Governance at High Street Primary Academy

Chair of Governor Statement

The Governing Body work with the school to ensure that the school provides the very best it can for your child. The school is a caring school with a focus on achievement. We are fortunate in having a well qualified, dedicated and caring staff that take pride in their pupils and expect high standards in both work and behaviour. There is a strong commitment by all staff to work extremely hard to help each child reach their full potential. We also appreciate the role that parents play in supporting the children and the staff during their time at the school. This is an important factor in how your child does at school.

I assure you that we will take the utmost care to provide a safe and stimulating environment for your child.

Our Governors
Please read our pen portraits for the Governing Body.
If you would like an appointment with our Chair of Governors, Bronwen Lacey, please contact the school office on 01752 225649 or via email
  • Mr Mitch Frame

    Executive Headteacher

    Responsibility: Whole school
    Term: 01.09.19 -
    Appointed : Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
    Attendance 2018-19: 7/7
    Declaration of Interests: None

    I have been in teaching for over 24 years, working in a variety of schools in Yorkshire, Cornwall and Devon. I worked for a period as an ICT consultant in Yorkshire. Prior to teaching I was a staff nurse and therefore have a wide range of experience of working and supporting people.

    I have been the Headteacher of Stuart Road Primary since 2005 and took on the role of executive head at High Street in September 2018.

    I have been a serving governor for the past 17 years in a number of schools.
    I am married with one son. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, music, golf and cycling.

  • Mrs Bronwen Lacey

    Chair of Governors

    Responsibility: English, maths and Safeguarding (including LAC and Child Protection)
    Attendance: 2018-19: 7/7
    Term: 01.12.16 - 30.11.23
    Appointed by Trust Board
    Declaration of interests: Director of S Lacey Associates, Trustee and Board Member of Theatre Royal Plymouth and Trustee of REACH South

    I joined the Governor Board in January 2016. I have worked in Education and Children's Services for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2014. I have a wealth of experience of front-line service delivery and strategic leadership to the Board. I joined the Governor Board because I wanted to continue to contribute to improving the life chances of children, giving them the best possible start. Joining the hard-working team of staff and governors at High Street Primary School seemed the perfect way to do that.

  • Miss Leah Nail

    Parent Governor

    Responsibility: Early Years
    Term: 01.12.16 - 30.11.20
    Elected by parents
    Attendance: 2018-19: 6/7
    Declaration of interests: None

    I have recently become a parent governor. I work as a customer service rep and have got three children. They are all High Street educated, one of which is currently in year seven having left last year, and the other two are year four and reception.
    I decided to get involved with the governing body to better understand the way the school works, so that I might be more able to speak to fellow parents about school matters, and be in a position to pass on views of them to the other governors. I would like to see the best outcomes for the children at the school, so that they can have an enjoyable and fruitful education here that will aid them in moving on to the next stages of school life.

  • Mr Jamie Thompson

    Co-opted Governor

    Responsibility: Early Years
    Term: 19.11.18 - 18.11.23
    Appointed by Governing Body
    Attendance: 2018-19 3/5
    Declarations of Interest: None

    I have worked in the private sector running a small global software development business and about 5 years ago I transitioned to work in Government. I have two young children at school who are growing and learning at rate of knots and who are enjoying their lives in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates and I can see that with my own children. I set out to be a Governor to be able to lead and support the next generation through their own challenges, to develop and to become their own super star. This is my opportunity to make a difference and give something personal to the community.

    I am heavily focused on leadership and governance programmes in my profession and I plan to use my exposure and experience across Public and Private sectors to ensure the outcomes we set out to achieve are realised.

    We have an exciting journey ahead… I can honestly say that I have joined a team who are absolutely committed to giving their all and who underpin the development and support of the children here at High Street Primary Academy.

    I am very approachable so please say hello if I am at the school. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, cooking and reading about Technology and gadgets!

  • Mr Ben Vleminckx

    Co-opted Governor

    Responsibility : Statutory Grants Inc Pupil Premium and PE and Sports Premium
    Term: 20.05.19 - 19.05.23
    Elected by Governing Body
    Attendance 2018/19: 2/2
    Declaration of Interests: TBC

    I have worked in the arts and cultural sector for over six years across a variety of arts organisations based in the South West. As a musician I began working with children and young people as a music leader delivering creative music workshops in schools before falling into arts management and producing community and education arts projects. In 2017 I co-founded a community music charity called Evolve Music which is based in Somerset, where I am now also a trustee.

    I currently work for the Theatre Royal Plymouth in their Engagement and Learning department where I work close with schools across the city. I am dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of children and young people in the city through my work, and I am now looking forward to continuing and building on this in my role as governor at High Street.

    In my spare time I enjoy playing the drums, mountain biking, beach walks and going to festivals.

High Street Local Governing Body meeting dates 2019-20

Monday 30.09.19                       

Monday 18.11.19             

Monday 27.01.20            

Monday 23.03.20     

Monday 18.05.20

Monday 13.07.20 

Governor resignations previous 12 months:
Mrs. Selina Huang   20.05.19
Dr. Mandy Precious  20.05.19
Mrs. Annie McGee    15.07.19
Mrs. Heather Hunter 15.07.19
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