Meet our Governors
Mrs Sandra Beardsmore
Chair of Governors and Whistle Blowing Governorchairofgovernors@mevagisseysch.org
As a mother, grandmother and retired teacher, I am very proud to be Chair of Governors. I especially enjoy living in the village and supporting our wonderful school and the community of Mevagissey. As a Governor I am especially interested in Special Needs, raising standards and looking at how we can improve the outcomes for all our children.
Mrs Annie Butler
Vice Chair and Safeguarding Governor
I moved to Mevagissey in 2014 and, together with my husband, run a small business in the village. Previously I have had a career in primary education spanning 27 years as a teacher, advisory teacher, education consultant and Head Teacher. As a governor I hope I will be able to use my knowledge and understanding of education to support Mevagissey School as it continues to flourish. In my spare time I try to keep active enjoying a range of activities including yoga, swimming, badminton and most of all, I love to walk in this beautiful part of Cornwall – in all weathers!
Mrs Lauren Rees
Miss Ann Trevarton
I'm Ann Trevarton and have two children, Frankie and Louis, at our school. I'm a former pupil of Mevagissey School and have always lived in the village. My background is in working in local communities providing Council services. As a Governor I am particularly interested in enhancing the outside spaces, so our children have great opportunities for having fun and learning.
Mrs Jane Barron
Early Years Governor
I have lived in Mevagissey for over 50 years and am married to a 'Mevagissey man', both of our daughters, my granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews have been educated at Mevagissey School. I have been associated with the pre-school 'Little Nippers' for more than 14 years and was Chair of the Management Committee on and off for 11 years - so you can see I am very interested in the education and well-being of Mevagissey children.
I became a governor of Mevagissey School 8 years ago and at present I am the Early Years Governor. I have enjoyed being part of the progress of the school and am very proud of the school, the staff and especially the children.
Mr Robert McGuffie
Originally from London Apprentice I successfully made it back to Cornwall (and London Apprentice!) in 2001 - following completion of my degree at Nottingham Trent University and 3 years working in the Lake District. I am a qualified Chartered Surveyor and have worked for both private and public sector companies. In 2012 I set up my own business specialising in commercial property development. My wife and I have two sons who attend Mevagissey School – which we all think is fantastic and certainly the right choice for us. As a Governor I hope to be able to contribute to and support the ongoing success of the school and most importantly its pupils.
Mrs Didge Allen
I have lived and worked in Mevagissey for over 46 years. I am very involved in the community, and bring that involvement into my role as governor.
Mrs Rita Martin
My husband and I moved from St Austell to Mevagissey at the end of 2015. I have been involved mainly in the secondary sector of education for over 30 years, initially as a Secondary English teacher, then Head of Department, followed by an Advanced Skills teacher, a Lecturer specialising in raising academic standards and finally as an Advisor and Educational Consultant. I retired in 2014 and wanted to become involved in the community. My main interests, outside education, are our family, theatre, music, drama, wildlife and a love of travel. I hope by becoming a governor I could be of some use to this vibrant successful primary school.
Mrs Sue Lydeard
I retired in 2013 having spent most of my career in the NHS specialising in research and performance management. I bring many years experience as a governor of a similar village primary school in Hampshire and a commitment to support the school as a central part of the village community.
Dr Jonathan Grey
I grew up in Mevagissey and am a former pupil of our school. I have two daughters Jemima and Connie who attend the school. I work at Truro College where I am the Programme Team Leader for Science - responsible for managing the teaching, learning and pastoral for 500 students and their 40 teachers. I started in education as a teacher of Human Biology and Medical science and have a PhD in Neuropharmacology. By becoming a governor I hope to volunteer my expertise in teaching and education along with my passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education.