Governors

Governor Election Update

Mrs George and Miss Moyse are duly elected as parent governors to sit on the Local Governing Body of Drake and Morice Town Primary Academies.

Results available below

Drake and Morice Town Primary Academies Local Governing Body

In September 2018, a new executive headteacher and senior leadership team was appointed to work across both the primaries. Following this, the local governing bodies of both schools have decided to merge into a single governing body. They see this as a positive move and a way of building on the partnerships being developed between the schools. This will provide an opportunity for the strengths of each governing body to come together for the benefit of all the pupils.

Initial constitution for the transition period until September 2019

Chair                                       Janice Carr

Vice–chair                                Andrea Roe

Executive Headteacher              Joe Roberts

Category

Number of governors

 

Name

 

Staff

2

Susie Carroll and Pauline Donnellon

Reach South Trust

3

Janice Carr, Neil Redpath and Hayley Evans

Parents

4

Kelly George, Karen Moyse, Andrea Roe and Dene Terry

Mrs. L. Johnson (Clerk to Governors)

The Chair of the Local Governing Body can be contacted via the schools offices or by email: jcarr@drakeprimaryschool.onmicrosoft.com

What we do:

Drake and Morice Town governors provide support and advice to the Senior Leadership Teams as well as monitoring the school's achievements and challenging decisions.

We provide:

* Overview and scrutiny of the management of the academies;

* Policy development for the academies where this has been delegated to us from the Trust; scrutiny of policy compliance by the academies where policy is set by the Trustees;

* Championship of the academies and its leaders;

* Engagement with the parents of pupils and the wider community.

We do this by:

* Holding 6 weekly meetings to discuss the schools, their achievements and areas of need, the policies and

* Visiting the schools and observing lessons and the schools in action.

* Talking to the pupils, parents, and staff to find out their views.

* Attending training to extend our skills and knowledge.

 

Who are your governors?  

  • Janice Carr

    Chair of Governors - Trust Governor

    Term: 01.04.17 – 31.03.21
    Responsibility: English, Safeguarding and LAC
    Attendance: 3/3
    Registered Interests: Trustee of Peter Pan Playgroup

  • Susie Carroll

    Head of School

    Term: 01.04.17 - 21.03.21
    Responsibility: n/a
    Attendance: 3/3
    Registered Interests: None

    In addition to being a teaching deputy head at Drake Primary and now head of school, I have been a governor at Drake for 19 years. In my new role, I am enjoying the challenge of improving outcomes for our pupils across both schools. I continue to enjoy getting in the classroom to support teaching and learning, particularly in Year 6. My strength as a governor is analysing school data and articulating this to fellow governors.

  • Pauline Donnellon

    Safeguarding and Welfare Lead

    Term: 11.02.19 – 10.02.23
    Responsibility: n/a
    Attendance: 3/3
    Registered Interests: None

    I have been employed at Morice Town Primary School since 1997. In that time, I have worked across the whole school gaining a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the hopes, desires and the needs of the families of our school. I was previously a Governor for 21 years, having a short break in 2016 until recently. I stepped into the role of Safeguarding Lead in the same year that I stepped down from the role of Governor. I was able to focus clearly on the level of support the children and families needed and I feel privileged to now be working across two amazing schools.
    I am passionate about our schools, not only in my role, but also as a school Governor and member of SLT. I want each and every child to reach their full potential, feel confident, safe and to be happy in their school environment.

  • Hayley Evans

    Trust Governor

    Term: 07.12.17 - 06.12.21
    Responsibility: Early Years
    Attendance: 2/3
    Registered Interests: None

    I volunteered to be a school governor when my eldest child started at Drake Primary, I wanted to be part of his education and give back where possible. I hope to be a link between our school and parents.

  • Kelly George

    Parent Governor

    Term: 13.05.19 - 14.05.23
    Responsibility: tbc
    Attendance: 0/1
    Registered Interests: tbc

  • Karen Moyse

    Parent Governor

    Term: 13.05.19 - 14.05.23
    Responsibility: tbc
    Attendance: 1/1
    Registered Interests: tbc

  • William Redpath

    Trust Governor

    Term: 01.04.17 – 31.03.21
    Responsibility: Health & Safety
    Attendance: 1/3
    Registered Interests: Director of Interactive Project Solutions Ltd

  • Joe Roberts

    Executive Headteacher

    Term: 01.01.18 -
    Responsibility: n/a
    Attendance: 3/3
    Registered Interests: None

    I have been teaching for nearly 30 years in six different Plymouth primary schools. I was appointed headteacher of Drake Primary in 2010 and the executive Headteacher of both Drake and Morice Town in 2018. I consider it a huge privilege to work with the pupils, staff, families and communities of both schools.

  • Major Lori Richards

    Co-opted Governor

    Term: 07.12.17 – 06.12.21
    Responsibility: n/a
    Attendance: 1/3
    Registered Interests: None

    I work for the Salvation Army at their Balfour Terrace Centre. I am involved in many community groups through the Salvation army.

  • Andrea Roe

    Vice-Chair - Parent Governor

    Term: 07.12.17 - 06.12.21
    Responsibility: Maths, Statutory Grants, Pupil and PE Premium
    Attendance: 3/3
    Registered Interests: None

    I took up the role of parent Governor in January 2017 but have had experience with governance groups within the work place. My daughter started with the reception intake this year but had previously been part of the nursery. I saw how much passion and dedication was shown by the staff towards the children. It was this introduction to the school which made me want to help make Morice Town a great school. I firmly believe that the right environment and support can build a life-long passion for learning.

    After finishing my degree at Plymouth, I started working for the biggest mobile telecommunications company in the UK within their customer service department where I moved into a management role which I have been doing for the last 10 years. During this time, I’ve gained many skills and insights which I can bring to the role of governor.

  • Dene Terry

    Parent Governor

    Term: 01.04.17 – 31.03.21
    Responsibility: SEND & Inclusion
    Attendance: 3/3
    Registered Interests: None

Governors of the previous 12 months:

Mrs L Palmer    13.11.19

Miss P Maher   28.11.18

Mr A Morris     12.11.18

To find out more about Reach South Academy Trust governance, click on the following link:

 https://www.reachsouth.org/governance