The Governing Body

Mrs Teresa Lindeyer

Chair of Governors/Foundation Governor

Date of appointment: 20.03.13
Term of office: 8.02.21-07.02.25

Currently I have two children at Bishop Cornish and I have a strong commitment to wanting to help enrich the current lives and future paths for all the children moving through the school. I am an active member of our Church and my faith is central to decisions and actions on a daily basis.

I have a background in working in community and mentoring roles, as well as in media and communications. Experience in both these roles have taught me how to challenge and question, but more importantly, empathise and listen.

I believe that developing an enquiring mind, appreciation and love of the world around us, a creative approach to life and a love of Jesus gives every child a solid foundation on which to build and make strong and positive choices in life. Bishop Cornish helps every child to nurture these qualities and this is something I will always strive to maintain in my work as a school governor.

Mrs Tracey Fletcher

Head Teacher


Mrs Sarah Adkins

Foundation Governor/Chair of Admissions and Finance Committees

Date of appointment: 01.09.2010
Term of office: October 2018-2022

I am a Legal Director at transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP specialising in infrastructure planning and environmental law (and, now, Brexit) and have been a foundation governor at Bishop Cornish since September 2004. Both of my children were pupils at Bishop Cornish and my time as chair of governors was one of the most rewarding roles of my life. I am a founder trustee of the Bishop Cornish Education Centre and the current chair of the charity, which runs the pre-school and provides facilities and opportunities for the Bishop Cornish community including the instruments and whole class brass lessons for our Year 3 pupils, the nature playground and the outdoor train set. Other education sector roles include being a governor at Devonport High School for Girls and a director of the Diocese of Truro Askel Veur Umbrella Academy Trust. I am also a trustee of the China Fleet Trust. I read Jurisprudence at Somerville College, Oxford, have an MA in Environmental Law from De Montfort University, am a Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), and am an active member of several business and trade bodies including the Plymouth Area Business Council (secretary), the UK Environmental Law Association (former trustee) and RenewableUK.

Ms Emma Clapham

Co-opted Governor, Chair of Curriculum Committee, Safeguarding Governor

Date of appointment: Sept 2015
Term of office: 29.10.19 - 28.10.23

I have two children who attend Bishop Cornish School. I am currently part of the Senior Leadership team at Hele School in Plymouth where my areas of interest center around Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Raising Standards and Safeguarding.

Mr Ben Elford

Parent Governor

Date of appointment: 08.10.2019
Term of office: 08.10.19 - 07.10.23

I have two daughters that attend Bishop Cornish school and have an interest in maintaining high educational standards at Bishop Cornish both now and in the future and insuring we provide a safe and secure environment for our young minds to flourish in.
I work as a senior analyst within a large communications company and within my working role I must maintain a very high level of objectivity and accountability in everything I do from leading projects to analysing anything from statistics to people behaviour.
I’m also a coach in the Saltash RFC U9’s and hold a position within the youth committee to help run the youth section of the club.
I commit to projects 100% and have a great passion in what I believe in and the task I’m completing as well as a have a high level of focus in getting the job done.

Mrs Chris Hale

Clerk to the Governing Body

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Mrs Hilary Frank

Vice Chair of Governors/Local Authority Governor. Chair of Personnel

Date of appointment: 11.07.2012
Term of office: 15.09.20 - 14.09.24

An interpreter of Japanese who has worked on the 1998 Winter Olympics, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and is currently working with the team delivering the 2019 Rugby World Cup, I joined the Bishop Cornish family as a governor when my oldest daughter was in Key Stage 1 at the school. Starting off as a Foundation Governor, I morphed into Local Authority Governor after I got elected to Saltash Town Council in 2011 and Cornwall Council in 2013. I stood down from the Town Council in 2017 after serving as Mayor of Saltash, but still continuing in my role as Cornwall Councillor, where I serve on the Children and Families Committee.

Mrs Emma Nile

Staff Governor

Date of appointment: 12.11.2019
Term of office: 12.11.19 - 11.11.23

Mr Chris Clark

Foundation Governor

Date of appointment: 01.11.2017
Term of Office November 2017-2021

I am the Children’s and Families’ worker for the Saltash Methodist Circuit and have been in post since 2010, coming from similar roles in Cumbria and Derbyshire for both the Methodist and Anglican churches, and prior to that, a background in community work.

I am passionate about education and have a remit to support and engage with all of the schools in Saltash as part of my work, offering assemblies, RE lessons, after-school provision, chaplaincy and various special events. At Bishop Cornish this means I regularly visit the school with the ‘Open the Book’ drama team, which is made up of members from various Saltash churches, using fun and interaction to bring Bible stories to life. I also help to organise the regular ‘prayer spaces in schools’ weeks, which give the whole school family space to reflect with various creative and hands-on activities, such as planting seeds and making a planetarium.

My faith is central to my life and work, always challenging me to focus outwards and to seek the best for others. I love seeing children flourish and reach their potential and it is a delight to be able to serve as a Foundation Governor at Bishop Cornish.

Rev Diane Burrows

Rural Dean Representative

Term of office: October 2020-2024

Mrs Jill Carter

Foundation Governor

Term of office: October 2020-2024

Mrs Helen Reid

Foundation Governor

Term of office: October 2020-2024

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