Mrs Karen Ball (Governor)

I was born and raised in the Midlands, venturing to the South-West to start to study for my B.Ed (Hons) Primary Teaching degree at the College of St Mark and St John nearly 30 years ago.

Throughout my career I have taken on many roles and responsibilities including PE and IT coordinator, SENDco, EYFS lead, Safeguarding lead and Deputy Head.  I have taught all ages across the primary age range, including nursery.

Having taught at both inner city and rural schools, I have witnessed the real difference encouraging a ‘thirst for learning’ makes to a child’s life, which is why I am so passionate about teaching.  Education is constantly evolving, amongst it all, we must not lose sight of a child’s happiness and wellbeing, so each individual receives the relevant support to develop into an independent, resilient and successful learner.

Music, sport and reading are passions of mine. For many years I was a semi-professional basketball player. I have played musical instruments since childhood – flute and saxophone. While I am always reading to expand my professional knowledge, I do enjoy a good fictional murder mystery or detective novel!

My evenings and weekends are spent enjoying quality family time with my husband and son.  We enjoy exploring the moors, bird watching and spending time with friends.


Clarissa Newell (Chair)

I am a parent at Landulph School where three of my children go to school, as a parent I feel a sense of belonging to Landulph school and I want to see it continue to thrive into the future. For three years I was Chair of a committee of volunteers at Landulph Under Fives, a community led pre-school. This provided me with experience in managing pre-school staff as well as a committee of volunteer parents.

My background is in Environmental Regulation. This role means I am very familiar with regulations, guidance and ensuring compliance. In my current role at the Environment Agency I have to influence managers on how to roll out new ways of working in order to adapt to ever increasing government funding cuts.

I do this through helping the managers set strategic direction as well as reminding them of our duty to deliver outcomes for the Environment whist still safeguarding staff wellbeing.


Mr Stephen Pearson (Governor)

I have been a parent governor at Landulph Primary School since 2012.  I am married with 3 children, who all attend Landulph School.

I spent the first 20 years of my career in the Earth sciences, as a research scientist, lecturer and geologist.  I returned to South East Cornwall in 2011, and now run my own gardening business.

I believe it is important to be actively involved in the local community, and became a school governor in order to help ensure that children at Landulph, and now SMART, receive the best possible education experience.

 

 


Miss Florence Neeves (Governor)

I have been very fortunate to begin my teaching career at Landulph School and have thoroughly enjoyed developing, both personally and professionally, in this very supportive learning environment.

Having received a First Class Honours degree at Marjon University I have been privileged to attend many training courses since graduating in order to continually develop my own practice as a teacher.

These have included both the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership and the National Award for Special Educational Needs Qualification, together with many other courses which have helped shaped me to become the teacher I am today.

At present I am the English Subject Co-ordinator and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator alongside the highly rewarding role of Early Years and Year 1 classroom teacher.


Mrs Sally Worth (Governor)

The daughter of a local Cornish farmer, I attended Callington Primary and Callington Grammar School where I was honoured to be its last Head Girl. I then studied English & History at Leeds University followed by a PGCE at Exeter before returning as an English & Drama teacher at Callington Comprehensive School.

I later moved into Further Education lecturing at Plymouth CFE until I moved to Kent as a Head of English with my husband and two young daughters. I became a Deputy Head of a 3-18 years Co-Ed Day and Boarding School and, subsequently, Head of the Senior School before my retirement back to Cornwall in 2014.

My husband and I very much enjoy being actively involved in the Landulph Community, he as Chairman of the Parish Council and myself as Secretary of various committees, including the Landulph Festival.

I continue to be passionate about education and as a newly appointed school governor, I hope that the many skills that I have developed throughout my career will contribute to the future development of the school. I look forward to working with a committed board of governors and a professional and dedicated teaching staff ensuring that Landulph provides the quality of education its children so rightly deserve.


Helen Ansell (Governor)

I have been involved in education for some 30 years. Initially I began my career as a secondary school PE, History and Special Needs teacher with a particular interest in learning difficulties such as dyslexia, which remains a special interest today. I took time out to have my children but during this time I travelled and lived in many different countries with my husband and also gained a psychology degree, a master in education and an advanced diploma in child development.   From 1997 to 2016 I taught A Level Psychology in a sixth form centre in Staffordshire. I quickly became Head of Department, had responsibility for training associate teachers and NQT’s and was appointed a member of the Senior Management Team in 2008 with specific responsibility for developing teaching and learning across the sixth form with specific responsibility for the health and well-being of our students and staff alike.

I was until recently Chair for the Association of Teachers of Psychology and at present I sit on two BPS boards; SCoPTE (Standing committee on Pre-Tertiary Education) and the Education& Training Board.

I took early retirement in June 2016, quickly followed by a move to Cornwall, moving to Cargreen in February 2018. Now we are settled, I am keen to take an active part in the community and being a governor seems a perfect fit.

 

 

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