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Governor Introductions and Pecuniary Interests

Please click the link below to see the register of pecuniary interests.

Register of Pecuniary Interests Lanivet and Cardinham


Mrs Claire Davies-  Chair of Governors – Designated Safeguarding Governor  –10/05/2018-09/05/2022

Mrs Davies is a parent of three children at Lanivet School and therefore has a long term, vested interest. She has moved from Wales, where she was Chair of Governors at her local school and as such she sees immense value in the work of the governing body. Claire has experience in managing school budgets but her particular interest is in HR, ensuring a mix of skills in those teaching and supporting children, but also creating a happy working environment, and enabling opportunity for continuous personal development for all staff. Claire sits on H/R Finance and Management Committee and the curriculum and Standards Committee.

Please email should you need to contact her.


Mr David Jones – acting Headteacher at Cardinham School 01/09/2021 – 31/12/2021

Mrs Michelle Doherty – acting Headteacher at Lanivet School 01/09/2021 – 31/12/2021


Mr Toby Wilson – Teacher at Cardinham School 16/06/20 – 15/06/24

Mr Wilson currently teaches 3 days a week at Cardinham school, and works 1 day a week at both Cardinham and Lanivet schools as the SENCO,


Mrs Stacey Liddicoat- Staff Governor for Lanivet School -10/05/18- 09/05/2022 

Mrs Liddicoat has a child attending one of the federation schools and she is a qualified teacher teaching locally. Her expertise within education will be an asset to the Governing Board. Stacey is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.


Mrs Charlotte Bricknell – Parent Governor for Cardinham School – 01/11/2019-30/11/2022   

Charlotte has two children that attend Cardinham School, and therefore wants to try and help ensure that both Lanivet and Cardinham schools offer the best education and opportunities for the children and the staff.  Small, rural schools play an important role within the local communities and we all need to support the work they do.


Mr Matthew Harrison – Co-opted Governor  – 01/09/2019-30/09/2023 

I have been a musician and educator for the past 17 years.  I currently work for a variety of musical and educational organisations including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Music For Youth, South West Music School and Cornwall Music Service Trust.  I am also the musical supervisor at the Eden Project’s Christmas Concert.  I have worked as a music teacher in a variety of setting, including primary, secondary and independent schools.  

I am very keen on the promotion of Music Education and The Arts in general, within school settings, and the added benefits that it brings to young peoples lives.


Mrs Heather Jones – Co-opted Governor- 09/07/2019 – 08/07/2023

Heather is an experienced teacher of 35 years, having taught GCSE, A Level and BTEC PE courses, in addition to Leisure studies course and has been involved in Healthy Schools Initiatives at Bodmin College.  She leads a very active lifestyle; has played hockey for Bodmin Ladies Hockey Club and represented the County in Tennis.

“I will relish the opportunity to continue my involvement with Lanivet and Cardinham Schools in this very different role.”


Mrs Julia Stoneman – Clerk to Governors 1/6/2019  

Julia is an experienced clerk and has worked in both maintained and LGB MAT primaries since 2003.   She is currently undertaking the accredited Development for Clerks Programme from the NGA.



Mrs Susan Coates– Chair of the Curriculum Committee – 04/01/2018- October 2019 

Mrs Coates is a retired head teacher of Mevagissey and Grampound schools and has served as a magistrate for 14 years prior to retirement. Her expertise and attributes are welcomed to the federation.


Mrs Sam Taylor – Co-opted Governor – 03/03/2017-31/08/2019
Mrs Taylor is the Associate Governor for PE for both schools. She is passionate about community sports and helped establish Bodmin Junior Hockey Club, which is heavily represented by both Lanivet and Cardinham. She also launched the Mini SofaDodger Challenge, which encourages children to try new sports. Sam is a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.


Clerk to the Governing Board to March 2019  Ms Jo Trudgian. Jo has a very strong administrative background and fully understands governance issues from her time working for the Department of Work and Pensions. She is currently a Parish Councillor and Clerk to St Wenn Governing Board. She has also been a Parent Governor at her local school.


Mrs Bev Osborne –  Co-opted Governor- 18/07/2017-

Mrs Osborne brings many years of financial experience to the Governing Board from her previous role as Administrator at Lanivet School. Now retired, she still maintains an active interest in the Federation. Bev is the Chair to the Health & Safety and Premises Committee and sits on the HR/Finance and Management Committee. 

She can be contacted via email at: 

or via post, c/o Cardinham School, Cardinham, Bodmin, PL30 4BN


Mrs Julie Rowe – Staff Governor for Cardinham School – 01/02/2016-31/01/2020 Mrs Rowe is a HLTA working largely with Fox Class (Year 4, 5 & 6). She runs the very successful gardening club and School Council at Cardinham School. Mrs Rowe’s children have also attended Cardinham School. She is a talented musician and is heavily involved with Bodmin Band. Julie is a member of the Health & Safety and Premises Committee.


Mr Danny BattenChair of Governors – Designated Safeguarding Governor – Chair of the Management Committee  –04/01/2018-22/06/2021

Mr Batten is from Lanivet and has a strong background in finance and accounting and hopes to bring these attributes to the Governing Board. Danny is Chair to the HR/Finance and Management Committee.