Meet the Local Governors
Jeremy Bearne served for 34 years in the Royal Navy after which he spent 9 years as the Offshore Director for the Marine Society & Sea Cadets. He has been involved with the Ten Tors Challenge for two decades as a volunteer and is a member of the management team. Jeremy joined the governing body of Mount Street in March 2018 and has the lead for safeguarding matters.
Maryam Chaanda holds a B.Ed. (Hons) degree in Physics Education in 2008, a Graduate Assistant responsible for practical Physics at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria. Attempted International Masters (MA) in Early Child Education at the University of Plymouth in 2012 but due to child care it was suspended. Maryam earned CACHE Level 2, Certificate in supporting Teaching and learning in 2018. In May 2018, Maryam became a Parent Governor. Maryam is the current Champion Governor on Mathematics.
I am a primary school teacher with eighteen years teaching experience within Primary School. During that time I have spent 11 years as a KS1 teacher and currently teach Year 1 after a period in Early Years as the Foundation Stage Lead. I am also the school SENCo and I am actively involved in safeguarding children across the school. I have successfully supported trainee teachers across Plymouth and have worked closely with other schools in support trainee teachers. I have seen many changes in education policy and practice throughout my time as a teacher and enjoy being connected to current education situations.
I have a BScEcon in Politics and History and a P.G.C.E in Primary Education. I am currently in my nineteenth year of teaching and have taught in a range of Primary Schools in various parts of the U.K and in America. I have taught Year 3, 4, 5 and 6, have been a maths subject leader in various schools, am a Key Stage Leader and was lucky enough to be seconded to Mount Street Primary School last year to serve as their Assistant Head teacher. I was invited to be a co-opted governor and have been made the governor responsible for pupil premium children.