Governors, Members and Directors


Chair of Governors – Professor David Richards, Head of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton – Chairman of Eaglewood School Governors and Finance

BEng MSt (Cantab) PhD CEng MICE
I have been a Parent Governor at The Arnewood School for over 9 years and recently became the chair of the Governing Board to help and support senior management and teachers in providing the very best alternative provision education experience. I am a Chartered Civil Engineer and have worked in higher education for 30 years and currently the Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Southampton.


Dr E Stack – Curriculum and Assessment

Dr Emma Stack GradDipPhys MSc PhD
I am the Parent Governor at Eaglewood (focusing on curriculum and assessment), having enjoyed being a governor at a New Forest primary school. After 20 years in Parkinson’s disease research, I now concentrate on writing full-time. My background in Human Movement Science means I am familiar with the principles of teaching and learning and I still occasionally teach post-graduate students. However, I am happily the lay member of Eaglewood’s Governing Body, using my experience and giving my time to support my fellow governors and our excellent school.


Mrs C Whitlock – Staff Governor – Pupil Premium and LAC

My name is Claire Whitlock and I have had the privilege of being a teacher of Eaglewood School since 2016. After spending over twenty years in education, I still feel passionate about making a difference. I am a Mum of two teenagers and understand the daily challenges of parenting. Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, I am committed to providing our pupils with a nurturing and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. I am Lead Key Stage Two teacher with a whole school responsibility for Assessment and Reporting; assessing pupils’ Academic Development (IQ) and Social and Emotional development (EQ), whilst reporting their achievements to parents/carers and home schools. At Eaglewood, I know that our pupils need an extra helping hand to guide them and I strive to create and maintain an environment where they can grow and thrive to become balanced individuals… better versions of themselves!


Mrs H McCartney – Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor at The Eaglewood School.  I have a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and work in consultancy.  From any early age my daughter has required additional support for learning differences and attended schools, both in the UK and USA, that provide a nurturing environment to help her grow and equip her with the tools to succeed.  My daughter now attends The Eaglewood School.  I am happy to share my time and experiences to help provide the very best alternative provision experience for our students and prepare them for life post Year 11.



Mr J Whitlock – Health & Safety

With over 30 years running my own building business and having been a previous employee at Eaglewood School, as the bus driver and part of the Outdoor Ed team, I feel that I can offer my expertise and therefore fill the role of Health and Safety Governor. I now work at a local infant school as a Site Manager and am up to date with all essential key courses, required for high standard maintainance. Having spent quality time at Eaglewood school, I am delighted to remain part of the team, who are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of their students and give an abundance of care and attention to them all.



Cheryl Barker – Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor at Eaglewood and my eldest daughter is in year 11. From the very first moment we walked into Eaglewood we knew it was special. School had always been a really scary place for my daughter, and I will never be able to thank the teaching staff enough for their continuous efforts in changing this mindset and putting a smile back on her face. This is one of the many reasons I decided to become a Parent Governor, to give something back to this fantastic school.  I am a Customer Experience Manager in the Insurance industry with 15 years experience coaching and developing people. When not working or running around after children, I love to get out in the fresh air with our Welsh Terrier, Stanley.




Jane Coe – Governor

I work with children and their families alongside other professionals to achieve best outcomes at a time of need. My background is special educational needs and mental health within school setting, charity work and early help. I have knowledge and experience to support young people and their families during challenging times helping them to make positive change and build resilience. I also run Parenting Programs to support with change and help children who have experienced trauma with 1-1 intervention.

Eaglewood school is fortunate to be able to have a bespoke package for students in a smaller setting to mainstream schoolshelping students to build resiliency, break down barriers to learning and enable students to gain positive life skills to support their journey into adulthood – I share this passion.


Mrs S Gray – Clerk to Governors
Mr P Barrett – Acting Headteacher


Name Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment/ Acquisition Date of Cessation of Interest  Date of Entry
Christa Lippold Bournemouth University Education Employee Sept 2018 02.11.21
Martyn McCarthy Branksome Grange Management Co Ltd Property Management Company


Director/Shareholder 05.07.20 18.10.21