Governors

The management of the school is the responsibility of the school governors who are nominated or elected to serve a four year term of office. The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher or their nominees when absent. The school benefits from the fact that the governors are either parent governors or have long links with the school. Currently the Local Advisory Board has twelve members who meet termly to monitor the smooth running of the school, to decide matters of policy and to ensure Government and L.A. requirements are met.
 
Update from the Chair of Governors
 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

On behalf of the Local advisory Board, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Boringdon Primary School.

As a governing body, we are proud of our children and staff and are grateful for the support shown by the parents and carers. The school community as a whole works together in a co-operative partnership, with our core value of educating the children in a safe and happy environment underpinning everything that we do.

The main role of the governing body is to ensure the schools statutory obligations are met in addition to reviewing and monitoring objectives, planning for the future, and to ensure that the vision for the school is maintained with strategic direction for the improvement of the school. The governing body works hard to support the staff and pupils with the aim of ensuring that Boringdon continues to maintain its high academic standards and enables the pupils to realise their full potential in all areas of their development.

All of our governors bring with them a range of skills and expertise to enhance the leadership and management of the school. Decisions are taken by the whole governing body on issues including finance, safeguarding, premises management and staff appointments. The governing body meets once every half term for a formal meeting, and more frequently to attend school events and observe the children within the school environment and I would like to thank all the governors for the time and effort they put into this role. Governors are appointed with their skill set in mind however we all attend regular training and professional development to ensure that we are fulfilling our roles to the best of our ability and providing the school with the support that it deserves.

We are extremely grateful for the role that parents and carers at Boringdon play in supporting the children and through the fundraising activities of FOB.

If you would like to find out more about the governors, please visit the governors section of the school website.  We also provide regular updates in the school newsletters and are available to speak with at many school events.

Chair of Governors

 
Our Local Advisory Board
Mrs L Agnew (Staff) 
Mrs A Chivers (Co-opted)
Mr A Hudson (Co-opted) 
Mr S Rapson (Co-opted) 
Mrs K Richards (Parent) 
Mrs V Sargeant (Parent) 
Mr J Scales (Headteacher)
Mr M Thomas (Co-opted) 
Mrs S Thomas (Staff)
Mrs K Watson (Co-opted) 
 
 
Mrs L Johnson (Clerk)
 
The Chair of the Local Advisory Board can be contacted either via the school office or email: chair@boringdon.plymouth.sch.uk 
 
ABOUT US
 

Lisa Agnew

Staff Governor

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility: School Business Manager
Term: 21.11.19 - 20.11.23.
Attendance: 2019-20 New governor: 4/4
Registered Interests: Employee of Boringdon Primary School

Amy Chivers

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility : TBC
Term: 23.01.20 - 22.01.24
Attendance: 2/3
Registered Interests: None

I am currently Deputy Headteacher at Woodford Primary School, having worked there for the past 16 years. I have taught in all the Primary age phases, but am currently teaching in Year 1. I have held many curriculum responsibilities during my teaching career and now hold responsibility for Teaching and Learning across the school. I believe that children are entitled to high quality education and I am keen to support Boringdon Primary to continue to provide an excellent education for their pupils.

Alistair Hudson

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility: Vice-Chair, Sports Premium and Wellbeing
Term: 14.03.19 - 13.03.23
Attendance: 2019-20: 2/5
Registered Interests: Regional Director of Premier Sport Torquay and Plymouth

Sean Rapson

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility: Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and Achievement for All
Term: 22.11.18 - 21.11.22
Attendance: 2019-20: 4/5
Registered Interests: tbc

I am a former pupil of Boringdon Primary School (having left in 2005) and have lived locally all my life. I was a Project Manager for four years, working closely with Local Authorities during a challenging period where budgets were being cut on an annual basis. I am currently working as a Product Manager for The Key. The Key is an industry-leading support service for School Leaders and School Governors. Working alongside senior leaders and governors teaches you a lot so I decided to join the LAB to try and make a positive contribution to the school and ease some of the pressure on its leaders.
The products I manage at The Key are related to CPD and Safeguarding so I am hoping to use my experience and knowledge in those areas to benefit Boringdon Primary School.

