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Welcome

Welcome to the Governors pages. Here you can find out who are the Governors for Cann Bridge School, and a little bit about us.
The Governors are here to support the strategic development of the school and to support the Headteacher and School Management and Leadership in moving the school forward and ensuring the needs of all the learners’ are met.

If you are in school, you may see Governors around as we visit to see what is happening in classrooms and to talk to the staff about how well the learners are doing. All the Governors will be wearing a Governor Lanyard to make sure we are easy to identify.

Governors come from all walks of life and fulfil different roles according to their skills. The Governing Board has a vital role in raising and maintaining standards.

We hope you will find the following pages useful and aim to update them regularly, however if there is something you would like to see, please let us know by using the details below:

Contact:
Telephone – 01752 207909 and leave a message.
Email – cbclerk@torbridge.net to leave a message with our wonderful Clerk to the Governors.
Please download Annual Statement of Governance 2017-2018

Who's who

Who's who

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 of Governors
I 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 Finance.

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
I 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 19.

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
I 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 year.

Nicola Burrage
My name is Nicola and I am the Family and Learner Support Advisor at Cann Bridge School. I have been a staff governor for two years.

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
Special 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
As 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 Cann Bridge.

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
I 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 below:-

• This is our Annual Governance Management Plan for 2017/18 CLICK HERE
• 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 HERE
• 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 HERE.

Statutory Information

Statutory

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:-

Mr Michael Alan George Loveman – Headteacher
Ex-officio Governor, by virtue of office as Headteacher
DBS certificate – Annual Staff Declaration
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: N/A
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: Director of Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership and Plymouth Learning Partnership
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings

Mrs Katie Jane Bohannan – Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor, nominated by the Local Authority, appointed by the Full Governing Board on 20/07/17
DBS certificate issued 03/12/15 – renewal due November 2018
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: Safeguarding, Finance, Pupil Premium and Sports/PE Premium
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: Trustee for Cann Bridge School Fund and parent of a child at Cann Bridge School. Also, employed by Plymouth City Council Finance (through professional role – providing review and feedback to Local Authority maintained schools re: quarterly budget monitoring returns)
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings


Mrs Hilary Knight – Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Full Governing Board on 20/07/17
DBS certificate issued 01/12/15 – renewal due November 2018
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: EYFS, Communication, Language & Literacy
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: Investor in Urban Zorb
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings

Miss Nicola Burrage
Staff Governor, appointed by the staff body on 20/07/17
DBS certificate – Annual Staff Declaration
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: Health, Safety & Independence
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: Staff member at Cann Bridge School
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings

Mrs Philippa Anne Brown
Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Full Governing Board on 20/07/17
DBS certificate issued 07/12/15 – renewal due November 2018
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: Safeguarding, Post 16 and Creativity
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: None
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings

Mrs Louise Viney
Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Full Governing Board on 20/07/17
DBS certificate issued 19/11/15 – renewal due October 2018
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: Finance, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Creativity
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: Trustee and Chair for Cann Bridge School Fund and parent of a child at Cann Bridge School
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings

Mrs Holly Elizabeth Steer
Parent Governor, appointed by the parent body on 20/07/17
DBS certificate issued 23/08/17 – renewal due July 2020
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: Wellbeing, Parental Engagement and Health, Safety & Independence
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: Parent of a child at Cann Bridge School and member of the Friends of Cann Bridge
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings

Mr Stuart John Williams
Parent Governor, appointed by the parent body on 20/07/17
DBS certificate issued 09/17 – renewal due August 2020
Link Roles and Responsibility for 2018/19 Academic year: ICT and Understanding the World
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: Parent of a child at Cann Bridge School
Meeting attendance so far for 2017/18 Academic year: 2 of 2 Full Governing Board Meetings

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 below:-

• This is our Annual Governance Management Plan 2018/19 CLICK HERE
• 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 HERE
• 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 HERE
• Please download Details of Governors Pecuniary and Business Interests 2018-19 CLICK HERE

Contact

Governors always welcome and value feedback from parents, carers and the wider community. However, if you have a complaint or comment relating to a child in the school, we would ask you to please consult directly with the school in accordance with the Compliments, Comments & Complaints Policy which is available from the website of from the school.

You can contact us via our Clerk to Governors, Mike Coomber, at CBClerk@torbridge.net or the school office via:-

Cann Bridge School, Miller Way, Estover, Plymouth, PL6 8UN. Tel: 01752 207909 E-mail: cannbridgereception@torbridge.net