Our Governors

Our Governors represent a a broad cross-section of stakeholders in our school (this includes parents, school staff and members of our community).
Their role is to help our school improve and provide the best possible education for our pupils.
Further information regarding Governance in Truro & Penwith Academy Trust is available at the following link;

Mrs Patsy Williamson

Chair of Governors/Community Governor


I have been a Governor of Newlyn School for a number of years, now. During this time I have been Vice-chair of the main Governing Body and Chair of the Curriculum and Staffing Committee.
I am a community governor, having lived in Newlyn for 10 years and enjoy very much my connection with the school and its activities.
I have been in Education – at various levels – all my professional life, my last appointment being a University Senior Lecturer in Adult Teacher Education . I therefore enjoy my involvement in the ongoing progress on curriculum and methodology in the school.
I have also had much experience in recruitment and selection procedures and have always contributed to the interview process for new staff for the school.
I am proud to be associated with Newlyn School and thoroughly enjoy my role here.

Mrs Sue Moon

Community Governor


My relationship with Newlyn School began in 1987, as a parent volunteer, to read with the children - including my daughter, who had just started her Learning Journey-, and to make ‘Learning Packs’ for families to share. In 1991, Mrs. O’Connor, the head teacher at the time, made me the offer that I couldn’t refuse, namely to open an onsite Preschool, thus Stepping Stones became a part of the Newlyn School family, with my son following his sister’s footsteps from preschool into the school.
I became a Newlyn School governor in September 1992, and have seen many changes over the years, including the amalgamation of the infant’s school with the juniors on the Tolcarne site. Throughout this time I have remained dedicated to the staff and children of Newlyn School, and it gives me great pleasure and pride, when previous children arrive at Stepping Stones PreSchool with their own children.
I am committed to my roles of responsibility, as the Governor for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; and for Safeguarding; the principles of which are totally embedded in our vision: We work together with the aim that ‘Everyone can be the best that they can be in everything they do’

Mrs Liz Gaillard

Parent Governor


I have two children who are currently thriving at the school. Having grown up in Penzance, moved away and moved back, I now live with my husband and children in Newlyn, a village which I have always loved and one which I am delighted to live in!
As a governor I will always seek to act in the best interests of all of the children at the school and I will work hard to make Newlyn School one that we can be very proud of.

Mrs Sanchia Pascoe

Community Governor


I started as a Parent Governor over 13 years ago and my three children have happily progressed though Newlyn School. My career started as a library Assistant where I became the Manager of Penzance Library for 15 years before joining Cornwall Councils Resourcing Team. I now work as an Administrator at Newlyn School and have recently become the Governance officer for a group of Secondary schools. Living and working in Newlyn with my family and husband David who is a Fisherman and member of the lifeboat crew I feel I am well placed to be a Community Governor working for the best interests of children and families in Newlyn.

Ms Angelina Lambourn

Community Governor


I was born and bred in this area and my two sons are Newlyn School pupils. I have worked in media relations and journalism for the past two decades, including at the Eden Project, ShelterBox and Exeter College. Currently I work at Cornwall Council as a communications specialist for climate change.

Mr Nigel Clark

Community Governor


Being a governor of Newlyn School is such a privilege. I have lived in Penzance for 25 years and have a real desire to see our community prosper. The opportunity to serve the school and know that what the Governing body do, along with the efforts of all the staff, provides a safe environment where children can learn and prepare for the next phase of their lives.

Mrs Julie Wood

Staff Governor


Having grown up in West Penwith, I moved away for several years before returning with my then young family. So, in September 2009, I began working here at Newlyn School. Since being here, I have become the SENDCO (over 10 years ago) and have taught most year groups; currently, I teach in Year 5. As regards to curriculum subject areas, I co-ordinate History, French and have recently taken on English. Last year, I decided to become a staff governor to help further support the school and show my continued commitment to it and the children that attend it.

Ms Michelle Foreman

Clerk to Governors

Mr Andrew Watts

Parent Governor