Mr Paul Byron
Chair of Governors
I was appointed Foundation Governor in 2009 and have seen both of my children go through the school and on to further education in that time. I am currently the Chair of Governors and enjoy working with my fellow governors to help shape the further development of St Joseph's. As someone who has previously been involved with teaching through Rolle College, I have always been interested in Education. My current occupation is with the finance company Refinitiv, working as a specialist on Fixed Income.
Mr Simon Brown
Foundation Governor and SEN Governor
I've been a Foundation Governor since February 2014 and two of my boys have attended St. Joseph’s School. My occupation is a chartered civil engineer working as a design manager on local and national infrastructure projects. My interests are music, old vehicles and sports such as running, swimming and cycling. I am SEND Governor Lead.
Mrs Nicola Dustan
Foundation Governor - Safeguarding
I joined the local governing body in January 2017 for a four-year term as Foundation Governor. I was a civil servant for 37 years and now have retired. I am Vice Chair of the local governing body and Safeguarding Governor Lead. My two children went to the school many years ago.
Mrs Theresa Hearn
I have been a Foundation Governor since October 2012. I am married to a former Secondary School Teacher. I have two grown up daughters and three grandsons of Primary School age.
I have formerly worked as Secretary and Personal Assistant to the Provincial Delegate of the ‘Order of The Pallottine Fathers’ in Barking, Essex. I assisted at the Childrens’ Liturgy on a Sunday during the Mass in the Parish there. I also formerly worked in the Administrative office as Secretary at MIND, a registered charity for people who have mental illness. More recently, I was a Reader at a Roman Catholic church in Rainham, Essex. I am currently ‘The Diocesan Secretary’, Plymouth Diocese, for The Union of Catholic Mothers.
I have a great interest in singing and I sing in the choir during The Vigil Mass weekly at the Holy Ghost Parish Church. I also have a great interest in dancing: Latin and Ballet dancing. My hobbies also include swimming and I am very interested in Wildlife.
Mrs Saskia Hallett
I have recently joined as a Parent Governor in the Summer Term 2019. Following my degree in South East Asian Studies with Indonesian language at Hull University I qualified as an Early Years Teacher at Exeter University in 2005 and I have primarily taught in Foundation, Year 1 and 2 as well as leadership and management in a large International school in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. I have two boys at the school and I try my best to help and provide support when and where I can. I currently go in to support reading and help with forest school. I have spent a large part of my life in South East Asia, as have my two boys, and I have a passion for learning about world cultures, religions, diversity and nature. I’m in my element at the forest school sessions! I aim to be a bridge between the playground and the classroom, and to help you and your children feel happy and succeed in the school environment.
Mr Clive Pearcey
I was appointed to the Local Governing Body in February 2010 as a Local Education Authority Governor, now known as Community Governor. I find it highly rewarding seeing the school going from strength to strength. I am lead governor for Health & Safety and Premises. My main duties also include liaising with years 5 & 6. I started my working life in the Army, twelve years before going into Electrical contracting and then working for one of the large Utility companies for twenty years. My interests are varied, an allotment, ballroom dancing and stained glass to name a few.
By far the greatest enjoyment I have as a Governor is going into school and working with the children and seeing how they develop as young people especially academically and spiritually.
Mrs Lynn Cook
I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in March 2018. I was delighted to be asked to join the team of existing governors, especially as my two grown up children had been pupils at St. Joseph's. I am Deputy Safeguarding Governor and my link subject is Early Years. I enjoy coming into school to meet with the children and see their work. I am proud of our school and to be a governor and will always act in the best interest of all the children and staff at St. Joseph's.
Miss Emily Rowe
Staff Governor - Class 2 teacher
I joined the school in 2013 and have been staff governor since January 2018. I am passionate about the school and really enjoy being part of a team who all want the very best for everyone at St Joseph’s. I am subject lead for Religious Education together with a colleague. My interests are music and art.
Mrs Iris Reiss-Golumbeck
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Rebecca Lloyd
I joined the local governing body as Foundation Governor in April 2019. I teach Spanish and French at Exmouth Community College and coordinate the KS4 and KS5 Modern Languages curriculum. I have a six-year-old son at St. Joseph’s and a two-year-old son due to start at the Foundation Unit shortly. We have a strong family connection with the school and our family have been attending the school for the past 55 years. I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family exploring the outdoors.
Mrs Karen Garraway
I was thrilled to become a Parent Governor in the summer term 2019. I am a member of the Admissions Committee and governor lead for Catholic Life and Religious Education together with another governor.
St Joseph's is a wonderful school and I am proud to represent it. Along with my two sons, I also attended St Joseph's as did my mum! As a family we are involved in the Parish Church too and fully support the link between the school and the church.
Elected Parent Governors:
Miss Emily Rowe
Admissions Committee - Theresa Hearn, Nicola Dustan, Karen Garraway, Nicola Taylor-Bashford, Sarah White