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Who's Who - Including information about Governance

Come and meet the staff and governors working for our federation.  Some of our staff work in both schools,  while others work only in one school. We have one local governing advisory body across both schools in the federation.



Miss Callow - Executive Headteacher across the Federation

Mr Phillpotts - Head of School across the Federation


North Petherwin



Mrs Johns - Nursery Manager 

Miss Edwards - Nursery Deputy Manager 

Mrs Greene - Nursery Assistant

Class 1 

Miss Abbott - Class 1 teacher (EYFS, Year 1 & 2)

Class 2 

Mrs Thunming - Class 2 teacher  (Years 3 & 4)

Class 3

Mrs Godwin - Class 3 teacher  (Years 5 & 6)  & SENDCO coordinator for Federation


Mrs Hosking - Intervention teacher


Support Staff

Mrs Nobbs - TA Class1

Mrs Gubbin - TA Class 1 & 2

Mrs Ashley - HLTA Class 3 

Mrs Barnard - School Secretary 

Mrs Wenden - School Cook

Mrs Carter - School Cleaner


Werrington School


Ladybirds Nursery

Mrs Johns - Nursery Manager 

Miss Edwards - Nursery Deputy Manager 

Mrs L. Gubbin- Nursery Assistant


 Mrs Sharpe - Ladybirds Class teacher  (FYFS & Year 1) 


Mrs Buckthought - Class teacher  (Years 2 & 3)

Mrs Dauncey - TA  


Miss Parsons - Class teacher (Years 4, 5 & 6)

Mrs Tyzack - TA  

Mrs Hosking - Intervention Teacher 

Mrs Cooper - TA   All classes

Support Staff

Mrs Mason -  School Secretary 

Miss Gregory - Lunchtime Servery Assistant 

Mr Butcher - School Cleaner 


The Local Governing Advisory Body for the Federation

Every school has a Governing Body, consisting of specified numbers of various categories of governors depending on the type and size of school.

The governing body help schools provide the best possible education for their pupils. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of:

  • setting strategic direction to help raise standards
  • ensuring accountability to all stakeholders for the school's overall performance and for the decisions they have made
  • monitoring and evaluating school performance and progress towards the school's priorities and targets

They support the Headteacher and staff as well as challenging their expectations.

Our federated governing body is responsible for Werrington School and North Petherwin Primary Schools and consists of 10 governors (2 parents, 2 staff, 1 associate and 5 co-opted).


North Petherwin and Werrington Primary Schools Local Governing Body
Category of Governor Governor Term end date
Staff Jan Buckthought 21/10/2020
Parent Joanna Carlton 15/07/2020
Co-opted Vacancy  
Staff (Head of School) Jonny Philpotts ex-officio
Parent Sharon Sadler 15/07/2020
Co-opted Nicola Taylor 25/01/2020
Co-opted Marilyn Vacara 25/01/2021
Co-opted Bill Willis 11/02/2020


Governor Links 2017-18


Jo Carlton – Literacy

Bill Willis – H&S, Premises (incl. budget), Data

Sharon Sadler – Safeguarding

Mala Vacara – SEND and Health and Wellbeing

Nick Taylor – Maths Progress, attendance, Sport Premium

Jan Buckthought – Early Years


E-Safety: Sharon Sadler, Nick Taylor


Rights Respecting School:  Nick Taylor, Mala Vacara









Minute taker


Headteacher’s Performance Management


Headteacher’s PM Appeal


Delegated to Directors




Any three Governors as appropriate and available.


External Adviser



Pay Committee



Nick Taylor

Jo Carlton

Bill Willis




Personnel / Staff Dismissal and

Pupil Discipline


Any three Governors as appropriate and available.                 




 Caroline Stone






Any three Governors as appropriate and available




Caroline Stone


Attendance Records at Board Meetings

LGB Pecuniary Interests January 2017

ADMAT Governance Decision Planner 2016 and ADMAT LGAB ToR and SoD Community

Annual Governance Statement 2016