Academy Governors

Correspondence for the Chair of the Governing Body can be sent via:

All Saints Church of England Academy, Plymouth
Pennycross
Plymouth
PL5 3NE

Members of the Governing Body:


Jenny Thomas   Diocese of Exeter
Photo Jenny Thomas Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 14th May 2015 / 13th May 2019
Position/Category Ex Headteacher, Bishop Cornish C of E Primary
Committee/holders Chair of Governors, linked to Creative Arts
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 4 out of a possible 6
Relevant Business Interests None
Relevant Personal Interests Education in Diocese of Truro
Statement

I am delighted to have been invited to become a foundation governor at All Saints, having been head teacher at Bishop Cornish Primary School, Saltash for many years and also a governor at the University of St Mark and St John. At present I work with the 44 church primary schools in the Diocese of Truro. I also have experience of working with schools in the Third World and of being an inspector of church schools. I am a lay canon of Truro Cathedral and a member of the Diocesan Board of Education.

I hope that my experience on education will be useful to All Saint’s Academy.

I am Chair of the Governing Body and serve on the Foundations & Futures and Faith & Family committees.


Ms Alison Keyworth Senior Lecturer. Governor, Director. University of St Mark & St John
Alison Keyworth Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 12th May 2016 / 11th May 2020
Position/Category Senior Lecturer, Governor, Director.
Committee/holders Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Foundations & Futures, linked to English
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 8 out of a possible 10
Relevant Business Interests None
Relevant Personal Interests None
Statement

I currently work as a Senior Lecturer of Postgraduate & Professional Development at the University of St Mark & St John where my role involves tutoring and lecturing on the MA Education, PGCE and School Direct Modern Foreign Languages and Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring programmes. My previous career was as a Head of Modern Foreign Languages in a national challenge secondary school. I was invited on to the Governing Body to represent the University and sit on the Academy’s Foundation & Futures Committee.

I have a genuine passion for education and for ensuring that all students, regardless of their age, background and ability, are given the opportunities to realise their potential and are encouraged to have aspirations of being the ‘best’ they can be.

I enjoy working with fellow educators and providing them with training/study opportunities, so that they can grow and develop their knowledge, skills and expertise in order to provide our young people with the very best learning experiences.


Mrs Denise Fitzpatrick Parent Governor, Director Parents
Denise Fitzpatrick Image Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 8th October 2010 / 7th October 2018
Position/Category Parent Governor, Director
Committee/holders Business & Personnel, Foundations & Futures, Faith & Family, linked to SEND
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships Has a daughter in Sixth Form
Current Attendance 2015/2016 13 out of a possible 14
Relevant Business Interests None
Relevant Personal Interests None
Statement

I have three children and first became a governor when my eldest son started at primary school as I wanted to make sure that they had a good education. That was 18 years ago and only my daughter is still in education.

One of my sons went on to university and the other has special needs. As such I am highly aware of the range of needs our academy has and am fully committed to supporting our students to succeed.

I am passionate about education and believe that every young person, no matter what their ability, has the right to a balanced education.

I serve on the Foundations & Futures, Business & Personnel and Faith & Family Committees.


Mr Gary Futcher Headteacher, All Saints Academy Plymouth. Governor, Director, Chair of Ethos Committee. ASAP
Gary Futcher Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 1st January 2016 / Ongoing
Position/Category Headteacher, All Saints Academy Plymouth. Governor, Director, Chair of Ethos Committee.
Committee/holders All Committees
Other Governorships Mary of the Cross Federation
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 8 out of a possible 14 (Joined Jan 16)(also a member of 1 portfolio holders party and 2 working parties)
Relevant Business Interests None
Relevant Personal Interests None
Statement

After studying English and Drama in Manchester, I embarked on a marketing career in theatre before making a conscious decision to re-train and teach so I could share my love of English and Drama.

I am proud to be the Headteacher at All Saint’s Academy.

I am a practicing Christian with a passion for education, a belief in inclusion and a purpose founded on the gospel values that underpin our church school. My vision for the school is based around the 4Fs: Faith, Family, Foundations and Futures. I am passionate about teaching and learning and the difference they make, and look forward to providing the absolute best for everyone connected with All Saints Academy.

I am married with two children and a keen amateur photographer.


Revd Jon Marlow The Revd Jon Marlow Vicar of St Pancras Church Diocese of Exeter
Revd Jon Marlow Image Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 27th October 2014 / 26th October 2018
Position/Category The Revd Jon Marlow, Vicar of St Pancras Church
Committee/holders Chair of Faith & Family, linked to EBACC
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 4 out a possible 6 (also a member of working party)
Relevant Business Interests The Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance
Relevant Personal Interests None
Statement

I am the vicar at St Pancras Church in Pennycross. The Academy is part of our Parish and it is my privilege to serve as a governor.

