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Our Governors

As a governing body we are working closely with all school stakeholders to develop a vision and plan for the school for the next 5 years. Please see a letter from the Chair and our draft vision.

Governor vision letter

Helen Flynn

17/07/2018 – 16/07/2022

Chair of Governors

Having been headteacher of Island Primary Schools (Chale 1994 -1997, Wootton 1997 – 2001 and Binstead 2001 until retirement 2013) I am very pleased to be able to serve Wootton again as elected Chair of Governors. Since retirement I worked for Chichester University as link Tutor with students and mentors across Island schools. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career working in primary schools and see it as a great privilege to be involved again with the team at Wootton in educating our children.

On a personal note I am married with two children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. As well as family my interests include reading, volunteering for Bembridge Community Library, walking and crafts.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future and will let you know, through the newsletter, when I will be available in school.

Becki Kujabi


Co-opted Governor

I work at Little Herons Pre-school which is on the same grounds as Wootton Community Primary School where I have worked for nearly 20 years and lived in the village for the same amount of time. My daughter attended the school over 15 years ago, so over the years I have seen many children grow up into delightful young people and feel this is in part due to Wootton Primary School and the community feel and values it promotes.

Debs Blake


Staff Governor

My name is Debs Blake and I am currently the Year 3 Teacher at Wootton Primary School, having worked here since January 2016.  My other responsibilities include overseeing the leadership of the Science, Geography, History, Art & Design and Design Technology curriculum.

Prior to working at Wootton, I worked as a class teacher at St. Thomas of Canterbury Primary School,  Assistant Headteacher at Hunnyhill Primary school and then I spent ten years working as a teacher for the Isle of Wight Family Learning Service (Adult Community).

I am a mum of two children who both attended Wootton Primary school before moving to Secondary School.  I also attended Wootton Primary as a child myself.  I have previous governor experience at this school where I held the role of Chair of Governors for 4 years.

Mark McCarthy


Co-opted Governor

I became a co-opted governor at the school in September 2015 with a child currently at the school. I have been a Firefighter with a mainland Fire and Rescue Service for the last 13 years and previously worked at GKN.

Catherine Pye

Clerk to the Governing Body

I have been Clerk to the Governors at Wootton Community Primary School since November 2013. The purpose of the clerk’s role is to:

• Provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
• Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees.
• Ensure the governing body is properly constituted.
• Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.
If you wish to contact the Governors, please email me on cpye@woottonpri.iow.sch.uk or get in touch via the school office. 


Ben Cracknell

18/09/2018- 17/09/2022

Local Authority Governor

I volunteered as a parent governor at the start of the 2017 academic year. I have worked in local government and as a university lecturer both on the mainland for the last 15 years.

Alison Sheen

SEN Governor

I have been a secondary teacher for 12 years and prior to teaching I worked in admin and retail. I am passionate about helping to  improve education on the Isle of Wight. Though my teaching experience is primarily with teenage students I have a vested interest in Primary school learning and ensuring ALL children’s individual needs are considered and met. It is imperative that children are given the best educational experience from an early age.

On a personal level I have lived on the Isle of Wight since 1985 when my father retired from the Army. I am a family person and enjoy spending as much quality time as is possible with them.