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Meet the Local Governors

Photo of Jeremy BearneJeremy 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 is the Chair of Governors as well as the lead for safeguarding matters.

Lyndsey Organ

I am a primary school teacher with nineteen years teaching experience within Primary School. During that time I have spent 11 years as a KS1 teacher and in Early Years as the Foundation Stage Lead. I am also the school SENCo, currently working part time at Mount Street and part time at Salisbury Road Primary in this capacity, 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.

Photo of Ruth PittRuth Pitt

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 during 2018-19 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.

Judith Starks


An experienced teacher, Judith is currently working as a Year 2 teacher at Shakespeare Primary. She joined the Governing board at Mount Street in 2019 and is the champion Governor for English.

Leila Gocher


Leila has 21 years experience in education and, having worked in four primary schools during her career, has worked in every year group.  Elected as a staff representative in 2020, she is currently the SEND Champion.  Alongside her role in school she is undertaking a foundation degree in education studies.