School Community Board

The School Community Board is made up of 7 Representatives, including the Executive Co-headteachers who make up one Representative. All meetings are Full School Community Board Meetings and there are no committees except for Pay & Performance and First & Second Hearing Panels. Representatives are selected to sit on these committees as required.

The work of School Community Board focuses on ensuring that the Tarka Learning Partnership and school ethos is lived out in the school on a daily basis. Their responsibilities include representing the interests of the school community in the running of the school, monitoring whether the school is working within the agreed policies and School Improvement Plan, and reviewing provision for break and lunchtimes. Representatives work closely with the Trustees and Members of The Tarka Learning Partnership.

As well as attending regular meetings each term, Representatives visit the school to talk to staff and pupils. Every month a Representative looks at a specific area of school life and shares their findings at School Community Board Meetings.

Each Representative brings their own unique skills and experience to the School Community Board and strive to make a positive impact on children’s lives and education in the local community.

If you would like to find out more about the School Community Board or contact any of the Representatives including the Chair of Representatives, please email me at andrea.turnbull@edenpark.tarkatrust.org.uk or contact the school Eden Park Academy, Forches Avenue, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 8EF.

Andrea Turnbull
Clerk to the School Community Board

Our Representatives

Sharon Blyth Chair of Representatives

Statutory Information

Foundation Representative
Term of Office 13.7.20-24

I am very proud to be a Representative here at Eden Park Academy, and have enjoyed being connected to the school for the past 4 years. I believe we work very well as a team and we are always focussed on supporting staff and enabling our amazing children to extend their learning and enjoy school. I am a mother of 4 children - three of whom are at Secondary school and one at Primary - and I have always tried to be involved in their education and support their schools. However, my passion for education extends beyond that as a qualified Secondary school teacher and Lecturer in English at Petroc, as well as Schools and Families worker for Trinity Church. In my spare time I enjoy running, being in the outdoors and reading.

Richard Blunt Executive Co-headteacher

Statutory Information

Executive Co-headteacher
Term of Office 01.09.21

I am the Executive Co-headteacher of Eden Park Academy as well as Sticklepath Community Primary Academy. I have been in education for over twenty years, working in a variety of schools across Devon. My previous roles have included teaching across Key Stage 2, being a Team Leader of Years 5 and 6 and being a Deputy headteacher. I have a passion for an engaging curriculum and the best possible learning experiences for children.

Samantha Warner Executive Co-headteacher

Statutory Information

Executive Co-headteacher
Term of Office 01.09.21

I am the Executive Co-headteacher of Eden Park Academy as well as Sticklepath Community Primary Academy. I have been a teacher for over 25 years and a head teacher for ten and I have the same passion for learning now as I did when I started teaching all those years ago. I have recently completed a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management with a particular focus on developing schools as learning organisations where everyone is a learner.

Mireille Boniface Co Opted Representative

Statutory Information

Term of Office 07.11.18-07.11.2022

I am passionate about Education, especially Early Years Education. When it was suggested to me that I could apply to become a Representative I saw this as an opportunity to be an advocate for children and staff in the Early Years.

Nicky Yeo Co opted Representative

Statutory Information

Term of Office
25.11.20-24.11.24

During my time as a Teacher at Eden Park Academy I have gained a good understanding of the school catchment and the needs of the pupils. I would like to continue to be involved in the school and to ensure that moving forwards the children get the best opportunities for learning as possible.

Sadie Morgan Parent Representative

Statutory Information

Term of Office 05.02.2020-05.02.2024

I currently have 2 children at Eden Park Academy. I wanted to become a Parent Representative because I am passionate about helping people and improving the school.

Francesca Randall Parent Representative

Statutory Information

Term of Office 07.12.21-06.12.25

As a parent I feel that it is important to have active parents involved in the school in the role of a Representative to see how effectively the school works alongside Senior Leaders and supports teachers and staff to provide excellent education to our children.

Andrea Turnbull Clerk to the School Community Board

I joined Forches Cross Primary in September 2013 as the School Business Manager and when the existing Clerk left I took on the role in 2016. I have previously worked at Shirwell Primary School as an Administrator and before that I had worked as an Assistant Manager in Woolworths. As Clerk my responsibilities include organising the work of the School Community Board, maintaining accurate records, ensuring policies are up to date and providing Representatives with independent legal advice.