Paul ElliottCategory: Parent Governor
Appointment Date: 31/03/2019
Current Term: 31/3/2019 - 30/03/2023
2020-2021 Attendance: 3/5 Full Governors, 3/3 Learning and Standards, 2/3 Resources and 2/2 Special Full Governors
2019-2020 Attendance: 2/4 Full Governors, 3/3 Learning and Standards, 1/1 Special COVID Full Governors
Hello, my name is Paul Elliott and I live in Efford with my wife and 3 girls. I firmly believe that school and education have a vital role to play in shaping and preparing our children for their future lives. I also believe that we, as parents, should have an influence and a say in how the school is run - as well the decisions that are made. We should be able to raise any concerns or comments and have confidence that they will be dealt with appropriately. As a parent governor I aim to strengthen the link between parents and the school, ensuring that parent's voices are heard, and that we are all empowered to seek continuous improvement for the benefit of our children.
I currently work for Plymouth City Council, managing projects that reduce the city's impact on climate change and ensuring residents can afford to keep warm in their homes. As such I spend a lot of my time listening to and identifying the needs of residents, and trying to find solutions to help them - I think this skill transfers very well into the role of parent governor and I'd be really happy to take the time to listen to any of your concerns. I am also experienced in managing budgets and acquiring new funding which I'm sure will prove helpful as a parent governor.
In my spare time I like to keep fit and regularly attend the Park Run with my family. I enjoy listening to music and attempt to play the guitar when I get the chance. I'm usually in the playground at home time so please feel free to stop and say hello and ask any questions you might have.
Vimal BhagwanjiCategory: Co-Opted
Appointment Date: 08/07/19
Current Term: 08/07/2019 to 08/07/2023
2020-2021 Attendance: 5/5 Full Governors, 3/3 Learning and Standards, 4/4 Resources and 2/2 Special Full Governors
2019 - 2020: Full Governors 4/4, Resources 4/4, Learning and Standards 3/3 ,Special COVID Full Governors 1/1
I was born in Chatham, Kent then moved to Eggbuckland, Plymouth when I was 6 years old. I was a shy child growing up, so I was never seen as a leader. You could say I was within the average category throughout my schooling days. My mother tongue is Gujarati and I learnt the English language growing up in Plymouth. I attended Eggbuckland Primary School, followed by Eggbuckland Secondary School, now known as a Community College. I did ok at school but never really knew what I wanted to do as a career once I left school.
My first job came as a Warehouse Assistant, mainly sweeping floors and this progressed until I was promoted to Stock Controller. This was pretty much the start of a long, happy & healthy career in the food manufacturing industry. From then, I was promoted to Purchasing Manager, followed by a couple of moves within the food industry. I am now at the pinnacle of my career and proud to represent The Bay Tree Food Company, as the Director of Operations. Throughout my years of working, I have learnt to be a very patient, methodical, impressionable person. I've had a fantastic family who have supported me along my career. I live in Efford and I am very humble of my professional achievements and I am a grounded individual.
I have an adorable wife (Suzanne) who puts up with me and I have two very handsome sons (Lakhan & Rohan) who both attend High View School. I am so proud of their learnings and achievements gained from High View School. As a parent, I am guiding and supporting them to chase their dreams so they get a head start in life.
Outside of work, most of my spare time is spent with my children; supporting their hobbies, such as karate, swimming, drama & football. I am also their personal Dad Taxi!
When I do get a chance to unwind, which isn't often enough, I enjoy attending music events with my wife and socialising with family & friends.
I have a keen inter
Jody TrayteCategory: Head Teacher
Appointment Date: 01/09/2021
Current Term: 01/09/2021 - 01/09/2024
I am the Headteacher of High View School and it has been great to have been part of the Governing Body here since I joined the school in 2014 and, prior to this, I benefited from being involved with the Governing Body within schools that I have previously worked within. Throughout this period, I have consistently found great satisfaction in such involvement and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities, insight and both personal and professional development it has provided me with.
To serve on the Governing Body of High View is an absolute privilege and as a Headteacher, it is a source of both challenge and support. Our members come from all walks of life, representing the local authority, staff, parents and community. Working alongside people with a range of skills is a great support for the school and together we create and share a common vision for our children and community. Working with parents on the Governing Body gives us a parents' perspective on how the school is running and what changes are necessary; they are a powerful voice and together with our parent surveys, we are able to respond swiftly.
It is a privilege to work in this capacity and help support our pupils, staff and community to achieve great things, in an environment where we all so strongly believe that, Good beginnings never end .
Tammy ChristieCategory: Staff
Appointment Date: 01/09/2013
Current Term: 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2021
2020-2021 Attendance: 5/5 Full Governors, 4/4 Resources and 2/2 Special Full Governors
2019 - 2020: Full Governors 4/4, Resources 4/4, Special COVID Full Governors 1/1
My name is Tammy Christie and I am the School Business Manager. I started my journey originally with Highfield School in February 2006 and was a huge part of the amalgamation when Highfield amalgamated with Plym View in September 2009. Before becoming the School Business Manager, I was the School Administrator. My role covers Finance, Personnel and Health and Safety. I am part of the Senior Leadership Team and support the Headteacher and Deputy Head in the monitoring of financial reports to the Local Authority. I have a vast amount of experience and work with a wonderful team.
