Governors of Treloweth Primary School

Our school is proud to be part of the Crofty Multi Academy Trust, the running of which is overseen by the board of trustees – chaired by Mr Mike Hosking.

The Trust Board is made up of volunteers, mainly people who have been school governors in the past but also including people with specific business or educational skills. They set the strategic direction for the Trust, hold the Trust to account for its outcomes for students and oversee the work of the Executive Officers.

Each school has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who have delegated responsibility for standards and outcomes in that school, its safeguarding and its relationships with external stakeholders, especially parents. The Chairs of LGBs are held to account by the Board for outcomes in those areas.

The LGB will use its detailed knowledge and engagement with stakeholders to ensure that their school is being well served by the executive leadership, and has direct access to the board if there are concerns.

The Local Governing Body of Treloweth School are all volunteers who give up their time to represent the community and to help shape the direction and aims of the School, see our Governors below.

For further information regarding the structure of the Crofty Multi Academy Trust, including details of trustees and members please use the Crofty MAT tab.

The Governors of Treloweth School are proud of their involvement in school life. They meet regularly and take an active role in supporting the school. Each Governor has an important role to play and are considered an important part of our school team. Each year they make a report that is included in the Annual Report to Parents. If you need to contact a Governor, please address your query to the Chair of Governors, Mrs K. Monk, or the relevant Governor, care of: 

Treloweth Primary School

Higher Broad Lane

Redruth

Cornwall

TR15 3JL 

 

Meet the Governors

Mrs K Monk - Chair of Governors (Term of Office 29/09/20- 28/09/24)

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 am  a qualified nurse and have worked RCHT and 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.

I am the Safeguarding Governor, the Whistleblowing Governor and the Governor responsible for budget monitoring. ( kmonk@croftymat.org)

 

Mrs Linda May ( Headteacher)

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I will have been a primary school Headteacher for 20 years in June 2021.  Prior to that, I was a teacher for 6 years and began my leadership career in PE and then mathematics in Crediton, near Exeter.  During my initial 6 years, I also became a National Numeracy Strategy implementor for Devon and then subsequently a Teacher Fellow with the University of Exeter whilst full-time teaching.

My first Headship was at Carnkie Primary School, Piece, Redruth.  I was the last substantive Headteacher before its closure in 2003.  I then became the first Headteacher of Pencoys Primary School which amalgamated both Carnkie and Nine Maidens Primary Schools.  This gave me the exciting challenge of bringing 2 schools and local communities together to form one. In September 2015, I became the Headteacher of Treloweth Primary School. 

Following the conversion to Crofty Multi Academy Trust in 2016, I became a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the Trust and School Improvement Partner (SIP), supporting the improvement of our cluster schools.

I competed for Great Britain in kayak marathon racing many years ago (!) and I’m a keen mountain road cyclist and run to keep fit when I can.  I enjoy reading, watching action and thriller movies and baking desserts and I’m now learning how to make my own clothes.

Our school motto has become ‘Better Never Stops’, this is something that is at the heart of my leadership and ambition for my own life and that of our school.



Mrs F Nicholls - Foundation Governor (Term of Office 1/10/2016-28/02/2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have six sons and two grandchildren. I worked as the Special Needs Co-ordinator at Treloweth for 25 years until I retired. I have been a governor for many years and have enjoyed being part of a team working to improve outcomes for our pupils. My areas of responsibility on LGB are SEND and Inclusion & Pupil Premium.

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 always available to answer any queries or discuss any issues you may have.
 

Mrs J Salamone - Staff Governor (Term of Office 1/10/206-28/02/2021)

                                                                                                                                                     
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I have been teaching at Treloweth since 2002 and currently teach in EYFS. My areas of responsibility on the LGB are Pupil Personal Development & Wellbeing and Behaviour which includes RE & SRE policy and delivery.

