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Who are the Governors?


Governors are representatives of the local community and their task is to guide and assist the school in the provision of the best possible education for your children. For your information the members of our governing body are:



Name   Designation  Responsibilities  Registered Interest 

Caroline Amos




Vulnerable groups

Admissions Committee


Rachael Puddiphatt





Admissions Committee

Head's performance management

Whistle Blowing  


William Coleman


Ex-Officio  SMSC  None
Sally Garbutt  Staff    None

Kate Hann



Early years

ICT and Online safety

Sports Premium 

Dan Shannon  Co-opted


Health and safety

Head's performance management

Sarah Stanton-Nadin  Parent


Head's performance management



All governors welcome the opportunity to discuss aspects of our popular and successful school and are frequently on site to talk with parents and children. Should you wish to speak with a particular governor, then please contact the school office.

Governor register of interests: Sennen-register-of-interests-0118.pdf


What do Governors do?


Governors work with the Headteacher of the school to achieve the following aims:


  • Exemplary leadership & management
  • Outstanding teaching & learning
  • Excellence in safeguarding and behaviour
  • Empowering community engagement
  • Achieving ‘best value’ financial & resource management


 Governors realise these aims by:


  • Determining the aims and curriculum policy of the school
  • Fostering good relations with parents and the local community
  • Ensuring national requirements and pupils’ needs are met
  • Interviewing and appointing staff
  • Deciding how the school should be used outside school hours
  • Establishing clear policies
  • Allocating the schools budget in line with our school improvement & development plan




How do Governors achieve this?


Governors activities can include:


  • Visiting, and getting to know the school, on a regular basis
  • Attending meetings to review standards, school policies and development plans each term
  • Undertaking training, and monitoring the progress of both pupils and the school as a whole
  • Giving parents information and by promoting community involvement and cohesion



Governors meet twice a term as the full governing body. Each of these meetings has a specific focus. aA well as regular agenda items this focus will be included to be looked at in depth. The foci are as follows:


  • Safeguarding committee
  • Standards and Pupil Progress committee
  • Finance & Premises committee


Ofsted (2013) recognised that the Sennen governors are ’highly proficient in fulfilling their statutory obligations, including safeguarding pupils’ welfare’ and act ‘under exemplary leadership’.