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Structure and Remit

The Education Committee has established a Board of Education to monitor, support and challenge those providing Education in Sark.

The primary role of The Board of Education is to guide the direction of Sark School, to support the children and young people, parents and staff and to identify any possible weakness in the school so as to bring about improvement.


The secondary role of The Board of Education is to monitor and maintain an overview of the care, education and performance of young people educated off the Island, the outcomes of further education and work-based learning for young people; and the impact of Lifelong Learning opportunities for the wider community.

We will place the minutes from the meetings of the Board of Education on this page but please do take a look at the Board of Education's Term's of Reference to provide you with more information on the Board itself.

The Board of Education can be contacted at the following address:

Board Members

David Stolton

Acting Chair of the Board

Minister for both Churches


Revd. David Stolton is currently the Acting Chair of the Board and is the Minister for both churches on Sark. He has lived on Sark since 2019, previously having been a regular visitor to the island for over 35 years. Whilst living in Cornwall, before moving to Sark, he worked as a part-time minister, and was also a pharmacist, with 30 years experience as a retail pharmacy owner. He has served as a trustee, board member and secretary with several charities and community organisations in the UK, and as a committee member on various NHS, local council, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and church committees. In supporting the core values of the school, he wishes to ensure the best outcomes for pupils, parents and staff  within the school’s overall contribution to the community of Sark.

Rosalie La Trobe Bateman

Vice Chair Board of Education 

Chair of Friends of Sark School

Rosalie has lived on Sark on and off for over 30 years. Originally from Australia, Rosalie has lived, studied and worked in Ecuador, Malta, Spain, Argentina, Brighton and London. She has a BA Hons in Hispanic Philology from Queen Mary University and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Rosalie lives on Sark with her husband and two daughters, working as a freelance photographer, graphic designer and web designer. She is a keen swimmer and enjoys providing sea swimming enrichment for Sark School.

Lorraine Southern

Clerk to the Board of Education

Other roles; Trustee and Secretary for the Sark School and Community Centre Trust, Member of Sark Chamber of Commerce

Lorraine moved to Sark in 1991, met and married a Sark local in 1995, and has two now adult daughters who attended Sark school. She has worked many years in hospitality, in Customer Advertising Content Management, in Credit Control and Debt Recovery, and in Virtual Administrative Management. She has been a member of Sark Chamber of Commerce for over a decade, serving as a Council member and Secretary for several years. She has also previously sat on the Board of Education as the Chamber representative, before taking a break and then returning as Clerk to the Board. She is a Trustee and Secretary for the Sark School and Community Centre Trust, and is a member of Guernsey’s Paws For Support Charity with two level 2-qualified dogs she brings in to school multiple times a week under the Reading to Dogs Scheme. She can often be seen walking around the island with three Spaniels either in tow or towing her along!

Zoe Adams

Pupil Representative

Zoe’s family all hail from Sark, tracing their heritage back to the Royal Charter in 1565. She completed her primary education in Sark before going to boarding school in Guernsey, then on to St Andrews University in Scotland.  The Millennium saw Zoe return to Sark where she has remained since, working on her family's property. She can sometimes be seen driving a digger whilst crushing stone in their quarry and occasionally, fibreglassing roofs! 

She has a teenage son and works part time as School Administrator, as well as being a member of the Board of Education as Pupil Representative.

Adam Turner

Parent Representative

Mr Turner was originally from the North-East of England, and moved to Sark in 2013. He is qualifiedin Construction Site Management and took up his current job as Facilities Manager at Stocks Hotel on Sark in 2015, and is also a volunteer member of Sark Fire & Rescue Service. He also sits as Vice-chair on the Friends of Sark School charity, and has undertaken numerous large fundraising projects raising money for the School. Adam was elected onto the Board of Education as Parent Representative in February 2022. He has twin boys who both attend the school and his fiancée, who is a HLTA at the School.

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