Governors

The Instrument of Government came into effect on 12 February 2015 stating that the Governing Board of Exminster Community Primary School should consist of the following:

 

Number of Governors

Category

Details of Appointment

Term of Office

2

Parent Governors (Par)

Elected by the Parent Body

4 years

1

Local Education Authority Governor (LEA)

Appointed by the Local Education Authority based on criteria set by the Governing Body

4 years

1

Staff Governor (Stf)

Elected by the Staff

4 years

1

Headteacher

N/A

 

Up to 10

Co-opted Governors (Co-opt)

Appointed by the Governing Body based on skill requirements

4 years

 

The Governing Board holds 12 meetings per year. 

Anthony Fripp

I live nearby in Alphington and during the working week I am one of the Partners of and Head of Commercial Property at WBW Solicitors in Exeter.

My interest in being a Governor is to understand the competing demands of the school at a strategic level and to be involved with the improvement of the school. I have a sister who is a primary school teacher in Bedfordshire and my wife Lisa is a manager of the PGCE course at Exeter University so I also have an interest in developing my knowledge of  education and teaching.

I volunteer for St John Ambulance, attend regular training and provide first aid at events, am part of the ambulance crew and am currently the District Tactical Commander.

I enjoy sport and play Korfball in Exeter, which I was a founder member of the korfball club in 2003.

My wife and I also volunteer for Guide Dogs, boarding trainee guide dogs whilst they undertake their advanced training locally.

I look forward to continuing with the improvements of the school lead by Mrs Whalley and the Senior Leadership Team and the excellent staff at the school and to working with my fellow governors in our part to ensuring the continual improvement of our school.

Summary

  • Status Chair of Governing Board
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 25 March 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 75%
  • Registered interests None

Paul Frazer

I have lived in Exminster for eight years and have two daughters at the school. I believe that being able to contribute to the development of the school is a great opportunity. Having worked in Engineering and Project Management for a number of years, I became a Parent Governor to try and use some of these skills to help and support the school in achieving its full potential. I am looking forward to working alongside the other Governors and teachers to help enhance the experience of our pupils.

Summary

  • Status Vice Chair of Governing Board
  • Category Parent Governor
  • Appointed By Parent Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Friday, 06 December 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 100%
  • Registered interests None

Sarah Whalley

Governors play an exceptionally important role in the strategic running of the school. We are lucky to have such pro-active governors with real areas of expertise needed for the development of the school.
In my role as head, I have worked closely with our governors, drawing on their experience.
Governors are the school's 'critical friend', there to question, challenge and support.

Registered Interests:  None

Attendance at meetings in the 2014/15 academic year:  Committee meetings: 100%  Full Governing Body Meetings:  100%

Summary

  • Status Head Teacher
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 88%
  • Registered interests None

Hamish Cherrett

I moved to Exminster in 2014 with my family and now my eldest child has started at the school. I grew up in a village outside Exeter with a strong community spirit and want to make a positive contribution where I now live.

I have worked in operations management in sports, events and also for an outdoor education charity delivering curriculum linked adventure learning to children and young people.

I hope that my experience and passion can help me contribute to the development and further achievements of the school. I'm looking forward to supporting the ongoing work of the teaching staff and helping to the lead the strategic direction of the school.

Summary

  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 09 December 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 83%
  • Registered interests None

John Collins

John joined the Governing Body in 2015 and is the Lead Governor for Finance.

Summary

  • Category Co-Opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 09 December 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 100%
  • Registered interests None

Helen Fisher

I have been an Modern Foreign Languages teacher in secondary schools around the country but trained as a teacher in Exeter. I am very pleased to be based in Exeter again and am delighted to have this opportunity to make a contribution to this vibrant school. I have now retired from full-time teaching but am involved in working for several examination boards. I also very much enjoy being able to watch Exeter Chiefs, trying to keep fit, creative writing and travel especially to Hong Kong where my son and 2 grandchildren live. I hope to be able to play a full and positive role as a governor to Exminster Community Primary School.

Summary

  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 12 October 2020
  • Registered interests None

Rebecca Mason

I am a PE teacher and School Sport Coordinator based at South Dartmoor Community College. I teach in many primary schools, run training courses and organise participation and competitive events as part of the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership.
I have learnt a great deal about the running of our school since becoming a governor and have new appreciation and total respect to the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff and other governors! It is great to be part of a team of people who all have one aim – to ensure that Exminster Community Primary School is a happy and successful place to learn and work in.

