Mrs Jodie Flynn
Staff Governor - Headteacher.
I initially joined Heamoor Primary School as Acting Deputyhead in September 2013 at the request of the Local Authority. The following year I was appointed as Headteacher and I am very proud of the journey the school is on.
Prior to this, I have was the Deputyhead of a large primary school in Camborne for 8 years and in amongst that time, I also had experience as Acting Headteacher of another local Penzance school.
I graduated from University in 1999 and have taught in a variety of primary school settings across the Key Stage 2 age range in my home county of Staffordshire before moving to Cornwall in 2005.
Staff, parents, pupils and governors have come a long way together since I joined and, together with the Governing Body, we are all determined to ensure that our children receive the very best education possible. Therefore, as part of the Governing Body I provide relevant information, am held to account for actions taken and work with them to effectively self-evaluate our school and consider the impact of the actions that are taken. I am extremely proud of our school and I am excited to continue to be part of our effective, nurturing and dedicated team.
Outside of school, I enjoy anything that will channel my creativity, jewellery making, painting with acrylics, baking. I also love walking with my dog, the tranquility of gardening or getting lost in a book. A work life balance is a struggle but I love this job and this school so do it willingly with the support of my husband and daughter.
Mr Les Hall
I am a Principal in a local secondary Academy, and have worked in schools for 23 years in various different teaching and leadership roles. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Mr Jeff Davis
Jeff began his teaching career in 1979 and has worked in a range of different schools from large estate schools to smaller rural schools. He has been working with the local authority as a consultant since 2006 and is frequently asked to support schools where governors are in difficulty. To date he has supported 12 schools in this role as interim chair and so is a very experienced and valuable person to have as part of our board. Jeff also works as a coach for the Achievement for All programme.
Mrs Carol Breakwell
Chair of Governors
Carol has wide ranging experience as a teacher, Headteacher, Adviser and Local Authority Associate Consultant and she appreciates the opportunity of working in partnership with Heamoor School and its community to support a sustainable and successful school.
Carol is passionate about enabling all school staff to make learning memorable and real for their children. During her time as Headteacher at Devoran School, where pupils came from a diversity of home backgrounds, socially, economically and educationally, she understood the importance of supporting parents and forging strong community links.
She has a keen focus on developing and coaching sustainable teams and this was recognised when Devoran was judged to be an outstanding school by Ofsted.
Throughout her career she has managed significant change in many settings and she understands how to deal with challenge, manage conflict and support others in coping with change.
Since stepping away from full time headship, Carol has worked with a number of Academy Trusts, mainly in Cornwall, as well as continuing her role as an Associate Consultant with School Effectiveness Cornwall. She has supported staff and governors in the interpretation and evaluation of a range of evidence and data so that they can make consistently sound and secure judgements to inform school self-evaluation.
Carol has past experience as an Ofsted Inspector, External Adviser, County Mathematics Adviser and Primary Strategy Manager. As a result she has worked with many Cornish schools in relation to mathematics, school improvement and Performance Management. She is delighted to be able to continue this work with Heamoor School leading our Governing Body.
Mrs Janet Standring
Clerk to Governors
I have been clerking Governing Body meetings for the past 27 years, originally for the Local Education Authority. I have seen lots of changes during this time, and i now work with a variety of primary schools in the Penwith area, members of 3 Academy Trusts, a school federation and maintained and Trust schools. No two school's are the same, and i find this work both stimulating and varied.