I am the Chair of the Faith and Family committee


Clare Geraghty   Diocese of Exeter
Clare Geraghty Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 14th May 2015 / 13th May 2019
Position/Category Governor
Committee/holders Chair of Business & Personnel, linked to Business and Personnel
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 6 out of a possible 6 (also a member of portfolio holders party)
Relevant Business Interests None
Relevant Personal Interests St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth
Statement I have worked in financial services for over 17 years with Barclays Bank in a number of roles. I moved to Plymouth in 1997 and am passionate about the city. My husband and I married in 1998 and have two children, Katie aged 14 and Jamie aged 9. I have been involved with their primary school PTA for many years but always knew that I would want to continue to have an involvement in education more widely in the community. I am the Chair of the Business & Personnel committee. I was delighted to have been asked to join All Saints Academy’s board of governors.

Cllr Christopher Storer   Plymouth City Council
Christopher Storer Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 26th May 2016 / 25th May 2020
Position/Category Governor, Councillor for Ham Ward
Committee/holders Not assigned to any committee yet. Linked to Admin, Exams and Premises
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 1 out of a possible 6
Relevant Business Interests None
Relevant Personal Interests North Prospect Community Learning
Statement

I was elected as a ward councillor for Ham in 2014, and as the academy is part of the ward I was honoured to have been appointed as an academy governor in May 2016.

Encouraging people to be heard remains my main interest, because of the potential they possess and how they use that potential to inspire others. Being part of All Saints Academy’s Governing body is to contribute in a small way to make sure young people remain inspired.


Rebecca Smith   Diocese of Exeter
Rebecca Smith Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 2nd March 2017 / 1st March 2021
Position/Category Governor
Committee/holders Foundation & Future, linked to TSV
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 started in March 2017
Relevant Business Interests None
Relevant Personal Interests None
Statement

I was born in Plymouth and lived here until leaving for University. After living away for a number of years in Southampton, Brussels and London, my passion for Plymouth prompted a move home in July 2015.

I bring the experience of being a Governor in a large primary school in Central London for six years, servings as Chair for four years. Having moved back to Plymouth, I was keen to get involved with another local school and am delighted to be able to serve as a Governor at All Saints Academy.

When I’m not working for two local MPs, I love finding the best local coffee shops, showing Plymouth off to visiting friends, and watching Formula 1. I am also a member and serve as Church Warden at St Matthias Plymouth, a growing church in the city centre. I serve as a Governor on the Foundations and Futures committee.


Reverend David Watson   C of E Or Diocese of Exeter
Photo of Reverend David Watson Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 3rd January 2017 / 2nd January 2021
Position/Category Diocesan Deacon, Our Lady of Glastonbury Parish St Francis St Chad St Aidan Co-opted Governor
Committee/holders Faith & Family, linked to Welfare
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance 2015/2016 Started in January 2017
Relevant Business Interests Plymouth YMCA – Directorship
Relevant Personal Interests Parish Deacon Our Lady of Glastonbury, Justice of the Peace, Independent Person Devon and Somerset Fire
Statement

I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the governing body of All Saints returning to my secondary school

As the Vice Chair of the YMCA board, I look forward to strengthen the relationship between the two neighbours and partners

I hope to bring to the role considerable experience in social care and from a range of public bodies over many years including being the Parish Deacon in the Our Lady of Glastonbury Mission community since ordination in 2012. I serve as a Governor on the Faith & Family committee.

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Committees 2016-17

Business & Personnel Committee Foundations & Futures Committee
Clare Geraghty (Chair)
Denise Fitzpatrick
Gary Futcher
Alison Keyworth
Jenny Thomas
Denise Fitzpatrick
Gary Futcher
Rebecca Smith
Faith & Family Committee
Jon Marlow (Chair)
Jenny Thomas
Denise Fitzpatrick
Gary Futcher
David Watson

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Past Governors

Who have left the Academy's Governing body in the past 12 months.

Name Position/Category Representing Started Left
Ian Luke Dean, Faculty of Education Health & Welfare. Associate Governor, Director.   21st March 2013 20th March 2017
Bob Harrison Chair of Governors Church of England 1st September 2014 18th April 2017
Cllr Sparling Governor, Councillor for Ham Ward Plymouth City Council LA 22nd May 2015 26th May 2016
Phillip Mantell Exeter Diocesan Director of Education, Governor, Director C of E 5th December 2012 5th December 2016
David Bowles Vice Chair of Governors Plymouth City Council 12th May 2016 9th March 2017
The Venerable Ian Chandler Archdeacon of Plymouth Diocese of Exeter 5th December 2013 9th March 2017

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