Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

2 St George's Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH

Governors at Penpol School

The governors of the school are required to focus upon three strategic areas and hold our headteacher to account.
– The ethos and strategic direction of the school.
– The educational performance of the school and it’s pupils.
– The financial performance of the school.

Our governing body has representatives from the staff, parents, the local authority and various sectors of the wider community, bringing a wide range of skills and experience

We are all very proud to play our part in supporting the school and our students. We want each child to feel safe and to enjoy their time at Penpol. It is our firm commitment that every child receives the provision they deserve in order to achieve the best possible outcomes on both their academic and personal journeys.

Nikki Powell, Chair of Governors.

Meet Our Governors

Mr Chris Coyle-Chislett: Headteacher

Committees: Chairs' Committee, Finance & Premises, Staffing
Groups: Quality of Teaching & Outcomes, Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare, Leadership & Management
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Staff Governor | Governor since 2018

Mrs Nikki Powell: Chair of Governors

Committees: Chairs' Committee, Second Committee, Finance & Premises, Staffing, Headteacher's Pay & Performance
Groups: Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Responsible For: Safeguarding, SEND and Whistleblowing
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Parent Governor | Governor since 2017

Mrs Annette Eatock: Vice Chair

Committees: Chairs' Committee, First Committee, Finance & Premises, Staffing
Groups: Quality of Teaching & Outcomes
Responsible For: Teaching & Learning
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Co-opted Governor | Governor since 2013

Mrs Jane Whitehouse

Committees: First Committee, Staffing
Groups: Quality of Teaching & Outcomes, Leadership & Management
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Local Authority Governor | Governor since 1996

Mr Nic Stanlake

Committees: Staffing
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Staff Governor | Governor since 2018

Mr Tobias Drewett

Committees: Second Committee, Staffing
Responsible For: Policy Compliance
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Parent Governor | Governor since 2018

Mrs Barbara Daniel

Committees: Second Committee
Groups: Quality of Teaching & Outcomes, Leadership & Management
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Co-opted Governor | Governor since 1992

Mr David Woolcock

Committees: Chairs' Committee, First Committee, Finance & Premises, Staffing, Headteacher's Pay & Performance
Groups: Leadership & Management
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Co-opted Governor | Governor since 2013

Mr Ben Trenchard

Committees: Finance & Premises, Staffing, Headteacher's Pay & Performance
Groups: Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare, Leadership & Management
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Co-opted Governor | Governor since 2015

Mr Philip Bowles

Committees: Second Committee, Staffing
Groups: Quality of Teaching & Outcomes
Responsible For: Health & Safety, Data (Attendance, Pupil & Sports Premium)
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Co-opted Governor | Governor since 2014

Mrs Jenny Sinclair

Responsibilities: -
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Co-opted Governor | Governor since 2019

Mr Nigel D'Arcy

Responsibilities: -
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Parent Governor | Governor since 2019

Mrs Janet Standring

Clerk to the Governors
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Clerk since 2018

Sub Committees

The fundamental role of the Governors is to work closely with the Headteacher and staff, helping to provide a strategic overview, act as a critical friend to the school and ensure accountability. To make certain that all key aspects are considered and the Governors legal duties are adhered to, the main Governing Body has been coordinated into three sub committees, with each group playing a specific role as outlined below.

Please click a group name to learn about their responsibilities:

Roles:

Attainment
Learning and Progress
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
ECM

Roles:

Ambition
Governors
Central Record
Safe Recruiting
Statutory Requirements
Site Management
Health & Safety
Finance
Pay & Performance

Roles:

Teaching & Learning
Assessment
Meeting Pupils Needs
Care, Guidance and Support

The sub committees meet jointly throughout the year to scrutinise and evaluate each of their key areas. This includes:

  • Updating and testing policies;
  • Ensuring that statutory requirements are in place and being implemented;
  • Going on a ‘Learning Walk’ during the school day to meet both staff and pupils and use the opportunity to further investigate key areas and make observations to support evaluations.
  • Feeding back any findings or areas for development during full Governors meetings and noting any areas to be included in the School Improvement Plan (SIP).
Information and Dates

[Information coming soon]

Documents and Links

The school is obliged by law to publish a register of the pecuniary interests of its governors.

Please click this button to view the full document.

Instrument of Government

Governors Handbook 2017

The Penpol Times