Governors play an important part in the life of the school – this is mainly strategic; setting objectives, supporting the innovative and diverse learning opportunities for children and monitoring progress, supporting staff to help children reach their full potential and challenging them where necessary. This is sometimes described as being a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher.
It is important to understand that it is the role of the Headteacher and the staff to run the school on a day-to-day basis. The Chair of Governors works closely with the Headteacher to ensure the success of the school.
Governors are unpaid volunteers who come from a range of backgrounds. They contribute their knowledge, skills and experience for the benefit of the school.
All governors are appointed by the Governing Body. A skills audit is carried out and matched to the needs of the Board.
Governors also take responsibility for Safeguarding, SEND, Finance, Health & Safety, an overview of teaching and learning and monitoring the performance of the school.
Governor Details and Business Interests as of October 2023
|Name||Type of Governor||
Position within Governing Body
|Relevant Business Interest||Term ended|
DfE Filtering and Monitoring Lead
|Employee of Torquay Academy|
|Nicole Amil||Local Authority||04/05/2021||
Health and Safety Lead
Off-site Educational Visits
|Member of Torbay Council|
Partner at Michelmores LLP
Director of Michelmores Secretaries LTD
Director of Michelmores Nominees Ltd
DfE Filtering and Monitoring
|Rosie Huggins||Co-opted||04/07/2023||Well-being Lead||Senior Strategy Delivery Advisor|
|Kim Hulme||Co-opted||01/06/2023||EYFS Lead||MTS - Teacher|
|Kathrine Mortimore||Co-opted||09/05/2023||Curriculum||Senior Lead - Teacher|
|Sarah Horton||Co-opted||30/05/2023||Pupil Premium Lead||Nurture Lead and PSED Specialist|
|Karina Endicott||Staff||27/11/2018||Staff||Employee of school||04/07/2023|
|Michael Turner||Parent||31/08/2023||Finance Lead||Employee of Lloyds bank||31/08/2023|
Governor Attendance 2022-2023 Academic Year
|Name of Governor||