There was formally a Federated Governing Board across Cann
Bridge School and Tor Bridge Primary School. Following self-evaluation
and consultation with stakeholders, the Federated Governing
Board made the decision to de-federate in July 2017 in order
to form a focussed, dedicated Governing Board for each school.
The Cann Bridge School Governing Board was formed on the
20/07/17. We are part of the Tor Bridge Partnership of four
schools across the Campus.
Statutory details of our current Governors and membership
are as follows:-
Mrs Katie Jane Bohannan – Chair
have been a Local Authority Governor since December 2015
and the Chair since July 2017. I am a link Governor for
Safeguarding, Finance, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium.
The skills and experience I bring come from my Accountancy
background in Local Government Finance. I am a Principal
Technical Accountant within Plymouth City Council and I
have over 10 years’ experience across most areas of
Children's and Young People's Services, including Schools
I have two sons and my youngest attends Cann Bridge School.
Being a Governor is such a privilege and it is rewarding,
challenging and enjoyable in equal measure.
Hilary Knight – Vice Chair and Co-opted Governor
am extremely passionate about education and particularly
about ensuring that all children have an opportunity to
access the best and most appropriate education to enable
them to reach their potential. This passion has grown through
the lifelong experience I have had with schools as a pupil,
a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, and a governor.
In December 2010, after 22 years of teaching at Downham
School, I retired and moved onto the board of governors.
I became a governor because I wanted to continue to share
the extensive knowledge that I have developed regarding
teaching and learning strategies used in schools for children
with special education needs. I have a specific interest
in the Early Years, communication and behaviour management
and am always keen to share my knowledge on these topics.
I continue to draw on my extensive experiences when fulfilling
my grand parenting duties, coordinating the Plymouth soup
run, and providing short breaks for three young people with
special educational needs.
As a governor, my overall aim is to support this school
to enable all pupils to achieve their optimal learning potential.
I look forward to seeing their success in the future.
Pippa Brown - Co-opted Governor
It is a privilege to be able to support the school as a
governor, having been a parent at the school from 2000 until
2015. I am passionate about the educational provision for
our children with additional needs, from pre-school to post
Married with 2 grown up daughters, I live on Dartmoor and
my hobbies include walking, gardening, sailing and music.
I am a flautist and saxophonist, so our house is never quiet!
I am also a Licensed Lay Minister serving in the parish
of Buckland Monachorum.
Louise Viney – Co-opted Governor
have been a Parent Governor of the Tor Bridge Federation
since October 2015 and since defederating in July 2017,
I have become a co-opted Governor. I am a link Governor
for Creativity, Finance, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium.
I am married and have two children. I come from a Banking
and Finance background and more recently have been a support
worker for a local children’s disability charity.
My son Matthew attends Cann Bridge School and has done so
since his nursery days at the old Downham School.
It has been a privilege to be warmly welcomed by staff,
pupils and fellow governors at the school, and I am looking
forward to continuing to work with them all in the coming
name is Nicola and I am the Family and Learner Support Advisor
at Cann Bridge School. I have been a staff governor for
I have worked in education for the past 10 years and with
children and young people with Special Needs for over 15
years. I have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer
in a wide range of fields. I am passionate about education
and the important role a staff team plays within the school.
I welcome the opportunity to continue to help the school
succeed for the benefit of all our children, representing
parents as well as supporting the Head Teacher and staff
in decisions that will affect the children's education and
wellbeing now and in the future.
Michael Loveman – Headteacher
Education has been the key element of my working life for
nearly thirty years and I still feel as ardent now as I
did at the beginning about my goal which is to make sure
everyone gets fair and equitable treatment in life and education.
As Headteacher my role on the Governing Board is to report
on how the school is doing and also the direction the school
is taking to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of
the pupils. The role of the Governor is an extremely important
one and it is a privilege to sit on a Governing Board with
so many dedicated people who are willing to give up their
time to support the school in developing the strategic direction
for the school.
Stuart Williams – Parent Governor
a new parent governor, I’m looking forward to getting
involved with the link roles I’m involved in which
are Key stage 2 and ICT.
I am a civil servant working for HM Land Registry. I have
supported the Senior Management Team, been a Data Analyst
and currently working in the Project Management Team. I
have 3 children aged between 10 and 14 all attending different
Primary and Secondary schools. Owen my middle son attends
I’m looking forward to working alongside the school
as part of the governing body in making the school go from
strength to strength.
Holly Steer – Parent Governor
am a new member of the team, joining as a parent governor
in September 2017. I am a link Governor for Key Stage 3,
Health and Well Being and Parental Engagement.
I have four sons, the eldest attends Cann Bridge. I am
very passionate about Parental Involvement. My hobbies include;
reading, the theatre, shopping, early years and communication.
Prior to being a fulltime mum, I worked for a local Plymouth
charity, supporting parents of children with special needs.
It is a privilege to have been welcomed so warmly to the
team and I look forward to the challenges and success this
coming year brings.
There are also currently 2 Co-opted Governor vacancies.
Our Clerk to Governors is Mr Mike Coomber (CBClerk@torbridge.net).
The Governing Board has adopted a circular meeting structure
with no separate committees. Therefore, all statutory elements
will be reviewed at focused Full Governing Board Meetings
which will be held termly. For more details of our structure
and plans for the 2017/18 Academic year please see the links
• This is our Annual Governance Management Plan for
• Please see our Annual Statement of Governance for
2016/17 to find out about our work and the impact we made
during the 2016/17 academic year. CLICK
• Please also download our Self-Evaluation Summary
2017. CLICK HERE
• To download our letter to Stakeholders regarding
the decision to de-federate in July 2017, please CLICK