If you are considering Puddletown First School for your child please do contact the school where the headteacher will be pleased to speak with you. At all times we have ensured that all advice regarding Covid-19 is being followed to ensure that all in our school community are protected. Please do contact the headteacher if you would like further information on this. If you believe you may have come in contact with the virus you should contact the NHS website for advice. You can also ring the COVID - 19 Helpline - 0800 046 8687 Or email - DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk CURRENT ADVICE IS THAT IF ANY FAMILY MEMBER OF A HOUSEHOLD HAS CONFIRMED COVID - 19 SYMPTOMS THEN THE WHOLE FAMILY MUST SELF ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS. Puddletown First School is committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment in which all children can flourish. Part of this duty is to ensure that all staff and volunteers have undertaken a full range of safeguarding checks including a DBS check. Full details of our Safeguarding procedures and policies are available in the Information section of this website. Any concerns regarding safeguarding or child protection can be discussed with Mr Hunwick , the school's designated safeguarding lead. We are an Operation Encompass School. To contact Mr Hunwick you can ring the school, email via head@puddletownfirst.dorset.sch.uk or speak directly in the morning on the school gate. .

School Governors



Mrs L Evans  -  Chair of Governors 

Mr P Fleetwood   - Fondation Governor

Mrs J Whitings - Foundation Governor


Mr D Hunwick - Headteacher




Mrs R Partridge - Parent governor 

Mrs K Slater - Parent governor 

Mary Miles - Community governor

Karen Reeve - Staff governor


Named Governor Roles:    

Health and Safety – to link with Headteacher on H&S including the annual audit and action plans as well as links to GTAT policy

Paul Fleetwood

RE/Collective Worship – to contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the SIAMS action plan and annual subject reviews. To complete regular school visits and/or learning walks. Liaise with Subject Leader.

Sarah Hillman/ Paul Fleetwood

Safeguarding/named person/LAC – to be involved in the annual safeguarding audit and review with the Designated Lead (HT). Liaise and report on same to LGB

Rachel Partridge

Maths – To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the SDP/GTAT plan in school. Liaise with Subject Leader. Complete regular school visits/learning walks


HT Performance Management – Meet with HT each term to monitor performance against targets. Attend formal review meeting in the autumn term

Paul Fleetwood/ Julia Whiting

New Governor Induction – Ensure any new governor has access to relevant training and documents. Arrange informal visit to school to complete a learning walk/exchange general information.

Dan Hunwick

SEND and Disadvantaged Pupils – To be involved in an annual report to Governors and the review of the Policy as on website. To meet with the SENCO regularly  and update the LGB termly

Laura Evans

EYFS – To meet with EYFS leader and monitor development plan for this stage. Complete regular school visits/learning walks and feedback to the LGB.

Mary Miles

English – To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the SDP/GTAT plan in school. Liaise with Subject Leader. Complete regular school visits/learning walks.

Rachel Partridge

Science – To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the implantation of the SDP/GTAT plan in school. Liaise with the Subject Leader. Compete regular school visits/learning walks

Rachel Partridge

Curriculum Breadth

Mary Miles

Learning Outside the Classroom

Rachel Partridge

Emotional and Physical Wellbeing, PSHE

Rachel Partridge



Committee for appeals (exclusions) – The exact membership of the panel if needed, will be guided by the nature of the appeal. The Chair will invite members to sit on this group who are totally unaware of the content of the appeal.

 To be confirmed as appropriate when required, but excludes Chair




Clerk to the governors - Anita Bonham

email - abonham@stmaryscemiddle.uk