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Chris Redding (Chair of governors): History and Geography/Health and Well Being

I joined Pomphlett as a School Governor in November 2011 so am one of the newer Governors. The past 12 months has been a steep learning curve for me but very enjoyable. I have attended numerous Governor training sessions to ensure I can fulfil my role efficiently and effectively and serve the children, parents and teachers at Pomphlett. I also serve on the SAAB committee as that allows me to use my key strengths and knowledge around finances, HR, people and health and safety which I use in my day to day working life as an Operations Director. It is always a pleasure to come to meetings and take part in the Governors days were I can see the children learn, are always well behaved and have a smile on their faces. Whilst my 3 grandsons are not at Pomphlett but are at another Primary School and one at Secondary School in Plymouth what I gain from my experience is invaluable to them as well. It was a great honour for me when Barrie and the rest of the Governors accepted me onto the role. I look forwarding to many more years supporting the school.

Anthony Banbury : Maths and SEN
I was born in Plymouth and have lived here all of my life, so far. I am a Local Authority Governor and was appointed to serve on Pomphlett School’s Governing Body in 2011. I have been governor for over 12 years. I was a governor (chair for 4 years) of Plymouth Hospital and Outreach School before it closed in 2011. My career has been in Education. I was a teacher, deputy-headteacher and headteacher in schools in and around Plymouth for almost 40 years. I took early retirement from Headship in 1997. I immediately returned to teaching on a supply and short contract basis in schools in and around Plymouth – finally teaching in a school in Saltash. I retired from teaching in August 2008. Being a governor of a school is a huge privilege, as well as carrying much responsibility. I will serve the children of Pomphlett School to the best of my ability – as they deserve to be served. They are our future.
Laura Biggs Parent Governor : Early Years Foundation Stage / Art / Music / PSHE & Citizenship
I have three children; my oldest son (Louis) is in foundation at Pomphlett. I became a parent governor in September 2010. I work at the University of Plymouth as a science technician in the cell and microbiology laboratories. As the mother of three children under five, I will have at least one child at Pomphlett School for the next 11 years! It is for this reason I wished to make the commitment to become a parent governor. I believe that Pomphlett primary is an excellent school and I hope that I can support the staff, pupils and governors in ensuring that this continues.
Mike Gregory : Health and Safety and Wellbeing / Science & Technology
My interest in educating young people for the skills needed in the future has been applied throughout my working life by training apprentices and site instruction. When I retired in 1998, I have been able to continue with this interest through participating with the education of young people as a school Governor. 
  • Pomphlett Primary School,
  • Howard Road, Plymstock,
  • Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7ES