Governors

Governors play a key role in working with the Headteacher and staff to raise standards in all areas of school life. Governors bring a range of experiences and skills and we are fortunate to have an active Governing Body, committed to its role.

Our Governors work as two committees – the Finance and Personnel Committee and the Buildings and Curriculum committee.

Committee meetings and the Full Governing Body are held every half term. Additionally, there are visits to the school by individual governors.

The current members of the Governing Body are:

Mrs Carol Newman - Chairman

Also serves on the Governing Body of Devon Moors Federation

Mr Ian Luke - Vice Chair and Chair of Buildings and Curriculum Committee

 

Ms Carolyn George - Clerk to Governors

Also Clerk to Governors at Eggbuckland Community College

Mrs Heather Poustie - Headteacher
Mrs Judith Beacom - Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee Mr Adam Woolnough  - Vice Chair of Buildings and Curriculum Committee
Mrs Emma Neath - Vice Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee Mrs Chloe Howard-Smith 
Mrs Janet Edwards Mr Matt Woodley - Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Shirley Culverhouse Mr William Cann - Associate Member
Miss Chloe Bennett - SEN link Governor  

South Tawton Governors Private Pages

We have set up an area where our governors can share documents with full confidence. To access this area you will need the username and password, which you can get from the school.

South Tawton Governors' SITE

South Tawton Primary Governing Body - Current

Updated:     February 2017

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Date of Appointment

Term

Meeting Attendance Record

(last 12 months)

Committee(s)

Registered interests

Beacom, Judith

Co-op

Governing Body

Chair of Finance & Personnel

07/07/2015

4 years

100%

Finance & Personnel

None

Bennett, Chloe

Staff

Governing Body

SEN Governor

31/01/2017

4 years

88%

Buildings & Curriculum

Employed at South Tawton Primary School

Culverhouse, Shirley

Co-op

Governing Body

 

07/07/2015

4 years

100%

Finance & Personnel

Employed at South Tawton Primary School

Edwards, Janet

Co-op

Governing Body

 

07/07/2015

4 years

71%

Finance & Personnel

None

Glover, Patricia

Co-op

Governing Body

 

18/10/2016

4 years

92%

Buildings & Curriculum

Employed at South Tawton Primary School

Howard-Smith, Chloe

Parent

Parent Body

 

17/11/2015

4 years

93%

Buildings & Curriculum

Employed by Michelmores Solicitors

Luke, Ian

Co-op

Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Governors; Chair of Buildings & Curriculum

22/09/2015

4 years

21%

Buildings & Curriculum

Employed at University of St Mark & St John.  Director of Teaching & Learning Academy; OUR Board of Directors; Governor of All Saints Academy Plymouth

Neath, Emma

Parent

Parent Body

Vice-Chair of Finance & Personnel

25/03/2014

4 years

86%

Finance & Personnel

None

Newman, Carol

Co-op

Governing Body

Chair of Governors

07/07/2015

4 years

92%

Finance & Personnel

Chair of Resources Committee at Devon Moors Federation

Poustie, Heather

Head

 

Headteacher

01/09/2005

n/a

100%

Finance & Personnel; Buildings & Curriculum

Employed at South Tawton Primary School

Woodley, Matthew

Co-op

Governing Body

Safeguarding Governor

07/07/2015

4 years

14%

Buildings & Curriculum

None

Woolnough, Adam

Co-op

Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Buildings & Curriculum

07/07/2015

4 years

71%

Buildings & Curriculum

Teacher at St Peter's Exeter

Cann, William

Associate

Governing Body

 

07/07/2015

4 years

7%

Buildings & Curriculum

(no voting rights)

Councillor at West Devon Borough Council

South Tawton Primary Governing Body – Governors Resigned in the last 12 months

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Date of Appointment

Date of Resignation

Meeting Attendance Record

(last 12 months)

Committee(s)

Registered interests

Dine, Ken

Parent

Parent Body

Chair of Governors; Chair of Buildings & Curriculum

22/10/2012

13/09/2016

50%

Buildings & Curriculum

Police Officer, Devon & Cornwall Police

Foulkes, Claire

Co-op

Governing Body

 

07/07/2015

31/07/2016

100%

Buildings & Curriculum

None

Hoggins, Ceri

Staff

Staff Body

SEN Governor

07/07/2015

13/09/2016

100%

Buildings & Curriculum

Employed at South Tawton Primary School

 

It has been minuted that the governors have approved Matt Woodley's absences this year due to specific work committments. This will be reviewed in September 2017. Matt woodley has attended other meetings relating to his role as governor. These are not including in his % attendance.

Overall Governor Attendance at Full Governor and Committee Meetings over the last 12 months = 72%

Please note this does not include additional Governor attendance on School business, e.g. interviews, appraisals, school visits etc.