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Our Governors

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.

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Governor Details and Business Interests as of October 2023

Name Type of Governor

Term Started

Position within Governing Body

Relevant Business Interest Term ended
Maria Beer Co-opted 01/09/2020


Safeguarding Lead

Attendance Lead

DfE Filtering and Monitoring Lead

Employee of Torquay Academy  
Matthew Briant Staff 01/09/2020 Staff None  
Nicole Amil Local Authority 04/05/2021

Health and Safety Lead

Off-site Educational Visits

Member of Torbay Council   
Alexandra Watson  Co-opted 27/11/2022

Co-Vice Chair

Finance Lead

Partner at Michelmores LLP

Director of Michelmores Secretaries LTD 

Director of Michelmores Nominees Ltd

Kelly Bremridge Co-opted 27/11/2022


Safeguarding Lead

DfE Filtering and Monitoring

Self-employed Barrister  
Tom Hodgson Co-opted 06/07/2021

Co-Vice Chair


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

Possible Attendance

Actual Attendance
Maria Beer 6 6
Matthew Briant 6 6
Nicole Amil 6 6
Alexandra Watson  6 6
Kelly Bremridge 6 6
Tom Hodgson 6 6
Rosie Huggins 1 1
Kathrine Mortimore 3 3
Karina Endicott 6 2
Michael Turner 6 6