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Roselands Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


The Local Standards Board (LSB) is responsible for monitoring standards and school improvement within their school. They hold school leaders to account and report back to the trustees.
At Roselands Primary School, our LSB meets regularly throughout the school year and governors will often spend time in the 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 S Lee

Chair of Governors

Roselands Primary School
Lynmouth Avenue


Telephone: 01803 525375






Simon Lee - Parent Governor (Chair of Governors)

Responsibilities: Governance

Term of Office: 10/6/16 - 10/5/20

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 1/2



I am a serving Police Officer and like to think my relevant strengths lie in leadership, communication and safeguarding young people.  I feel privileged to work with governors so passionate about maintaining high standards at Roselands. My two children aged 7 and 3 are my inspiration, as I am a firm believer that better education leads to better opportunities in their journey through life.



Mel Simmonds Parent Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)

I feel passionately that schools have an important role to play alongside parents in ensuring our young people reach their true potential and become kind, confident, happy and self-assured members of society.  Professionally I am a serving police officer working as a Chief Inspector in the Call Management and Communications Unit. Throughout my career I have worked with many different communities and have developed skills and expertise around leadership, safeguarding, and identifying and responding to vulnerability. 

Responsibilities: Pupil Premium, English


Term of Office: 10/6/16 - 10/5/20

Pecuniary Interests: None  

Meetings attended: 2/2



Chris O'Connor - Staff Governor (Head of School)

Responsibilities: Leadership & Management 

Term of Office: 1/9/17 - Ongoing

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 2/2


Vicky McCaig - Staff Governor 

As a staff governor, I am extremely proud and privileged to be able to work alongside an enthusiastic, hard working, dynamic and talented group of staff at Roselands to ensure the school continues to provide an outstanding education for all. We have a superb and highly committed team of governors who all share a common vision and set of goals for the school's future. Our desire is that every child who attends our school should reach their potential and do so in a community where relationships are at the core. I have been a staff governor for many years now and feel I am in a good position to represent all staff members and  communicate their views in matters which may affect them.  My role as governor also involves strategic direction and being accountable for decision making at different levels.


Responsibilities: Curriculum

Term of Office: 2/7/15 - 1/7/19

Pecuniary Interests: None  

Meetings attended: 2/2




Cheryl Harlock - Staff Governor 

Responsibilities: SEND

Term of Office: 12/11/15 - 1/7/19

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 1/2


Jane Smythe - Co-opted Governor

I have 35 years’ experience in education, much of it spent as a primary teacher, deputy head and head.  Although I have now retired, I still feel passionately about making a positive difference to the lives of local children. I feel I have relevant skills and knowledge to offer the pupils, staff and parents of Roselands as a governor. My particular responsibility is around safeguarding, a vitally important part of ensuring the safety and security of our children.


Responsibilities: Safeguarding

Term of Office: 2/7/15 - 1/7/19

Pecuniary Interests: None   

Meetings attended: 2/2



David Reid - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: Health and Safety

Term of Office: 13/7/17 - 7/12/21

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 2/2


I am a store manager for a national retailer in Torquay. I have 30 years of management experience working with people in a variety of locations and business. This has given me a range of skills and knowledge which well help me support the governing body, to deliver a high quality education for the children of Roselands Primary school.

Ian Weller - Parent Governor


Term of Office:  8/2/18 - 8/2/22

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 2/2


Faye Steele - Clerk


Term of Office: 13/03/2017

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Employed by RET

Attendance: N/A





Thursday 11th October, 5.30pm

Monitoring Visit Friday 2nd November, 9.00am




Monday 14th January (AGM), 5.30pm

Monitoring Visit Wednesday 6th February, 9.00am

Thursday 7th February, 5.30pm




Monitoring Visit Wednesday 15th May, 9.00am

Thursday 20th June, 5.30pm