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MEET THE GOVERNORS

Mr Paul Pearson – Co-opted

Chair of Governors, Lead Governor for Pupil Premium

Appointment Date: To Board: 23/05/2019 / To Chair: 24/09/2020

Term of Office Ends: 22/05/2023

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Account Director at Elis Healthcare UK Ltd.

 

Mrs Helen Prince – Co-opted

Lead Governor for CLA

Appointment Date: To Board: 23/05/2019 / To Vice Chair: 25/09/2019

Term of Office Ends: 22/05/2023

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Founder and CEO of ChatterStars (providing tools to improve children’s literacy)

 

Mr Jim Blackwell – Co-opted

Vice-Chair of Governors, Lead Governor for Careers

Appointment Date: 25/09/2019

Term of Office Ends: 24/09/2023

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Principal Planner (Delivery) at Torbay Council

 

Mrs Charlotte Fisk – Staff

Appointment Date: 28/09/2017, renewed 28/09/2021

Term of Office Ends: 27/09/2025

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests:

 

Mr David Harding – Co-opted

Appointment Date: 25/11/2021

Term of Office Ends: 24/11/2025

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Project Manager at Torbay Council

 

Ms Michaela Hayfield – Co-opted

Lead Governor for Safeguarding

Appointment Date: 23/09/2021

Term of Office Ends: 24/09/2023

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Welfare and Benefits Advisor for Disability Living Allowance

 

Ms Caroline Leigh – Co-opted

Appointment Date: 23/09/2021

Term of Office Ends: 24/09/2023

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: Assistant Headteacher at The Maynard School

 

Ms Alex Newton – Ex-officio as College Principal

Appointment Date: 01/09/2014

Term of Office Ends: ex-officio

Appointing Body: ex-officio

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Mr Alan Tyerman – Co-opted

Appointment Date: 25/09/2019

Term of Office Ends: 24/09/2023

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Contact the Governors

For further information or to contact any of our governors, including the chair, please email the clerk to governors, Tracy French (tfrench@thespirescollege.com), or write to her at the College address. 

 

Previous board members who held their post within the last 12 months:

Mr Kevin Hill – Parent

Chair of Governors (to 24/09/2020), Lead Governor for SEND

Appointment Date: 10/10/2018

Term of Office Ended: 07/07/2021

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Mr Barry Musk – Co-opted

Lead Governor for Safeguarding

Appointment Date: 25/09/2019

Term of Office Ended: 24/11/2021

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Mrs Susie Ray – Staff

Appointment Date: 18/09/2020

Term of Office Ended: 27/02/2022

Appointing Body: Board of Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None