Governors

Lara Sinclair - Chair of Governors
 My name is Lara Sinclair, I have been part of the Governing Body at Marlborough Primary for over 8 years.  I joined the governing body as a community governor whilst I was working in HM Naval Base, Devonport as the School has always had strong links with the Dockyard. My current role is Assistant Learning Manager for Sixth Form at Stoke Damerel Community College and Marlborough as one of our feeder schools I take great interest in when the year sixes are coming into SDCC.  Although I have only worked in education for six years I feel I am well qualified to support Marlborough in its continuing journey. My governor responsibilities at safeguarding and KS2.  I am married with one son, and am also a Cub Scout Leader.
 Michael Shaw - Co-opted Community Governor
 My name is Michael, as well as being a community Governor, I am the Minister of Devonport Community Baptist Church; I am also a Chaplain at Plymouth University and part of the Chaplaincy team at the UTC in Devonport. Prior to being a Minister I was a UK Marketing Manager, and then the Director of a small Charity. I am passionate about all forms of sport, especially Cricket and Rugby. I am also passionate about healthy eating and love to cook – but also eat! I enjoy being a Governor because it is a great way to serve the community I am in, to see children given the best start in life and to encourage teachers in their vocation.

Jackie Duggan - Community Governor

I was privileged to join the Governing Body of Marlborough Primary School in early 2015. Married for 26 years, I have an older son of 25. I have a civil service background, having worked for the Ministry of Defence in Devonport Naval Base for over 30 years. During that time I have gained professional qualifications in HR and Line Management and more recently, in Business and Administration. Part of my current NB role is Nursery Liaison Manager for the on-site childcare setting in HMS Drake, working with the professional childcare provider.

During my visits to the school it is clear to see that the children are happy and enthusiastic about their school and their learning. I am pleased to be part of a dedicated and strong team of governors supporting Rachel and the teaching body.

David Skinner

My name is David Skinner and you may see me around the school fairly often as I am involved in supporting the fantastic parent group for as many events as I can. I have worked locally as an Engineering Manager for the last 14 years, have a military background and have been involved in school governance for many years, as a primary school Parent Governor for my children (the youngest now is 24) and I was asked not long ago to be a Governor at Marlborough Primary Academy, co-opted from industry. My primary role at the moment is helping with Health and Safety aspects of the school and to support the senior leadership team wherever I can. I'm an enthusiastic supporter of the school in how they develop, teach and support families and children throughout their school career. I am married to Denise, the Parent Support Advisor, and have 4 children and a teenage grandson who all still keep me very busy.