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From April 2020 All Saints School created a separate governing body.  The Ark Federation governing body ceased to exist from March 2020.
Please click the appropriate links below to read the Articles of Association or the Governance Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA).
Should you wish to read other minutes from The Ark Federation Governing Body meetings, please contact the school office.

Clive Robertson



Role: Chair of Governors, Member of Resources Committee

Category: Foundation

Term of Office:  25.09.17 – 21


Clive became Chair of Governors at the end of September 2018, taking over the role from Mrs Jean Smith.

Clive worked in the electrical industry for most of his life, first in consultancy and then general management, responsible for a variety of companies in the UK and abroad.

On retirement he was a non-executive director in the NHS for a number of years.

His wife, Jan, taught at Beer Primary for some years and was a staff governor for part of that time.


Rebecca Porter



Roles: Executive Head
Category of Governor: Headteacher
Appointed by: Full Governing Body
Term of office: 1/9/15 – present


Revd. Jeremy Trew



Roles: Lead governor for Ethos, member of Teaching and Learning committee, Admissions committee

Category of Governor: Ex Officio
Term of office:


As a local vicar, being on the Governing body of a Church School comes with the job, and it’s a role I’ve come to enjoy over the years. I have served as a Governor for the Ark Federation, and previously Beer School, since 2007, and have six years experience as a Governor prior to that. Being a Governor is only part of my role with the Federation and, together with others from local churches, I seek to support the schools pastorally and through involvement in collective worship.


I have two children of my own who are now both at Secondary School and, to their relief, no longer have to sit through dad’s assemblies. Prior to becoming a vicar I worked in scientific research and also did a stint with BBC local radio.


Ernie Stobbs



Roles: Lead Governor for Health and Safety and Premises, member of Resources committee

Category: Parent governor – Beer

Term of office:  08.02.17 – 21


Alex Hosking



Roles: Lead Governor for Finance, member of Resources committee

Category: Foundation Governor

Term of office:  27.03.17 – 21 


I was pleased to join the governing body in early 2017 as a foundation governor.

I moved to Beer in 2013 with my wife and our 2 children, both of whom are at Beer Primary.

I’m a management accountant by trade, and my background is primarily property and local government.


Callum Mitchell



Roles: Member of Resources committee

Category:  Co-opted

Term of office:  16.11.16 – 20


Lesley Webb



Roles:  Nominated governor for Safeguarding, Member of Resources and Teaching and Learning committees

Category:  Foundation

Term of office:  14.11.16 – 20


My initial career was in Medical Pathology. However, the main focus of my work life has been largely in the field of education, involved in Senior Management in a primary school in Penarth, South Wales.  l obtained my Degree in Education from the University of Wales in 1985. I have taught pupils across the Primary sector, however mainly focusing on teaching Year 6. I was involved in the transition process between Primary and Secondary school, liaising with Secondary feeder schools.


I have served on a number of committees to promote, amongst other things, the development of Mathematics in the Primary Curriculum. I was responsible for students placed with us from the University, in addition I was responsible for Looked After Children in our care.

We relocated from South Wales to the New Forest where I continued teaching on a supply basis. We have lived here since 2014.


Rob Evans



Role:  Member of Teaching and Learning Committee.

Category:  Staff Governor.

Term of Office:  21.06.17 – 21


I have been teaching for 24 years and, although the job has changed in many ways during that time, I still enjoy the challenge and excitement of being in the classroom.

I have been at Beer for three years now having previously taught in schools in Exeter and Exmouth. During that time, I have taken on many different roles and I am currently developing my career as Head of School, Teacher Governor and Class 4 teacher.


I have three grown-up sons who are now either at university or in the world of work and, seeing their progress into adulthood makes me more determined to play my part in equipping children to face the challenges of living and learning in the modern world.


Hilary Cozens



Role:  Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.

Category:  Foundation.

Term of office:  10.12.18 – 9.12.22.


Hilary has had a 20 year career in Education. She has also had experience of working within Mental Health and the Magistrates Court in Exeter.  Hilary has lived in Beer for 20 years and was the Clerk to the Parish Council for 10 years. She continues to play an active role in local clubs and voluntary activities within the village. Hilary is currently being cyber educated by 5 grandchildren although she suspects they find her a challenging pupil!

School Motto

Achievement, Responsibility, Knowledge

Mission Statement

We ‘Live life in all its fullness.’ John 10:10.

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