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  • Julia Vincent, Chair of Governors – Sept 2017

I am currently Head of Warblington School and became chair of the Management Committee at Woodlands in June 2017. Prior to taking up post at Warblington in 2012 I was Head of Behaviour Services in West Sussex, which involved being head of 11 complex Pupil Referral Units spread across the county. I also spent many years as Deputy Head of Bognor Regis Community College.

I have always worked in schools which needed to improve and have been part of the leadership team in numerous schools helping to lead them out of special measures or requires improvement judgments.

I am passionate about school improvement and will use my expertise for the benefit of the staff and students at Woodlands Education Centre.

  • Stuart Wainwright

I am a Master Mariner and a marine consultant.  I have a seafaring career spanning over 40 years with Command experience on Ro-Ro ferries and fast multi-hull vessels.  He also has extensive experience and knowledge of aluminium catamarans, both fast ferries and crew transfer vessels, for the offshore wind industry.

I carried out a vast number of condition surveys/ safety audits on a wide variety of vessels on behalf of insurance interests and for offshore wind farm contractors and also oil companies.  I have as a Marine Warranty Surveyor, experience in reviewing and approval of documentation, attendance and witnessing of towage approvals, loading and unloading of special project cargos and installation of offshore wind farm assets.

  • Julie Oldroyd

I am Deputy Head at Oaklands Catholic School and have been on the Management Committee at Woodlands since 2013. My role at Oaklands is pastoral deputy and I have oversight for attendance, behaviour and standards and I am the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) so I have been able to use my experience to support the staff and students at Woodlands specifically in these areas.

I am committed to supporting Woodlands Education Centre so that it offers the best possible academic and pastoral provision for those young people in the Havant area who attend it.

  • Julie Summerfield

Julie Summerfield is a qualified teacher and currently headteacher of Horndean Technology College which has significantly added value to the education of young people over the last few years. Julie spent many years teaching in the main Geography with contributions to History and RS. Specialist areas include teaching and learning, leadership and staff development and pastoral care and guidance. Julie also is Chair of the Havant Federation of Headteachers which includes local secondary schools, a specialist school and a PRU.

  • Keith Gulliver

I have been a member of the Woodlands Management Committee since early 2016.

I have previous experience as a governor, at Chichester High School for Boys in West Sussex, including time as Chair of the Governing Body.

I am an HR professional with extensive experience of delivering complex HR projects.

I worked at IBM for 27 years in various technical management and leadership roles.

I currently work in the Corporate HR team at West Sussex County Council in Pay, Reward and Recognition.
I have project management, problem solving, people development, interpersonal client relationship and communication skills.

I have developed expertise in: strategic workforce planning, talent management, workforce management, data analysis, information presentation, HR scorecards, HR metrics, diversity, learning and professional development.

I am an avid sports fan especially cricket and football. I collect football memorabilia including matchday programmes and books.

I am a member of the Pompey Supporters Trust (PST) and a Portsmouth FC season ticket holder. I was a PST shareholder before the recent takeover of the football club.

I am the Chair of Havant Liberal Democrats.

I am a regular user of social media, you can find me on Twitter (@keithgulliver) and on LinkedIn.

  • Karen Hills – Vice Chair of Governors

I am currently Head of Continuing Education and Business Development at Portsmouth College and prior to this I was General Manager of a National Training company that specialised in Government contracts to help adults back into work and to gain vocational qualifications.  This operated across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Kent, Gloucester and South West England.  I am passionate about Education and lifelong learning and all the challenges that brings.  As part of the Management Committee I hope to bring that enthusiasm for learning to Woodlands and to use my skills and knowledge to support the staff.

  • Sarah Wood

I have been a teacher at Horndean Technology College for sixteen years. Throughout this time, I have held many roles. I have been a successful Head of Department for ICT and Business Studies with some of the highest results across the county for a variety of courses and large cohorts, Hampshire Lead Teacher for ICT and following on from this a County Advanced Skills Teacher (AST).

Currently I am an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Teaching and Learning and the Line Management of the Year 9 Cohort.

Through the roles I have held whilst I have been at HTC I have had the opportunity to work in many schools across Hampshire for a variety of reasons, both ICT curriculum support and Teaching and Learning.

Prior to entering into the education sector, I worked in industry until the age of 25, gaining a variety of leadership and management experiences and qualifications.

My passion outside of the work place is without question my horses, of which I successfully compete to the highest levels across the country.

  • Nigel Robinson

Nigel was born and lived in Oxfordshire until moving to West Sussex in 2005. After working for local government and then the Cowley Car Plant in Oxford, Nigel joined the Fire & Rescue Service where he served as an operational fire fighter for 32 years. Part of his service was on secondment to work for the then, Deputy Prime Minster, during which time he assisted in the preparations of this country’s emergency services abilities to respond to incidents of the same scale as 9/11. Since retiring from the Fire & Rescue Service Nigel has performed a variety of consultancy rolls for emergency preparedness both in this country and others. He is an active trainer in emergency management and a practitioner of Health & Safety.

Nigel has two sons, he enjoys playing the saxophone, WW1 history, fishing, motor sport and genealogy.