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Head Teacher

Lee Earnshaw

08:00 - 16:30

Monday to Friday

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Governors’ Info/Duties

Tom Whiteside

Chair

Claire Miller

Representative

Claire is a teacher of science at ACE. She loves working at ACE and wanted to joining the ACE governing body to represent all the staff in all the different areas. Claire has been a teacher at ACE for 3 years and a teacher of 11 years. Before teaching she was a mental health nurse. Claire enjoys learning about science and space and has a garden with lots interesting insects and plants.

Dene Terry

Representative

Dene Terry is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and manages Behaviour Support at Courtlands Special School

Lee Earnshaw

Representative

Lee started his education career as an outdoor activity instructor for Plymouth City Council in 1995.  He quickly realised that teaching children was a real passion, particularly less advantaged kids, so he retrained as a primary teacher.  He believes that all children have hidden potential, and that our job as teachers is to help them let that potential out  Lee completed a National Professional Qualification for Headship, after which he took on the leadership of two PRUs (pupil Referral Units), one of which was the first in the country to be given an Outstanding judgement in every area of an OfSTED inspection.

Lee Joined Courtlands in 2009, where he feels privileged to work with an amazing team of dedicated professionals.  Lee is now expecting Courtlands to achieve an outstanding judgement from OfSTED, and is looking forward to the future and supporting the Trust to grow sustainably, with the focus firmly on the children.

Rachel Turner

Representative

Rachel is a teacher at Knowle Primary School and is passionate about ensuring that our SEND pupils are supported and reach their potential. She is married to Callum and has two small boys who keep her busy!