Chair of Governors
I have a daughter in year 6 and a son in year 3. Both joined the school in the fantastic Nursery and have been at Stoke Hill through infants and then into junior school.
Vice Chair and Chair of Resources Committee
When I was elected as a parent governor, I wanted to make a difference for the children, have a positive influence on their educational progression and preparation of life skills.
My family and I love living in the Stoke Hill area. Our daughter Jessica has really benefitted from when she first started in Reception, all those years ago, to now preparing for Year 6 and beyond.
Being lucky enough to be involved within the governing body of our Federation means I can represent you to provide the reassurance for your child and the dedicated staff to plan for school improvements and the challenges that lay ahead.
Professionally, I work for the NHS where I have obtained the transferable skills and compassion to enable my role as an active governor.
I live and work locally in Exeter and have a daughter who attends the school as well as another daughter at nursery who will be starting school next year.
I joined the governing board in 2021 as I have an interest in education but also, like any parent, want to ensure that all of our children get the best out of school that they can.
I work for Exeter City Council as a HR Business Partner and have been part of the Human Resources Team there for more than 15 years. I feel that my experience and knowledge can positively contribute to the governing board and school.
Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
I live locally and have two children - one attends Stoke Hill and one a local special school. I work in the campaigns team for a national charity who support disabled children and their families.
My passion is, and always has been, people. It's vital to me that everyone has both a voice and the opportunity to achieve. I joined the Governing Body because school plays such an important early role in this.
The knowledge that I have gained both personally and professionally (particularly regarding the world of SEND) brings unique insights to my role as Governor.
Carla Encinas Caceres de Anderson
Safeguarding Link Governor
I was born in Lima, Peru and came to Exeter more than 10 years ago. I have 2 children in Stoke Hill in both Junior and Infant schools. I have been a governor for this school for 4 years and in this time I have learnt a lot about children in education in the UK.
My professional background is in economics and have worked for several years in different countries on cooperation for development. My favourite part though is to work with Andean and vulnerable communities.
Safeguarding Link Governor
I grew up in Devon and moved back to Exeter 7 years ago. My daughter has been at Stoke Hill for 3 years and loves going to school.
I am a chartered accountant with more than 15 years’ experience and I run the finance department of a busy company. I wanted to use some of my financial and commercial knowledge by becoming a governor to help the school deliver the best start in life for children.
Hi, my name is Tina Lawton- I am a Parent Governor and help by bringing a parent perspective to the Governing Board. I grew up in Midwest America with lots of brothers and sisters and corn. I loved learning how things work and got my first degree in Biology and Chemistry and worked in Hospital Emergency Rooms.
I took a gap year volunteering with a Faith community here in the UK and fell in love with helping create places of belonging for people. I went back to Uni and got my master's degree, in International Community Development, and over the years have work managing community projects, supported young people in homeless housing schemes and here in Exeter I work as a Community Builder with the amazing charity Exeter Community Initiatives.
I recently have gotten a job at Exeter City Council as an apprentice to re-train as a Town Planner (yikes- scary for this scatty mama brain!). I have a passion for creating engaging places for people that inspires people to care for their local places. I have a passion for community, people, creating safe spaces for girls and women, sustainable urban spaces, inclusion, art (especially podcasting and storytelling), tacos and cheese. Feel free to grab me for a chat or say hello!
I grew up in Devon and have two children at Stoke Hill, one in infants and one in Juniors, we have been part of the school community since 2014. In my work life I have been a youth worker in Devon for about 25yrs, and have worked in a variety of settings with children and young people, including schools and alternative education provision. I currently work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, supporting them to have a say and get their voices heard about services and issues that impact them.
I am passionate about making sure that high quality teaching and learning is accessible to all children and young people, and in education that fosters curiosity and a love of learning.
I have lived in Exeter for around 13 years. I’m a mother of two children. They both started their school journey from Stoke Hill School . My daughter enjoyed her time in school. Now she is at secondary school, and my son is still in Stoke Hill school. He loves it!
I have a bachelor degree in maths and an advanced diploma in accounting . I joined the Governing board in 2021. I have high aspirations for all children and young people. By becoming a governor, I wanted to help the school to provide a better education so that each child can grow their confidence and achieve their full potential.