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Welcome to our Governors’ Section


The Governing Body consists of representatives from staff, parents, community and Devon County Council. It ensures that statutory roles and responsibilities are met and also monitors the work of the school. Governors work with the school to provide the best learning environment and educational opportunities for the children and staff.

 

The governing body of South Molton Community Primary School reconstituted in 2015 and is now structured as follows:

LA Governor - Beverly Adams 

Ex Officio (Headteacher) - Tom Parkin

Staff Governor - Tris Marchington 

Parent Governors - Toby Shaddick 

Co-opted Governors - Andrew Quayle, Chris Brown, Ivor Smith, Laura Lockwood and Rhoda Bailey.

Associate Governors - Becky Hopkins and Rob Kelland. 

 

The position of Chair is Chris Brown 

There are currently vacancies on the Governing Body in the category of Co-opted and Parent Governor .

Associate Governors have voting rights at committee level.

 

The Clerk to Governors is Liz Shaw

clerk@southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk


 

Committees

 

All governors attend Full Governing Body meetings. In addition, they are also members of either the Resources or Teaching and Learning committee.

 

Resources

Tom Parkin

Andrew Quayle 

Ivor Smith

Rob Kelland (Associate Governor)

 

Teaching and Learning

Chris Brown (Chair)

Tom Parkin

Laura Lockwood

Rhoda Bailey

Beverly Adams

Toby Shaddick

Becky Hopkins (Associate Governor)

 

Our Governors

 

 

 

Chris Brown - Chair of Governors

Chris Brown - Chair of Governing Board

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Safeguarding lead governor 

Term of Office: 13/10/2021 - 12/10/22

First and foremost, I am a parent of two wonderful girls who are currently navigating the challenging social and academic environment of school. My wife and I moved to North Devon 15 years ago. We live on a farm, and very much enjoy the local countryside and community . My career in business extends over 30 years, with directorship and management experience in logistics, leisure, manufacturing and education. I have sat on various charity committees, primarily focused on supporting disadvantaged children. I have a passion for wishing to see young children fulfil their potential, through exploration, nurturing support, and lots of fun.

Tom Parkin - Headteacher

Tom Parkin – Headteacher

Current term of office: 10/06/13 - ongoing

In his position as Headteacher, Tom is an ex-officio governor

I have been a governor and Headteacher at SMCPS since April 2013. I feel very positive about the future for this school and working with community to ensure all children receive the best education. We have wonderful facilities and environments and I would like to ensure they are used to their full potential.

Andrew Quayle

Andrew Quayle - Co-opted

Finance and Resources committee

Term of Office: 13/10/2021 - 12/10/2025

I have recently retired from full-time employment and relocated to North Devon, having spent the last 20 years working outside the UK, living in 5 different countries on 3 continents. I am a Chartered Accountant and have many years of experience in senior financial roles in multi-national companies. Although my exposure to the education sector is that of a parent, I think my overall business skills and experience can support the school in its future development, especially in terms of financial management but also as part of an effective and supportive governing body.

Rob Kelland

Rob Kelland - Associate Governor

Resources Committee.

Focus: Health Safety and Welfare

Toby Shaddick

Toby Shaddick - Parent Govenror

Teaching and Learnig Committee

Term of office 08/09/2021 - 07/09/2025

Ivor Smith

Ivor Smith - Co-opted Governor 

Resources Committee

Term of office 18/03/2020 - 17/03/2024

Laura Lockwood

Laura Lockwood - Co-opted Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee

Term of office 11/12/2019 - 10/12/2023

Beverly Adams

Beverly Adams - LA Governor

T&L Committee 

Term of Office: 2/05/2018 - 01/05/2022

I returned to the UK just before Lockdown after 9 retired years in France. My husband and I moved to North Devon in August 2020 and very much enjoy living close to the wonderful beaches, National Parks and towns.

I was in education for 35 years, teaching in Oldham then Hampshire and was a Head for the last 13 years at 3 different Junior schools.

I hope my experience will enable me to support the Governing Body to ensure that SMPS offers the best possible education to every child.

Beverly Adams - LA Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee

Term of office 08/09/2021 - 07/09/2025

Rhoda Bailey

Rhoda Bailey - Co-opted Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee 

Term of office 16/12/2020 - 15/12/2024

Governors' Registered Interests

 

 

SOUTH MOLTON COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNING BODY

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Current Term

Registered interests

Chris Brown

Co-opted

Governing body

Chairperson

13.10.21 – 12.10.22

Company director – Monarch Education

SW Education and care consultant.

Andrew Quayle

Co-opted

Governing body

Co-opted

13.10.21 – 12.10.24

Chair of finance & resources committee at Steiner Academy - Exeter

Trustee and treasurer@ Beaford Arts.

Tom Parkin

Headteacher

Ex officio

 

10.06.13 onwards

Headteacher

Tris Marchington

 

Staff govenor

 

 

 

 

Deputy Headteacher

Lorraine Kennealy

Parent

Governing body

Chair Resources

02.05.18 – 01.05.22

Catering manager – Exmoor Link Federation.

Parent of pupil in school

Toby Shaddick

Parent

Governing body

 

08.09.21 – 07.09.25

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

Helen Symons

 

Co-opted

Governing body

 

07.03.18 – 06.03.22

Parent of pupil in school

Ivor Smith

Co-opted

Governing body

 

18.03.20 – 17.03.24

Wife is casual staff for holiday club.

