Our school Governors represent parents, school staff, the Local Authority and the local community. They are all volunteers who bring with them a range of different backgrounds and experience. They plan an active role in the life of the school and support the Head of School when making key strategic decisions. The Governing Board consists of two committees - Business Management and Teaching and Learning. Each Committee meets once every half term, with the Full Governing Body once every half term.
The Governors may be contacted by emailing the clerk Pete Osborne at email@example.com All emails will be treated in strictest confidence.
The Chair of Governors is Vicky Stevens
Governors sit on the following committees
Chair/LA Governor: Mrs Vicky Stevens (T&L)
Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor: Mr Chris Tickle (BM)
Head of School Mr Dan Turner (BM & TL)
Parent Governors: Mr David Fearon (BM) + Ms Sarah Hosie (BM)
Co-opted Governors: Mr Alexander McFeat (BM), Linda Mitchell (T&L) Caroline Westacott (T&L)
We currently have one vacancy for a Co-opted Governor
Associate Governor Mrs Therese Carwithen (BM)
Clerk: Mr Peter Osborne
Members of Governing Body
Vicky came to live in Broadhempston 33 years ago. Both her children attended the school and she was first a member of the PTFA, then became a Governor . During the federation she remained on the Senior Council. She has taught Classics and English at secondary and University level as well as research. Her interests are in the arts and in environmental issues.
Chris has lived in Broadhempston for over 25 years. Both his children attended the school he was first a Parent Governor and then a Devon County Council Governor from 1992 - 1999. In 2010 he retired from a management role in a large pharmaceutical company, and rejoined the Governing Body in 2014 to support the school when it left the Totnes Federation of Village schools.
David has lived in Broadhempston for 5 years. Both of his children attend the school and he has been a Parent Governor since 2015. He has served for 15 years as a Royal Navy Weapon Engineer Officer in roles including engineering management, leadership, engineering specialist and operations training education, procurement and project management. He has recently completed a Masters in Business Administration. He enjoys the outdoors and his hobbies include sailing, skiing and mountaineering.
Linda has recently moved to Broadhempston from a small village in Leicestershire to be closer to her family. She grew up in Cheshire before graduating from university and starting work as an outdoor pursuits instructor in Cambridgeshire. Before retiring in 2014 she had been a Primary School Headteacher for over 20 years. Her hobbies include sailing, gardening and crafts.
Sandy (Alexander) McFeat
Sandy moved to the area three and a half years ago with his family, including grandchildren Alexandra and Lawrence who both attend the school. For many years he has been an active hands-on volunteer and trustee for two charities, both involved in helping those in need in the community. He is currently managing Trustee of Ashburton Methodist Church. Before retiring, Sandy worked in the construction industry as a sales director with an additional role in Health and Safety. He is proud to be associated with the school and honoured to be part a of a team that works tirelessly to help create an environment of positive learning for our children.
Sarah moved to the village four years ago after 10 years of living in Moscow. The move was prompted by a desire to have her two youngest children educated in a village primary school setting.
Whilst being a Parent Governor she runs a cottage rental business. Prior to this she worked for Mars Incorporated in marketing, Harrods in Buying and French Connection Ltd as a Sales Director.
Her interests are outdoor pursuits and travel.