Bovey Tracey Primary School

Who are the governors? - personal statements

Who are the governors?

Ali Bright

I am a father of two children, including a son in year 6 and a daughter who left Bovey Tracey Primary School in 2018 having been at the school since reception.  We live in Bovey Tracey and I work for the Dartmoor National Park Authority where I am responsible for ICT Services and also managing the Authority’s premises including offices and visitor centres.  My lead responsibility on the Governing Board is for Premises, Security and Health & Safety which are all areas I am very familiar with through my day job.  Prior to working for the National Park Authority I worked in adult education and at a number of secondary schools in Devon.  In my spare time I enjoy road cycling and walking on Dartmoor.  Both of my children have thrived at Bovey Tracey Primary School and I am delighted to be able to support the staff and wider school community and give something back in any way I can.

Rob Daniels

I am a father of two living in Chudleigh Knighton and my eldest started in reception in September 2021. I am a quality engineer with over 7 years' experience in the aerospace industry. As a quality engineer my focus is on compliance to all stakeholder and regulatory requirements, identifying risk and implementing mitigation strategies, and continuous improvement. I hope these skills will benefit the school and help with continuously improving the school for our children. I am keen on outdoor pursuits, especially sailing and cycling and care strongly for the environment. You may see my wife or I cycling to drop off/collect our daughter from school (almost in any weather). 
If you see me please feel free to ask me questions.

Tom Sewell

Hola, bonjour, buongiorno, pryveet, konnichiwa, guten tag, nin hao, hello....

I'm Tom with 2 children at Bovey Tracey Primary School. I trained as a language teacher at Exeter University in 2009 and have since worked in Devon as a class teacher, Head of Department and Director of Learning.

The government's White Paper, 'Opportunity for All - strong schools with great teachers for your child', is something to which I am personally committed, as demonstrated throughout my career in education. A solid foundation is crucial to all successful learning, and I believe as a Parent Governor, I am able to help the school achieve this aspiration. 

Dan Thorogood

I’m Dan and I have a daughter in reception. She loves her time at school and I am keen to ensure her education, along with all students at the school, is the best it possibly can be. I have always had strong values with public service at my core and as such have worked and volunteered in numerous public-serving roles, including senior management and charity committees. Currently I am a senior operational manager with the ambulance service, and prior to that spent seven years with the healthcare regulator, CQC, building essential skills in governance and understanding of strategic leadership.

Amy Yeo

I am a parent governor. I live in Bovey Tracey with my husband and our two daughters. Our oldest daughter started at Bovey Tracey Primary School in September 2020. We are excited to begin our journey as part of a school community which offers so many opportunities for their pupils. I feel privileged to be able to contribute to the future development of the school and uphold its vision and values. 

I have eleven years' experience working in primary schools and currently hold the position of Early Years Leader of a preschool and reception class in the South Hams. At the weekends I enjoy swimming, walking and sewing projects as well as exploring Dartmoor and the seaside with my family.