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MEET THE GOVERNORS

The Local Governing Board for Stoke Damerel College has been replaced by a joint Governing Board for the Plymouth Secondary Schools of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

For further information on the Greenshaw Learning Trust - click here

Jan Cole 

Chair

Trust Governor
Link Role:
HR/Staffing 
Overview of HR and PMR matters

C/O Stoke Damerel Community College
Somerset Place
Plymouth
PL3 4BD

Term of Office : 1/1/21 - 31/12/24
Date of appointment : 1/1/21
Appointed by : Board of Trustees
DBS Current

About Jan:

Background

  • Spent 23 years with BT managing the communication solutions for SMEs to large Corporate Businesses.
  • Former Communications Trade Instructor in Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Training Manager for new sales staff within BT
  • Four years' education experience within Further Education sector.
  • Project Manager of Notschool.net Plymouth & Cornwall for eight years, an online learning community, providing alternative education by referral for 14-16 year olds unable to access mainstream education
  • CIPD Associate since 2015
  • Exam Invigilator within Secondary School and Pearson Vue
  • School Governor within Plymouth since 2004, experience includes Primary and Secondary governance.
  • Specific interest in SEN, Inclusion and Safeguarding, former Chair of Pay & Personnel

Anita Frier 

Principal

Term of Office : 1/9/17 –
Date of appointment :  1/1/21
DBS Current

Ex-officio - Appointed by the Board of Trustees

About Anita:

  • Secondary teacher since 1992, Senior leader at two schools since 2003
  • Joined the staff of Stoke Damerel Community College in 2004
  • Became vice principal before being appointed executive principal in September 2017
  • NPQH and Masters in Education
  • Vice Chair PLT Inclusion
  • Speaker at conference on Impact of Parental Mental Health
  • Experienced leadership in Assessment, Quality Assurance and Evaluation
  • Passionate about health outcomes and emotional mental health well-being
  • PLP (Plymouth Learning Partnership) Board Director

Sandra Trathen 

Vice Chair

Trust Governor
Link Role:
Standards and Behaviour and Attendance
Overview of educational standards and behaviour and attendance

Term of Office : 1/1/21 - 31/12/24
Date of appointment : 1/1/21
Appointed by : Board of Trustees
DBS Current

About Sandra:

  • Interest in mental-health, life challenges and the impact on outcomes for young people.
  • Committed to the role of governor in supporting the school progress, being ambitious in outcomes for young people and focus on a positive ethos
  • Director of school-centred teacher training – The Learning Institute South West (retired 2018)
  • Teacher – Advanced Skills (English) - retired
  • Specialist Leader of Education – retired
  • Rock Choir member
     

Fiona Osmaston 

Trust Governor

Link Role: Standards
Overview of Educational Standards

Term of Office : 23/11/22 - TBC
Date of appointment : 23/11/22
Appointed by : Governing Body

Colin Searls 

Trust Governor

Link Role: Safeguarding
Overview of Safeguarding and child protection

Term of Office:  1/1/21 - 31/12/24
Date of appointment : 1/1/21
Appointed by : Board of Trustees
DBS Current

About Colin:

  • Main Skills/experience: Knowledge of Higher Education sector, Art and Design, Education and Teaching/Learning and Assessment.
  • Former Chair of Governors at Stoke Damerel Community College
  • Secondary Governor for more than 10 years
  • Retired University lecturer and former Associate Dean at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Plymouth
  • Part time consultant for Dartington Hall Trust
     
     

Sam Beacham 

 

Trust Governor

Link Role: 

Term of Office: 23/11/22 - TBC
Date of appointment : 23/11/22
Appointed by : Board of Trustees

Dr Josie Forte
 

Trust Governor

Link Role: 

Term of Office: 23/11/22 - TBC
Date of appointment : 23/11/22
Appointed by : Board of Trustees

Lindsay Cooper-Smith 

Parent Governor

Term of Office : 23/11/22 - TBC
Date of appointment : 23/11/22

About Lindsey:

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Qualified SENCo
  • Trust Inclusion and Safeguarding Lead
  • Currently working at Discovery MAT providing nurture and outreach support for primary aged children at risk of exclusion.
  • Mum of three boys all currently attending schools in the GLT.

Sarah Miller 

Staff Governor

Term of Office : 6/11/23 - 5-11/227
Date of appointment : 6/11/23
Appointed by : Staff election
DBS Current

 

About Sarah:

  • HR Manager
  • Joined governing body in 2023

I-tasha Honeyghan 

Staff Governor

Term of Office : 3/5/23 - 2/5/27
Date of appointment : 3/5/23
Appointed by : Staff election
DBS Current

 

About I-tasha:

  • Year 11 Assistant Learning Manager
  • Joined governing body in 2023

To contact the governors please email Clerk to Governors: ecrean@greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk 

Department for Education: Governance