The Carey Federation

Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors’ section.

The Governing body are an active and friendly bunch. We take our responsibilities seriously to help steer the federation in the right direction. We are open to new ideas and encourage parents and members of the community to come along and get involved. We are often looking for new Governors or Associate Governors who may wish to lend us their skills in a particular area.

If you would like to contact the Governors, please do so through the Clerk to the Governors (clerk@ashwater.devon.sch.uk) or through either school.

Clerk to the Governors

Carey Federation Governors

John Lawlor (Chair)

Ruh Alford (Ex-Officio by virtue of office as Executive Headteacher)

Rachael O’Donnell (Parent)

Hayley Frayn (Staff)

Sandra Groocock (Nominated by LA)

Becky Bridgman (Vice Chair/Co-opted)

Alison Clark (Co-opted)

Angela Banfield (Co-opted)

Rebecca Osbourne (Parent)

Jeff Easter (Co-opted)

Sue O’Reilly (Clerk)

Carey Federation Committee Structure

 

Organisation of Governing Body Roles and Responsibilities

 

First Committee

John Lawlor (Chair)

Sandra Groocock

Plus one other governor

 

Second Committee (Appeals)

Becky Bridgman (Vice Chair)

Angela Banfield

Plus one other governor

 

Executive Head Teacher Mentor

Vacancy

 

Lead Governors

Finance: John Lawlor

Premises: Health & Safety: John Lawlor

Safeguarding: Alison Clark

SEND: Becky Bridgman

Teaching and Learning: Becky Bridgman

 

Pay Committee

Angela Banfield

Sandra Groocock

Vacancy

 

Head Teacher Appraisal

John Lawlor

Sandra Groocock

 

SDIP Governor Responsibilities

Finance – John Lawlor

Covid Recovery – Sandy Groocock

RSE – Angela Banfield

T and L – Becky Bridgman

Curriculum – Becky Bridgman

Safeguarding – Alison Clark

SEND – Becky Bridgman

Summary of Governor Information & Interests

 

THE CAREY FEDERATION – GOVERNING BODY 2021/22

 

 
Name Type of Governor Appointing Body Office Term   Registered interests
Ruh Alford Executive Head teacher Ex officio Governor at Holsworthy College
Becky Bridgman Co-opted Governing body Vice chair 17/10/19 – 16/10/23 Works at Stratton Primary
John Lawlor Co-opted Governing Body Chair 24/10/13 –  23/10/25 Trustee on Dartmoor  MAT
Alison Clark Co-opted Governing body 13/11/20 – 12/11/24 Pt time French Assistant
VACANCY Co-opted Governing body
Hayley Frayn Staff Elected by staff 17/10/19 – 16/10/23 None
VACANCY Co-opted Governing body
Gail Marshall Co-opted Governing body 23/05/17 – 24/05/25 None
Angela Banfield Co-opted Governing body 23/05/19 – 24/05/23 None
Sandra Groocock Local Authority Devon County Council 05/12/21 – 04/12/25 Husband on Halwill Parish Council
Rebecca Osborne Parent Parent appointed by GB due to no election candidate 10/02/22 – 09/02/26
Rachael O’Donnell Parent Parent appointed by GB due to no election candidate 20/01/22 – 19/01/26

Attendance at Governor Meetings

2021/22

Date 21/06/21 23/09/21 14/10/21 25/11/21 20/01/22 10/02/22 24/03/22 28/04/22 23/06/22 13/07/22

Ruh Alford

 

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

John Lawlor

 

YES a YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Alison Clark

 

YES YES YES YES YES a a YES YES YES
Sandy Groocock YES YES YES YES YES YES YES a YES YES
Gail Marshall a a YES YES YES a YES YES a YES
Hayley Frayn YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES a
Becky Bridgman a YES YES YES YES a YES YES YES YES
Angela Banfield a YES a YES YES YES a a a YES

Joy Dawe

 

YES YES a YES YES a YES a a a Resigned 06/08/22
Rachael O’Donnell YES YES YES YES a a Appointment on 20/01/22
Rebecca Osborne YES YES YES YES Appointed 10/02/22
Vacancy