Laura Lockwood

Co-opted

Governing body

 

11.12.2019 – 17.03.2024

Parent of pupil in school

Rhoda Bailey

Co-opted

 

 

16.12.20 - 15.12.24

Maternity cover teacher at SMCPS

Beverly Adams

LA

Local Authority & FGB

 

08.09.21 – 07.09.25

None

ASSOCIATE GOVERNORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becky Hopkins

Associate

Governing body

 

06.07.16 – 05.07.20

Parent

Robert Kelland

Co-opted

Governing body

 

02.12.15 –

01.12.19

Parent

Vice-chair and vice-treasurer SM Vintage Rally Club

Jewsons yard and lorry driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for the Academic Year 2020-21

 

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Andrew Quayle

4

IIII

3

 

3

II

Tom Parkin

4

IIII

3

III

3

III

Toby Shaddick*

4

I

3

 

3

 

Lorraine Kennealy

4

IIII

3

 

3

III

Helen Symons

4

III

3

 

3

III

Chris Brown

4

IIII

3

III

3

I

Laura Lockwood

4

IIII

3

II

3

I

Beverly Adams*

4

II

3

 

3

 

Ivor Smith

4

IIII

3

 

3

II

Rhoda Bailey

4

III

3

II

3

I

Tris Marchington

4

II

3

I

3

 

Paul Widgery*

4

IIII

  

3

I

       

Associate Governors

      

Becky Hopkins

4

 

3

 

3

 

Rob Kelland

4

I

3

 

3

III

       
       
       

N.B. we had an extra FGB meeting in place of a committee meeting during Covid-19 lockdown.

 

*Resigned/joined during the academic year

 

 

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for the Academic Year 2019-20

 

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Andrew Quayle

5

/////

 

 

2

//

Tom Parkin

5

////

2

//

2

//

Mary Ellen Whalley*

4

////

2

//

 

 

Penny King

5

/////

2

//

2

//

Lorraine Kennealy

5

////

 

 

2

//

Helen Symons

5

////

 

 

2

/

Chris Brown

5

/////

2

//

 

 

Laura Lockwood*

4

////

1

/

 

 

David Kane*

3

/

 

 

 

 

Ivor Smith*

3

///

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becky Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Kelland

 

/

 

 

2

//

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N.B. we had an extra FGB meeting in place of a committee meeting during Covid-19 lockdown.

 

*Resigned/joined during the academic year

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for the Academic Year 2018-19

 

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Andrew Quayle

4

////

 

 

3

///

Tom Parkin

4

////

3

///

3

///

Mary Ellen Whalley

4

////

3

///

 

 

Penny King

4

////

3

///

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorraine Kenneally

4

////

 

 

3

///

Helen Symons

4

////

 

 

3

//

Jason Wragg*

4

/

3

/

 

 

Chris Brown

4

////

1

/

2

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becky Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Kelland

 

//

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Resigned/joined during the academic year

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for the Academic Year 2017-18

 

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Andrew Quayle

3

3

-

-

3

2

Tom Parkin

3

2

3

2

3

 

Katy Kilburn*

3

1

-

-

3

1

Theresa Hodge*

3

1

3

-

-

-

Sue Davies

3

3

3

1

-

-

Mary Ellen Whalley

3

3

3

2

-

-

Penny King

3

3

3

2

-

-

Sarah Hayward

3

3

3

 

-

-

Lorraine Kenneally

3

3

-

-

3

2

Helen Symons*

2

1

-

-

1

1

Jason Wragg*

2

1

2

1

1

-

Chris Brown*

2

1

-

-

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becky Hopkins

3

 

3

 

-

 

Rob Kelland

3

1

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Resigned/joined during the academic year

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for the Academic Year 2016-17

 

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Andrew Quayle

4

4

N/A

1

3

2

Tom Parkin

4

3

3

3

3

3

Katy Kilburn

4

3

N/A

 

3

2

Shaun Kershaw*

1

1

1

0

N/A

 

Ruth Carter

4

2

N/A

 

3

2

Sue Davies

4

3

3

3

N/A

 

Mike Jones*

4

2

N/A

 

2

1

Mary Ellen Whalley

4

4

3

3

N/A

 

Penny King

4

3

3

3

N/A

 

Rob Kelland*

4

1

N/A

 

 

 

Michelle Young

4

3

3

2

N/A

 

Associate Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosalie Priscott *

2

2

 

 

 

 

Becky Hopkins

4

1

 

 

 

 

Rob Kelland

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Resigned during the academic year

 

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for the Academic Year 2015-16

 

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Shani White*

5

5

1

1

1

1

Tom Parkin

6

6

2

1

2

2

Christine Bailey*

3

3

 

 

0

0

Katy Kilburn

6

5

 

 

2

2

Shaun Kershaw

6

6

2

1

 

 

Nick Lock

6

4

 

 

2

2

Sue Davies

6

4

2

2

 

 

Mike Jones

6

5

 

 

2

1

Mary Ellen Whalley

6

6

2

2

 

 

Penny King

6

6

2

2

 

 

Rob Kelland

4

2

 

 

2

2

Michelle Young

2

2

2

2

 

 

Associate Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Carter

1

1

 

 

 

 

Becky Hopkins

1

1

 

 

 

 

Rosalie Priscott

1

1

 

 

 

 

Andrew Quayle

1

1

 

 

 

 

Jo Kingdon

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Resigned during the academic year

 

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for the Academic Year 2014-15

 

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Shani White

5

5

2

1

3

3

Tom Parkin

5

5

2

2

3

2

Christine Bailey

5

5

 

 

3

3

Katy Kilburn

5

5

 

 

3

3

Shaun Kershaw

5

4

2

1

 

 

Nick Lock

5

5

2

2

 

 

Sue Davies

5

5

2

1

 

 

Mike Jones*

3

3

 

 

2

1

Mary Ellen Whalley*

5

5

1

1

1

1

Penny King

1

1

0

0

 

 

Karen O’Neill**

4

3

2

2

 

 

Theresa Haddrell**

1

1

 

 

1

1

Jo Venison**

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

* Associate Governor

** Resigned

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