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Our Governors

Mrs Alison Derek

Chair of Governors and RE and Catholic Life Governor - Foundation Governor

Term 19.06.2024 - 18.06.2028
Responsibility - RE and Catholic Life Governor
Attendance 2022-2023 : 6/6
Registered Interests: None

I’m very passionate about education having spent almost 4 decades in various teaching roles in several Primary Schools - most being in Devon- and after retiring from Keyham Barton, I decided to become a governor. Alongside this, for many years, I have been part of the Food for Thought School Linking Programme which links rural Primary Schools in Uganda with Primary Schools in Devon and Cornwall. As you may know our link school is Kikandwa which I have visited a few times and I have been part of the Afripad project which is now fully embedded at Keyham.
I live just outside Ivybridge where our three children have grown up and now take great pleasure in looking after our two grandchildren who also live in Ivybridge.

Mrs Tina Tuohy

Vice Chair - Foundation Governor

Term 22.05.2018 - 22.05.2026
Attendance 2022-2023 : 4/6
Registered interests: North Yard Community Trust CIO, Wolseley Trust CEDT

I came to Plymouth in 1970 and have lived in North Prospect for 40-odd years before moving when my house was demolished due to Regeneration. I have been a parishioner at Holy Redeemer all this time and my children and one grandchild also went to Keyham Barton School. I used to be a governor at the old North Prospect Primary School before it became the Mayflower Academy and found it very interesting and rewarding. I would have like to have joined Keyham Barton earlier but never managed to be available when one of the posts became free. On this occasion I jumped at the chance and while my children were at the school I had always enjoyed my visits and in particular the Nativity Plays and School Mass. I am on the Parish Council and a Eucharistic Minister. I used to teach archaeology at University of Exeter and now although retired I still do some teaching online. I am keen on gardening, wildlife and dog walking.

Miss Sarah Rowe


I have been the Headteacher of Keyham Barton since September 2023, and from the moment I stepped into the school I could feel that Keyham was a school where I belong - a special place with an overwhelmingly family feel.

I grew up in the local area and my link to the school was first established in 1997 when I worked as a Teaching Assistant. During this time, my confidence blossomed and the experience I gained only ignited my passion to become a teacher and make a difference to the lives of others.

Being the Headteacher of Keyham Barton is a huge honour which I carry with pride, commitment and dignity.

Aside from being part of the Keyham Barton School family, I am a parent of a thirteen year old boy. We are both very competitive and we enjoy keeping active. When I am not watching my son play sport, I coach and play netball for Plymouth Pilgrms.

I am here to support our children, families and staff. I have a strong faith and believe it has brought me here to learn as much as to lead. I am here to help, always, so please feel you can come and talk to me about any worries and concerns and we can work together as a team.

Mrs Vicky McCoy

Staff Governor- Health & Safety

Term 22.05.24 - 21.05.28
Attendance 2022-2023 : 6/6
Registered Interests: I am currently the SENCO and EYFS teacher at Keyham Barton. I love my roles and I thoroughly enjoy being part of the school family and changing lives.

Mrs Brooke Morrison-Hill

Parent Governor- Safeguarding & Community

Term 01.12.20 - 30.11.2024
Responsibility - Safeguarding and Community Governor
Attendance 2022-2023 : 2/6
Registered Interests: Charity Trustee of Peter Pan Playgroup

I have 2 sons both of whom attend the school. I have worked in the finance industry for the last 17 years and hope that I can transfer some of my skills and experience to help the school to continue to improve. I wanted to join the governing body as I wanted to contribute to ensuring that we can provide a safe and fun environment for all the children who come here to enjoy.

Miss Sophie Cooper

Parent Governor- SEND & Inclusion

Term 22.06.22 0 21.06.26
Attendance 2022 - 2023: 5/6
Registered Interests: I work at Sir John Hunt School and I relish the opportunity to share my expertise with the school.