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"Stoke Damerel Primary Academy is improving rapidly under the strong leadership of the headteacher and effective Board of Governors".

"The governance of the school demonstrates a good understanding of the strengths and areas for development and provides clear direction to the work of the school."

Welcome to the Governors page of the school's website.

School Governors are one of the countries largest group of volunteers with over 300,000 people contributing to the development and improvement of schools.

The Board of Governors represent a cross section of stakeholders and includes members of staff, parents, the local authority and local community.


Governors have 3 core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent

At Stoke Damerel Primary Academy the Board of Governors meets approximately 6 times each year helping to set the school's overall aims and ensuring that key areas such as the curriculum, standards of attainment and progress, finance, personnel and the building and site are regularly monitored to ensure value for money and the best possible outcomes for the whole school community.

As well as regular meetings, Governors visit the school and communicate with pupils, staff and parents to help them in their role of monitoring and evaluating what is happening in school and then supporting the school in developing future goals.


If you are interested in becoming a school Governor there is some initial information here:

Click the link below to find out about the current school Governors and their roles:
Governors Start dates 
Click the link below to find out some headline information about the school's performance and how to give your comments about the school:
Click the link below to find out how to contact Governors with any feedback, comments or suggestions:

Stoke Damerel Primary School, Collingwood Road, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5PA, 01752 567686