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.
The curriculum group of Governors meet to discuss curriculum subjects and subsequently carry out follow up visits to the school to see the curriculum being delivered in the classes.
In addition to these groups, 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. 
As Governors of Carclaze School we feel that it is also very important to become immersed in school life wherever possible and be recognisable amongst the children and all staff. A recent development is that we have been attending more social events such as School fairs, Christmas dinner and Class trips. It is so rewarding to see the school in action and also build relationships with children and staff. 


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 The Peninsula Learning Trust.  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 ✔
Meeting dates for 2018/19:
3/10/18 ✔
28/11/18 ✔
6/02/19 ✔
1/05/19 ✔
10/07/19 ✔
 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. New Chair of Governor training - Helen knight 30/10/19
4. Introduction for new governors - Julie Tinnion 16/11/19
Meeting dates for 2019/20
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: Helen Knight - Pupil Premium, Rap group, Environment
Vice Chair: Mr David Moseley - Maths, Health & Safety, Rap group,   Data
Mrs Sara Moult- English, SEN, Rap group 
Mrs Jenny Wood - Teacher Governor
Miss Karen Littler - TA Governor,  Curriculum
Mrs Annabelle Coad - Safeguarding, Early Years, Curriculum
 Mrs Adeline Michel - Curriculum
Julie Tinnion - Parent Governor
Dave Jago- Parent 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 since July 2017. I have 3 children, at Carclaze, Penrice and now 1 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.

  • Mr David Moseley

    Vice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor 29/09/15

    I have been a parent governor at Carclaze since Autumn 2015 and currently supporting Maths and Science.
    As a chartered chemical engineer, I am currently the Minerals Technology Manager at Imerys and I am hugely passionate about both subjects. My wife Emma works in the school office and I have two daughters in years 5 and Reception, both of whom are thriving in the Carclaze environment. It's a privilege for me to give something back to the community.

  • Mrs Sara Moult

    Board Appointed 16/11/18

    Contact 01726 74194 (School)

  • Mrs Jenny Wood

    Elected by other staff 1/6/19 Teacher Governor

    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.

  • Miss Karen Littler

    Teaching Assistant/Governor 8/10/15

    I have worked at Carclaze School (Infant School Initially) since February 2009 and I have been the Student Support Governor since the summer of 2015. I have worked across all of Key Stage 1 and 2 supporting class groups and individual pupils. I now teach Spanish throughout Key Stage 2. I really enjoy the variety and versatility of my role including the rewarding responsibilities of governor.

  • Mrs Annabelle Coad

    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.

  • Mrs Adeline Michel

    Board Appointed Governor

    I am a primary school teacher in France and family moved in Cornwall in 2018. I am passionate about education, it is important for me to take part in school life. I also have a master degree in research in didactic with special interest in learning processes (reading, writing). New as a governor, I wish to contribute with an outsider perspective. As a personal perspective, this will be the opportunity to meet new people and get involved in the community.

  • 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.

  • Mr Dave Jago

    18/9/10 Parent Governor

    I have been a parent governor since September 2019.
    I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and am the Clinical Lead within the Cornwalls Primary Care Mental Health Service. The service I lead on treats patients with long-term physical health conditions and mental health symptoms. I also work at universities and adult education as a supervisor and lecturer for those training in mental health.

    I attended Carclaze when I was a child and have an affinity with the school. Now my children are attending all these years later. I very much hope to contribute in my role to help support the staff and children.

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