborne School and Eastleigh Rotary. In his spare time, he likes to relax with his family.

 

 


 

 

Sandra

Sandra Stanbrook

Sandra Stanbrook  
Co-opted governor

Sandra has started as a governor at Osborne School in May 2018

 

 

 

 

 


Mark Steward

Mark Steward

 

 

Mark Steward
Local Authority governor

Mark became a governor in 2016. He has a son who started at the school last September. He has been the Managing Director of a sports and leisure consultancy for the last 16 years and lives near Alresford. He has 3 other children and 2 golden retrievers to keep him fit and active. Mark is a keen golfer, trying extremely hard to reach a single figure handicap, so far to no avail.

 

 


 

 

 

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Kelly West

Kelly West
Parent governor

Kelly joined as Governor in 2018 when her daughter joined the school. She is a web designer and business mentor and also co-owns a networking business. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

 

Brenda Ralston
Brenda Ralston  
Teacher governor

Brenda has recently joined the governing body as teacher governor, replacing Caroline Irwin. Brenda has worked at Osborne School since it opened in 2003. She is a class teacher in Year 9, Head of Art and Design and Head of Key Stage 3. Brenda loves working at Osborne. She wanted to join the governing body to become more involved in the strategic areas of Osborne's development.
Brenda Ralston Teacher governor Brenda has recently joined the governing body as teacher governor, replacing Caroline Irwin. Brenda has worked at Osborne School since it opened in 2003. She is a class teacher in Year 9, Head of Art and Design and Head of Key Stage 3. Brenda loves working at Osborne. She wanted to join the governing body to become more involved in the strategic areas of Osborne's development.
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