Mrs Linda Goddard






Linda Goddard


Category of Governor



Community Governor


Year Appointed






Professional Background











I have spent my career in various aspects of education. I started teaching in Dorset, and then moved to two Surrey schools and became a Deputy head.  With the introduction of the first National Curriculum I was offered a contract as a countywide Advisory Teacher to support Surrey teachers.


I then moved into teacher training at Kingston University.  After thirteen years as a senior lecturer in the School of Education, I eventually had the good fortune to return again to Dorset and was appointed as the Professional Coordinator of Poole SCITT.  This was a perfect job, working with just 30 trainee teachers each year in partnership with some wonderful local schools. 




Motivation for Becoming a Governor






It is a privilege to be able to continue my lifelong interest in education with a school as thriving as Wimborne First.  Since retiring last year I am excited to be spending time again in school with the enthusiastic staff and governors and to have the opportunity to contribute something to the local community.



Describe Wimborne First School in 5 Words



Inspirational,   thriving,   confident,  welcoming,  motivated