Our Strategic Vision
To be recognised as the school of choice for children, parents and staff by:
Providing outstanding learning for all children
Celebrating the Catholic ethos of the School
Providing innovative and diverse learning opportunities
Enabling staff to help children reach their full potential
The Local Governing Board comprises of 6 members and the Headteacher.
The Local Governing Board meets twice per term with the aim of providing both support and challenge to the senior leadership team of the school with regard to the strategic direction of the school. In turn, we are supported by the central team at Plymouth CAST who provide advice and support for governors as well as additional training and updates on legislation, Ofsted and other education areas.
Governors are appointed/elected for a term of four years and can serve for no more than three terms.
Mrs Angie Baldwin
Chair of Governors
I have had an association with Our Lady of the Angels since 1993 when the first of my 4 children started at the school. I joined the Governing body in 2002 and became Chair in 2016.
As manager of Holy Angels Pre-school for over 27 years, I have watched the partnership between the school and pre-school flourish. It is a delight to see our young children make the seamless transition from pre-school into school.
Our Lady of the Angels has always felt to me like a very large family, the warmth and caring ethos is evident as you walk through the door, the same can be said for the Parish of Holy Angels.
I really enjoy being enjoy being part of the Governing body, working as a team to support and challenge the headteacher, the staff and ultimately the children. It's challenging but incredibly rewarding.
Miss Lisa Southwell
My eldest child joined Queensway, as Our Lady of the Angels was previously known, in 2013; followed by my other children. I then became a Foundation Governor in 2015. I am also an active member of the PTA.
I feel strongly about all children being supported to reach their full potential and receiving a varied education in a nurturing, child focused environment.
I have a background in Health and Social Care, varying from young adults with Autism and challenging behaviour to community care for the elderly. I am also a qualified Complementary Therapist and local business owner.
I am a Trustee of the adjoining Holy Angels Preschool and have volunteered as their Baby and Toddler Group facilitator since 2015.
For me, Our Lady of the Angels has always had a welcoming, community feel and I enjoy being part of a team supporting the school to provide every child with the opportunity to grow, learn and achieve.
Mrs Rachel Nolan
In 2001 I moved to Torquay with our 3 children whilst my husband continued to serve in the Royal Air Force. As a forces family we were instantly made welcome by the school and the Parish. This warmth continues to this day and although the children are all grown up I wanted to continue to support the school on behalf of Holy Angels Parish Church. I work within education at Torbay Hospital and to witness the development of staff gives me much a joy, as they achieve their individual potential. This transcends into my role as a governor at Our Lady of the Angels, in supporting the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and the teaching staff to ensure all children reach their full potential in a nurturing environment that has the Gospel values at its heart.
Mr Adam Krasnopolski
As my surname suggests, I have a Polish background, though I was born and educated in this
country. For over forty years I have been a teacher of English at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, on
the other side of the site that is shared with Our Lady of the Angels School. Both of my sons
attended the primary school when it was known as Queensway, and both flourished there. My core values are underpinned by my Catholic faith as a member of the parish community at the
Church of the Assumption of Our Lady in Torquay. I see the public service of school governance as a
privilege and an appropriate form of Christian action for the common good. In this spirit, I hope that
I am able to make a useful contribution.
Mr Andrew Hall
I was elected a Parent Governor in 2017. I have a background as a research Scientist at the Universities of Nottingham and Cambridge. I have been a Registered Adult Nurse since 2004, working in Critical Care, Coronary Care, Accident and Emergency, Clinical Research and as a Deputy Clinical Nurse Manager on Surgical Admissions. I have been teaching for the last 4 years in both secondary, further and higher education. I have an academic research role investigating, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, in healthcare teaching. I am passionate about each learner working to their full potential.
Mr Stephen Corline
Mrs Amelia Harding