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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:  


Mel Simmonds 

Chair of Governors

Roselands Primary School
Lynmouth Avenue


Telephone: 01803 525375






Mel Simmonds (Chair of Governors) Co-opted

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: 30/01/2020 - 29/1/2024

Pecuniary Interests: None  

18/19 Attendance: 2/3



Claire Hepher - Interim Executive Headteacher

Responsibilities: Leadership & Management 

Term of Office: 6/1/2020 - Ongoing

Business, Pecuniary Interests: Trust Employee, Head of School at Roselands Primary School 

18/19 Attendance:  0/0






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: 17/04/2017 - 16/04/2021 

Business, Pecuniary Interests: Trust Employee  

18/19 Attendance: 3/3




Cheryl Harlock - Staff Governor 

As a staff governor, I feel passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of the children at Roselands and in the local community. I have a strong affiliation with Roselands as both my children were taught at the school and also working here. My main role as a governor is around SEND ensuring all our children receive a high quality education and reach their full potential. 


Responsibilities: SEND

Term of Office: 120/06/2019 - 19/06/2023

Business, Pecuniary Interests: Trust employee, Brownies Leader

18/19 Attendance: 2/3


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: 03/10/19 - 02/10/2023

Business, Pecuniary Interests: Spouse is a Trust Member   

18/19 Attendance: 3/3




David Reid - (Vice Chair) Co-opted 

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.



Responsibilities: Health and Safety

Term of Office: 13/7/17 - 7/12/21

Business,Pecuniary Interests: Spouse Trust Finance Director   

18/19 Attendance: 3/3


Ian Weller - Parent Governor

I became a parent governor shortly after my eldest son started at Roselands. I have a professional background in Speech & Language Therapy and am now employed as the manager of a large multi-disciplinary specialist NHS team. Alongside being a parent, much of my free time is also spent volunteering as a member of the local Coastguard rescue team
I am passionate about upholding the values of the school to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.
I share with the governors board my experience in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), safeguarding, communication and leadership.


Responsibilities:  SEND & Pupil Premium

Term of Office:  8/2/18 - 8/2/22

Business, Pecuniary Interests: None  

18/19 Attendance: 3/3


Peter Watkins

Peter is a Parent Governor at Roselands Local Standards Board.  



Term of Office: Parent Governor  03/10/2019 to 02/10/2023

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  

18/19 Attendance: 0/0

Adam Harmer 

Adam is a Co-opted Governor at Roselands Local Standards Board.  



Term of Office: Co-opted Governor  20/12/2019 to 19/12/2023 

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Employed as a Procurement Officer for Torbay Council.  Spouse is a teacher employed by Medical Tuition Services.

18/19 Attendance: 0/0

Faye Steele - Clerk


Term of Office: 13/03/2017

Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Employed by RET

Attendance: N/A






Thursday 3rd October, 5.30pm

Monitoring Visit Monday 2nd December, 9.00am  




Monday 13th January (AGM), 5.30pm

Monitoring Visit Thursday 30th January, 9.00am

Thursday 30th January,9.00am 




Monitoring Visit Tuesday 19th May, 9.00am

Thursday 11th June, 5.30pm




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