The West Exmoor Federation was established in 2007 when the Primary schools of Lynton, Parracombe and Kentisbury amalgamated to become the first Primary Federation of schools in Devon. Since the federation formed, Kentisbury has expanded to include the “Little Berries” pre-school facility.

In 2016 all three schools within the federation were inspected by Ofsted, gaining a universal judgement of good throughout. Many of the very positive comments made by the inspectors can be found elsewhere on this website.

The Executive Head, Mrs. Jayne Peacock, and the governing body lead a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are wholly committed to providing the best educational experience for all pupils. As a result, pupils are settled, happy and comfortable, being educated in a warm, safe learning environment, within which they make good progress.

The Board of Governors, of which I am the Chair, comprises of 11 members.  Our core functions are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direct;
  • Hold executive leaders to account for the education performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
  • Oversee the financial performance of the federation, making sure that money is well spent.

The full Governing Body meets four times a year.  Additionally, there are three committees dedicated to Federation Improvement, Resources and Ethos/Community.  These committees meet at least once a term and have delegated responsibilities as set out in their Terms of Reference. 

The Governing Body is committed to working cohesively with staff to ensure the best possible learning for all federation pupils. Parents and carers are encouraged to be involved in the life and working of the Federation, and we welcome any thoughts which could improve the learning of the children. Any contact with the Federation is welcomed.

I can be contacted via any school office, or by the contact page on this website.

Jan Stokes. Chair of Governors.