Local Governance

The Role of the Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors’ section of our website which aims to introduce you to the governing body at our school.

The key role of the LGB is to provide a balance of challenge and support to school leaders, understanding the strengths and areas for improvement in the school.

Our responsibilities are to:

1. Deliver the Trust and school strategy and vision, contributing to the creation of the School Development Plan and ensuring this sets priorities to deliver the strategy articulated by the Trust in the Local context

2. Support educational Improvement by ensuring that the plans put in place by Head Teacher and School Improvement specialists are leading to improved outcomes for children. This will include reviewing the impact and effectiveness of the pupil and sports premium spend, as well as reviewing progress against the School Development Plan

3. Monitor how effectively resources are allocated to meet priorities

4. Monitor safeguarding outcomes in the school

5. Review recommendations from the Bridge specialists relating to IT and Health and Safety and highlight any concerns identified with proposed plans

6. Engage with stakeholders – examine, evaluate and feedback to parents and other stakeholders on the overall quality of the children’s experience in the school as well as identify, understand and respond to stakeholder’s views and concerns.

If you would like to find out more about what Governors do, or find out about vacancies, please don't hesitate to contact the Clerk to Governors, Julia Stoneman clerk-jstoneman@bridgeschools.co.uk

At Lanlivery School, we enjoy the benefits of a joint governing body with Blisland Academy

LGB Monitoring at Lanlivery Primary Academy:

As the strategic leaders of our school, Governors have a vital role to play in ensuring every child gets the best possible education and are therefore an integral part of the monitoring schedule.

Our roles and responsibilities remain strategically aligned to the skills and knowledge of individual members to ensure that the body has the ability to hold the school to account and promote continual school improvement.

The following monitoring visits have taken place over the last year:



Pupil Premium

Sports Premium


Website compliance

Response to Covid-19/catch up

Phonics/early reading



A copy of Local Governing Body minutes are available from the school office. Please inquire if you would like a copy to read.

Meet The Governors

Rebecca Davies
Responsible for SEN

Caitlin Dean
Responsible for safeguarding
Dr. Caitlin Dean has a solid background in charity governance as chairperson for a national women's health charity and a medical research charity. She has been a governor for Lanlivery and Blisland schools since 2019 and is a governor for a local secondary school also. She holds a PhD in medical research and runs a local property development company. She has a small farm in Lanlivery and her three children have all attended Lanlivery Primary Academy.

Geoff Cole
I have lived in Cornwall for more than 40-years, and although born in the next county I do have Cornish ancestors, as well as Cornish grandchildren. I am a retired Quantity Surveyor having worked in London, Plymouth, Redruth & Bodmin. In my younger adult years, I ran a church youth club and was also an officer in the Boys Brigade. I sat locally as a magistrate for 13-years until reaching the retirement age to sit. I enjoyed my school years and would like in a small way help the children to enjoy theirs and be prepared for the next stage of their development.

Lauren Howell
Head of School at Lanlivery

Matt Avery
Head of School at Blisland

Louise Gilbert
Area Executive Head
Having graduated with a degree in Politics and French, I completed my Post Graduate Certificate of Education through Exeter University and began my teaching career in 1997 in a large school in St Austell. During my time there I developed a love of literacy and led the subject across the school. My commitment to improving standards in Literacy led to a role as a Literacy Consultant with Cornwall Council where I provided support to schools across the County. I then went on to work across the South West supporting school improvement. In recognition of my work, I was approached by Nelson Thornes Publishers to write a book which supported teachers in the planning and teaching of the English curriculum and another on developing speaking and listening skills. After 4 years as a Headteacher in the locality, I became Area Executive Head for Bridge Schools with responsibility for schools in the South of our Multi-Academy Trust. I am committed to ensuring children receive high quality teaching and learning within a safe and welcoming environment and will continue to ensure we put children at the centre of everything we do.


View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Bridge Schools Trust Board and Local Governing Body Code of Conduct Policy.pdf
Bridge Schools Trust Board and Local Governing Body Code of Conduct Policy.pdf
Lanlivery and Blisland LGB Register of Interests 2021-22.docx
Lanlivery and Blisland LGB Register of Interests 2021-22.docx




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