I have been a Governor at Stuart Road Primary School for over 4 years as Vice Chair but have recently taken over the role as Chair after the resignation of the previous Chair of Governors, Dave Garland. 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, Maya in year 5 and Lily in year 3. 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 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 Nursey and one in Year 3.
Rev T T Buckley
I have lived and worked in Plymouth for the past thirteen years as vicar of St Michael's and St Barnabas, Devonport. Previously I trained as a linguist and worked as an accountant with small businesses. Both my children attended Stuart Road and I have served as a governor since July 2003. Outside my varied ministry and community work, I like to play the piano, garden and keep chickens, play chess online and write creatively. Although I was born in the other place, I am a member of the Green Army and attend a few matches each season.
Mr M M Frame
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 S Blake
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 G Blake
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 N N Boyns
I have lived in Plymouth all my life and achieved my primary and secondary education within the city. I am married with one son, who currently attends Stuart Road Primary School. I joined the Governing Body in May 2015 because I have been so impressed with the teaching, supportive environment and inspiration that the school has given my child, that I wanted to give something back. I have no formal experience of education, having worked in the marine industry for the past 15 years. I do hope, however, that my skills and experience will enable me to make a useful and insightful contribution to the work that we do. I am really looking forward to the challenges and steep learning curve(!) that lie ahead.