The Governors

A brief introduction to the Wheal Prosper Governors.

Governor Introductions and Pecuniary Interests

Mrs Ingrid Bennett – Executive Headteacher - Ex-Officio.01/09/2017

Mrs Bennett is a Theologian and has been a headteacher since 2011. Before joining the Wheal Prosper Federation she worked at St Wenn, St Nicolas and Brunnel Primary Schools. She has a special interest in Early Years and Outdoor Education. In her role as Executive Head, Mrs Bennett sits on the HR/Finance and Management Committee, Curriculum and Standards Committee and Health & Safety and Premises Committee.

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Mrs Denise Trevains –Co-opted Governor–21/02/2017-20/02/2021 Mrs Trevains has been a Governor at Lanivet School for over 20 years firstly as an elected Parent Governor. She has vast experience in all duties of a governing body and is currently the Chair of Governors. Denise is a member of the HR/Finance and Management Committee.

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Mr Danny Batten-Co-opted Governor -04/01/2018-03/01/2022
Mr Batten is from Lanivet and has a strong background in finance and accounting and hopes to bring these attributes to the Governing Board. Danny sits on the HR/Finance and Management Committee.

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Mrs Julie Rowe – Co-opted Governor- 01/02/2016-31/01/2020 Mrs Rowe is a HLTA working largely with Jay Class (Year R, 1 & 2). She runs the very successful gardening club at Cardinham School. Mrs Rowe’s children have also attended Cardinham School. She is a talented musician and is heavily involved with Bodmin Band. Julie is a member of the Health & Safety and Premises Committee.

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Mrs Bev Osborne – Co-opted Governor- 18/07/2017-17/07/2021
Mrs Osborne brings many years of financial experience to the Governing Board from her previous role as Administrator at Lanivet School. Now retired, she still maintains an active interest in the Federation. Bev has been appointed as Vice Chair to the Board of Governors and is the Chair to both the Health & Safety and Premises Committee and HR/Finance and Management Committee.

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Mrs Sam Taylor - Co-opted Governor - 03/03/2017-02/03/2021
Mrs Taylor is the Associate Governor for PE for both schools. She is passionate about community sports and helped establish Bodmin Junior Hockey Club, which is heavily represented by both Lanivet and Cardinham. She also launched the Mini SofaDodger Challenge, which encourages children to try new sports. Sam is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

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Mr Bruce Douglas – Co-opted Governor-01/02/2016-31/01/2020
Mr Douglas is a parent at Lanivet School. He is also a Science Teacher at Bodmin College. Bruce has been very active in forging stronger links with the College. He is the Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee.

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Mrs Stacey Liddicoat-Parent Governor-04/01/2018-03/01/2022

Mrs Liddicoat has a child attending one of the federation schools and she is a qualified teacher teaching locally. Her expertise within education will be an asset to the Governing Board. Stacey is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

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Mrs Dawn Robertson - Parent Governor- 18/07/2017-17/07/2021 Appointed by the Governing Board. Dawn sits on the HR/Finance and Management Committee.

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Mrs Michelle Doherty – Associate Member (Assistant Head at Lanivet)

Mrs Doherty is a Teacher at Lanivet School. Michelle sits on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

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Mr David Jones – Associate Member (Assistant Head at Cardinham)
Mr Jones is the Year 5& 6 teacher at Cardinham and formerly worked at Lanivet. David is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.

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Mrs Meg Birch - Staff Governor - 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2021 Mrs Birch is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee

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Mrs Susan Coates-Local Authority Governor- 04/01/2018- 03/01/2022 Mrs Coates is a retired head teacher of Mevagissey and Grampound schools and has served as a magistrate for 14 years prior to retiring at Christmas. Her expertise and attributes are welcomed to the federation.

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Mrs Linda Cackett - Associate Member - 01/02/2018 - 31/01/2022 Mrs Cackett is employed as the Office Administrator for both Lanivet and Cardinham Schools. Linda undertakes financial responsibilities for both schools and has a wealth of governance experience in her role for other schools as Clerk to Governing Boards. Linda is a member of the HR/Finance and Management Committee.

Mrs C Davies- Associate Member - 26/02/2018 - 25/02/22 Mrs Davies is a parent at Lanivet School. Having recently moved from Wales, she was the Chair of Governors at her local school. Whilst there are currently no Governor vacancies to the Federation's Board, Claire's vast skill and experience is considered to be worthy of a position on the Board. Therefore, she has been appointed as an Associate Member, although she has no voting rights at Full Board Meetings.

Clerk to the Governing Board – Ms Jo Trudgian. Jo has a very strong administrative background and fully understands governance issues from her time working for the Department of Work and Pensions. She is currently a Parish Councillor and Clerk to St Wenn Governing Board. She has also been a Parent Governor at her local school.

Governor Attendance Record for Academic Year 2017-2018




clerk@whealprosperfederation.co.uk

01208 821326 - Cardinham School

01208 831417 - Lanivet


Upcoming events

  • Summer Half Term

  • Inset Day @ Cardinham

  • GO2 Induction for New Governors - Part Two

  • Full Governing Board Meeting

  • Summer Holiday