Local Governing Body

  • Miss Sarah Price

    Head

    In 2005, I completed my Primary Teaching Degree in London and spent my first year teaching at a large primary school. After completing my NQT year, I moved to Devon and worked for 10 years at the same school, teaching across the whole primary age range. Prior to starting at Sampford Peverell C of E Primary School I worked at a primary school in Exeter, initially as a Year 3/4 teacher and Unit Leader, then Year 6 teacher and Year 5/6 unit leader and finally as Deputy Head. I started at Sampford in September 2019 and feel very privileged to be the Head as all the staff and governors are committed to school improvement and are passionate about enhancing the children's educational experiences.

  • Mr Sheon Sturland

    Chair of Governors

    ‘I believe all children deserve to receive an outstanding education in a school that is part of their local community. Beyond numeracy and literacy, children also need to learn about healthy lifestyles, building social relationships and social responsibility, critical thinking and developing their creative talents to ensure they have the tools to achieve their aspirations regardless of background. This learning needs to be in an environment where children feel safe and parents can trust it is safe. I hope that I can help make Sampford Peverell Primary School somewhere that can achieve all those goals, for the children, parents and the community.’

    Designation /Appointed By: Community Governor
    Term of Office: Sep 17 - present
    LGB Responsibilities: Safeguarding
    Other Education Governance Posts: none
    Outside Business Interests: none
    Family relations among school staff:none

  • Mr Carl Gascoigne

    Parent Governor

    Why are you a governor?

    "I believe its paramount that our children are educated for the future which means that technology must be promoted alongside the bedrock skills of reading, writing and mathematics. As a parent governor I want to help create a technology enabled learning environment that will benefit the school and more importantly the children. A modern learning environment supported through the use of technology will not only aid our children's learning but also increase communication between school and parent, ensuring that we as parents can become more involved in the learning journey."

    Designation /Appointed By: Parent Governor
    Term of Office: Since Autumn Term 2016 – 4 years
    LGB Responsibilities: Website
    Other Education Governance Posts: None
    Outside Business Interests: None
    Family relations among school staff: None

  • Mrs Sarah Venn

    Parent Governor

  • Mr Sheon Sturland

    Community Governor

    ‘I believe all children deserve to receive an outstanding education in a school that is part of their local community. Beyond numeracy and literacy, children also need to learn about healthy lifestyles, building social relationships and social responsibility, critical thinking and developing their creative talents to ensure they have the tools to achieve their aspirations regardless of background. This learning needs to be in an environment where children feel safe and parents can trust it is safe. I hope that I can help make Sampford Peverell Primary School somewhere that can achieve all those goals, for the children, parents and the community.’

    Designation /Appointed By: Community Governor
    Term of Office: Sep 17 - present
    LGB Responsibilities: Safeguarding
    Other Education Governance Posts: none
    Outside Business Interests: none
    Family relations among school staff:none

  • Mr Kevin Snow

    Staff Governor

    I have been teaching since 2001 in a wide variety of schools both in the United Kingdom and abroad. I love teaching and it is the profession I wanted to be in from the age of 11 and will hopefully continue to be for many more years in the future.

    I studied a 4 year Bachelor of Education degree in Bath and continued to work there in a large village primary for the following 3 years. I then decided to be a little adventurous and moved to Dubai in 2004 to help open a brand new school called Kings Dubai. Whilst there I met my wife who was also teaching in the school. We then moved Thailand and then the equally glamorous Yorkshire (where my wife Cara is from). After getting married we moved back to the Bath area where I had a wonderful time teaching in a small village primary, similar to Sampford, for 3 years. As we now had a small family of 3, we decided to move back to Devon where I grew up so that we could be close to my parents and all the benefits that brings to family life. We have now been here since 2014 and our small family of 3 has become a larger family of 5.

    I chose to move to Sampford Peverell Primary School to strengthen my links with the village. I moved to the village in 2015 and I was of the opinion that if I were to put all of the effort a teacher has to put, into a school, it may as well benefit my own community. I joined the teaching staff in September 2016 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far and I look forward to all my children passing through this school to experience the wide and exciting curriculum which I can play a part in creating.

    Designation /Appointed By: Staff Governor, elected by staff
    Term of Office: September 2016 - 4 years
    LGB Responsibilities: Staff Governor
    Other Education Governance Posts: None
    Outside Business Interests: None
    Family relations among school staff: None

  • Mr Andrew Howitt

    Parent Governor


  • Mrs Amanda Lewry

    Foundation Governor

    I moved into the village in August 2018. I am married to Rev Glyn, the Vicar of the team of churches to which the school is linked. I recently took the decision not to work after 18 years in education, having worked in different areas of school life. I am a licensed lay minister within the local churches. As a Foundation Governor I can support the school in continuing to look at our Christian Distinctiveness.
    In my previous work I have supported children with SEND within a school, I have taken on the role as SEND governor and am looking to support the work and the training that is going on within our school for our SEND children.
    I enjoy singing and am a member of a Church Choir and can play brass instruments but am currently taking a break from Brass Banding.
    I have 2 grown up children, 2 primary school aged grandchildren and a Spaniel.


    Designation /Appointed By: Foundation Governor
    Term of Office: September 2018 - 4 years
    LGB Responsibilities: Christian Distinctiveness and SEND
    Other Education Governance Posts: None
    Outside Business Interests: None
    Family relations among school staff: None

  • Mrs Rose Elliott

    Clerk to Governors

    Rose.Elliot@ventrus.org.uk

    If you need to contact the LGB, please do so via the Clerk to Governors - Rose.Elliott@ventrus.org.uk