51 Lilliput Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8JX

01202 709013


Lilliput Church of England Infant School

Love, Respect, Serve

The Governors

Our Governing Body comprises:

  • 3 Foundation  (including ex-officio Foundation Governor)
  • 2 Parent  -  who are elected 
  • 5 Co-Opted
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff   -  who is elected


Total number of governors is 12.


The Foundation that is entitled to appoint foundation governors is The Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education, in consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the parishes or ecclesiastical districts in the area served by the school.


Each Governor normally serves for a period of four years, but can be re-appointed or re-elected for a further term of office.  They can resign and under certain circumstances, be removed or disqualified from being a Governor.


Please click here to see attendance at our Governing Body meetings in 2021/22.

Please click here to see attendance at our Governing Body meetings in 2022/23. 


Please click here to see the Governor Register of Business Interests for 2022/23 

 Please click here to see the Governor Register of Business Interests for 2023/24


Governors - Membership and Link Roles - 2023/24

CLP Scheme of Delegation


Secure Governors area

Mrs Pippa Blackmore

Chair of Governors / Co-Opted


I am the school’s Chair of Governors and have been a Governor at Lilliput for 10 years. I have 2 children, Ben and Annabelle, who attend local Secondary Schools. I qualified as a Primary School Teacher over 20 years ago and have taught at local primary schools. I currently run my own business, running after school fun maths clubs. As a family, we love everything Disney! We also enjoy going to the theatre and visiting museums.

Mr Iain Murray

Co Vice Chair of Governors / Co-Opted


My two children both attended Lilliput and I became a Parent Governor when prompted to volunteer by my daughter when she was a member of the School Council. I’ve stayed on as a Governor for the last few years and have been very happy to be able to give something back. I run a local Financial Planning business and bring 15 years of Financial Services and Management experience to the role and have taken on the responsibility of Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee. I am also the link Governor for SEN (Special Educational Needs) as I have a particular interest and experience in this area because of my son with a disability. Outside of work I dabble in a little bit of football and cycling with varying degrees of enthusiasm!



I am a curate (junior vicar) in the Church of England and became a foundation governor at Lilliput Infant School after arriving at Holy Angels Church.  I have a Masters degree in Theology and Ministry from Durham University and am looking forward to supporting the school with their collective worship and RE curriculum.  In my free time I enjoy all sorts of crafts, gardening, walking my dog and exploring new places.

Ms sarah hartley



I have two children, one at Lilliput Infants and the other one at Oceans Academy. I have been a Head Teacher for over 15 years and work locally in Dorset. I started my career in EYFS and worked as an Advanced Skills teacher in BCP supporting other local schools with their EYFS practice.  I then went into leadership and enjoyed every minute of it and became a Head.   I am passionate about education and giving the children a love of learning that will carry on throughout their life.  Children's mental health and the outdoor learning environment are two of my passions.  I am excited to be part of the Lilliput Infants Governing Body.




I am glad to be supporting Lilliput School and Coastal Learning Partnership as the new Health and Safety Governor. I have worked within the public sector insurance market for over 30 years and bring a wealth of experience with me relevant to the role. I have 2 grown up children and a very energetic cockapoo named Luna, which all occupy most of my spare time.


Mr Adam Burt



I am the Deputy Headteacher at Lilliput Infant School and the elected staff governor.. Prior to this I taught at Old Town Infant School and Nursery and have also worked for the local authority as a KS1 moderator. I hope that by being part of the governing body I can have maximum impact on the quality of education offered to all children at Lilliput Infant School. Outside of work, I love being outdoors, whether that is running, hiking, kayaking or paddle boarding. I also really enjoy playing and watching football and am a keen Liverpool and Bournemouth supporter.

Mrs Anna Windett

Parent Governor

I have three children; one at Lilliput, one at Baden Powell and a pre schooler.  I have a Masters in Chemistry from Oxford University and after graduating worked in London for 10 years for a fund manager as a financial analyst.   After moving back to Dorset when I had my first child I joined the trustee board at Dorset Mind and have been part of the team reviving the charity over the last 8 years which has been extremely rewarding. 

I am excited to bring to the skills I have learnt in analysis, risk and finance as well the experience that sitting on the board of a charity gave me to Lilliput Governors. 
I love most sorts of exercise, the beach and anything outside with the family at the weekend! 


Parent Governor


A qualified electrical engineer by trade I also have a degree in construction management and bring project management experience to my role as a governor along with over 30 years' experience in health & safety management. My daughter is attending Lilliput school and is currently in reception. This is my first role as part of the governor team and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. Outside of the role I love spending time with my family exploring the outdoors. A published photographer, I'm also a very keen follower of Formula one & football.Enter text...

Mrs Christine Chambers



Headteacher of Lilliput School I am also a staff governor.  Working closely with the governing body is a vital part of my role.  The relationship between myself and the governors is critical to the success of the school. I attend all governors meetings and report to them on all aspects of life in school.

Mrs Beth Stannard

Clerk to Governors