The governors of Beer C of E Primary School are also the governors of our federated school – All Saints CE Primary School.

Summary of Governor Information – Ark Federation – April 2018

Please click the appropriate links below to read the Articles of Association or the Governance Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA).

Governing Body Meeting Minutes


LGB minutes 16 Nov 2016 – final

LGB Minutes 08 02 17 final

LGB Minutes 13 03 17 final

LGB Minutes 10 05 17 final

LGB Minutes final 21 06 17



LGB Minutes 14.09.17

LGB Minutes 18.10.17

LGB Minutes 23.11.17

LGB Minutes 01.02.2018

LGB Minutes Part 1 – 15.03.2018

Should you wish to read other minutes from The Ark Federation Governing Body meetings, please contact the school office.



Clive Robertson

Role: Chair of Governors, Member of Resources Committee

Category: Foundation

Term of Office:  25.09.17 – 21

Clive became Chair of Governors at the end of September 2018, taking over the role from Mrs Jean Smith.

Clive worked in the electrical industry for most of his life, first in consultancy and then general management, responsible for a variety of companies in the UK and abroad.

On retirement he was a non-executive director in the NHS for a number of years.

His wife, Jan, taught at Beer Primary for some years and was a staff governor for part of that time.

Jean Smith

Roles: Vice-Chair of Governors, member of Teaching and Learning committee, Admissions committee

Category: Foundation

Term of office: 14.11.16 – 20

At the end of September 2018, I became Vice-Chair of Governors, handing of the role of Chair to Mr Clive Robertson.  When the Ark Federation was formed in October 2013 I was privileged and proud to be elected Chair of Governors. Prior to that I had been a Governor at Beer C of E Aided Primary School for four years and Chair for most of that time. I am a Foundation Governor nominated by St Michael’s Beer, but represent the Diocese.

I am now fully retired having had a wonderful career in education, I was a headteacher of two primary Church Aided schools and then undertook freelance work which included, Church School Inspections and managing the tutors working with teachers aspiring to become headteachers through studying for the National Primary Headteacher’s Qualification.
Retirement is busy. I enjoy being active in the community. I am secretary to St Michael’s Beer PCC and a Rotarian. I enjoy my garden, playing golf and am a keen quilter.

I am and have always been passionate about primary school education with all children reaching full potential in effective schools.


Rebecca Porter

Roles: Acting Executive Head
Category of Governor: Headteacher
Appointed by: Full Governing Body
Term of office: 1/9/15 – present

Revd. Jeremy Trew

Roles: Lead governor for Ethos, member of Teaching and Learning committee, Admissions committee

Category of Governor: Ex Officio
Term of office:

As a local vicar, being on the Governing body of a Church School comes with the job, and it’s a role I’ve come to enjoy over the years. I have served as a Governor for the Ark Federation, and previously Beer School, since 2007, and have six years experience as a Governor prior to that. Being a Governor is only part of my role with the Federation and, together with others from local churches, I seek to support the schools pastorally and through involvement in collective worship.

I have two children of my own who are now both at Secondary School and, to their relief, no longer have to sit through dad’s assemblies. Prior to becoming a vicar I worked in scientific research and also did a stint with BBC local radio.


Ernie Stobbs

Roles: Lead Governor for Health and Safety and Premises, member of Resources committee
Category: Parent governor – Beer
Term of office:  08.02.17 – 21

Alex Hosking

Roles: Lead Governor for Finance, member of Resources committee
Category: Foundation Governor
Term of office:  27.03.17 – 21

I was pleased to join the governing body in early 2017 as a foundation governor.

I moved to Beer in 2013 with my wife and our 2 children, both of whom are at Beer Primary.

I’m a management accountant by trade, and my background is primarily property and local government.

Callum Mitchell

Roles: Member of Resources committee

Category:  Co-opted

Term of office:  16.11.16 – 20


Lesley Webb

Roles:  Nominated governor for Safeguarding, Member of Resources and Teaching and Learning committees

Category:  Foundation

Term of office:  14.11.16 – 20

Rob Evans

Role:  Member of Teaching and Learning Committee.

Category:  Staff Governor.

Term of Office:  21.06.17 – 21

I have been teaching for 24 years and, although the job has changed in many ways during that time, I still enjoy the challenge and excitement of being in the classroom.

I have been at Beer for three years now having previously taught in schools in Exeter and Exmouth. During that time, I have taken on many different roles and I am currently developing my career as Head of School, Teacher Governor and Class 4 teacher.

I have three grown-up sons who are now either at university or in the world of work and, seeing their progress into adulthood makes me more determined to play my part in equipping children to face the challenges of living and learning in the modern world.


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