Local Governing Body
Starcross Primary School is part of Ivy Education Trust and the Local Governing Body is within the structure of the Trust Governance. More information about IET Governance can be found here: Ivy Education Trust Governance
Martin joined the Starcross Primary governing body in October 2022. He is a science manager at the Met Office and has a background in STEM.
Martin has two children in primary education and decided to enter governance after being inspired by schools' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although new to the role, Martin is very much looking forward to leading the governing body to support Starcross in achieving its strategic objectives.
Annette is a new governor at Starcross Primary School. She joined as a co-opted governor in the Autumn term of 2022.
Annette works part-time for Great Western Railway and has 3 children at the school. She have a BSc degree in Population Sciences and has life experience and skills gained from work, volunteering abroad in public health, travelling and being a parent, that she can bring to the role. Annette became a governor to give to the school and local community, and to ensure that the children and their futures are at the heart of it all.
As a history teacher with a background in secondary education, Sarah is interested in the primary curriculum and teaching and learning. With two children of her own at Starcross Primary, her work as a school governor allows her to offer both challenge and support to the senior team and teaching staff from a parental perspective. It is a role that Sarah value highly as it gives her direct involvement in both strategic planning and day-to-day teaching and learning in the classroom.
Emma joined the school as Headteacher in the Spring Term 2022 and has loved getting to know the amazing community of children, families and staff.
Full biography to follow shortly.
Tish is one of the Managers of the Preschool and the staff governor and has been involved with both the Preschool and School for 30 plus years. Tish’s passion for being involved with Starcross Preschool and School is only surpassed by her passion for working with children and placing them at the core of everything. Tish has four children and three grandchildren with one grandchild attending the Primary School. Tish lives in the village and sees the school as playing an important role in the community and has worked with different groups and events to promote this.
Rachel was appointed Local Governance Officer in October 2022 and has previously been the governance professional to Trustees and Local Governing Bodies of Multi Academy Trusts providing advice to all committees on governance, constitutional, and procedural matters; and ensuring the Boards met their statutory requirements.
Rachel enjoys working within the education sector and governance finding it to be rewarding and interesting, and understanding that, alongside the hard work and dedication of the school staff, the governance role is key in enabling the delivery of strategic objectives.