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Oreston Community Academy

Oreston Community Academy


Governance - Hub Advisory Board (HAB)

Our school is pleased to be working as part of Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST). From 1 January 2023 schools in WeST belong to one of four Hubs. Each Hub is supported by a Hub Advisory Board (HAB) which serves to provide a connection between the Trustees, schools and their communities. HABs meet three times a year to consider reports from executive leaders and matters arising from HAB members’ visits to school. After each HAB meeting the Chair and Vice-Chair of the HAB meet with CEO and Chair of Trust, ensuring a flow of local knowledge and oversight from the HAB to the trust board.

Our governance model is made of several elements as shown below:

HAB 1  HAB 2  HAB 3  HAB 4 
  • Ashburton Primary School 
  • Buckfastleigh Primary School 
  • South Dartmoor Community College  
  • Stowford School 
  • Woodlands Park Primary School 
  • Yealmpton Primary School 
  • Callington Community College  
  • Ermington Primary School  
  • Holbeton Primary School  
  • Ivybridge Community College  
  • Manor Primary School 
  • Ugborough Primary School 
  • Coombe Dean School 
  • Morley Meadow Primary School 
  • Oreston Community Academy 
  • Plymstock School  
  • Sherford Vale School  
  • Wembury Primary School 
  • Austin Farm Academy 
  • Boringdon Primary School 
  • Chaddlewood Primary School 
  • Eggbuckland Community College  
  • Glen Park Primary School  
  • Hele’s School  
  • Plympton St Maurice Primary School 
  • Woodford Primary School 

Richard Woodland

Karl Sampson

Sue Costello

Richard Light


Members are appointed to make sure that the Trust is fulfilling its aims, following its vision and abiding by the law. 


Trustees are strategic in ensuring the objectives are upheld, monitoring the effectiveness of individual schools, ensuring schools are performing to the best of their ability and that they receive the support they require. Trustees oversee financial security and check that the Trust is legally compliant. 

Further information is available on the WeST website: click here.