Doug moved to Cornwall with his family at the age of 10 and apart from the time spent away at university he has lived and worked here since. Doug graduated from Edge Hill University with a BSc in Science and Secondary Education.
Doug has excellent knowledge of our education system, having worked as a Head of Science, Assistant Headteacher and now Deputy Headteacher at Penrice Academy. His local knowledge enables him to understand the challenges faced by our schools.
Doug is passionate about delivering an ambitious education for the young people of Cornwall. His experiences are in improving the quality of education, curriculum and assessment.
Natasha has more than 18 years’ experience working in HR and recruitment and currently works for one of Cornwall’s leading education recruitment agencies as a Client Relationship Manager.
Natasha’s career started when she graduated from Plymouth Marjon University in 2002 with a BA Hons in PR and Media. Since graduating, she has worked in the recruitment sector climbing her way through the ranks taking a hiatus in 2008 to live in sunny Grand Cayman with her husband and swiftly returned when they were expecting their first daughter. As a mother, Natasha’s interests lie in ensuring high standards and a quality education for all young people.
Natasha’s passions are centred around her friends and family, always putting others’ needs before her own. During her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends, cooking, travelling, helping with local school events and collecting sea glass on her local beach. Natasha is a mother of two wonderful girls, one of which attends Treviglas Academy.
Originally from the North West, Jo studied Materials Science and Metallurgy at University of Wales College Cardiff. She has been teaching Science, specialising in Physics, for 30 years. Jo taught in a number of schools in the UK before moving to Cornwall 10 years ago to be closer to family.
Jo is currently Teaching Team Lead for Science at Treviglas Academy and has a keen interest in Teaching and Learning and curriculum design.
Alley is a national and international journalist and broadcaster. She writes for national newspapers, appears on ITV and international TV Channels and is a Royal Correspondent for Australian radio stations. Alley holds a Masters in Journalism, a Diploma in Child Psychology and is a Trained SEN Teaching Assistant. She is a SEN advocate and volunteers for various charitable organisations supporting the rights of the child in education, girl’s rights, dyspraxia awareness and children’s mental health issues.
Alongside being a journalist and broadcaster, Alley is an author and mother of one. Alley grew up in Australia and now lives in Cornwall where her daughter attends a Trust school. Many of Alley’s family are teachers and she feels being a Governor is a privilege and is essential to giving back to the system, as well as ensures the Trust has support for parents and local communities in Cornwall.
Bradley is a chef and fisherman working at a local restaurant within the Roseland peninsula. Bradley is passionate about education and for some time was a student governor at Walsall College, a role he very much cherished. Bradley is keen to get involved in his community and the role of Local Monitoring Governor was of particular interest to him.
Having left school only 10 years ago he feels can still very much bring that youthfulness to the table and be a role model to the Trust’s students. Bradley wants every student to do well and push themselves to their full ability and achieve their goals.
Bradley very much enjoys fishing as and when he can along with going for walks along the coast foraging or just taking in the scenery or sea air.
Anna has a strong background in governance, having been employed as a Governance Expert for the UK Foreign Office which has involved her in the work of international organisations such as the UN and OSCE in different countries. Anna’s work has needed her to ask the difficult questions and speak up, often to MPs, judges or senior Government staff. Development of strategy has been a key element of her work.
Anna understands the importance of an organisations values, and inclusion. She has many years’ experience in human rights, and supporting the vulnerable and those less comfortable in speaking up for themselves. She believes education is the most important tool to help children fulfil their ambitions and the value of ‘aiming higher’ rather than settling for ‘good enough’. Anna is a firm believer in lifelong learning.
Anna is keen to use these skills and experience for the benefit of the Trust and its students.
Mary has recently moved to Tregony and is enjoying exploring the locality and getting to know people in her community. She is working part-time as a coach for teachers who are studying for the NPQSL. Worshipping at her local church, walking her dog and keeping her new garden under control take up some of her other time.
Mary has qualifications in education, including a MA from the Keele University and a PGCE from Durham University. She has taught in several secondary schools, most recently as Assistant Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form at a large 11-18 comprehensive school in Barking and Dagenham.
John is a retired Police Officer and has extensive knowledge and experience of safeguarding and child protection. John is experienced in strategic planning, writing and implementing policy, having worked alongside Sheffield’s Chief Executive and Chief Constable during the inception of the Crime and Disorder Act in 1998. Partnership working with key professionals, public organisations and central Government offices formed much of his later career.
After his police career John remained active in his community, becoming a school governor and a lay member of the Lord Chancellors Advisory Committee in his local area. John is committed to the concept of continuous improvement and is enthusiastic about future developmental training and opportunities.
Originally hailing from Sheffield, John relocated to Cornwall in 2018. He now spends his time providing sailing lessons for local children.
Janine has worked as a primary school teacher for the past 17 years, spending most of them in the smaller feeder schools to The Roseland Academy. Having graduated from The College of St Mark and St John with a BEd (hons) in 2005, she wanted to teach in Cornwall, the area within which she was born and had grown up. She has worked in all age groups in the primary phase and gained an NPQSL before having a family. Janine is currently teaching years 3 and 4, part time, at Ladock CofE School.
Janine enjoys the performing arts, often taking on the role of director or musical director for The Tregony Clockhouse Players and also volunteers at the Hall for Cornwall. Family is important to her and she enjoys spending time with her young daughter, getting out and about within the local area.
Liam is currently a primary school teacher at another local school, in a different Multi Academy Trust. He has over 10 years of experience working in schools in various roles, currently as a classroom teacher and safeguarding lead.
Liam grew up in Preston and went to University in Birmingham. He started his career in Manchester, gaining lots of experience in working in education within cities. This has helped him to develop his practice and embed a thrive and nurture approach to his classroom practice. He is relishing the opportunity to share his experiences to others.
Liam moved down to Cornwall with his family 12 months ago and in his words, “Has never looked back.” He loves the fresh air, the increased opportunities to get outside – running, walking and swimming – and the local, friendly community. You will find him on a local beach with his family walking his dog, Rosie.
Having lived in Cornwall since the age of ten, Lydia graduated from University College Falmouth with a first class honors degree in illustration before completing her masters in production design at Kingston University in 2011. Lydia went on to complete her PGCE with Exeter University, specialising in upper-primary art. Her first primary teaching role was with St Erme with Trispen School, where she taught across key stage 2 for six years before emigrating to New Zealand with her young family.
After teaching in two primary settings and leading a nursery within a Montessori preschool for two years, Lydia returned to her beloved Cornwall in May 2023. She is currently teaching at Gerrans School and is enjoying the process of developing her pedagogy to ensure all children benefit from an education which inspires life-long learning.