Mrs Sarah Hartley






Sarah Hartley



Category of Governor



Staff Governor


Year Appointed





Professional Background










I graduated from Bath Spa University in 1999 and secured my first teaching position in an infant’s school in Swindon.  After two years I relocated to Poole where I fell in love with early year’s education and spent 10 years working in Reception.  I also worked for the Borough of Poole supporting early year’s teachers in schools and pre-schools.  I worked up through the leadership ranks and eventually became Deputy Head and Acting Head Teacher of Ad Astra First School.  After 18 months of Acting Headship I secured the position of Head Teacher at Wimborne First School which has been a true privilege.


I am the Chair of the Children’s Centre Advisor Board for Corfe Mullen and Wimborne Children’s Centres and also Vice Chair of Poole SCITT management board.




Motivation for Becoming a Governor






As Head Teacher of WFS I felt that to move the school forward and to secure the best education for every child that walks through our doors that it was only right that I became a Governor.  This meant that I could be part of the Governing Body and help them shape the future of the school for all the children who attend now and in the future.









Describe Wimborne First School in 5 Words



Collaborative, Fun, Innovative, Passionate, Caring