New Chair of Governors appointed at Kingsley School

Kingsley School, Bideford, has announced today that Lisa Harty has been appointed as its new Chair of Governors.   Ms Harty will replace Mr David Pinney, the current Chair, who has resigned from his position due to personal reasons.

Outgoing Chair of Governors, Mr David Pinney said: “Lisa has been an exceptional Governor since 2015 and I am delighted that Lisa will be taking the school forward as the Chair of Governors.  I have enjoyed working as the Chair of Governors at Kingsley and would like to thank my fellow Governors for their unstinting support for this wonderful School.  I wish the entire school community well and I look forward to watching the school continue to flourish.”

Headmaster, Mr Pete Last said: “Kingsley is extremely grateful to Mr Pinney for steering the School since 2009 as a Governor and more latterly as the Chair of Governors. Mr Pinney’s commitment to Kingsley has been commendable.  During his tenure, Kingsley has embraced new ways of learning, added value to the co-curricular and pastoral support at the School, and led an accelerated rate of investment in the school buildings, sports facilities, classrooms and boarding houses at Kingsley School. The School is delighted that Ms Harty will take on the Chair of Governors role at Kingsley where she has been an exceptionally experienced and talented Governor. ”

Lisa Harty said: “I’m proud to have been offered this position. Kingsley has a great reputation – not just for achieving outstanding results from its academic high flyers, as the A-level results this summer are a testament, but for enabling every single pupil to achieve up to – and often beyond – their highest expectations. My three children have been educated at Kingsley, and I will unreservedly commit myself to continue Kingsley’s exciting growth and development plans in the next exciting chapter of the School’s history.”

Lisa Harty will be fully in role in January 2019, with Sue Fishleigh and Michael Portman stepping up as interim Chairs until next term.

Kingsley also warmly welcomes a number of new members to the team this term:

  • Naomi Jefferies – Head of the Kingsley Learning Development Centre and SENDCO
  • James Palmer – Domestic Bursar
  • Regina Stevens – Learning Development Centre Teacher
  • James McCaffery – Maths and Further Maths Teacher
  • Cate Salf – English and Drama Teacher
  • Charlie Tubb – Teaching Assistant
  • Gemma Cartwright – Teaching Assistant
  • Harry Rainford – Teaching Assistant
  • Annie Mills – Teaching Assistant
  • Gene Farrell-Roberts – Teaching Assistant
  • Aym Dupuy – Teaching Assistant
  • Luis Sagra-Stansbury – Teaching Assistant