Governors

There are 14 governors in the Tamar Valley federation. The full governing body meets four times each year, in addition to which there are two committees, Teaching and Learning and Resources, which also meet once each term. If you would like to know more about how the governing body works, full minutes of all the meetings are available below on the links. Governors are always interested in not only the achievement of all pupils but also the progress that particular groups of children make during their time in our school. All the staff contribute to the database that informs our thinking and the Ofsted inspection system is making ever-increasing demands on governors to be fully aware of a wide range of school data and how our performance compares with other similar schools, both locally and nationally.

The Governing Body consists of:

  • 2 Parent
  • 1 Local Educational Authority
  • 2 Foundation
  • 8 Co-Opted governors
  • 1 Staff governors

If there are vacancies and you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the Clerk to Governors email: clerk@berealston.devon.sch.uk or pop into the school office for more details.

 

Name Office Type Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed by End Date Registered Interests
Chris Avent Foundation (Co-Chair) 16.04.18 4 years Tavistock Trust governing board 15.04.22 3 children attend Bere Alston primary
Melloney Slater Foundation governor 16.04.18 4 years Tavistock Trust governing board 15.04.22 None
Chris James Co-Opted governor 25.04.18 4 years Tamar Valley Federation governing board 24.04.22 None
Natalie Maynard Co-Opted governor 25.04.18 4 years Tamar Valley Federation governing board 24.04.22 1 child attends Lifton Primary
Paul Baker Co-Opted governor 25.04.18 4 years Tamar Valley Federation governing board 24.04.22 1 child attends Bere Alston Primary
 Vicky Glen  LA Governor  18.04.18  4 years  Tamar Valley Federation (elected by Local Authority)  17.04.22  Parish Councillor at Lifton
Gillian Taylor Staff governor – Teaching Assistant 16.04.18 4 years  Tamar Valley federation governing board (elected by staff) 15.04.22 Staff at Lifton Primary / 2 children attend Lifton Primary 
Jane Byrne Co-Opted governor 25.04.18 4 years Tamar Valley federation governing board 24.04.22 Executive Head Teacher of Beacon Federation
 Debbie Martin  Parent  16.04.18  4 years  Tamar Valley federation governing board (elected by parents)  15.04.22  2 children attend Lifton Primary School
Natasha Medhurst Parent Governor 16.04.18 4 years Tamar Valley Federation governing board.(elected by the parents) 24.11.18 2 children attend Bere Alston Primary / BARP treasurer
Melanie Cripps Ex Officio  16.04.18 ongoing Tamar Valley Federation governing board  ongoing Executive Head Teacher  of Tamar Valley Federation
Maggie Peacock Co-Opted Governor  25.04.18  4 years  Tamar Valley Federation governing board  24.04.22  SENCO at Bere Alston Primary School
VACANCY x 3 Co-Opted Governor          
Maria Outram Clerk to Governors 16.04.18 ongoing Tamar Valley Federation governing board ongoing N/A

 

Committee Members and StructuresCommittee structures and members

Teaching and Learning   Resources
Gill Taylor (Staff)   Chris Avent (Fou)
Melloney Slater (Fou)   Debbie Martin (Par)
Maggie Peacock (Co-Opt)   Natasha Medhurst (Parent)
Jane Byrne (Co-Opt)    Paul Baker (Co-Opt)
Vicky Glen (LA)    Natalie Maynard (Co-Opt)
     Chris James (Co-Opt)
     

 

Concerns and Complains

If you have any concerns or issues about anything in school please don’t hesitate to contact the Headteacher. If you prefer not to speak to the Headteacher the Chair of Governors would always be pleased to hear from you.

Mr Chris Avent or Mrs Vicky Glen, Phone: 01822 840 410 / 01566 784288, or Email: chair@berealston.devon.sch.uk or chair@lifton.devon.sch.uk

This is an important step in our Complaints Procedure which is explained more clearly in our policies link on this website.

 

Tamar Valley Federation Governors

NAME TYPE / ROLE Appointing Body Date of appointment Term end date
Vicky Glen

 

LEA

Co-Chair

Local Authority 16.04.18 15.04.22
Mel Cripps HT 16.04.18 15.04.22
Chris James CO-OPT Governing Board 25.04.18 24.04.22
Natalie Maynard CO-OPT Governing Board 25.04.18 24.04.22
Paul Baker CO-OPT Governing Board 25.04.18 24.04.22
Chris Avent FOU

Co-Chair

Trust Board 16.04.18 15.04.22
Melloney Slater FOU Trust Board 16.04.18 15.04.22
Debbie Martin PAR Parents 16.04.18 15.04.22
Gillian Taylor STF Staff 16.04.18 15.04.22
Natasha Medhurst PAR Parents 16.04.18 15.04.22
Jane Byrne CO-OPT Governing Board 25.04.18 24.04.22
Maggie Peacock CO-OPT Governing Board 25.04.18 24.04.22

  

Lifton Community Primary School

Past Governors

NAME TYPE Start date End Date
 

Derek Hignett

 

Parent

 

17.06.14

 

15.04.18

 

Sue Richardson

 

LEA

 

07.11.15

 

15.04.18

 

Michaela Emmanuel-Jones

 

CO-OPT

 

15.07.15

 

15.04.18