Carclaze School Governors

Carclaze School Local Governing Body
This section of the website tells you all about Carclaze School Governing Body. 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. We also have smaller groups of Governors who meet regularly to discuss aspects of school life.
The RAP group consists of three Governors who meet with the Headteacher and Senior Leaders, to support and challenge the schools' actions towards raising achievement.
In addition to this group, each Governor has an area they are responsible for and termly visits to the school take place to support and challenge in these areas. As Governors we provide a voice for the children, parents, staff and wider community. 

How To Become a Governor


Governor vacancies are advertised with a description of the skills required.  There will always be a minimum of two parent Governors. Parent Governor vacancies will be advertised to all registered parents.  Interested parents may apply to be selected for this role. Staff Governors are elected by School staff.  All other Governors are appointed by CELT.  Interested potential Governors may apply for vacancies when advertised. 


   Governor Training 2018/19

  1. S175 training - Annabelle Coad ✔
  2. Safeguarding training- all governors 6/02/19 ✔
  3. Governor Conference - Helen Knight/ Karen Littler 30/3/19 ✔
  4. KTSA Governor Conference - Helen Knight/ Jenny Wood 3/05/19 ✔
  5. Data training- David Moseley - 14/3/19 ✔
 Governor Training 2019/20
1. TIS training (Trauma informed schools)- all governors 4/9/19 ✔
2. Safer Recruitment Training - Helen Knight 23/9/19 ✔
3. Curriculum training during LGB meeting 13/11/19 ✔
4. New C of G training with Michele Taylor St Mewan- Helen knight 21/11/19 ✔
5. CELT IT training by Andy Gasiorowski - 16/1/20 3.30pm HK, AC, DJ, EM ✔
4. Being a governor led by Sarah Carkeet- all governors 29/1/20 at 4.30pm ✔
6. OFSTED training led by Carl Sampson - 22/1/20 9-10.30am Atlantic Centre HK, DJ, DM, SM, JW, DB, AC  ✔
7. Safeguarding training- AC, AM, JT- 16/3/20 Sands Hotel ✔
8. Governor Conference- 30/4/20 Wadebridge Showground- Cancelled due to Coronavirus
Governor Training 20/21
Safeguarding- all governors September 2020
Data and assessment - AC- October 2020
Governor Conference - HK - November 2020
Meeting dates for 2019/20
18/09/19 5pm ✔
13/11/19 5pm ✔
29/01/20 4.30pm ✔
24/03/20 4.30pm meeting postponed
13/05/20 Virtual Teams catchup 
15/07/20 Virtual Teams catchup 
Meeting dates for 2020/2021
7/10/20 5pm 
25/11/20 5pm 
3/02/21 5pm
31/03/21 5pm
19/05/21 5pm
30/06/21 5pm
LGB chairs meeting (CELT offices)
Thursday 7th November 8-10am (attended by Helen Knight) ✔
Friday 6th December 10am HK meeting with other Chairs and Clerk ✔
Monday 24th February 8-9.30am Atlantic Centre (HK) 
Monday 16th November 9-10.30 HK 
We are so grateful for all the governors do, they are volunteers who are committed to the school and give up a lot of their own time to help us.  Below is a list of governors and their key responsibilities:
Governor/  Responsibility
Head Teacher: Mr Simon Pollard
Chair: Mrs Helen Knight - Pupil Premium, Rap group, Environment,
Vice-Chair: Mrs Annabelle Coad- Safeguarding, Whistleblowing, Early Years
Mrs Sara Moult- English, SEN, Rap group 
Mrs Jenny Wood - Teacher Governor
Mrs Daphne Booth - Support Staff Governor
Julie Tinnion - Parent Governor, PE/ Sports Premium
Emma Kiddle- English/ Data
Matthew Double- Community Governor
If you need to contact one of our Governors please email: or call into the school office.
Carclaze Local Governing Body is part of the "CELT Trust”. For more information about CELT, visit the website below.
Cornwall Education Learning Trust

 St Austell Business Park, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4FD,

01726 216650,

E-mail us :


CELT Trust Lead: Lisa Mannall


  • Mrs Helen Knight

    Chair, Board Appointed Governor 12/05/17

    I have been a governor at Carclaze since 2017. I have 3 children, at Carclaze, Penrice and now one at Truro college. My background is that I have been a primary school teacher since 1997. I have taught all ages from 4-11 and I was a member of the senior leadership team at my last school. My life took a massive turn of events when I was diagnosed with a serious illness in 2015. I am now enjoying family time and voluntary work whilst I fully recover. I am still passionate about education and believe that my experience and expertise will play a valuable role in helping Carclaze on their continual desire for excellence and achievement.

  • Mrs Annabelle Coad

    Vice-Chair, Board Appointed Governor 01/02/15

    I have been a Governor at Carclaze School for nearly 30 years. I have been a childminder in the local area during this time and my expertise lies in Early Years Education. I am responsible for safeguarding, Early Years and I am also the Whistleblowing Governor. I am passionate about the Carclaze community.

  • Mrs Sara Moult

    Board Appointed 16/11/18

    Hi, I have been a governor for over two years at Carclaze School including a brief period as the Chair of Governors. My family commitments take me round the world and I am looking forward to a busy year ahead. I have a wealth of experience in education and my most recent role is as phonics assessor across the county. I am passionate about the teaching of phonics and hope that I can lend support and challenge to the school drawing from my own experiences.

  • Mrs Jenny Wood

    Staff Governor 1/6/19

    Hi, I am a mother of two children aged 6 and 9. I am very passionate about teaching the next generation and love my job. I have been teaching for 13 years in each of the different year groups in various primary schools in Cornwall. For the past 5 years I have taught at Carclaze. During my time at Carclaze I have undertaken various roles such as Pupil Premium, Real Projects and Science Leads. I have undertaken and completed the National Professional Qualification for Middle leaders. Most recently I have completed the Diploma for Trauma Informed Schools practitioner and plan to implement that at Carclaze through my PSHE and values role. My career has been very exciting at Carclaze with many different opportunities made available to me. I hope as a teacher governor I will learn about different aspects of school life.

  • Mrs Daphne Booth

    Support Staff Governor 13/11/19

    I have worked at Carclaze School since September 1997- initially the Juniors in main stream and the ARB , in TA and HLTA roles. During my time in the juniors I was Support Governor.

    I have worked across all key stages in my role of cover HLTA, in which I cover teachers when they have time out of class. I am also a Cornwall Dyslexia Champion, screening children and helping with the their needs within the classroom.

    I look forward to the challenges that my role of governor will present in an ever changing education system.

  • Julie Tinnion

    13/11/19 Parent Governor

    I am a mother of 4 children aged 9,10, 15, 19. My youngest daughter is currently in Year 5 at Carclaze. I am very passionate about education and am currently studying for an Honours Degree in Children, Schools and Families, having recently completed a Foundation Degree in this subject. I am a lifeguard and swimming teacher at Polkyth Leisure Centre and run swimming lessons at Tywardreath School. For the past year I have also supported Carclaze with their own gala training and will be continuing to do so. I hope with my varied knowledge in education that as a governor I will be able to contribute and support Carclaze as it grows.

  • Mrs Emma Kiddle

    Board Appointed 13/11/19

    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 25/11/20

    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.

Governor pages updated regularly by Helen Knight on behalf of the Governing Body.