Meet the Governors

The Local Governing Body

Paula Frankis

Paula is a Senior Health Care Assistant at a local residential home.  Paula’s role on the Local Governing Body is to rigorously monitor Safeguarding and Health & Safety.  Paula is proud to be part of the school community and able to provide support and challenge in her role on the governing board.

Harriet Davis

Harriet, the founder of Show Up, has worked in the Education sector for many years. Show Up was set up in order to give as many children as possible access to quality Arts education. Show Up gives weekly drama workshops to classes in South West England including right here at Tor Bridge Primary School. Before founding Show Up, Harriet was a Secondary School Drama Teacher for many years and through her love of drama, language and all things creative is already making a real difference the pupils here at Tor Bridge Primary School as well as the wider school community.

Harley Hitchens

Harley, a Branch Manager for Teaching Personnel, has worked in the Education sector for ten years focusing on customer communication and interaction and the recruitment of Teachers and Teaching Assistants across the South West. Before joining Teaching Personnel, Harley studied Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies with Psychology at Plymouth University. Harley has a strong interest in the education sector and is committed to supporting the improvement work at Tor Bridge Primary School.

Laura Ferran

Laura Ferran, Ilsham English Hub literacy specialist and Early Years Leader at the Learning Academy Partnership is committed to the development of Phonics and Early Reading at Tor Bridge Primary School. Laura’s extensive and expert knowledge and understanding in the area of Early Reading will continue to ensure the very best for our pupils when beginning their reading journey with us at Tor Bridge. Laura’s rigorous monitoring of the implementation and impact of Phonics has led to improved pupil progress.

Tracey Edwards

Tracey is the Lead Playworker at Tor Bridge Primary School and represents the Support Staff as a Staff Governor. Tracey is key member of the school community, ensuring that the wrap around care provided to our pupils and their families is of the highest quality. Tracey is fully committed to managing a team of hard-working and supportive Playworkers, overseeing whole school initiatives and ensuring that healthy eating, Oracy and behaviour are well-promoted and supported during less structured times of the school day.

Aaron Meredith

Aaron, Executive Headteacher of Tor Bridge Primary School and CEO of The Inspire Multi Academy Trust (South West), was appointed when Tor Bridge Primary School was deemed to be requiring special measures in September 2019. In April 2013, Aaron was seconded part time for two years to open Devon’s first primary free school, Marine Academy Primary; the academy became the south west’s first ‘Outstanding’ free school in June 2015. In February 2018, Aaron was designated as a National Leader in Education (NLE).

Olivia Bartlett

Olivia, the Senior Assistant Headteacher at Tor Bridge Primary School, has over 8 years teaching experience across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. In 2017, she was accredited as a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for Closing the Gap and English, having supported schools across Plymouth and Devon. Olivia is fully committed to ensuring the school strives to provide an outstanding primary education to every pupil, in order to improve their life chances. Olivia is currently the Lead Moderator for the Local Authority and has been part of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 moderation teams for the last 6 years. Olivia successfully completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2022.

Charly Mansell

Charly is a Parent at Tor Bridge Primary School, wishing to provide a good role model for her daughter, take an active interest in the school and help shape the path for the children’s futures. Charly works as a Teaching Assistant at another local primary school and has been a great support during the period of improvement here at Tor Bridge Primary School. She became a Parent Governor for Tor Bridge Primary School in March 2022.

Lisa Moore

Lisa is a Parent at Tor Bridge Primary School, wishing to provide a good role model for her son, take an active interest in the school and help shape the path for the children’s futures. She became a Parent Governor for Tor Bridge Primary School in March 2022 after moving to the local area. Lisa works as the Community Champion at our local Asda supermarket and goes above and beyond to support as many of our school projects as she is able to. Lisa makes a great difference to the pupils at our school and to all children in the wider Estover community.