Meet the Governors

The Local Governing Body

Joint Local Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2021/22

Local Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2022 – 2024

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Paula Frankis

Paula, our Local Governing Body Chair, is a Senior Health Care Assistant at a local residential home. She has been a governor at Ernesettle Community School since 2011. Paula’s role on the Local Governing Body is to rigorously monitor Safeguarding and Health & Safety, as well as leading the team of Governors. Paula’s daughter started her educational journey at the school in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Paula still has strong links within the local community. Paula is proud to be part of the school community and able to provide support and challenge in her role on the governing board.

Liz Hoodless

Liz, previously the school’s Educational Support Staff and Operations Manager at Ernesettle Community School, has over 20 years’ experience in governance. She also has extensive knowledge of both the school and wider community. Liz has a wealth of school experience, excellent community links and is able to contribute insightful ideas in order to continually move forward. Liz is passionate about supporting the school to provide an outstanding education so that the pupils can make informed decisions about their futures.

Alistair Wilson

Having trained at Marine Academy Primary and supported through his journey to becoming a leader there, Alistair is an experienced and knowledgable professional in Primary Education. Alistair is the Trust Maths Leader for the Ted Wragg Trust and is keen to bring along his expertise to the Ernesettle Community School and continue to improve our children's education. Alistair shows great commitment, passion and enthusiam for education and strives firmly believes that all children will succeed.

Sandi Wood

Sandi, a parent governor, represents and is a valued member of the local community. Sandi brings media and ICT expertise to the trust and has been heavily involved in community and in-school events, she has been a governor at Ernesettle Community School since 2016.

Michelle Treliving

Michelle joined the board as a Parent Governor in January 2019. Having been a parent at the school for 12 years, she is a firm believer in the school’s ethos and is a valued member of the local community. Michelle finds working alongside the teachers, to ensure children are learning to the best of their abilities, very rewarding. Michelle is also an active member of the school PTA, through which she has built strong relationships between teachers, families and the school.

Richard Lunn

Richard has a passion and interest in providing the best for young people, which he has done through various jobs and voluntary positions throughout his career. Richard is also a parent at Ernesettle Community school, wishing to provide a good role model for his daughter, take an active interest in the school and help shape the path for the children’s futures.

Aaron Meredith

Aaron, Executive Headteacher of Ernesettle Community School and CEO of The Inspire Multi Academy Trust (South West), was appointed when Ernesettle Community School was deemed to be requiring special measures in May 2010. Within 18 months, the school was graded as ‘Good with Outstanding features’ by Ofsted. In April 2013, Aaron was seconded to part time for two years to open Devon’s first primary free school, Marine Academy Primary; the academy became the south west’s first ‘Outstanding’ free school in June 2015. In February 2018, Aaron was designated as a National Leader in Education (NLE).

Emma Lenszner

Emma, Head of School, was appointed by the school in 2016. Emma began her career as an Early Years teacher and quickly demonstrated her passion and enthusiasm across the Key Stages. With over 6 years of teaching experience, Emma went on to successfully complete her National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) which combined her knowledge of the Early Years with her English subject leadership responsibility, to continue to develop and improve Early Reading within the school, before later becoming a Senior Leader in Education with a specialism in Phonics and Early Reading.

Nikki Gill

Nikki, one of the school's Higher Level Teaching and Learning Assistants, has been with the school for over 7 years. Nikki is dedicated to supporting the children and staff in her team, and always strives for excellence within the classroom. Nikki demonstrates a clear passion and enthusiasm for Early Reading and has recently been named as one of our Reading Champions within the school. Nikki joined the Local Governing Body (LGB) in September 2023 and able to use her initiative, experience and the feedback from her team to make excellent contributions to the LGB.

Paige Pink

Paige, a Year 1 Class Teacher and Year One Leader at Ernesettle Community School, has been with the Trust for nearly 4 years. As an aspirant Teacher and Subject Leader, Paige is committed to ensuring the children receive the very best education whilst supporting all teaching staff in their delivery of the History Curriculum. Paige is passionate about learning and has recently completed a Master's in Education, which is complemented by her confidence and skillset within the classroom.

Millie Eaton

Millie is the Clerk to governors for Ernesettle Community School and is also the school Administrator for Ernesettle Community School. Millie joined the Trust in June 2021 and was originally based at Tor Bridge Primary before joining us at Ernesettle Community School in September 2021. Millie has recently completed her Level 3 qualification in Business Administration and is developing her skillset by the day. She is an enthusiastic, welcoming and friendly member of staff who is committed to Trust.