Goosewell Governors Page

The structure and responsibilities of our Governing Body

A local governing body within Reach South Academy Trust consists of:

4 Trust appointed members
2 Elected parent members
2 Elected staff members
Executive Headteacher

Additionally, there can be up to 3 Co-opted members.


The Goosewell Primary Academy Local Governing Body currently consists of :

1 Trust Appointed Governor

1 Co-opted Governor

1 Elected Parent Governor

2 Elected Staff Governors

1 Headteacher


Mrs Elizabeth Dillon

Parent Governor

Term: 25/05/2022 - 25/05/2026
Responsibility:  Quality of Education
Attendance 2023-24: 1/2
Registered Interests: Child at Goosewell Primary Academy

I am a mother to two children at Goosewell. One in year 5, and one in year 1. I have lived in Plymstock for 7 years and in Plymouth for 19 years, moving here to work for a global engineering company. Although my job has changed over the years, I've made Plymouth my home. Having a background in science and engineering, I am keen to support Goosewell in the provision of STEM subjects to all students. I believe in educational equity and I hope my role as parent governor continues Goosewell's good progress in fairness and inclusion.

Mrs Rebecca Ellerker

Co-opted Governor

Term: 10/11/2020 - 10/11/2024
Responsibility: Safeguarding, SEND and Behaviours and Attitudes
Attendance 2023-24: 0/2
Register of Interest: Child at Goosewell and owner of Rebecca Elleker Translation (Mar 2018)

It is a great privilege to become a Co-Opted Governor at Goosewell Academy. I have two children currently at Goosewell and I have been fortunate to see how they have both been supported and encouraged with their developing education since they started school. I am a Secondary Teacher with a specialism in Modern Foreign Languages and have been Head of Faculty at a large school in Plymouth. I now work to advise and support those who are considering a career in teaching, working at both Primary and Secondary phases. I am firm in my belief that all children should have a positive experience of school. Children need to be supported to thrive at a level that challenges them as individuals and, importantly, they should enjoy their education; both are key to our children developing lifelong skills for learning and success. This is only possible with a dedicated school community of staff, children and families, and I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this at Goosewell Academy.

Mrs Angela Jenkins

Chair of The Governing Body

Term: 19.09.17 - 20.09.25 (2nd Term 21.09.21)
Responsibility: Chair of Governors, Leadership and Management and Personal Development
Attendance 2023-24: 2/2
Registered Interests: Director of Performance and Development / Senior Trust Leader in a MAT working in same region.
I am extremely proud to be a Trust Appointed Governor at Goosewell Academy. I have three children, two of whom are currently at Goosewell, with my third having left last year to move onto Secondary School. I qualified as a Primary Teacher in 1998 and have specialised in Early Years Education for the past 14 years; I am currently a member of the Senior Leadership Team of a Primary Multi Academy Trust, where I am responsible for School Improvement and the professional development of teachers. My passion is for education; I believe that every child should be inspired to learn by an exciting, innovative and challenging curriculum whilst receiving the very best experience that each and every one of them deserves.

I am looking forward to working with the amazingly dedicated staff and children of Goosewell Academy.

Mrs Antonia Murphy

Staff Governor

Term : 01.05.24 - 30.04.28
Responsibility: n/a
Attendance 2023-24: 0/0
Registered Interests: tbc

Mrs Jo Penk

Staff Governor

Term: 21.11.19 - 20.11.27 (2nd Term)
Responsibility: Staff Governor
Attendance 2023-24: 2/2
Registered Interests: None

Ms Laura Warren


Term: 01.09.23
Responsibility: Whole School
Attendance 2023-24: 2/2
Registered Interests: Director of Gosling Trust (Sept 23)

Governors of the Previous 12 months:
Julie Mills  21/11/2019 - 25.07.23
Tessa Hewins : 21/05/2022 - 12/05/2024
Goosewell Primary Academy - Local Governing Body Meetings  2023-24
Tuesday 31 October 2023
Tuesday 6 February 2024
Tuesday 11 June 2024

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