Our Governors

Mrs Alison Derek

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

Term 24.01.2020 - 23.01.2024
Responsibility - RE and Catholic Life Governor
Attendance 2022-2023 : 2/2

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 : 1/2
Registered interests:

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.

Mrs Alaine Cocker

Curriculum - Statutory Grants

Term: 01.05.2020 - 30.05.2024
Responsibility - HR Governor and Curriculum and Standards
Attendance 2022 - 2023 : 2/2

I have served as a governor at Keyham Barton for the past two years. My two eldest children attended Keyham Barton before moving onto secondary school and my youngest son is currently in year 6 at the school. I am a qualified Teaching Assistant and I am currently employed at Peter Pan Playgroup as a Playgroup Assistant. I have experience as a volunteer with many organisations and I am actively involved in the community with 1st Keyham Scout Group and the Friends of Keyham Barton fundraising group. As a parent and a practising Catholic I believe it is important that our school should look after the social, emotional and spiritual welfare of our children as well as providing the best academic education possible. I have enjoyed my time as a governor and I have learned much over the previous two years. I look forward to continue working with the Governing Body of Keyham Barton to achieve the best educational experience for all our children during their time at the school.

Miss Rachael Riley


Term: 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2023
Attendance: 2/2

I have been the Deputy Headteacher of Keyham Barton for two years, and from the moment I stepped into the playground I could feel that Keyham was a school with soul. It is palpable in the children I teach, the staff I work with and the families I meet. To be Headteacher of Keyham is an huge honour and an enormous responsibility.

I am a parent first and foremost, so I know what you ask of me every time your children step through our gates and I will do my utmost to make sure we meet the needs of each and every one of them. I have two children of my own; one who I moved here until recently as I knew the excellent quality of education she would get at Keyham. She has moved on to Secondary school now but with a good grounding, despite the COVID situation.

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 to solve them.

Mrs Vicky McCoy

Health & Safety

Term 12.02.20 - 11.02.24
Attendance 2022-2023 : 2/2
Registered Interests: None

Mrs Sally McGauran

Staff and Safeguarding Governor

Term 12.02.20 - 11.02.24
Attendance 2022-2023 : 2/2
Registered Interests: None

Mrs Brooke Morrison-Hill

Safeguarding & Community

Term 01.12.20 - 30/11/2024
Responsibility - Safeguarding and Community Governor
Attendance 2022-2023 : 1/2
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

SEND & Inclusion

Term 22.06.22 0 21.06.26
Attendance 2022 - 2023: 2/2

Mr Steve Hole


Link Governor