Moorland Local Board

The Moorland Hub has recently been expanded to include Ilsington, Moretonhampstead and Widecombe-in-the-Moor academies with the former Newton and Teign Hub, Bearnes primary, Newton Abbot and Hennock academies. The two Hubs are currently coming to the end of a year working together to strengthen their support of the academies. The Moorland Hub clerk is Penny Young, she can be contacted through her email address This Hub is more recent in its formation but has a very strong group of experienced governors collaborating to support the academies. The Moorland Hub was initiated in February 2020 when the academies were re-brokered into the Link.

Lynda Cooper - Moorland

Chair, Lead in Safeguarding, Community Governor - Hennock

Ewa Ziubryniewicz - Moorland

Parent Governor - Bearnes

Olivia Gentile - Moorland

Staff Governor - Hennock

Robert Steemson - Moorland

Community Governor - Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Evelyn Edworthy - Moorland

Parent Governor - Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Peter Reed - Moorland

Community Governor

Caroline Rolls - Moorland

Staff Governor - Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Vivienne Hodges - Moorland

Community - Moretonhampstead

Kyle Brook - Moorland

Parent Governor - Hennock

Dr Paul Brassley - Moorland

Community Governor

Carmel Skinner - Moorland

Parent Governor - Ilsington

Karen Ayling - Moorland

Community Governor - Hennock

Woodleigh Local Board

Woodleigh Local Board serves Cheriton Bishop, Tedburn St Mary, Yeoford and Morchard Bishop C of E primary academies. The Woodleigh Hub Board is clerked by Pam Down and can be contacted on this email address  Woodleigh was the first ‘joining’ Hub, again they were a Federation and the Hub Local Board simply moved across. The three Woodleigh schools joined the Trust in March 2018 with Morchard Bishop adding to the Hub most recently in October 2021.

Jo Carter - Woodleigh

Chair, Community Governor - Cheriton Bishop

Max Thomas - Woodleigh

Community Governor

Rachael Smaldon - Woodleigh

Parent Governor - Tedburn St Mary

Alice Moseley - Woodleigh

Vice Chair, Parent Governor - Yeoford

Elaine Clark - Woodleigh

Lead in Safeguarding, Community Governor

Andrew Lee - Woodleigh

Staff Governor - Tedburn St Mary

Joanna Hooper - Woodleigh

Community Governor

Kristina Wright - Woodleigh

Staff Governor - Yeoford

Sherrin Neenan - Woodleigh

Foundation Governor

Karen Fletcher - Woodleigh

Staff Governor - Cheriton Bishop

Totnes Local Board

Totnes Local Board serves Broadhempston, Diptford, Harbertonford, Landscove and Stoke Gabriel primary academies. The Totnes Hub clerk is Pete Osbourne, he can be contacted through his email address Totnes and Newton and Teign Federations were the first Hubs to be formed as they were operating as such when the Trust was established. Newton and Teign have now joined with the Moorland Hub. These were the two Federations that joined together to form the Link Academy Trust in April 2016.

Cat Radford - Totnes

Chair, Community Governor - Harbertonford

Janet Watts - Totnes

Community Governor - Diptford

Lizzie Lethbridge - Totnes

Staff Governor - Diptford

Nanya Coles - Totnes

Lead in Safeguarding, Parent Governor Broadhempston

Rebecca Sear - Totnes

Vice Chair, Community Governor - Broadhempston

Emily McGuinness - Totnes

Parent Governor - Harbertonford

Lucy Carrol - Totnes

Parent Governor - Diptford

Grace Coles - Totnes

Parent Governor - Landscove

Sue Vaughton - Totnes

Parent Governor - Stoke Gabriel

Richard Charley - Totnes

Staff Governor - Harbertonford

Robin Tugwell - Totnes

Foundation Governor

Raleigh Local Board

The Raleigh Local Board serves Drakes, East Budleigh and Otterton primary academies which was previously a Federation. This Hub Board underwent some changes on joining the Trust and while small, are a significant support to these two small schools. The Raleigh Hub Board is clerked by Fran Mills and can be contacted on this email address The two schools worked very closely with the Link in a Management Partnership until December 2019 when the schools became academies and joined the Link.

Corinna Tigg - Raleigh


Christine Channon - Raleigh

Tony Alexander - Raleigh

Lead in Safeguarding

Martin Jacques - Raleigh

Community Governor

Louise Jacques - Raleigh

Community Governor

Claire Appleby - Raleigh

Staff Governor - Drake's

Nichole Cookson - Raleigh

Parent Governor - Drakes

Claire Lister - Raleigh

Parent Governor - Otterton

Anne Pelosi - Raleigh

Staff Governor - Otterton

Penny Young - Moorland Hub - Bearnes, Hennock, Ilsington, Moretonhampstead and Widecombe-in-the-Moor 
Peter Osborne - Totnes Hub  - Broadhempston, Diptford, Harbertonford, Landscove and Stoke Gabriel
Fran Mills - Raleigh Hub - Drake’s and Otterton
Pam Down  - Woodleigh Hub - Cheriton Bishop, Tedburn St Mary,  Yeoford and Morchard Bishop

Suzanne Edwards - Woodleigh

Staff Governor - Morchard Bishop