Meet our current Trustees (Governors):

Click on a name to read more about each Trustee.

Meet the Trustees...

Chair of Trustees
Responsibility for EYFS
Chris Bailey
Responsibility for finance
 Andy Taylor
Responsibility for premises, sites and buildings

 Jon Hall
Responsibility for safeguarding

 Robin May
Responsibility for health & safety

Parent Trustee
Responsibility for inclusion and Pupil Premium
 Catherine Garland
Parent Trustee
Responsibility for inclusion and SEND

Clerk to Trustees

 Jenny Sparkes
Staff Trustee


The headteacher is also a Trustee.

We also have 5 Directors of the Sparkwell All Saints Primary Trust, also known as Members. Our members are: Denis Spencer, Bryan May,  David Cobbold, Geoff Perham and the current Chair of Trustees also serves as a member.

Click here to see the annual audit and financial report for 2016-17

Click here to see the annual audit and financial report for 2015-16

Click here to see a summary of our School Development priorities for 2017-18

See the Autumn Term 2017 Trustees' newsletter here

Follow these links for further information:
  • Governors visits policy View Download
  • Memorandum of Articles of Association (how the Trust operates) View  Download 
  • Terms of Reference for the Trustees View here
  • Scheme of Delegation (who can decide what) View here 
As is required by the DfE, here is a summary of information on those who held a governor role during 2016-17:

 NameDate of appointment (& resignation date if applicable)Governance role in any other institution?Business and Pecuniary interests Number of meetings attended (out of possible number) in 2016-17
Bryan May
Trustee & Member
Resigned as Trustee at end of term of office, May 2017
 xAssociate Partner at Luscombe Maye, Chartered surveyors 7/7
Denis Spencer
Trustee & Member
Resigned as Trustee at end of term of office, May 2017
 x x 6/7
Tracey Bruce
 01.01.13 x

Little Orchard Montessori Nurseries Ltd (Partner) SB Consulting (engineering and acoustics)

Francesca McLoughlin
Headteacher/ Trustee
 05.01.15xHeadteacher, Sparkwell All Saints 9/9
Catherine Garland
Trustee (parent)
 06.02.15 x Little Linguist Ltd – Company Director  8/9
Coral Jonas
Resigned August 2017
 xEducation officer, Dartmoor Zoo 5/9
Robin May
Chair of Trustees
 01.09.14 Chair, Sparkwell Parish Council Birchland Process Engineering – Consultant Engineer  9/9
Jess Talbert
Trustee (parent)
 01.11.14 x Jenst Project Management 7/9
Siobhan Meredith
Resigned May 2017
 Trustee, Marine AcademyHeadteacher, Marine Academy Primary School 2/7
Jenny Sparkes
Trustee (staff)
 23.3.16 xTeacher, Sparkwell All Saints 8/9
Andy Taylor
 14.12.16 x Servian Building Co. 5/6
Chris Bailey
 14.12.16 Employment and Skills Board Officer Plessey semiconductors Ltd. 6/6
All terms of office are 4 years.

The Role of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:

• provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;
• monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
• signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how the school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know their school community, for example through a small number of visits to the school during the school day. 

If you would like to contact the Trustees directly, please email the main email address below and mark it FAO Chair of Trustees. You can request a copy of minutes from the school office.