Arts Night Wednesday 10th July
Community Night Thursday 11th July
Please make sure your child has a sun hat and sun cream in school

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 Williams

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&Tuesday & Mrs Cooper Wednesday – Friday

Barn Owls (year 5/6) – Mrs Brook, Mr Andrew Brook (Mon pm) Mr Rob Prince (wed pm) Mrs Berrington (Thurs (pm) & Friday)

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

Mrs Brook is the designated Child Protection Officer

PPA time covered by Mr Rob Prince

Teaching Assistants

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

Nursery (Wrens & Chicks) -Miss Clayton, Miss Meehan

Robins – Mrs Ibbotson

Wagtails -Mrs Olivey

Starlings -Mrs Richardson

Kestrels -Mrs Watson

Barn Owls -Mrs Hicks

Our dedicated school caretaker is Mr Roberts

Our school secretaries are Mrs V Worrall and Mrs Burnham

School Chef – Mrs Lindsey (Mr Paul Bown covering sick leave)

Lunch  Supervisors – Mrs Clarke & Mrs Ward

Lunchtime Supervisory Staff are Mrs Watson, Mrs Richardson & Mrs Olivey

Board of Directors

The Learning Academy Trust

The Trust Articles of Association – TLAT

Charity Trustees’ and Members’ Names – TLAT

Accounts TLAT 2016 2017 2018

St Merryn School Local Advisory Board (LAB)

(Pecuniary Interests = PI, Attendance as of 31st Aug 15=A)

Chair of Governors: Mrs Nicola Soden

Nadia picture

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

Nadia Pendleton has two children at St Merryn School Luca, 8 and Marcus, 6. She moved to Cornwall from London with her Cornish husband five years 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.

Executive Headteacher: Mrs Kaye Pitcher  (01/09/17 Headteacher) A 100%


Head of School: Mrs Alison Brook PI – St Merryn Garage (21/09/15 Associate Member) A 100%

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 19 years and in education for 27 years.

Head of School: Mrs Ellie Mitchell PI – Wake Up Shake Up Productions (01/09/17) A 100%

Ellie has worked at St Merryn for 11 years as a class teacher in Key Stage 2, and more recently as Joint Head of School with Mrs Brook. She is the Maths lead within the school.

Community Governor: Mrs Sharon Wells (01/10/18) A 100%

Staff Governor: Mrs Tors Golay (01/12/17) A 100%

Tors Golay has been teaching at St Merryn for 3 years in both KS1 and KS2. In 2018 she became literacy lead.

Staff Governor: Mrs Becky Curtis (01/12/17) A 100

Mrs Curtis moved to Cornwall and joined St Merryn in 2010. She has worked across all classes and is currently teaching in Wagtails with Mrs Bateman. Becky lives in the village and is our Religious Education lead within school.

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

School model Who are they
Executive Headteacher Mrs Kaye Pitcher
Heads of School Mrs Alison Brook and Mrs Ellie Mitchell
 Parent Mrs Nadia Pendleton
1 staff (shared role) Mrs Tors Golay

Mrs Becky Curtis

Chair Mrs Nicola Soden
1 Community Mrs Sharon Wells
Clerk to the governors Mrs Vicky Worrall

Any complaints should be addressed to the Chair of Governors Nicola Sowden who is also the whistleblower, her details are available through the school office 01841 520683. The complaints procedure can be found on our ‘policies