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Oldway Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

The Local Standards Board (LSB) is responsible for monitoring standards and school improvement within Oldway school. They hold school leaders to account and report back to the trustees of Riviera Education Trust.
At Oldway Primary School, our LSB meets at least three times throughout the school year and governors will often spend time in school to monitor school improvement and standards at a local level.
"Governors are part of the overall system of school accountability. They have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring every child receives the best possible education."


How to contact the Chair of Governors: 


Mr J Parffrey

Chair of Governors

Oldway Primary School

Higher Polsham Road


Devon.  TQ3 2SY


Tel: 01803 557190






Jamie Parffrey - Chair 








Term of Office: Co-opted Chair of Governors 08/11/2017 to 07/11/2021

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Director of Marldon Marquees Ltd 

Attendance: 2/2

Amanda Coote - Vice Chair

I became a Parent Governor because I believe the school is superb and want to contribute to ensure it remains so.  I am keen to do my best to represent parents/carers views and I am committed to working with energy and enthusiasm to help Oldway maintain its high standards and meet any future challenges.


Term of Office:  Co-opted Governor 03/02/2017 to 31/01/2021

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Son attends Oldway 10/02/2017,  Employed by Torbay Council in Governance Support Team 10/02/2017

Attendance: 2/2 

Julia Melluish 

I was keen to become a school Governor as I believe every child has the right to expect the very best education  and I wanted to be able to offer my time and commitment to support Oldway Primary in maintaining and delivering it's 'Outstanding' teaching and learning environment. 

I am mother to 11 year old twins, one of whom spent his primary years here at Oldway and has just moved on to Year 7 at TBGS.  My other twin is at Mayfield School where I am also Parent Governor and Vice Chair. 


Term of Office: Parent Governor 25/01/2016 to 24/01/2020

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Vice Chair at Mayfield Special School,  Child attended Oldway 04/09/2011 - 24/07/2018

Attendance: 2/2 


Lisa Swinson








Term of Office: Co-opted Governor 03/02/2017 to 31/01/2021

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Daughter attends Oldway 04/09/2015 

Attendance: 0/2

Tracey Litt

My name is Tracey Litt ,l am married with three adult children. l have recently joined the Governors at Oldway having been a secondary school Governor for the last eight years.






Term of Office: Co-opted  Governor 01/10/2018 to 30/09/2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests: None 

Attendance: 1/2

Kerry Hallums - Safeguarding Governor









Term of Office: Co-opted Governor 01/10/2018 to 30/09/2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Daughter attends Oldway,  Voluntary Trustee at Preston Community RE School

Attendance: 2/2 

Laura Hawkins

Hi I am Laura, year 5 leader. This is my second year teaching at Oldway after being a pupil here. I enjoy keeping active and socialising in my spare time.   I am looking forward to being an Oldway Staff Governor to assist in the monitoring of standards and learning so our children receive the best education possible.





Term of Office: Staff Governor  07/11/2018 to 6/11/2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Teacher employed by RET

Attendance: 1/1

Susie Woods









Term of Office: Staff Governor  07/11/2018 to 06/11/2022

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Teacher employed by RET

Attendance: 1/1

Faye Steele - Clerk


Term of Office: 13/03/2017

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Employed by RET

Attendance: N/A



LSB Meetings




Monitoring Visit 3rd October 2018, 9.00am

Wednesday 17th October, 5.30pm




Monday 14th January (AGM), 5.30pm

Monitoring Visit Wednesday 6th February, 9.00am

Wednesday 6th March, 5.30pm





Monitoring Visit 15th May, 9.00am

Wednesday 12th June, 5.30pm