Governors of Treloweth School
The Governors of Treloweth School are proud of their involvement in school life.
They meet regularly and they join staff for an annual team building weekend, where
school issues are considered. They are often seen in the school as each Governor
has an adopted class. They are considered an important part of our school team.
Each year they make a report that is included in the Annual Report to Parents.
Meet the Governors
I am a mother of three children, two of which have been /are at Treloweth which has given me the opportunity to be fully involved in the daily activities within the school. As I'm always doing the school run I have met lots of parents and children, and have developed some great friendships over the years. I have been a qualified nurse for 19 years working at RCHT and now at St. Julia’s Hospice which has given me great experiences and an understanding of different lifestyles.
I feel passionate about my children's education and that of others which first led me to become a governor at Treloweth. Through my first term of office I gained experience and knowledge which led me to become Chair of Governors when we became a trust in 2013. I have been very involved in the running of the school and feel the passion and dedication of all the staff at Treloweth is outstanding. I love the open policy of Treloweth and fully support this and am always available for a chat or to offer advice to any parents. I look forward to being involved in the ongoing journey of Treloweth for a long time to come.
My name is James Parker but everyone knows me as Jim, I have been a governor at Treloweth for nearly 30 years. I started Treloweth as a parent governor and after both my children left, I was then asked to become the Local Authority Governor. As you can guess, I have seen a number of changes with Treloweth in that time, including going from a single form entry to a two form entry. I firmly believe that Treloweth is a fantastic school and I will continue to do my best to ensure the school continues to be the best it can.
I live with my husband and two sons. I am a practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Psychology and have worked with children with sensory processing difficulties and special needs for the last ten years. Earlier this year I qualified as a Nurture Group practitioner which enables me to support pupils either on a 1:1 basis or in small group situations within the school as Nurture Group leader.
I look forward to continuing using my experience to support Treloweth School.
My name is Haydn Williams.
I am a semi-retired teacher and I have taught in a number of schools in the South West region.
I have had a great deal of experience working with children of all abilities both in the UK and abroad.
My prime objective as a governor is to ensure that all children at Treloweth School are able to achieve their fullest potential within a safe and secure environment. I will do my utmost to make this happen.
I have six sons and two grandchildren. I worked as the Special Needs Co-ordinator at Treloweth for 25 years until I retired in the summer. I have been a governor for many years and have enjoyed being part of a team working to improve outcomes for our pupils.
Since retirement I have continued to involve myself closely with the school and have endeavoured to maintain contact with as many pupils as possible.
My interests include reading, travelling and being part of a local theatrical and operatic society.
I am an active member of the PTA.
I am always available to answer any queries or discuss any issues you may have.
I’m Stacey Pellow-Firth and have two children, the younger of whom attends Treloweth School and the elder at Pool School. Treloweth have welcomed me as a governor to the school and I have a lot to offer in terms of my experience and ethos regarding community and education. I have worked in children’s social care for the past 14years, undertaking a variety of roles but specialising in social work with adolescents and young people. I currently practise as a functional family therapist and am researching the experiences of young people in Cornwall. I have years of experience with children in care, safeguarding, Ofsted and policy development. I have a strong passion for community based provision and equality of opportunity for all. I love living in Cornwall and all that it brings, however, I also acknowledge the challenges of living in a rural area with high levels of socio-economic deprivation and the impact that this can have on our children. Being a parent governor is an important role as it will give me the opportunity to use my experience and skills to support the school, whilst representing the views of parents.
Gorhemynadow a'n gwella (Kind regards)
I have been teaching at Treloweth for 13 years and currently teach in Year 2.
I began my teaching career in 2001 and have enjoyed teaching Year 6 pupils at Treloweth since joining in 2008. During this time, I have held the roles of Maths Coordinator and more recently, Assistant Headteacher.
I am keen for the school to continue being successful and look forward to being a part of all future developments to move the school forward, which are bound to be exciting! Having two young boys of my own, I know how important primary education is in developing happy and successful lifelong learners, and I particularly enjoy offering my support and experiences in helping children develop enquiring minds and finding success.
I am a Director of ICT4 who supply ICT support and broadband services to schools and businesses within the UK. I have worked at the school since 2011.
I’m Judith Mather, and I’m delighted to be a governor at Treloweth School.
I came to live in Cornwall with my husband when we retired 7 years ago, primarily to help look after my mother and be closer to my family who have lived here for over 40 years. Mum died last year at the grand age of 100 – so I’m hoping I have her genes!
I hope that my background in childrens’ social services and safeguarding will be an asset to the school. I have a particular interest in early years and will be supporting that area of school in my role as a governor.
I am passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. I will work to help the children at Treloweth continue to be safe, healthy and fulfilled in their education and become well rounded individuals who make a positive contribution to the community.
Links to more Governor information
- Governor Responsibilities 2015-2016
- Governors Annual Report to Parents 2014-2015
- Register of Pecuniary Interests
Which body appoints them?
The LA Governor is appointed by the Local Authority. All other Governors are appointed by the Governing body with the exception of the Staff Governor who is appointed by the school staff and the parent governor who is appointed by the parents of pupils at the school.
What are the terms of office?
4 years, with the exception of the Headteacher who is on the Governing body as long as they are in office.
How do I contact the Governing body?
Via the clerk to the Governors, Chris Williams, 01209 216192.
How to become a Governor.
For more information on how to become a Governor visit The National Governors' Association (NGA) website.
The National Governors’ Association (NGA) is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools. We work closely with, and lobby, government and the major educational bodies to ensure that the views of governors are fully represented in the national arena.