Goosewell Primary Academy
Tel: 01752 482960
Reach South Academy Trust
c/o UTC Plymouth
Tel: 01752 987 060
The School Governors have general responsibility for the effective management of the school acting within the framework set by national legislation and Local Authority policies. They are involved in deciding what is taught, setting standards of behaviour, monitoring and challenging performance, interviewing and selecting staff and deciding how the school budget is spent. The Headteacher, appointed by and accountable to the Governing Body, takes detailed decisions of the day-to-day running of the school. The Headteacher takes into account the Governing Body’s policies in carrying out his duties, and discusses all areas of school life with the Governors, who offer challenge, support and guidance.
In January 2016 we moved to having nine Full Governing Body meetings per year, thereby replacing the sub-committee system, in order to ensure that all Governors are fully informed of and have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of School Governance.
Click Here to read The Role of the Governing Body.
Members of the Governing Body can be contacted via:
g Body as at Spring 2015 are:
Mr James Gentile
Members of the Governing Body
All our Governors are linked to a year group, which they follow as they move up through the school. This gives us a clear picture of progress and enables us to act as year group champions and a contact point for parents. We therefore share responsibility for core subjects across the school.
Parent Support Advisor
Please click on the Governors name or profile picture for more information.
Reach South Appointed Governor
Vice-Chair Full Governing Body
Reach South Appointed Governor
Chair Full Governing Body
Lizaine Arnold, Co-opted. End of term of office 17/10/2015
Alison Dowling, Co-opted. Term of Office 9/2/2012 – 8/2/2016
Mark Bradley, Co-opted. End of term of office 23/03/2016
Zoe May, Staff Governor. Term of Office 1/9/2012 – 31/08/2016
Governors who have left during 2016-2017
Ruth Kent, Associate Member of the Governing Body. Retired May 2017
Alexandra, Miranda Vice-Chair Full Governing Body and Parent Governor. Term of Office 16/07/2013 – 15/07/2017
Mike Brown, Parent Governor and Health & Safety Governor. Term of Office 16/07/2013 – 15/07/2017
Governors who have left during 2015-2016
Governors who have left during 2014-2015
Angela Faithfull, Co-opted. End of term of office 4/12/2014
Susan Hargrove, Local Authority. Deceased April 2015
Governors who have left during 2017-2018
Nigel Jackson, Reach South Appointed Governor. Retired April 2018
Kerry Libby, Reach South Appointed Governor and Safeguarding Governor. Retired April 2018
Associate Members of the Governing Body
Associate Members play an important supporting role to the Governing Body but have no voting rights.
Governors who have left during 2018-2019
Reverend Darren Middleton, Co-Opted Governor. Retired December 2018
Upcoming Governor meetings
Thursday 14th March 6 - 8pm
Thursday 9th May 6 - 8pm
Thursday 18th July 8 - 10am