Who's Who - Governors

  • Ms K Lyon

    Co-Opted Governor

    I have been a Governor at Stuart Road Primary School for over 4 years as Vice Chair. As a primary school teacher, I have worked in most year groups over the last 18 years and am currently teaching in foundation. During this time, I worked as an advanced skills teacher for the Local Authority specialising in primary modern languages. Although I am a co-opted governor I am also a parent at Stuart Road and have two children, Lily in Year 5 and Maya who has recently moved on to secondary education . I am an active member of Stuart Road Friends Association and the Parent Council and am a member of the Stuart Road Out of School Club voluntary committee. My interests include travelling, reading, photography and going to the beach/moors with my family.

  • Mrs A Blackie

    Parent Governor (Vice Chair)

    My name is Annie Blackie and I recently became a parent governor at Stuart Road Primary. I am really looking forward to getting into the role and supporting the school in moving forward. I previously worked at Stuart Road Primary School before becoming the deputy head teacher at Stoke Damerel Primary. As well as a teacher, I am also a mum and a wife. I have two children who attended Stuart Road, who are now at secondary school. I also have two children currently at the school, one in Year 1 and one in Year 5.

  • Mr M Frame

    Staff Governor

    I have been Head Teacher for Stuart Road Primary for ten years in September. Prior to this I have worked in schools in Cornwall and Yorkshire. Teaching is my second profession having previously worked as a staff nurse in Yorkshire. I am married with one son, who has just followed me into the teaching profession. In my down time I enjoy cycling, golf, fishing and concerts/music. Being a governor in the school allows me to work with like minded people who work hard to support and develop the children in our care.

  • Mrs S Blake

    Staff Governor

    I grew up in Plympton and attended local schools. I had a number of jobs before I left school including working in a 'chippy' and in Woolworths. I live in Plymouth with my family and my children will be attending schools in Plymouth soon. Stuart Road is my third teaching job having previously worked at Pennycross and St Edward's. I have been lucky that I have pursued my passion of literacy in each job and I absolutely love reading, films and Art. I also enjoy live music and try to attend concerts when I am able.

  • Mr G Blake

    Chair of Governors


    I have had a strong connection to Plymouth since 1977, when I began my engineering training at the Royal Naval Engineering College at Manadon. I retired from the RN in 2012 after an interesting and varied career as a Submarine Weapon Engineer and now volunteer locally with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award providing expedition training and supervision and as a case worker with SSAFA - a military charity supporting service personnel, veterans and their families. Whilst I have no direct experience in the current education system, my children are both primary school teachers in Plymouth (and my son is married to the deputy head at Stuart Road), so I do have some idea of the issues that schools have to deal with. I strongly believe that encouraging children to enjoy learning from an early age is crucial and I am proud to be part of a committed and inspirational team. In addition to my volunteering and occasional contract work, I enjoy being a grandad, walking, music, hockey and golf.

  • Mr R Gibbs

    Co-Opted Governor

  • Mrs J Hannon

    Staff Governor

    I grew up in Plymouth and did my primary and secondary education here. Although I moved away for many years, I came back to Plymouth where I met my husband and started a family. I have two daughters, both now at secondary school. Before I retrained as a teacher, I worked for Oxfam International in the UK and overseas, as well as having some other interesting jobs along the way. I have been in education for nine years and worked as a Teaching Assistant, as well as a secondary Languages Teacher. I love travelling and exploring new places as well as reading, films, theatre and walking. I am very excited about joining the governors as we move forward as part of Reach South Academy Trust.