Vision.

Our values:

As a MAT comprising a primary, a secondary and a healthcare college we embrace the opportunities presented to collaborate together and to eradicate disadvantage providing new experiences, progression and new career paths for all our young people and members of staff.

Teaching and learning is at the heart of all that we do together and individually. We recognise that we are all teachers and learners, regardless of age, stage, context or experience, hence every member of our MAT is valued for their contributions, their needs and their investment in our MAT becoming “better together”.

Future Intentions

We are most welcoming to partners who share our values, vision and commitment to students and the personal and professional growth of staff.

We are committed to providing the best possible learning environment for all our schools, balancing the autonomy of leaders of schools with the autonomy of the trust. We are keen to remain outward-looking and build relationships with other MATs and key stakeholders such as the Local Authority, the Regional Schools Commissioner and the Studio Schools Trust.

Schools within the Multi-Academy Trust (ISP).

Montpelier Primary School

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Profile

Number of students: 681
Age range: 3 to 11 years
School type: Primary school
DfE number: 3768
Control category: Academy

Contact

Headteacher: Mrs Sam Hunter
Address: North Down Road, Beacon Park, Plymouth PL2 3HN
Telephone: 01752 216160
Email: admin@mpsplymouth.net

 

Location

Stoke Damerel Community College

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Profile

Number of students: 1431
Age range: 11 to 18 years
School type: Academy converter
DfE number: 4190
Control category: Academy

Contact

Executive Principal: Miss Anita Frier
Address: Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4BD
Telephone: 01752 556065
Email: info@sdcc.net

 

 

Location

Scott Medical and Healthcare College

Scott logo

Profile

Number of students:
Age range: 13 to 19
School type: Studio School
DfE number: 4004
Control category: F – Free School

Contact

Headteacher: Mr Martyn Cox
Address: Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth, PL3 4BD
Telephone: 01752 987010
Email: info@scottcollege.co.uk

 

 

Location

Members & Trustees.

Members

Name & PhotoInformation

Chris Carey

Chris Carey

Retired Vice Principal

Term of Office:   April 2019 - March 2023

 
  • Taught Science and Chemistry at Stoke Damerel from 1990 until retirement in 2013 and part of senior leadership team
  • Vice Principal Key Stage 5
  • Head of Sixth Form, Timetable production and Head of Science
  • Served for five years in Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Married to Sandra for 38 years and a father to three daughters and grandfather to five

Steve Cornwell

Steven Cornwell

Businessman

Term of Office:

Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  100%

DBS Current: Yes

  • Governor Stoke Damerel Community College
  • Parent Governor for over 20 years
  • Self employed running own company acting for specialist road traffic accidents
  • Specialising in investigating assaults causing injury or loss
  • Part of a sub-group of Governors who meet regularly with other interested parents
  • Both children attended Stoke Damerel Community College including Sixth Form

Gordon Cryer

Gordon Cryer

Retired Clergyman

Term of Office:

Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  100%

  • Was a governor of Stoke Damerel Community College for more than 20 years

Patricia Livsey

Patricia Livsey

Chief Executive of Eden Valley Hospice

Term of Office:

  • Extensive experience within the health sector, including national roles within the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Department of Health
  • Has also worked at a senior level within higher education for over 27 years of her career including at the University of Plymouth and the University of Cumbria
  • Appointed to Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership board

Trustees

Name & PhotoInformation

Colin Searls, Chair

Colin Searls, Chair

Retired University Lecturer, School of Design and Architecture University of Plymouth

Term of Office:   2015 - September  2019

Committee: Resources and Finance

Link: Executive Principal Appraisal

Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  100%

DBS Current: Yes

 
  • Main Skills/experience: Knowledge of Higher Education sector, Art and Design, Education and Teaching/Learning and Assessment.
  • Former Chair of Governors at Stoke Damerel Community College
  • Secondary Governor for more than 10 years
  • Retired University lecturer and former Associate Dean at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Plymouth
  • Part time consultant for Dartington Hall Trust‎
 

Julia Baldie

Lead HR Advisor for schools and academies

Term of Office:   1 September  2018-31 August 2022

Committee: Chair of Resources & Finance Committee

Link: Executive Principal Appraisal

Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  N/A

DBS Current: Yes

  
  • Currently the HR manager for HR operations, schools and academies for Torbay Council leading a team providing professional HR advice and guidance.
  • Qualified coach and mediator as well as providing Safer Recruitment training to schools and Trusts.
  • Background in teaching
  • Vice Chair of Governors at a Plymouth primary school

Richard Clarke FCA

Richard Clarke FCA

Baptist Church minister

Term of Office:  28 November  2018 - 27 November 2022

Committee: Resources & Finance Committee

Other Appointments/Interests: Governor Montpelier Primary School

Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  N/A

DBS Current: Yes

 
  • A life-long interest in education having worked in the Higher Education Sector in London and Plymouth since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1980
  • Governor at Montpelier for over 20 years ago, retired Governor at the Plymouth College of Art