Karen Richards

Parent Governor

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility: Science & Computing
Term: 01.06.20 - 01.06.24
Attendance: 2019-20: 3/5
Registered Interests : Shareholder and Finance Manager of Walton Development & Construction Ltd

I am the proud mum to four children, my eldest 2 children are now 16 and 13 and after successfully attending Boringdon they have now moved onto Hele's School. My younger children are currently in years 6 and 3. I work as the Finance Manager for my husband's company. I am the Chairperson of the Friends Group, a role I have been enjoying since 2014. I became a Co-opted member of the LAB in 2016 and have happily taken on the role of governor for science and computing. I have over the years observed the dedication and enthusiasm of the teaching staff throughout the whole school and enjoy being able to volunteer a little of my time to hopefully help to enhance every child's experience and memories of their time at Boringdon.

Victoria Sargeant

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents
Responsibility : Chair, Pupil Premium, Early Years and WeST HR Committee
Term: 17.11.16 - 16.11.20
Attendance: 2019-20: 4/5
Registered Interests: None

I have been a governor at Boringdon Primary School since 2016 and have recently been appointed the role of Chair. I am an Employment and Education Solicitor and aim to use my expertise to support and guide the school in its development. I am dedicated to ensuring that the best interests of our children are at the heart of every decision that has to be made and providing support and guidance to help the school maintain it’s high standards.
I am a former pupil of Boringdon, my father was a governor and I now have my own children at the school. I therefore have a historical and long-term vested interest in the school and supporting the high standards that we all benefit from as parents, staff and pupils of this friendly and successful school.
I am also the Early Years link governor and strongly believe that we are very lucky, as parents, to have such a strong Early Years team to give our children the best start to their education. I hope to assist the Early Years team with any support that they require in their development.

Jason Scales

Headteacher

Member of Local Advisory Board by virtue of position in school.
Responsibility : Whole School
Term: 01.06.16 onwards
Attendance: 2019-20: 5/5
Registered Interests : Employee of Boringdon Primary School

I have worked at Boringdon Primary School since September 1996. Therefore, I have a strong understanding of the ethos of the school. As well as working at Boringdon, I have worked in several other industries including retail, tourism and the dockyard. I have three children who attend the local primary and secondary schools in Saltash.

Martin Thomas

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility: Building & Premises and Health & Safety
Term: 24.01.19 - 23.01.23
Attendance: 2019-20: 3/5
Registered Interests: Wife is an employee of Boringdon School

I am a parent of a daughter who attends Boringdon Primary School. I have been in the construction industry and worked for the local authority for 35 years. For the last 12 years I have been a building control surveyor, keeping people safe in their own homes. I look forward to working with the governors and the hard working staff, that maintain high standards in this school.

Sarah Thomas

Staff Governor

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility : Assistant Headteacher
Term: 20.09.16 - 19.09.20
Attendance: 2019-20: 4/5
Registered Interests : Employee of Boringdon Primary School

I have been fortunate to teach at Boringdon Primary School for many years and am currently a teacher in Year 1. I've worked in both Key Stages but mainly in Key Stage 1 and Foundation.

Kelsey Watson

Appointed by Local Advisory Board
Responsibility : Literacy
Term: 23.01.20 - 22.01.24
Attendance 2009-21: 2/3
Registered Interests: TBC

As a qualified primary teacher I am dedicated to giving children opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to adapt, think critically and flourish in today’s world. Having experience in teaching Early years, Key Stage 1 and 2, I am passionate about the growth and happiness of children throughout their primary education. I aim to support Boringdon Primary School in continuing their varied curriculum which places learners at the heart of education.

I first began my teaching journey working at the National Marine Aquarium where I brought learning outside the classroom to schools across Plymouth and the South West. The passion I felt in teaching led me to return to university to undertake my PGCE teacher training. I am dedicated in supporting and maintaining the excellent standards of the school and hope that my son will have the experience of attending Boringdon Primary School in years to come.

Previous Governors of the last 12 months
 
John Agnew (Co-opted) Mar 2019 -Mar 2020
Gary Jenkin (Co-opted) Feb 2019 - Mar 2020
 
 
Timetable of Meetings 2020-2021
 
 24.09.20
 19.11.20
 21.01.21
 18.03.21
 06.05.21
 01.07.21
 
 Meetings are on Thursdays at 4pm.
 
 

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