Chair - Mrs Anna Clooke  Tel 01752 404489

Haye Road South





Elburton Primary School became part of the Horizon Multi Academy Trust on 1 September 2016.

The Horizon Multi Academy Trust Board is accountable in law for all decisions about its academies. However, the Trust Board have agreed within their Scheme of Delegation that many decisions can and should be delegated to the local governing bodies. 

The local Governing Body will use its detailed knowledge and engagement with Senior Leadership to build an understanding of how the school is led and managed by:

  • Monitoring whether the school is working within agreed policies and is meeting the agreed targets.
  • Managing its finances well
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Reporting to the Trust Board

The current Local Governing Body is detailed below.

The Clerk to governors is:

                                   Mrs Lucy Barrett

The Governors are:

                                    Mrs Anna Clooke         Appointed               Chair

                 Mrs Frieda Court          Appointed              Joint Vice Chair

                                    Mrs Carrie Tutte           Parent Governor    Joint Vice Chair

                                    Mr John Dobson          Appointed

                                    Mr Juan Acevedo        Parent Governor    

                                    Dr Caroline Adams      Appointed

                                    Mr Keith Smithers       Acting Headteacher

                                    Mrs Valerie Gregory    Appointed

                                    Mrs Carolyn Haynes   Appointed     

                                    Mrs Ros Light             Staff 

                                    Mr John Senior           Appointed        


The Governing Body meets 6 times a year. The Personnel Committee meets in the autumn term and when required.

The Headteacher’s performance management is carried out by Mrs Anna Clooke, Mrs Frieda Court, Dr Caroline Adams, Mrs Carrie Tutte and the CEO, Horizon Multi Academy Trust.

Governors can be contacted through the school in writing or by email to the Clerk to Governors at


Mrs Anna Clooke, Chair of Governors