Governors of the Totnes Hub
Link Governor for Harbertonford - End of term 28/09/20
Cat has two children at Harbertonford C of E Primary School in Eagles class.
Cat works in the field of arts and culture as a project manager, evaluator and consultant. Having been a student at Dartington College of Arts, a member of a theatre company and teaching on the theatre and arts management courses she now runs projects and events that improve people's lives through culture. Cat is also the Parish Clerk to Harberton Parish Council. She says, ‘life is varied and busy and I enjoy bringing all my experiences to the governing board’
Mrs Rebecca Sear
End of Term 30/09/2023
Rebecca moved to Broadhempston with her husband, two young children and lively border terrier in 2018. Having worked and lived in London for 10 years in HR projects, roles for PwC and The Royal Household she was ready for a lifestyle change, enjoying more time with her wider family who live in Devon and Cornwall and creating a portfolio career.
As well as continuing to be an HR Projects Consultant she has set up her own children's interior design business and is enjoying volunteering with other parents to run the baby and toddler playgroup at the village hall on a Friday.
Rebecca's interests are in interior design, paddle boarding and yoga (often combined), crafting and running with her dog.
Mrs Anna Neville
Anna Neville is a qualified teacher with nine years of experience across the primary sector. Since her recent appointment at a school within the trust, she has stepped down as chair of the Totnes Board and now serves as a staff representative.
Anna joined the Governing Board in March 2012 as a parent governor and also took the lead for Safeguarding. Her three eldest sons all attended Landscove C of E Primary before transitioning to a local secondary school. The youngest is currently in year five.
Hobbies include long distance running, coastal walks, rambling across the moors, baking and home cookery
Staff Governor – End of term 31/03/2020
Mr Nick Easen
Nick is a freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster contributing to the Times of London, BBC World and the World Economic Forum. He has lectured at South Devon College and other institutions and is interested in educating the next generation. His son attends Stoke Gabriel Primary School. His other son currently attends Stoke Gabriel Pre-School.
Nick is interested in the importance of community in the village. He is also active in the Stoke Gabriel Church choir and also in helping create a new cycle path from the village to Totnes.
Mrs Nanya Coles
Mrs Lucy Carrol
Diptford Parent Governor
Lead in Monitoring - End of term 31/03/2020
Retired Head Teacher
Governor Monitoring Lead
Janet Watts is a qualified Primary School teacher. She taught in several different schools, before having two primary headships in Hampshire, one at a small village school and then a large primary school.
Together with husband Neil, Janet moved to Devon in 1991 as a local authority adviser for primary schools. In the early days of Ofsted inspections, Janet both led inspections and was a team member, employed by a range of inspection contractors.
Janet retired from full time work in 1999, but continued to work as an educational consultant, continued with inspection work, and was an accredited assessor of candidates for the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headteachers). Janet was invited to become an occasional trainer for Devon Governor Services, from 2002 2005.
Janet has previous experience as a governor at a primary school in Newton Abbot.
Janet’s hobbies are horse riding, caravanning, gardening and walking her dogs. Janet continues (and in this she has never changed) to care passionately that every child is entitled to a good education in a school that is well led, where children are taught by good teachers and experience a rich and wide curriculum. A school in which children achieve and make progress, both academically and socially, but above all enjoy learning.
Lead Governor for Pupil Premium and Sports Grant - End of term 31/03/2020
Retired Bank Manager, HSBC
Responsibility for Finance
Sue Baker took early retirement from her position as a Premier Personal Banking Manager with HSBC in September 2013 having completed 34 years banking service and experienced a variety of roles in the banking arena.
Sue has always enjoyed working with children having previously run the Stoke Gabriel Sunday Club for many years and now volunteers in the village primary school, working with reception and year 1 and 2 children.
In her new found 'free time', Sue enjoys singing, amateur dramatics, walking, swimming and taking an active role in her local community. Sue joined the Governing body in January 2014, she is a co-opted governor.
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