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Moorland Federation Governors

In September 2017 the First Schools, Cutcombe, Timberscombe, Dunster, Exford and Porlock joined together to form the Moorland Federation.  As such we share one governing body.


Growing together; learning for life.


The Moorland Federation is a supportive network of five schools in: Dunster, Timberscombe, Cutcombe, Porlock, and Exford. The Federation was formed to ensure the high quality of education in each of the First Schools is sustained through an exciting and forward thinking group of governors and Headteachers working with dedicated and highly trained staff.  We are a group of rural schools who are innovative and forward thinking in our approach to school development, proud of our local heritage and stunning landscape, who are all dedicated to improving the life chances of every child.  The Headteachers, and all staff, work highly cohesively, sharing good practice and workload to deliver the very best quality of education to our amazing pupils.


Moorland Federation Governors



Lead or Responsible for:

      Chris Richards


Finance, H&S & Benchmarking

    Pete Mountstephen

Vice Chair

Ex-officio Governor

Data protection lead, Vision working party lead, SEND

    Ann Gibbs

Ex. Officio Governor

RE Lead, Safeguarding Officer, Vision working party

    Catherine Hayden

Parent Governor


    Daniel Stone

Parent Governor


    Helen Jenkinson

Finance Governor


Sports Premium, Communications, Vision working party, Pupil Premium

    Alison Oakley


Staff Governor


    Hannah Webber

Safeguarding Lead


Data Champion, Vision working party

   Alison Oakley


St Dubricius


    Naomi Philp


Dunster & Timberscombe


    Alison Appleyard

Interim Headteacher

Cutcombe & Exford



LA Governor




Parent Governor

Ellsworth Trust Governor, SEN


​Clerk to Governors



The governing body currently meets as a single unit and does not have a committee structure.


Further information regarding the governing body, plus minutes of meetings can be found on the hosting website of Exford School.  Please click on the link below to access this.