Summary

  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 11 February 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 88%
  • Registered interests Employed by the Dartmoor School Sports Partnership

Stephen McDonald

We moved to the village in 2004 and my daughter now attends the school. Having worked in retail, operations and property management I have a diverse skill set encompassing business analysis and project & operations management that I hope will add an alternative commercial curiosity to the role of governor. I am very much looking forward to playing an active role in both the school and wider community and hope that my experience will help at least in some way in enriching the lives of everyone involved with the school.

Summary

  • Category Parent Governor
  • Appointed By Parent Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 16 November 2020
  • Registered interests None

Gordon Peacock

I have enjoyed being involved with the school as a Book Buddy over the past five years or so. I feel that I can support the school, in future, in a number of ways. I was a teacher for 13 years, a Deputy Head in a large Community College for 12 years and an Education Adviser for the government for 11 years. I have been an OFSTED inspector for 12 years as well as an Education Consultant during that period. I am now retired from all those activities and focus on Rotary, art and golf. I have some time and expertise to support the school in it's development in the community, helping to raise expectations for all its pupils so that they can achieve the best for their futures. I bring some expertise in evaluating classroom and school performance and a commitment to help, support and advise on curriculum matters, in particular.

Summary

  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 25 March 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 86%
  • Registered interests None

Alwyn Reeves

I am a Local Authority appointed governor.
My particular interests are Special Educational Needs and the school curriculum.
I enjoy supporting our Headteacher with her vision for the progress, development and change within all areas of the school.

Summary

  • Category Local Education Authority Governor
  • Appointed By Devon County Council
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Thursday, 24 May 2018
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 63%
  • Registered interests None

Samuel Slingsby

Sam is a Staff Governor and is the Lead Governor for Learning Environment.

Summary

  • Category Staff Governor
  • Appointed By Staff Election
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Sunday, 09 February 2020
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 100%
  • Registered interests None

Richard Vain

I feel that my work experiences give me a range of skills that will be useful in my role as a governor. As a resident of Exminster, and with a daughter at the school, I hope to use my skills as a human resource specialist to help and support the school in its efforts to continue to improve the educational outcomes of its children. I also feel that as a governor I will be contributing to my local community.

Summary

  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 25 March 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 88%
  • Registered interests None

Jonathan Wood

Teaching and learning, and education in general, are a major part of my life. My two daughters attend Exminster Primary School and are thriving under the guidance of inspirational and enthusiastic teachers. I am a teacher myself of 15 years experience at Tiverton High School and Petroc FE college. Over the course of my career, I've taught a range of subjects, although primarily geography and English, to students aged 11-18. I am currently the Subject Leader for Geography and have a senior leadership role as a Leader of Learning. With my children at the school, my experience with the next phases of education after primary, combined with knowledge of strategic roles in management at different levels, has lead me to becoming a governor at this exciting community school.

Summary

  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 26 April 2021
  • Registered interests None

Ian Beer

Summary

  • Status Resigned November 2015
  • Category Parent Governor
  • Appointed By Parent Election
  • End of Term of Office Friday, 23 October 2015
  • Committee Membership Resources
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 0%
  • Registered interests None

Dawn Fuller

Summary

  • Status Resigned January 2016
  • Category Staff Governor
  • Appointed By Staff Election
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 02 November 2015
  • Committee Membership Teaching and Learning
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 50%
  • Registered interests None

Simon Palmer

Summary

  • Status Resigned January 2016
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 04 January 2016
  • Committee Membership Resources
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 50%
  • Registered interests Proprietor of SAP Projects limited

Janet Paramore

Summary

  • Status Resigned January 2016
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • End of Term of Office Thursday, 11 February 2016
  • Committee Membership Resources
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 0%
  • Registered interests None

Karen Sharpe

Summary

  • Status Resigned March 2016
  • Category Parent Governor
  • Appointed By Parent Election
  • End of Term of Office Friday, 18 March 2016
  • Committee Membership Resources, Teaching and Learning
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 33%
  • Registered interests None

Susan Wilkinson

Summary

  • Status Resigned November 2016
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Friday, 11 November 2016
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 50%
  • Registered interests None

Elizabeth Ash

Summary

  • Status Resigned May 2017
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 11 February 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2015/16 Academic Year, Full Governing Board meetings 88%
  • Registered interests None