Carclaze School Governors

We are a small group of dedicated and hardworking individuals who work together as a team, with school improvement at the forefront of all our work. 
The full Governing body meet at least 6 times during the year. 
Each Governor has an area they are responsible for and termly visits to the school take place to support and challenge in these areas. Governors are learning all the time and we aim to do the best we can to drive the highest possible standards for the school. As Governors we provide a voice for the children, parents, staff and wider community. 
  • Simon Pollard - Headteacher and Employee of CELT
  • Mark Everett - Chair and Headteacher of Poltair School
  • Amanda Colwill - Staff Governor and Wellbeing
  • Jenny Wood - Staff Governor and Employee of Carclaze School 
  • Jenny Winn - Parent Governor and Early Years/Finance
  • Emma Kiddle - Community Governor/English and Data 
  • Matthew Double - Community Governor/Data and Curriculum
  • Sarah Pease - Community Governor - Maths/Equality and Diversity
  • Mrs Amanda Colwill

    Staff governor. Elected by Staff. Term of office: 03/02/21 - 02/02/25

    Staff governor. Link governor for well-being.

    I am Assistant Headteacher at Carclaze School and have been part of the team for many years now, passionate about driving school improvement. I have recently been appointed as the staff governor for Carclaze. I am also a parent governor at Archbishop Benson School in Truro. In my spare time I like to relax by baking, reading and spending time with the family (preferably on a beach!).

  • Mrs Emma Kiddle

    Parent Governor. Board Appointed. Term of office: 11/11/2023 to 31/11/2027

    Parent governor. Link governor for English and Data.

    I have two young children; a four year old daughter, who started in Foundation Stage at Carclaze in 2019, and a son who was born in 2018. I have been a primary school teacher since 2006 and have been teaching in my current school for the last 11 years. I am passionate about education and ensuring that all children are given a variety of opportunities to aspire and achieve. Whilst at my school, I have led a variety of subjects including PE and am currently leading More Able as well as being part of the English team. As part of the governing body at Carclaze, I hope my knowledge and skills can be used to further support the school.

  • Mr Matthew Double

    Community Governor. Board Appointed. Term of office: 25/11/20 - 24/11/24

    Community governor. Link governor for Curriculum and Data.

    I am an Assistant Headteacher at Fowey River Academy and have recently moved back to St Austell having spent the last 20 years working in secondary schools in Norfolk, Cambridge, Southend, East London and Peterborough. I have been a secondary school senior leader for the last 5 years and have experience in leading PE departments, being a head of year, teaching maths, leading pupil premium strategy and have a particular specialism in assessment, exams and data. I have long standing family connections to Carclaze School and have two children in Year 5. I have a particular passion for raising aspirations of children and young people, especially those most disadvantaged.

  • Sarah Pease

    Community Governor. Board Appointed. Term of office: 3/2/21 - 2/2/25

    Community governor. Link governor for Maths.

    I have worked in secondary schools since 2012, specialising in mathematics, and have three children currently aged 14, 12 and 4. As the child of a past school governor and having knowledge of the school environment, I jumped at the chance to have a positive influence on the future of Carclaze. My passion for maths will allow me to support the maths lead in their achievements and celebration of successes, which I look forward to doing.

  • Mrs Jenny Winn

    Parent Governor. Elected by parents. Term of office: 23/3/22 - 29/3/26

    Parent Governor. Link governor for Early Years and Finance.

    My name is Jenny Winn and I became a governor at Carclaze in Spring 2022. I have two young children, my daughter started in reception in 2021 and I hope my son will follow in a couple of years.

    I have worked in schools for over 20 years as a School Secretary, Business Manager and now as a Management Accountant for the Local Authority supporting a number of schools across Cornwall. During this time I have gained a wealth of understanding with regards to governance, finance and business management. As a governor I am looking forward to broadening this knowledge and supporting all aspects of school life at Carclaze.

  • Mrs Jenny Wood

    Staff Governor. Board appointed. Term of office: 1/9/22 - 31/8/26

    My name is Jenny Wood. I have been teaching for 17 years. I have been at Carclaze for 8 years. I love teaching and ensuring that I meet the needs of each individual child. I am keen to make learning fun and engaging for the children. I am senior mental health lead and have completed Trauma informed school 10 day training. I am keen to work with every child to understand what they’ve been through and how we can help them reach their best.

    On a personal note I am married and have two children - Alex, 9 and Chloe 13. I love the outdoors and we spend hours enjoying the Cornish coastline. My daughter is a keen horse rider and my son loves football ⚽️. My son has been through a long stay in hospital and so we work daily with the NHS so I have an understanding about the challenges this brings.