Who we are

  • Mrs Paula Fearn

    Head Teacher

  • Mrs Jo Bourne

    Staff Governor

  • Mrs Helen Johnston

    Chair of Governors

    I have over 20 years experience gained in education roles including class teacher, middle leader, school improvement advisor, local authority SEND advisor, headteacher and executive headteacher. I have taught and led in a variety of schools - Catholic, community, free schools and academy trusts.
    I have previous school governance experience in both foundation and community governor appointments.
    I moved to Dorchester four years ago and undertake various community based volunteer activities.

  • Mr Martin Carter

    Foundation Governor

  • Mrs Melanie Buddin

    Parent Governor

    I have 3 children who attend St Mary's and I am passionate about the school ethos and community we have. I am looking forward to working alongside the school to ensure it provides every child with a positive, safe and nurturing environment to learn.
    My professional background is within the Aerospace industry where I have gained 20 years of experience working in various different roles and multi discipline teams.