 

Mr M Warren (Associate Member)

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An experienced practitioner, I am now in my 17th year of teaching and my 10th year at Treloweth Primary. I have taught in all year bands in Key Stage Two and co-ordinated subjects including: History, Art, Science and PE. As Assistant Head Teacher and English Lead at Treloweth, I have enjoyed the opportunity to enhance the curriculum, promote a love of reading and support our wonderful staff to become even better practitioners through coaching and mentoring. My current priorities include the implementation of a brand-new, text-led writing scheme and championing the reintroduction of our school library.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, walking my dog around the coast and spending time with my family. I am also a keen follower of rugby and cricket.

Mrs K Rogers (Associate Member)

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Becoming a teacher was my ambition from a young age and I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my twenty years working in schools. During my seven years at Treloweth School, I have enjoyed teaching in Key Stage One and Two, leading through my role as Assistant Head and maths lead and gaining my MEd qualification and NPQSL. I have studied as a mastery specialist for mathematics and my work through the regional maths hub has allowed me to support teachers in our school and beyond with NCETM training and updates.

Outside of school, I enjoy yoga and am a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher- I am hoping to get back to teaching evening classes soon. My favourite thing to do at the weekend is spending time with my daughter- bike riding, baking, playing the drums and exploring.


 

Mr J Hosking - Co-opted Governor (Term of Office 1/10/2016-28/02/2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a Director of ICT4 who supply ICT support and broadband services to schools and businesses within the UK.  My area of responsibility is Cohesion.

 

Mr Will Mackenzie - Co-opted Governor (Term of Office 21/01/2018-20/01/2022)

I have worked in a range of Cornish Schools and held a number of leadership positions including Assistant principal, Professional Tutor, Head of Year and Head of Department. I currently work at Redruth School, although I will be taking up an exciting new position as Head of Science at Brannel School at the start of 2022.

I am passionate about the education of our young people and have enjoyed working with the other members of the committee and the Leadership team at Treloweth School over the past few years.

Mrs Stacey Lowe - Parent Governor (Term of Office 12/03/2019- 11/03/2023)

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I was born in Cornwall and have remained here ever since.  I have worked for the Local Authority for over 16 years.

I am a parent of two children, both of which attend Treloweth School. 

In my spare time I enjoy running and going to the gym.  I have participated in many local races and completed the London Marathon in 2019.  I enjoy being in the great outdoors and love going to the beach. 

I was privileged to be asked to be a Governor at Treloweth and will work hard to ensure that, alongside my fellow Governors, we support the staff and children to make Treloweth an outstanding school where children enjoying attending.   

Pecuinary Interests 

Register of Governors’ Interests September 2020

Governor

Employee of the school.

Relationship with any school staff

Employee/governor/trustee/volunteer at another school/college/MAT/academy chain.

A parent of any children aged 19 years of less educated in Cornwall.

Directorships, partnerships or employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school or other local educational institutions – or potentially could in the future.

Other interests considered relevant – including being a member or officer of any local community organisation, charity or other public body or holding shares in an interested business.

Kerrie Monk

No

None

 No

1 x Pool Academy

1 X Treloweth

None

None

Jane Salamone

Yes Teacher

None

No

No

None

None

William McKenzie

No

No

Employee of Redruth School until January 2022 when I move to Brannel School.

1 x Portreath School

2 x Redruth

None

None

Linda May

Yes Headteacher

No

No

No

None

No

Matthew Warren

Yes

Assistant Head

Yes

Mrs Warren Teacher

No Yes No No
Kim Rogers

Yes

Assistant Head

No No Yes No No

Frieda Nicholls

No

No

No

No

None

No

Josh Hosking

No

No

No

No

ICT4 is employed by the school to provide IT cover

Director of ICT4.

Stacey Lowe

No No No 2 x Treloweth None None

 

 

Links to more Governor information

Governance 2017-18

 

Frequently Aasked Questions

Which body appoints them?

All  Governors are appointed by the Governing body with the exception of the Staff Governor who is appointed by the school staff.

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?

Please address any queries to the Chair of Governors, Mrs K. Monk, or the relevant Governor, care of Treloweth Primary School.

 

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.