Local Governance

Our Governors

Welcome to the Governors’ section of our website which aims to introduce you to the governing body at our school.
The key role of the Local Governing Body is to provide a balance of challenge and support to school leaders, understanding the strengths and areas for improvement in the school.

Our responsibilities are to:

1. Deliver the Trust and school strategy and vision, contributing to the creation of the School Development Plan and ensuring this sets priorities to deliver the strategy articulated by the Trust in the local context

2. Support educational Improvement by ensuring that the plans put in place by Head Teacher and School Improvement specialists are leading to improved outcomes for children. This will include reviewing the impact and effectiveness of the pupil and sports premium spend, as well as reviewing progress against the School Development Plan

3. Monitor safeguarding outcomes in the school

4. Review recommendations from the Bridge specialists relating to IT and Health and Safety and highlight any concerns identified with proposed plans

5. Engage with stakeholders – examine, evaluate and feedback to parents and other stakeholders on the overall quality of the children’s experience in the school as well as identify, understand and respond to stakeholder’s views and concerns.

Pelynt and Polruan Academies enjoy the benefits of a joint governing body  

Meet the Governors

John Mason–Chair of Governors- Community Governor (Safeguarding/welfare Governor)

Sheila Morrell Davis– Community Governor (SEN/EYFS/Pupil Premium Governor) 

Jo Eastley- Community Governor

Harriet Allen- Community Governor

Katherine Beer-  Parent Governor

Helen Doe- Community Governor

Kelly Edwards- Head of School (Pelynt)

Jane Wills- Head of School (Polruan)

Joanna Sandy- Staff Governor

Jane Wakeham- Staff Governor

Julia Stoneman- Clerk to Governors

LGB Monitoring at our Academies 

As the strategic leaders of our school, Governors have a vital role to play in ensuring every child gets the best possible education and are therefore an integral part of the monitoring schedule. Our roles and responsibilities remain strategically aligned to the skills and knowledge of individual members to ensure that the body has the ability to hold the school to account and promote continual school improvement.


View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Bridge Schools Trust Board and Local Governing Body Code of Conduct Policy.pdf
Bridge Schools Trust Board and Local Governing Body Code of Conduct Policy.pdf
Pelynt and Polruan Governor List and attendance September 2021.pdf
Pelynt and Polruan Governor List and attendance September 2021.pdf



Pelynt and Polruan LGB List Sept 2020.docx
Pelynt and Polruan LGB List Sept 2020.docx


Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

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