Local Governing Board

Mr Ben Slater

Chair of Governors

Chair of Ethos Committee
Foundation Governor (01/02/2020-31/01/2024)

Declaration of Interests: Employed by Fiveways, Devon

Responsible for: Disadvantaged Students and Safegaurding, Children in Care & Year 7 Chaplain

Mr Andrew Stiles

Vice Chair of Governors
Parent Governor (12/10/2017-11/10/2021)

Declaration of Interests: Nil

Responsible for: Disadvantaged Students; Finance; Premises

Mr Ben Bunting

Parent Governor (11/10/2018-10/10/2022)

Declaration of Interests: Nil

Responsible for: Parental Engagement & Communications; Environmental Performance

Mrs Kate Robbins

Foundation Governor (02/02/2021-01/02/2025)

Declaration of Interests: Nil

Rvd. Helen Sherlock

Foundation Governor (02/02/2021-01/02/2025)

Declaration of Interests: Chaplain at St Luke’s

Miss Rebecca Skinner

Staff Governor (13/01/2020-12/02/2024)

Declaration of Interests: Nil

Responsible for: SEND

Mr Mark Wadeley-Jones

Co-Opted Governor (02/12/2020-01/12/2024)

Declaration of Interests: Family employed by the Ted Wragg Trust Deputy Safeguarding Governor

Mr Robert Scott

Co-Opted Governor (04/05/2021-03/05/2025)

Declarations of Interest: Nil

Miss Kealey Sherwood

Headteacher and Ex-Officio Governor

Resigned in 2021:

Dr Laurence Burbidge – Co-Opted Governor (01/02/2020-31/07/2021)

Mrs Hilary Jones – Co-Opted Governor (01/02/2020-31/07/2021)

Miss Steph Brown – Staff Governor (11/02/2020-31/07/2021)

The ability of a governing body to work together for the good of the school depends on trust and an understanding of common purpose. The Code of Practice we have adopted is:

  • We have responsibility for determining, monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.
  • We recognise that the Principal is responsible for the implementation of policy, day-to-day management of the College and the implementation of the curriculum.
  • We accept that all governors have equal status, and although elected and appointed by different groups (e.g. parents, staff, Local Authority) our overriding concern will be the welfare of the college as a whole.
  • We have no legal authority to act individually, except when the governing body has given us delegated authority to do so.
  • We have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice, and in so far as we have responsibility for the employment of the staff, we will fulfil all that is reasonably expected of a good employer.
  • We will encourage open government and should be seen to be doing so.
  • We will consider carefully how our decisions may affect other schools.

Continually Challenging and Supporting

S – Safeguarding all pupils and staff
T – The consistent application of policies and procedures
L – Liaise with staff to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
U – Use views and experience to form strategic priorities for development
K – Keeping the work of the school under review and acting on findings
E – Engage effectively with parents, carers, pupils and the wider school community
S – Support the work of the staff by being innovative, flexible and adaptable

More Information

Minutes For Governors Meetings:

St Luke’s is a wonderful place.
A school full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school.

Kealey Sherwood, Headteacher