Cathy Symonds


I am delighted to become a governor for this School. I have a long standing commitment to the role of education in developing children and students having spent the last 29 years working in education at Bournemouth University.

My two sons were born in Poole and went to school in Bournemouth and Poole hence I am familiar with the local school education system. I was a parent governor at one the Poole Schools from 1999 -2003. As a consequence of my experience as a lecturer and a parent I have seen the positive impact that education can have.

I have been impressed with the approach the School takes to its educational priorities.  I hope to be able to use my knowledge and experience of higher education and of school based education to the post of Governor. Having just retired from the University I have time to commit time to this role.