Chair of Governors – Professor David Richards

Head of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

University of Southampton

t: 02380 592848    m: 079500 33365


Prof D Richards – 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 – Parent Governor – 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.

Dr R Catton Governor – Health & Safety and Finance

I have a PhD in Nutrition and worked in the commercial world for 22 years, managing business operations for a large foods and feedstuffs group and then a technology company. I switched from helping shareholders to helping children by entering teaching in 2004 and spent 14 years teaching science in secondary comprehensives with the last 3 years helping Eaglewood move from a pilot initiative to being fully operational.


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!

Mr P Brown – Primary School Rep Governor – Safeguarding

Paul Brown is the Headteacher of Bransgore Primary school, a partner school of Eaglewood. Bransgore is an outstanding primary school. The school is a national teaching and support school and Paul is a National Leader of Education.




Mrs S Gray – Clerk to Governors
Mr N Himmel – Headteacher


Eaglewood Local Governors Board  Governors and the Gryphon Trust Directors Declaration of Business Interests

Name Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment/ Acquisition Date of Cessation of Interest  Date of Entry
Paul Brown Bransgore C of E Primary school (Academy) Education Headteacher September 2013 12.10.21
Elizabeth Cook Elizabeth Court (New Milton) Ltd


Advisory Committee for flats Director June 1973 02.07.20
Keith Craze


New Milton Town Council & NFDC Parish Council Councillor

Town Mayor


05.05. 21



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
Harold Nash Autism Wessex

League of Friends of the Lymington New Forest Hospital

LOF (Lymington) Ltd




Trading Company (charity owned)













Daniel Parker Bishop of Salisbury Academy Trust State Education Employee – Finance Director Feb 2017
Alan O’Sullivan The Gryphon Trust

New Milton Town Council & NFDC


Parish Council