Welcome from the Chair of Governors
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Governing Body of Burraton CP School and give you a brief overview of what our core strategic functions involve in striving for the best education for your children.
We work closely with Mrs Tamblyn and her team, providing that critical view on the direction of the school. The team is made up of a variety of people who we believe have the right skills to deliver on our purpose.
There are three key functions the Governing Body had to carry out:
- setting the schools vision, ethos and strategic direction
- holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and;
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Mr Mark Kelly (Chair of Governors)
Our Governing Body
Governing Body (ID 1208)
Mr M KellyChair of Governors
Mr M Kelly
Term of Office: 22.09.14
I have been a civil servant for 18 years, currently a Senior Software Engineer with responsibility for leading development teams and ensuring software and hardware standards are met. I have also been a lay trade union representative for over ten years, with both local and national responsibilities and have negotiation experience with regards to pay, allowances, redundancies and terms and conditions. I have also represented members up to Employment Tribunal level.
Mrs C JonasVice Chair of Governors
Mrs C Jonas
Term of Office: 01.02.22
I have an incredible day job as Chief Operating Officer for Dartmoor Zoo. I oversee the strategic and operational aspects of the site. I have been a school governor for the past seven years at other primary and secondary schools. I have recently completed extensive safeguarding training.
I have one child at Burraton School.
Mrs L TamblynHead Teacher
Mrs L Tamblyn
I have been the Head Teacher of Burraton C.P. School since 2012. My role is both operational and strategic. I lead the day to day running of the school which includes all aspects of school life - teaching and learning, staffing, finance and premises. I also work closely with governors of the school to ensure that the school is a self improving provision through the implementation of clear and robust strategic plans supported by the effective financial planning. I am the designated safeguarding lead for the school and am an associate consultant for School Effectiveness Cornwall, supporting other schools in the Local Authority with school improvement.
Mrs C LangmeadStaff Governor
Mrs C LangmeadTerm of office: 13.09.14-12.09.23I have been a staff governor at Burraton C P School since taking on the role of SENDCo. in February 2020. Prior to this I was on the Governing Body for ten years and was Chair of the Board for three years, during which time both of my children attending the school.Alongside my SENDCo. duties, I am a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Senior Mental Health Lead at Burraton and I take pride in my role of working with other colleagues to secure the best outcomes for our young people. My background is in secondary school teaching and examining and so I bring a range of varied experience to this position
Mr C ClementsGovernor
Mr C Clements
Term of office: 17.01.22-01.02.26
I have been a teacher for 13 years and in my current role I am a Deputy Headteacher and SENCO at a specialist SEN provision. My main responsibilities are in overseeing the SEN provision and in the area of Quality of Education. My own two children attend Burraton and my wife is a former student. I have previously been involved in the NASUWT teacher's union and had the role of President of Cornwall Association.
Mrs D AcfordTerm of Office Ended Parent Governor
Mrs D Acford
Term of office: 01.04.19-31.07.23
I am a senior lecturer in Radiography at University of Exeter as well as being a Mum of 2 children at Burraton.
I passionately believe in high quality education for all; with primary school education being key in a child's future achievements. I also have a keen interest in wellbeing; safeguarding the health and happiness of our children is paramount in their development and success.
I hope with both my health and education knowledge, skills and experiences I can support the school to develop our children and give them the skills to succeed in the future.
Mr S HunterGovernor
Mr S Hunter
Term of office: 01.09.21-31.03.24
As a School Business Manager, my skill set is Health and Safety, Finance and Maths. I have worked in a variety of schools including, a few years back, a really enjoyable stint at Burraton. I moved from Burraton to work in a large secondary school in Plymouth where I have been learning more about how schools are managed, improved and held to account through good governance. Â Being able to now come back to Burraton and work with Mrs Tamblyn and her team is really exciting.
Mrs S MatheronGovernor
Mrs S Matheron
Term of Office: 12.06.19 - 11.06.23
I am a research and creative industries manager at the University of Plymouth. I work supporting academics in all aspects of their research, including finance and project management. I have worked in higher and further education for 22 years. I am an experienced primary school governor having been on the governing bodies of schools in Plymouth since 2006. My main skills are in personnel and finance. I have lived in Saltash for over 30 years and have 2 adult children. I have friends who have grandchildren at Burraton and am interested in supporting the school from a community perspective.
Mrs S MansfieldClerk to Governors
Mrs S Mansfield
I have been a secretary and school administrator at Burraton since 2009 and Clerk to Governors since November 2018. The skills I bring to the governing board include the knowledge of school administration, financial systems and human resources. I attend regular Clerk seminars to make sure that governance legislation and procedural matters are up to date. My son came through Burraton School.
Mrs C WaringTerm of Office Ended Parent Governor
Mrs C Waring
Term of Office - 05.03.18 - 31.07.22
I have worked within the NHS since 2003 in a variety of roles from office and estate management, performance management and information analysis. Currently I am a data management specialist building data warehouses in SQL Server and maintaining data and information security.
Aside from this, my most important role is being mother to my 2 boys who are at Burraton. I have a BSC(hons) in Psychology as my highest level of education and I have a strong interest in child emotional and cognitive development as well as mental health in general.
Mr N ChewTerm of Office Ended Staff Governor
Mr N Chew
Term of Office: 1.09.20 - Â 31.07.22
Hi I'm Nick, I've been at Burraton for about 3½ years, I help run B4&L8R club and run the Playpod at lunchtime. I have previous come from the Third Sector where I ran an Advice Centre and HomeIess Charity. I am a newly appointed Staff Governor
Mr J KinseyGovernor
Mr J Kinsey