Carclaze School Governors
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.
Meeting dates for 2022/2023
Meeting dates for 2021/2022
29/9/21 5pm ✔
17/11/21 5pm ✔
9/2/22 5pm ✔
23/3/22 5pm - rearranged
27/4/22 5pm ✔
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CELT Trust Lead: Lisa Mannall
Mr Simon Pollard
Mrs Helen Knight
Chair of Governor. Board Appointed. Term of Office: 30/06/2017-29/06/2021
Chair of Governors since September 2019. Link governor for RAP group, Pupil Premium, CELT closing the gap project
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. Term of office: 02/02/2019-01/02/2023
Vice- Chair of Governors since September 2020. Link governor for Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Early Years and a member of the RAP group.
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 Amanda Colwill
Staff governor. Elected by Staff. Term of office: 03/02/2021- 02/02/2025
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!).
Parent Governor. Board Appointed. Term of office: 13/11/2019- 12/11/2023
Parent governor. Link governor for SEND, PE and Sports Premium.
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
Parent Governor. Board Appointed. Term of office:13/11/2019-12/11/2023
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: 25/11/20-24/11/2024
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.
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 Wood
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.
Mrs Jenny Winn
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.
Governor Training 2019/20