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Meet the Governors

Stoke Damerel's  Local Governing Board (LGB)   includes representatives from 3 different areas of the school community:


Trust Appointed Governors: 2 members (Formerly parent governors)

Acting Headteacher

Foundation/Trust Governor: 1 member - this role is linked to Reach South Governance.

Co-opted Governors: 4 members - these are members who the Governing Body feel have particular skills that will contribute to effective governance and success of the school. They could include parents, staff or members of the local community


Total membership of the Governing Body is 4. 



Peter Storey (Chair of Governors) - Trust Appointed Governor (Formerly a Parent Governor)

My name is Peter Storey and my daughter is currently attending Year 4 and has been at SDPS since Foundation, I have seen her grow and develop successfully, all thanks to a team of staff working toward the same objective, to give our children the best start they possibly can, in a safe, caring and happy environment.


I am currently a Catering Manager with Cater-Ed, a company providing hot nutritious meals to the majority of Primary schools in the Plymouth area.


In a previous life, I was head of Retail and Catering at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, before this I owned a coffee shop, tapas bar and a fine dining restaurant.


In my spare time I like to cycle and spend as much time as I can with my daughter and family.





Kate Roberts - (Vice-Chair) Trust Appointed Governor (Formerly a Parent Governor)

I am Kate Roberts, Deputy Chair of Governors, I have been a school governor since 2016. My son is currently in year four.


I work for Mars Inc, managing the European Engineering Leadership programme. I have always worked in Learning and Development and am passionate about unlocking the potential in others. What interested me in becoming a school governor is how we, as a school together with parents/carers, help our children to develop their strengths and talents to be the best they can be.


As a family we love being outdoors on the moors, in the countryside or on the beach. We enjoy camping and travelling, and I keep fit by running and keep calm by practicing yoga (or at least I try to)!