Jan Cole

Jan Cole

Chair LGB Stoke Damerel Community College

Term of Office : 11 October 2017 – 10 October 2021

Link: HT Appraisal

Other Appointments/Interests: Chair of Governors Stoke Damerel Community College

Meeting attendance 2017/18: 100%

DBS Current: Yes

  • Spent 23 years with BT managing the communication solutions for SMEs to large Corporate Businesses
  • Former Communications Trade Instructor in Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Training Manager for new sales staff in BT
  • Four years' education experience within Further Education sector
  • Project Manager of Notschool.net Plymouth & Cornwall for eight years, an online learning community, providing alternative education by referral for 14-16-year olds unable to access mainstream education
  • CIPD Associate since 2015
  • Exam Invigilator within Secondary School and Pearson Vue
  • School Governor within Plymouth since 2004, experience includes Primary and Secondary governance
  • Specific interest in SEN, Inclusion and Safeguarding, former Chair of Pay & Personnel
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    Dr Josie Forte

    Dr Josie Forte

    Head of Enhanced Optical Services - Professional Advancement, Specsavers

    Term of Office:  16 January 2019 - 15 January 2023

    Dr Josie Forte lives in Devon. A qualified optometrist, she started her optometry career in hospital practice. Josie practised briefly in New Zealand before returning to the UK to run her own successful independent practice for five years. She is currently a Specsavers Optical and Audiology Joint Venture Partner.
    • Graduated from Cardiff University in 1997 with a BSc Honours in Optometry and Vision Science
    • Graduated from Aston University in 2016 with a Doctor of Optometry
    • Head of Enhanced Optical Services for Specsavers and an inaugural member of the Specsavers Professional Leadership Council
    • Visiting lecturer at Plymouth University Lead Assessor for WOPEC (Welsh Optometric Postgraduate Education Centre)
    • Former elected committee member of Devon Local Optical Committee

    Anita Frier

    Anita Frier

    Executive Principal Stoke Damerel Community College. CEO of ISP

    Term of Office:  19 January  2018 - 18 January 2022

    Committee: Resources & Finance Committee

    Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  100%

    DBS Current: Yes

    • Secondary teacher since 1992, Senior leader at two schools since 2003
    • Joined the staff of Stoke Damerel Community College in 2004
    • Became vice principal before being appointed executive principal in September 2017
    • NPQH and Masters in Education
    • Vice Chair PLT Inclusion
    • Speaker at conference on Impact of Parental Mental Health
    • Experienced leadership in Assessment, Quality Assurance and Evaluation
    • Passionate about health outcomes and emotional mental health well-being
    • PLP (Plymouth Learning Partnership) Board Director

    Dawn Slater

    Dawn Slater

    Director of Clinical Practice and Development - Livewell Southwest

    Term of Office:  1 September  2018-31 August 2022

    Committee: Resources & Finance Committee

    Link:

    Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  N/A

    DBS Current: Yes

    • Skills include Leadership, Executive Nurse
    • Recently appointed as an Executive Reviewer for Care Quality Commission (CQC) the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve
    • Lead on Training and Development
    • Director of Human Resources and Staff Well Being with a large health organisation
    • Experienced in development of staff governance and accountability experience

    Wendy Tout

    Wendy Tout

    Chair LGB Montpelier

    Term of Office:  1 October  2016 – 30 September 2020

    Committee: Resources & Finance Committee

    Link: Headteacher Appraisal

    Other Appointments/Interests: Chair of Governors Montpelier Primary School

    Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  100%

    DBS Current: Yes

    • 24 years' experience within a banking/corporate environment as a fully qualified Financial Adviser
    • Extensive leadership experience in the bank and current role as Office Manager of a Wealth Management company
    • Chairman at a local pre-school for 10 years
    • Governor at Montpelier for 14 years, Chair for the last five years
    • Currently studying towards ACCA qualification

    Mary Utton

    Mary Utton

    Retired headteacher

    Term of Office:  1 September  2018 – 31 August 2022

    Link: Headteacher Appraisal

    Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  N/A

    DBS Current:

     
    • Spent 10 years as Headteacher of Plymouth High School for Girls
    • Trustee of Charles Causley Trust
    • Chair of Liskeard Arts Society

    Documentation.

    Inspiring Schools Partnership - Documents

    ISP Articles of Association

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    ISP Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017-18

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    ISP Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016-17

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    ISP Master Funding Agreement

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    ISP Financial Scheme of Delegation

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    ISP Scheme of Delegation

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    ISP Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

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    ISP Gender Pay Gap Report 2018

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    ISP Trade Union Facility Time 2017/18 Report

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