Abbey Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JU

01271 342579

Pilton Infants' School

Learning For Life



If you feel you have the time to spare and have a keen interest in education, why not apply to become a school governor? We currently have vacancies and would love to hear from you if you think it is something you would enjoy.

Please see Sue or Carol in the office and make an appointment to talk to the Headteacher, Jayne Kyle when you have time.


Pilton Infants' School Governing Body

The Governing Body consists of nine members; there are no additional, regular committees. We meet every half term. The minutes of our meetings are a public record and are available to view in the school office, free of charge. You can also read them here.

Governors have a term of office of four years from when they are appointed. The Chair is elected on a yearly basis, usually at the first meeting of the autumn term.


Role of the Governing Body

Governors work with the headteacher and the local authority to ensure that the pupils receive the best possible education. With the headteacher we agree the vision, values, objectives and conduct of the school, ensure that the pupils have a full entitlement to the agreed curriculum and manage the school within its allocated budget. 
The role of the governing body can be summarised into 3 key tasks: 
providing strategic direction 
ensuring  accountability and 
ensuring financial probity 


Our current Governing Body is constituted of nine Governors as follows:   There are a total of 9 Governors, comprisisng 1 Headteacher, 1 member of staff, 1 LA, 2 parents, 2 Foundation and 2 Co-opted. We also have one Associate Member.


School Governors - Pilton Infants' School

Brian Holme (Chair)

Foundation (2 allowed)

Jayne Kyle (HT)

Headteacher (1 allowed

Tony Chappell

Co-opted (2 allowed)

Ebon Daunton

Staff (1 allowed)

Jess Holme

Co-opted (2 allowed)

Douglas Neagle

Local Authority (1 allowed)

Kate Nolan (Vice-Chair

Parent (2 allowed)


Foundation (2 allowed)


Parent (2 allowed)

Fred Barber

Associate Member


Mary Tait




Clerk to Governors





 Contact details for Governors:

All Governors can be contacted through our school admin on 01271 342579 or email: To contact the Clerk, e-mail


Meeting dates 2019 - 2020

Tues 24 September; Tues 5 November; Tues 10 December;Tues 28 January; Tues 10 March; Tues 28 April; Tues 9 June; Tues 21 July.


Governor Details 2019 - 2020

This table will be updated during the year and records the employment and any other registered interests of all Governors who have served on the Board this year, any Associate Members, and the Clerk         

Name Type of Governor Appointing Body Office Term Registered Interests
Brian Holme                Foundation Three Valleys Learning Partnership Chair of Governors



Parent of Teacher at Pilton Infants'

Jayne Kyle

Headteacher Ex officio 14/01/10 Headteacher Pilton Infants'
Tony Chappell Co-opted Governing Body Health & Safety, Premises Lead



Ebon Daunton Staff Elected by staff Humanities Lead + Three Valleys Trustee



Teacher, Pilton Infants'
Jess Holme  Co-Opted  Governing Body  TBC

 10/12/19 -


Teacher, Pilton Infants'


Douglas Neagle

Local Authority Devon County Council Safeguarding, Finance, Early Years + Maths Lead

10/12/19 -


Finance and Office Manager, Clovelly Estate Company Ltd

Director, Applebeach Ltd, Day Nursery/Childcare

Kate Nolan

Parent Elected by Parents

Vice-Chair of Governors

Science + Personnel Lead

15/11/19 -


eRostering Operational Lead at North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Director, North Devon Architects Ltd

Fred Barber

Associate Member (Parent Governor until 31/1/20) Governing Body

ICT lead

1/2/20 -




Teacher at Pilton Community College

Wife is TA at Pilton Infants’ School

Nicola Smith

Foundation Governor (now resigned) Three Valleys Learning Partnership

Acting Chair, SEND and Safeguarding Lead

15/11/19 -


Teacher at West Exmoor Federation

Mary Tait

N/A N/A Clerk to Governors


Clerk to Governors at South Molton United C of E Primary School, Libraries Unlimited p/t employee, freelance language work

Governor Details 2018-2019

This table gives details of last year's Governors, including their registered interests and attendance at meetings.

Name Type of Governor Appointing Body Office Term  Registered  Interests



Iain Carr Foundation Governing Body Chair



Employed within  NHS 8/8

Nicola Smith

Parent Governing Body Vice-Chair 12/12/16-10/12/20 Employed by West Exmoor Federation 7/8

Jayne Kyle

Headteacher Ex officio 14/01/10  None 7/8
Anthony Chappell Co-opted Governing Body


17/07/18- 16/07/22

None 6/8
Ebon Daunton Staff Elected by staff




Fred Barber Parent Governing Body


Employed by  Ventrus (MAT)

Phill Tranter-Sharpe Foundation Governing Body


Employed by Boden Group Facilities Business Development

Christopher Punt Local Authority Local Authority