We finish for Easter on Thursday 29th March – church service at 2:15pm
Get your ‘Bake On’! The Great St Merryn Bake Off – Friday 23rd March. Novelty and Traditional, adults and children!
Amazing support for our Sport Relief Mile each day – thank you so much!

Teachers, Staff & Governors

The school is led by the Executive Headteacher, Mrs Kaye Pitcher and joint Heads of School Mrs A Brook and Mrs E Mitchell

Teaching Staff

Wrens & Chicks (nursery)- Mrs Turner

Robins (reception) – Mr Cotton

Wagtails (year 1) -Mrs Bateman Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Mrs Curtis –  Thursday, Friday

Starlings (year 2) – Mrs Golay

Kestrels (year 3/4 – Mrs Mitchell  Monday-Wednesday & Mrs Cooper Thursday and Friday

Barn Owls (year 5/6) – Mrs Brook, Spanish Teacher Mrs Daniels (wed pm)

Mrs Brook is also the Co-ordinator of Special Educational Needs (SENCo).

Mrs Pitcher is the designated Child Protection Officer

PPA time covered by Mrs Berrington and Mrs Curtis

Supply teachers Mrs Berrington and Mrs Cooper

Teaching Assistants

All teachers are supported in the classroom by Learning Support Assistants.

Nursery (Wrens & Chicks) -Miss Long and Miss Clayton

Robins – Miss Smith

Wagtails -Mrs Williams

Starlings -Mrs Ibbotson

Kestrels -Mrs Brookes

Barn Owls -Mrs Hicks

Intervention TA – Mrs Olivey

Our dedicated school caretaker is Mr Roberts

Our school secretary is Mrs V Worrall

School Chef – Mrs Lindsey

Cafe Supervisors – Miss Rees & Mrs Casterton

Lunchtime Supervisory Staff are Mrs Brookes, Miss Smith, Mrs Williams & Mrs Olivey

Board of Directors

The Learning Academy Trust

The Trust Articles of Association

Charity trustees’ and members’ names

St Merryn School Local Advisory Board (LAB)

We are in a period of transition as the school will share a Headteacher from September and so although we have spaces for governors we await until then to see how the governors will be structured.. When we do we advertise via the school newsletter.

(Pecuniary Interests = PI, Attendance as of 31st Aug 15=A)
Chair of Governors: Mr Jeff Brewer (27/11/12 joined Parent Governor) A 90%

Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs Nadia Pendleton (27/11/12 Parent Governors) A 90%

Nadia pictureNadia Pendleton has two children at St Merryn School Luca, 8 and Marcus, 6. She moved to Cornwall from London with her Cornish husband five year ago. She works as a writer and as a hospitality and marketing professional. Passionate about fresh healthy food for all, Nadia started a community kitchens organisation in the East end of London that won support from the National Lottery and the British Medical Journal. She was on the board as a Food Strategist for young people at Tower Hamlets Council in London and still works closely to build links with schools, chefs, suppliers and producers. She has been a school governor for four years.

Mrs Sarah Cudmore PI– Emotive Pictures & Kirkby and Sons Builders (01/09/08 Headteacher) A 100%

Mrs Cudmore has been the Headteacher here for 9 years. She was born in St Merryn and has lived in the surrounding area most of her life. Prior to this she was the county PE advisor and has been involved in Education for 19 years.

Mrs Alison Brook PI – St Merryn Garage (21/09/15 Associate Member)

IMG_0694 Mrs Brook has been Assistant Head for 11 years. Not only was Alison born in the village but she attended this primary school. Alison has been at this school for 18 years and in education for 27 years.

Mrs Sue Ibbotson (06/09/13 Staff Governor) A 90%

IMG_0691Sue has been a teaching assistant in this school for 16 years. Sue is mum to two daughters who went to this school and now have their own children. Living in the community Sue is passionate about the school and maintaining the strong links it has within the community.

Mrs Louise Brewer (14/02/15 Community Governor) A 70% (resigned March 2017)

Mrs Liz Trenouth (20/04/14 Community Governor, moved to Local Authority post) A 80% (resigned March 2017)

Mrs Vicky Worrall is Clerk to the governors and also the school secretary.

School model Who are they
Headteacher Mrs Sarah Cudmore
2 members Mrs Nadia Pendleton & Mr Jeff Brewer
2 Parent Mrs Nadia Pendleton

Mr Jeff Brewer

1 staff (must not be a third of total governors) Mrs Sue Ibbotson (TA)


1 LA Mrs Liz Trenouth
1 Community Mrs Louise Brewer
1 Associate Member Mrs Alison Brook



Committee Chair
Buildings Mrs Nadia Pendleton
Finance Mr Jeff Brewer
Personnel Mrs Louise Brewer
Curriculum Mrs Liz Trenouth

Any complaints should be addressed to the Chair of Governors Jeff Brewer who is also the whistleblower, his details are available through the school office 01841 520683