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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.






Julie Cook

Chair of Governors

My previous experience of being a Governor was several years ago when my own children were younger. I have been a Governor at Victoria Road since June 2016 and I am one of the Safeguarding Governors.

In a past life I was a Business Manager for Plymouth City Council and am now employed as an Executive Assistant for a local IT firm, Delt Shared Services. 

I have lived in Plymouth since a young age and live in the west of the city.



Sarah-Jayne Collins

Staff Governor


Joe McCann

Co-opted Governor


Lesley Taylor

Clerk to Governors


Laura Henshaw

Laura is a Local Authority governor and works as the Deputy Headteacher at Cann Bridge Special School and one of our safeguarding Governors.


Kevin Duggan



Dean Bennett


Dean has recently become a  co-opted governor on the Board of Governors at Victoria Road Primary School. He is Managing Director of China Fleet Country Club, Saltash and has over 200 employees across various professions. Dean has been in his current position for over 4 years and has always  been a Plymouth Resident.








Here is the link to the Governance of Horizon Multi Academy Trust