Our Governors

The governing body of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is known as the Corporation. This lively group of 20 men and women works with our senior leadership team, staff, students, auditors and inspectors to ensure that students of all ages are offered the best possible experiences during their time at college and that the needs of the local community are met.

Karen Everett

Karen Dagwell

Chair of Corporation
Chair of the Finance and Employment Committee

Chartered Accountant; currently Finance Director for The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts; previously Finance Director for Bournemouth University and before that Southampton Solent University; parent of former students

David Blenkarn

David Blenkarn

Vice Chair of Corporation
Chair of the Search and Governance Committee

Chartered Accountant; worked as a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and Europe; currently with Smith and Williamson; parent of a former student

Jonathan Prest

Jonathan Prest

Principal of the College

Principal of the College since 2008; previously Principal of Richard Taunton Sixth Form College; also worked at Alton College, Brockenhurst College, and The Sixth Form College Farnborough, where he started as an English teacher in 1987; two sons attended Barton Peveril

Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams

Safeguarding Governor

Senior Academic, Sport Management, Bournemouth University; son attends Barton Peveril College

Guy Ashton

Guy Ashton

Finance

A Chartered Accountant with a long career in financial services, including senior roles in investment banking at HSBC and Deutsche Bank; now a Leadership and Management Consultant focussing on individual and team performance improvement and also a Councillor at Winchester City Council where he is Portfolio Holder for Finance

Peter Boote

Peter Boote

Chair of the Audit Committee
Health and Safety Governor

Director in a large international construction cost and project management consultancy practice; ex-student; has run youth hockey teams for Trojans and Hampshire Academy Centre over many years. Peer reviews and supports College construction projects.

Karen Dagwell

Karen Dagwell

Retired Principal at a local Technology College (11-16 years) (previously a Geography teacher); currently a Regional Leader for a non-profit organisation sharing best practice to raise standards in schools

Keith Evans

Keith Evans

Working background including the Insurance and Computing industries giving him experience in many fields such as management, finance, manufacturing, personnel, procurement sales, marketing and quality management; involved in local politics in the Fareham area and is currently a Fareham Borough Councillor and a Hampshire County Councillor

Colette Fletcher

Colette Fletcher

Assistant Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester since 2015; prior to that Policy Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor Bournemouth University and has held roles at the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Puren Savas Gedikoglu

Puren Savas Gedikoglu

Parent Governor

Education and Career Consultant with a background in Business Administration; volunteers extensively; two daughters used to attend Barton Peveril College

Alan Glaze

Alan Glaze

Teaching Staff Governor

Teacher of Chemistry; previously worked for a large multi-national company as an International Marketing Director

Keith House

Keith House

Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council and also County and Town Councillor; Board Member at Homes England; experience as an international election monitor and democracy trainer; ex-student and parent of former students

Andrew Jackman

Andrew Jackman

Qualified Chartered Accountant with a career embracing Big Four accountancy, the voluntary and private sectors; governance roles in health and the charity sector; parent of former students

Debbie Knight

Debbie Knight

Chair of the Standards, Students and Curriculum Committee

Former Parent Governor; Head of Non-medical Education at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital, encompassing all allied health professionals, clinical scientists and the wider non-clinical workforce

Sarah Peacock

Sarah Peacock

Partner at Blake Morgan LLP, specialising in Employment Law

David Robinson

David Robinson

Nuclear Physics graduate, retired from a senior management post in a multi-national company involved in quality performance management, financial planning and strategic leadership

Luke Shearing

Luke Shearing

Support Staff Governor, Marketing and Communications Manager

Don Spalinger

Don Spalinger

Entrepreneur who started a series of businesses in Silicon Valley before coming to the United Kingdom. Director, Innovation at Southampton University.

Jessica Jeffery

Jessica Jeffery

Student, 2nd year

Formerly at Woodlands Community College and her aim is to study at the Royal Holloway, University of London and to eventually work in a large political organisation.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson

Student, 1st year

Former pupil of Upper Shirley High School hoping to study Technical Theatre at a Theatre School in London and ultimately to work in the West End. Vice President of the Student Committee.