Our local governing body consists of unpaid members who monitor the strategic direction of the school. We are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school but we use our mix of skills to hold the head teacher to account and scrutinise the financial probity of the school ensuring value for money is obtained from our allocated budget. We discuss and agree school improvement strategies with their priorities and targets which we monitor over the school year. We have a responsibility for health and safety ensuring risks to the organisation are adequately managed and taken interest in the well-being of both students and staff.


If you have any queries about the governing body at Exwick Heights Primary School, or you would like to get involved, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Clerk to the Governors. You can also email the Chair of Governors, Mrs Anne Parsons Brice via the clerk


Details of the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust and their Trustees can be viewed on the TWMAT website:


This includes the Trust annual report, annual audited accounts, memorandum of association, articles of association, names of trustees and members and the trust funding agreement.

Details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees:

Chair of Governors:

Mrs Anne Parsons Brice

c/o Exwick Heights Primary School

Exwick Lane





Meet our governors

Anne Parsons Brice

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Hello, my name is Anne Parsons Brice, I have been a Governor at Exwick Heights for over four years and I became the Chair a year ago. I am retired but I have had a varied career starting out as a Secondary school teacher, then moving into the business world, and finally into local government. During the course of the last few years I have taken a special interest in the area of Reading, something I feel passionate about, which has led me to become a children's author. Also I undertake voluntary activities, including fundraising for Guide Dogs and being a committee member of a local residents' association.


I enjoy my role as a Governor and feel fortunate that I am associated with such an incredible school as Exwick Heights with its excellent team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff, and marvellous children. It is a real learning community and a thriving environment.

David Stephenson

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I am the father of a girl and a boy who are currently in years 3 and 1 at Exwick Heights Primary School, and a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Exeter. As well as teaching statistics to mathematics students and scientists at organisations such as the Met Office, I have been actively involved for the past 30 years in using statistical modelling to tackle research problems in meteorology and climate change science. I am passionate about learning and welcome the opportunity to help engage and represent parents in the running and future development of the school.

Siobhan White

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I began my career as a secondary school Teacher of Modern Languages, having studied Spanish and Business at University.  During this time, I also spent time living and working in both Spain and Canada.  I subsequently trained to become a Chartered Accountant and have since worked in both the private company and Higher Education sectors.

Before moving to Devon, I worked on the Isle of Man, spending my last 7 years there, as Finance Director for a medium sized group of companies, dealing with clients across the globe.

My move back to the UK in 2014, enabled me to re-focus on education.  I therefore bring my experience in finance, business and education to this group of School Governors and believe that good quality education should be available to as many as possible.

Outside of work, I have a keen interest in sport, principally yoga and running (albeit short distances!), along with a love of the theatre and live music.

Graham Davey

I became a first-time co-opted Governor in April 2020. I was the Chief Executive of the local Police Authority for many years. My son attends the school and as a governor I hope to assist in helping to provide the best educational experience for pupils at the school enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Laura Newton

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As an English teacher, I’ve been part of the local educational community for the last decade, and was delighted to be able to join the governing body at Exwick last year. I have always valued Exwick as one of our leading primary schools, and value the opportunity to play a small role in its continual evolution. As a teacher, I am driven by a desire to ensure every child has access to the very best education, underpinned by strong pastoral care. It is that desire that drives me in my day job, and motivates me to work with the wonderful staff at Exwick to ensure this happens.

Rachael Milton

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My name is Rachael Milton. I am a new parent governor, having been part of the Exwick Height’s community since 2013. My youngest is just starting school so I hope I am very visible (and approachable) around the school.


I live in Exwick but work nationally, running a social enterprise that empowers people with dementia. I need to handle quite a lot of sensitive issues at work and often have to stick up for people’s rights. I think I’m considerate and fair but can be quite determined when I need to be. I have seen children thrive at Exwick Heights and hope to contribute to ensuring all children can achieve their potential.

Staff Governors


Caroline Neal



Penny Hackworthy

Deputy Headteacher


Lucy Bradbury

Assistant Headteacher


Exwick Heights Local Governing Body Details


Exwick Heights LGB Meetings 2019-2020 Attendance