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:

Mr Bob Harrison Chair of Governors Church of England
Bob Harrison Image Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 1st September 2014 / 31 August 2018
Position/Category Chair of Governors, Governor, Director.
Committee/holders Business & Personnel, Foundations & Futures
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests  
Relevent Personal Interests None
Statement

I have been involved with All Saints Academy since the initial planning began to create Plymouth’s first Church of England secondary academy. As a former Chair of the Education Committee and now as the Chair of Governors, I have seen the academy grow from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing it develop as its educational and Christian reputation becomes more established across Plymouth.

I am delighted to be pro-actively involved in All Saints Academy where the importance of education as well as an appreciation of Christian ethos is recognised as being critical factors in making a significant difference to young peoples’ lives and their future careers.


Mr David Bowles Vice Chair of Governors, Education Adviser, Director, Chair of Education Committee. Plymouth City Council
David Bowles Image Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 12th May 2016 / 11th May 2020
Position/Category Vice Chair of Governors, Education Adviser. Director, Chair of Education Committee.
Committee/holders Business & Personnel, Foundations & Futures [Chair]
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests Shareholder in R@B Education
Relevent Personal Interests  
Statement

I am a Senior Education Adviser for Plymouth City Council as well as being a trained school inspector. I have worked in education for over 25 years and have held senior leadership positions in two large secondary schools. I now advise more than 20 schools in the city and oversee the development of newly qualified teachers across Plymouth.

My main interests in education are raising standards, developing the curriculum and continuing professional development for staff within schools.

Being a governor at All Saints gives me the opportunity to support the school in these areas. I am Vice-Chair of the Governing Body as well as serving as Chair of both the Education and Personnel and Staff Development Committees.


The Venerable Ian Chandler Archdeacon of Plymouth Diocese of Exeter
The Venerable Ian Chandler Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 5th December 2013 / 4th December 2017
Position/Category Archdeacon of Plymouth
Committee/holders Faith & Family [Chair]
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests The Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance
Relevent Personal Interests Chichester Theological Trust, Sparkwell Parish Trust, Abbey Hall Trust
Statement

As Archdeacon of Plymouth it's a great privilege to serve on the governing body of All Saints Academy.

My responsibilities in the diocese include me having an overview of the life of the church across the city of Plymouth and in the deaneries of Tavistock and Ivybridge. I have also served as a governor of the University of St Mark & St John.

Before training for the priesthood I read Theology at Kings College London.


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
Other Governorships None
Academy Relationships Has a daughter in Sixth Form
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests None
Relevent 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 Education and Personnel and Staff Development 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 Januray 2016  / Ongoing
Position/Category Headteacher, All Saints Academy Plymouth. Governor, Director, Chair of Ethos Committee.
Committee/holders All Committees
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships None
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests None
Relevent 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.


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 Foundations & Futures
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests None
Relevent 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 Education 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.


Dr Ian Luke Dean, Faculty of Education Health & Welfare. Governor, Director. University of St Mark & St John
Ian Duke Image Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 21st March 2013 / 20th March 2017
Position/Category Dean, Faculty of Education Health & Welfare. Associate Governor, Director.
Committee/holders Faith & Family
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests None
Relevent Personal Interests None
Statement As Dean of Faculty: Education and Social Science it is a great honour to represent the University of St Mark and St John on the governing body. All Saints Academy and the university share strong core values and it is a pleasure to be involved with the partnership and Academy’s work.

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 Faith & Family
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests The Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance
Relevent Personal Interests None
Statement

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

I am part of the Ethos Working Group.


Clare Geraghty   Diocese of Exeter
Clare Geraghty Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) 14th May 2015 / 13th May 2019
Position/Category Governor
Committee/holders Business & Personnel [Chair]
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests None
Relevent 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 was delighted to have been asked to join All Saints Academy’s board of governors this year.

Jenny Thomas   Diocese of Exeter
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 Foundations & Future, Faith & Family
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests  
Relevent 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 serve on the Ethos Working Group.


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.
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests  
Relevent 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    
Anonymous Image Term of Office (start/Expiry Date) TBA
Position/Category TBA
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Academy Relationships TBA
Current Attendance TBA
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Statement TBA

Reverend David Watson   C of E Or Diocese of Exeter
Anonymous Image 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 Not assigned to any committee yet.
Other Governorships  
Academy Relationships  
Current Attendance  
Relevent Business Interests Plymouth YMCA – Directorship
Relevent Personal Interests Parish Deacon Our Lady of Glastonbury, Justice of the Peace, Independent Person Devon and Somerset Fire
Statement

I 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

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Draft Governance Structure 2016-17

Governors (Trustees) Members Business & Personnel Committee Foundations & Futures Committee
Up to 6 Sponsor governors
Bob Harrison
Jon Marlow
Ian Chandler
Jenny Thomas
Clare Geraghty
Vacancy
Diocese of Exeter (Principal Sponsor)
John Searson
Clare Geraghty (Chair)
Bob Harrison
David Bowles
Denise Fitzpatrick
Gary Futcher
David Bowles (Chair)
Bob Harrison
Alison Keyworth
Jenny Thomas
Denise Fitzpatrick
Gary Futcher
Up to 4 persons appointed by Principal Sponsor
Jon Marlow
Ian Chandler
Jenny Thomas
Clare Geraghty
1 LA governor Plymouth City Council Faith & Family Committee
David Bowles Christopher Storer Ian Chandler (Chair)
Jon Marlow
Ian Luke
Jenny Thomas
Denise Fitzpatrick
Gary Futcher
2 Parent governors Marjon
Denise Fitzpatrick
Vacancy
Ian Luke
The Headteacher Chair of Governors
Gary Futcher Bob Harrison
Up to 3 Co-opted governors 1 person appointed by SoS (if applicable)
Shaun Nichols
David Watson
Vacancy
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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
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
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All Saints Academy Plymouth Sponsors