Jo HarrisCategory: Co-Opted
Appointment Date: 09/12/2019
Current Term: 09/12/2019 - 09/12/2022
2020-2021 Attendance: 4/5 Full Governors, 3/3 Learning and Standards, and 1/2 Special Full Governors
2019 - 2020: Full Governors 3/4, Learning & Standards 2/2, Special COVID Full Governors 1/1
I have lived in Plymouth all of my life, and attended one of the local grammar schools, which inspired my love of education. I moved to Efford a few years ago, and loved the area. I heard many great things about High View School, so when I moved again shortly after my son was born, I decided to stay in the area so in the future, he can benefit from the amazing educational opportunities provided by High View School.
I am a Science Teacher at Sir John Hunt Community Sports College, and I thoroughly enjoy my job and am passionate about education. I also want to give something back to the local community, which is why I decided to join the Board of Governors at High View. I am excited to see how the school manages all their achievements, both academically and pastorally, and get involved in the enrichment opportunities provided to students. I am eager to get involved in the STEM education of the students, and I am hoping that within my role as a Governor, I can inspire the students to be passionate about STEM. They are the future of our City and I take pride in helping to shape their education.
Kathy HancockCategory: Associate
Category: Associate Member
Appointment Date: 18/09/2014
Current Term: 14/09/2017 - 14/09/2021
2020-2021 Attendance: 5/5 Full Governors, 4/4 Resources and 2/2 Special Full Governors
2019 - 2020: Full Governors 4/4, Resources 4/4 and Special COVID Full Governors 1/1
My name is Kathy Hancock; I have been a governor for over 20 years at Highfield/High View schools. I live in the area and work at High View an ICT technician and I am also part of the site management team with a responsibility to health and safety to the site, staff and pupils. I am also qualified to support with the mental wellbeing of staff etc. I am very well known in the community as I was the chairperson of Take a Part committee which was fundamental to the regeneration of the area including the new school.
I absolutely love supporting the community in every aspect, I see many of our parents/children whilst walking my dog around Efford Valley. Always happy to stop for a chat as I really believe community spirit in Efford could not be any better in other parts of the city.
Garry HuntCategory: Co-Opted
Category: Associate Member
Appointment Date: 01/12/2020
Current Term: 01/12/2020 - 01/12/2024
2020-2021 Attendance: 3/3 Full Governors, 1/2 Learning and Standards, and 2/2 Special Full Governors
My name is Garry Hunt and I am an Associate Governor. My two children attend High View Primary School, along with my wife who is a Teaching Assistant in the Early Years department of the school.
I have spent the last 5 years running my own digital design company and have worked with a number of local and national businesses over this time. I'm also the Director and Founder of two Community Interest Companies, dedicated to making Plymouth better. Borrow Don't Buy and Digital Plymouth have given me a lot of contacts within a number of influential companies and positions within the local council.
I believe that digital technology can play a large role in the future of education and I would love to help High View Primary School build on the already fantastic work they are doing.
Jane SwainCategory: Parent Governor
Appointment Date: 16/10/2020
Current Term: 9/11/2020 - 09/11/2024
2020-2021 Attendance: 3/3 Full Governors, 3/3 Learning and Standards, 2/2 Resources and 2/2 Special Full Governors
2019 - 2020: Full Governors 0/0 Learning and Standards 0/0
Hi, my name is Jane Swain and I live in Efford with my husband and daughter. Before becoming a parent, I spent 8 years in retail, working my way up from weekend sales team member to manager. After giving birth to my daughter, I decided not to return to my managerial role, instead supporting the store as a seasonal team member when needed.
When my daughter first started school, I volunteered at D.E.L.L Children's Centre, helping at their groups for a year. I re-joined the workforce a couple of years ago and worked as an Administrator for a company which provides specialist services to schools. This gave me a unique insight into the challenges faced by schools and has given me a new understanding and appreciation of the hard work and dedication of High View, in providing the best environment for our children.
I am currently volunteering as a Social Media Co-ordinator for two establishments: one a charity and the other, a non-profit organisation. I strongly believe that children are the future, and every child needs to be nurtured and encouraged. As a Parent Governor, I will utilise my varied skill set to benefit High View School for all our children.
Mr Paul BoyesCategory: Co-Opted
Mr Paul Boyes
Category: Co-Opted Member
Appointment Date: 22/03/2021
Current Term: 22/03/2021 - 22/03/2025
2020-2021 Attendance: 2/2 Full Governors, 1/1 Learning and Standards, and 0/1 Special Full Governors
It is a privilege to become a part of Team High View as a governor. Born a Plymothian and my family originating from Efford means I have an affinity and affection for this wonderful community. I have been a teacher for 25 years and have taught in both London and Plymouth. I am currently the Deputy Headteacher at Lipson Cooperative Academy where, aside from 3 years in another school, I have worked for 13 years. I have previously been a governor at another city primary school; an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
The reason I became a teacher was to make a difference to all young people. I have always chosen to work in schools where you really can raise aspirations and make a difference. Throughout my career, from South London to inner-city Plymouth, the fundamental reason I became a teacher has remained constant; to affect social change and social mobility for all students.
As a leader within the Plymouth context, this has become more prominent. I believe a great school with inspirational leaders can ensure social change and social justice for their communities. Therefore, I am excited and honoured to be a part of the High View Governor Team and look forward to helping, challenging and supporting the school to continue to be the very best that it can be.