Governors

All Governing Boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

In our school the Full Governing Board meet every month (excluding August). Between these meetings individual governors are responsible for a portfolio, and have delegated responsibility for defined areas of work. Any work undertaken by the portfolio holders is reported to the full board at their next meeting.

In addition the board has a pay and performance committee, which meets three times a year, with delegated responsibility for ensuring that staff appraisal is appropriately carried out.

There are two further committees which only meet if there is a need for them to do so. These committees are convened to consider any formal proceedings, such as a staff disciplinary issue or the permanent exclusion of a pupil.

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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 2018-19 Academic Year: 91%
  • Registered interests None

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

  • Status Co-Chair of the Governing Board, Lead Governor for Finance
  • Category Parent Governor
  • Appointed By Parent Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 16 November 2020
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 82%
  • Registered interests Child at Exminster School.

Talitha Kerrigan

Summary

  • Status Co-Chair of the Governing Board, Lead Governor for Quality of Education
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 13 March 2023
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 100%
  • Registered interests Child at Exminster School

Ian Rogers

Ian has been a governor in Devon for many years, with experience ranging from nursery through to secondary; maintained and academy schools: Throughout this time specialising in school resources (finance, administration and premises). His background being in local government, legal and corporate accounting. As an executive member of the 'Devon Association of Governance' board, he represent governors on the 'Devon Education Music Hub', Devon Education Fund' and 'Schools Organisation, Capital and Admissions Committee'.

Summary

  • Status Vice Chair of the Governing Board, Lead Governor for Personal Development
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 20 September 2021
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 91%
  • Registered interests Retired from DCC Finance with contacts within Education. Membership of Devon Association of Governors, Devon Music Education Hub.

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 Lead Governor for Leadership and School Development
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 13 March 2023
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 73%
  • Registered interests None

Kate Beale

Summary

  • Status Lead Governor for Quality of Education and Early Years' Foundation Stage
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 11 July 2022
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 73%
  • Registered interests 1 child at Exminster School

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 Lead Governor for Buildings, Health and Safety
  • Category Parent Governor
  • Appointed By Parent Body
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Friday, 06 December 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 73%
  • Registered interests 2 Children at Exminster School. Spouse is a part time LSA.

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

  • Status Lead Governor for Quality of Education and Leadership and School Development
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 26 April 2021
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 73%
  • Registered interests 2 children at Exminster School

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

  • Status Lead Governor for Safeguarding
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 09 December 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 14%
  • Registered interests 2 children at Exminster School

John Collins

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

Summary

  • Status Lead Governor for Finance
  • Category Co-Opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 09 December 2019
  • Attendance at meetings 2017-18 Academic Year: 73%
  • Registered interests 2 children at Exminster School

Samuel Slingsby

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

Summary

  • Status Lead Governor for Behaviours and Attitudes
  • Category Staff Governor
  • Appointed By Staff Election
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Sunday, 09 February 2020
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 82%
  • Registered interests Staff member

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

  • Status Lead Governor for Student and Family Support, Safeguarding, Children in Care
  • Category Local Education Authority Governor
  • Appointed By Devon County Council
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 11 July 2022
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 73%
  • 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

  • Status Lead Governor for Personnel
  • Category Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed By Governing Board
  • Term of Office 4 Years
  • End of Term of Office Monday, 13 March 2023
  • Attendance at meetings 2018-19 Academic Year: 73%
  • Registered interests 2 children at Exminster School