Governors

Blackwater Governors
Mrs Jo Bell

Chair of Governors

chair@blackwater.cornwall.sch.uk

Mrs Ellie Watkins

Staff Governor

As part of the Senior Leadership team at Blackwater school my role as school governor compliments and highlights my commitment to our children and community as a whole. I am very proud to teach the year 5 and 6 children and thoroughly enjoy delivering the highest of standards educationally, socially and emotionally for our children. I have a keen interest in Science and am part of a group leading Primary Science across TPAT schools to ensure excellent teaching and learning outcomes. As I grew up in the local area, I am acutely aware of how diverse industry, economies, communities and families are in Cornwall. I benefited from outstanding local teachers as a child and it is my ambition to ensure children and families continue to be helped and supported by incredible local schools - Blackwater being one!
I am passionate about where we live and how special our Cornish identities are and that these should be celebrated and encouraged for future generations. I have worked in primary school leadership for several years and enjoyed working in tiny rural schools on the Lizard Peninsula. I am excited about my role as staff governor as I relish the opportunity to help ensure our school is an outstanding, supportive and caring environment for all involved with our beautiful Cornish school.

Ms Vicci Vaughan

Staff Governor

I have worked at Blackwater CP School for over 7 years as a Teaching Assistant, Lunchtime Supervisor and Thrive Practitioner and have been a part of the Senior Leadership Team for the last 4 years. I am passionate about providing our children with the best possible opportunities, so that each individual can reach their true potential. I have worked mainly in Key Stage 2, but have also supported many children in Key Stage 1.

I am currently based in Wheal Luna, our Year 5/6 class. I have held the role of Staff Governor since 2016 and I feel it provides me with further opportunities to work alongside staff, families and our wider community to ensure our pupils receive an enriching and inspiring school life.

Mr Garrick Royle

Parent Governor

Mrs Hayley Coombes

Parent Governor

Mrs Jinny Clark

Community Governor

My name is Jinny Clark and I am a retired primary school teacher with many years experience both in England and Hong Kong. My children are grown up now but I am able to keep in touch modern educational trends and practices through my grand children who range in age from 14 to 2.
Whilst serving on Cornwall Council I was Chairman of the Children, Schools and Families Committee and I am currently Vice Chairman of St Agnes Parish Council and the ward member for Blackwater. This means that I have, not only, a good overview of education, but of local practical issues such as parking, pressure on school places and the use of open spaces.
When things return to normal I look forward to spending more time in the classroom watching the children grow and learn in a positive and happy environment.

Mrs Janine Bisson

Community Governor

I am a keen advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)- I currently work as the STEM Project Coordinator for Cornwall Council bringing awareness of the opportunities for learning within STEM but also developing careers guidance for young people. A key interest for me is considering which groups of young people are underrepresented within STEM and how we can work to address this imbalance. I have over 10 years’ experience working with young people through teaching Science and Environmental Education. I am passionate about the environment, I feel strongly that it is important to work with young people to provide opportunities for them to take positive action for their environment.

Mr Mark Roberts

Community Governor

Hi, I’m Mark and I have recently joined the Governors. I am a Councillor on the St Agnes Parish Council and I run my own business in sustainability out of Blackwater. I am passionate about creating a positive future for the next generations and it’s an absolute pleasure to be working with Blackwater School to support their understanding of sustainability and making it accessible for the children. I hope to bring both my local and international network around sustainability to the school and put it on the map for the whole world to celebrate the exciting work already happening and new projects as they develop.