The Governors

A brief introduction to the Wheal Prosper Governors.

Governors' 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.

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.

Co-opted Governor -Vacancy

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.

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.

Mrs Sam Taylor - Co-opted Governor - 03/03/2017-02/03/2021
Sam 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.

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. Mr Douglas has been very active in forging stronger links with the College.

Parent Governor-Vacancy

Mrs Dawn Robertson - Parent Governor- 18/07/2017-17/07/2021 Appointed by the Governing Board.Awaiting information from Governor

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

Mr David Jones – Associate Member (Assistant Headteacher - Cardinham)
Mr Jones is the Year 5& 6 teacher at Cardinham and formerly worked at Lanivet.

Ms Meg Birch - Staff Governor - Appointed in Autumn Term 2017. Awaiting information from Governor

Local Authority Governor Vacancy A nomination is signed off by the Chair of Governors and the Local Cornwall Councillor and approved by the Portfolio Holder for Education. LA Governors cannot be employed at the school.

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 of her local school.

01208 821326 - Cardinham School

01208 831417 - Lanivet

Upcoming events

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