Governors

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome, as Chair of Governors I have great pleasure in telling you a little about Marlborough Primary.  Marlborough is situated in the heart of the Devonport community with strong links to the UTC and other Secondary schools in the area.  This enables the school to support your son or daughter to make decisions about their future school and career paths.  The curriculum focuses on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) as well as other critical subjects to support our children's development and learning. 

What we do:

Marlborough governors provide support and advice to the Senior Leadership Teams as well as monitoring the school's achievements and challenging decisions.

We provide:

* Overview and scrutiny of the management of the academy:

*Policy development for the academy where this has been delegated to us from the Trust; scrutiny of policy compliance by the academy where policy is set by the Trustees;

* Championship of the academy and its leaders;

* Engagement with the parents of pupils and the wider community.

 

We do this by:

* Holding 6 meetings per year to discuss the school, their achievements and areas of need, the policies and

* Visiting the school and observing lessons and the school in action.

* Talking to the pupils, parents, and staff to find out their views.

* Attending training to extend our skills and knowledge.

 

Marlborough Primary Academy  Local Governing Body 2020/21

Andy Dore

Staff Governor

05.10.20 - 04.10.24

Pecuniary Interest - Tbc

Lara Sinclair

Chair of Governors - Co-opted

Re-elected as Chair July 18 / January 01.01.17 - 31.12.20

Pecuniary Interest - None 

David Skinner

Vice-chair and Co-opted Governor

 01.09.17 - 31.08.21

 Pecuniary Interest - Husband of PSA (May 2015) 

Michael Shaw

Co-opted Governor

01.01.17 - 31.12.20

 Pecuniary Interest - None 

Catherine Dickson

Parent Governor

01.01.17 - 31.12.20

  Parent of a child at the school

Sabrina Phillips

Staff Governor

02.12.19 - 01.12.23

Parent of a child at the school

Rachel Summers

Headteacher

01.01.17

Pecuniary Interest - None

 

 Mrs. L. Johnson (Clerk to Governors)

The Chair of the Local Governing Body can be contacted by email chair@marlborough.plymouth.sch.uk

or via the schools offices on 01752 567681. 

 
 
  • Catherine Dickson

    Parent Governor

    Term: 01.01.17 – 31.12.20
    Responsibility: n/a
    Attendance 2020-21 : 0/2
    Registered Interests: Parent of a child at the school

  • Mr Andy Dore

    Staff Governor

    Term: 05.10.20 - 04.10.24
    Responsibility : n/a
    Attendance 2020-21: 1/1
    Registered Interests: Tbc

  • Sabrina Phillips

    Staff Governor

    Term : 05.12.19 - 04.12.23
    Responsibility: n/a
    Attendance 2020-21 : 0/2
    Registered Interests: TBC

  • Michael Shaw

    Co-opted Governor

    Term: 01.01.17 – 31.12.20
    Responsibility: Years 3/4
    Attendance 2020-21 : 2/2
    Registered Interests: Trustee of Devonport Baptist Church

    Michael is the Minister of Devonport Baptist Church, and a chaplain at the University of Plymouth. He is passionate that all children should get a holistic education, meeting their academic, physical, mental and spiritual needs. He enjoys Cricket and Rugby and spending time with his family in their campervan

  • Lara Sinclair

    Chair and Co-opted Governor

    Term: 01.01.17 – 31.12.20
    Responsibility: Safeguarding, SEND & Inclusion, Years 4/5 and 6
    Attendance 2020-21 : 2/2
    Registered Interests: None

    My name is Lara Sinclair, I have been part of the Governing Body at Marlborough Primary for over 10 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 Vocational Qualifications Manager, for Sixth Form at Stoke Damerel Community College. I have only worked in education for nearly 10 years and feel well qualified to support Marlborough in its continuing journey. My governor responsibilities are Safeguarding, SEN KS2 as well as being Chair of Governors. This is extremely rewarding and I never fail to feel excited when visiting the school, seeing the pupil actively engaged in their learning and making progress. I am married with one son, and am also a Cub Scout Leader. If you would like to contact me, please call the school office on 01752 567681

  • David Skinner

    Co-opted Governor

    Term: 01.09.17 – 31.12.20
    Responsibility: Estates Management, EYFS and Year 2
    Attendance 2020-21 : 2/2
    Registered Interests: Husband of PSA .

    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.

  • Rachel Summers

    Headteacher

    Term: 01.09.17 onwards
    Responsibility: Headteacher
    Attendance 2020-21 : 1/1
    Registered Interests: None

    I qualified as a primary teacher back in 1995, and have been a class teacher in several schools across Plymouth. In my 25 year teaching career, I have taught all primary age groups, from Reception to Year 6. In 1999, I became a Lead Maths teacher for the local education authority and coached other teachers across Plymouth. In 2001, I was seconded to Plymouth Education Action Zone, and was their Maths teacher, supporting teachers and teaching assistants in the PEAZ schools.

    I joined Marlborough Primary in April 2006, as the Deputy Headteacher, and Year 6 class teacher. In 2014, I became the Headteacher. I feel very privileged to be in this position, wanting the very best for all the children at Marlborough, their families and the community in which we serve.

    I have 3 children of my own, 2 still at primary school and 1 in secondary so have a busy life in and out of school.

Governors of the previous 12 months:
 
Sarah Murts               31.12.19
Shelagh May              05.10.20
 
 
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