Mr Marc McCoy
Leigham Primary is a great school due to the passion, hard work and commitment of every member of staff. Past Chairs and Management teams have ensured strong leadership and robust governance. Its now our responsibility to ensure this continues in the right direction within the Connect Academy Trust, so that Leigham Primary is recognised as the outstanding school it is.
Mr Derek Walker
Mrs Nicky Rickard
I have been a Parent Governor for just over a year. Due to personal circumstances I went from working Full to Part time.
Mrs Ester Best
I am excited to be a part of Leigham Primary School’s Governing Body as a Parent Governor. My son attends the school, having settled in really well to the foundation stage. My daughter is really excited to start once she is old enough!
I am a serving Headteacher of an academy school within a Multi Academy Trust and I have had experience of working in both Cornwall and Plymouth throughout my career. I am passionate about inclusion, improving the outcomes for all children and supporting schools in being the best they can be. I join the team with governance experience having been a governor for over ten years at other schools.
In my spare time, I really enjoy spending time with my family and I have a love of hockey playing for Devonport Services Hockey Club.
Being a Parent Governor is a real privilege and I look forward to being part of and contributing towards the school’s future successes.
Mrs Beth Roberts
I am a local Mum of two, who attended Tor Bridge, formally Estover Community College. I started my career within banking, but soon realised that there was more to life than sales targets. My partner and I have spent time working and travelling all over the world. After having our first child we settled back to our home roots here in Plymouth. I became heavily involved in community work 14 years ago, both as a volunteer and as a career.
I am a qualified Project Manager, with over a decade of working on a wide range of Community development projects, including; the Millfield Trust, Dementia UK and Natural England. I have created ADHD community support hubs, as well as working with inner city schools to increase the outdoor learning and sporting opportunities for children and their families.
I have assisted in the development of the local National Trust’s school history programme and also acted as the Child Welfare Officer for the Royal Marine Cadet Core. On a personal level, I was also a carer for my father who had Cancer, and my grandmother who had dementia. Both experiences had a profound effect on my outlook on life.
A passionate advocate of outdoor learning, I can often be found exploring Plymbridge Woods with my adventurous young boys. I take particular interest in the opportunities of our SEN children and want to ensure that each and every child, has the opportunity to excel in whatever path they choose.