Who Are the School’s Governors?

We have up to 11 governors representing different stakeholders in the school community.  This includes 4 parent governors, a member of the school staff, the Head Teacher, a governor chosen by the Local Authority, governors co-opted from the local community due to skills or experience they bring to the Board and two Foundation governors representing the Christian ethos of the school.  The best governing boards are made up of people with varying skills sets and interests.  At Georgeham we all have a specific responsibility (for which no prior experience is needed) and sit on a committee focusing on either the Teaching and Learning aspects of the school or the Resources aspects of the school (such as finance, budgeting, personnel, buildings).  We also each share responsibility for one area of what is called the Foundation Subject curriculum.  The table below lists our current governors, their roles and any vacancies on the governing body.  To learn more about their attendance at meetings and to see a full register of their business interests please see our Governors Register page. We have also listed our Associate Governors who are appointed to undertake specific roles for the Governing Body and report to the Committees but do not sit on the Full Governing Body.

We are always happy to answer any questions about school governance and our work, or to hear from individuals who may be interested in becoming school governors.  We can be contacted via the School Office or by email to: chairofgovernors@georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk.

Name Office/Committee Lead Role Type Term of Office
Alison Smith Chair of Governors
Teaching & Learning Committee & Resources Committee

Parent/Community Link Governor

Curriculum lead for IT and PHSE





Reappointed 24/10/18 –  23/10/22

David Humphries

Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee

Head Teacher Appraisal Committee

Joint Vice Chair of FGB

School Improvement & Raising Achievement, Pupil Premium

Curriculum lead for English and Maths

Local Authority Officer 25/7/21-24/7/25
Emma Hill Teaching & Learning Committee  n/a Staff 23/7/21-22/7/25
Gill Gething

Teaching & Learning Committee

Head Teacher Appraisal Committee

SEN & Inclusion; Safeguarding/CPR

Curriculum lead for Science and SEND

Co-Opted 16/9/19 – 15/9/23
Emma Greenwood

Resources Committee

Pay & Performance Committee

Finance, Grants & Wellbeing

Curriculum lead for History and Geography

Parent 04/11/20 – 03/11/24
Julian Thomas

Teaching & Learning Committee

Resources Committee

 n/a Head Teacher Appointed 1/9/2008
Lucy Wright

Resources Committee

Pay & Performance Committee

Health & Safety &  cover for all areas

Curriculum lead for Sport

Parent  04/11/20 – 03/11/24
Sarah Cox Teaching & Learning Committee


Curriculum lead for Music and Modern Foreign Languages

Parent 29/11/2021 – 28/11/2025

Matthew Woodeson

Resources Committee

Finance & cover for all areas

Curriculum lead for Art and Design


17/01/2022 – 16/01/2026

Geoff Phillips tbc

Wellbeing & SIAMS

Curriculum lead for RE


as Substitute for the Ex Officio position

8/3/22 – 7/3/26
Vacancy – Foundation Governor vacant role on Teaching & Learning Committee RE Curriculum, SIAMS, Ethos/Vision Foundation tbc
Vacancy – Clerk n/a n/a n/a c
Paul Trueman


Communications and Vision Advisor Associate 7/11/19 – 6/11/23
Judith Larrington


SIAMs Curriculum Advisor Associate 5/11/19 – 4/11/23

David Morton


Special Projects Advisor Associate 19/01/21 – 18/01/25