Bosvigo School Governors

The Governing Board at Bosvigo School takes a strategic overview of the running of the school. We work closely with the school senior leadership team to develop the school's development plan. Governors set standards and objectives, review policies and approve the school's budget. We act as a 'critical friend' and we support, challenge and advise the school. We visit the school and get to know staff and children. We keep standards under review with the aim that children at Bosvigo achieve their full potential. To find out more of what we do, please look at our pages on the website, particularly our Governors' Annual Statement.

At Bosvigo School we have a strong working relationship between our governors, staff, children and parents. We believe that by having governors who are heavily involved in the school the children benefit and Bosvigo is a better place to be.
Clerk to the Governors is Charlotte Overton.

If you need to contact the governors you can leave a message with the school reception or email

For information on the governor attendance at meetings, declarations of interest, more on our committees and minutes of our Full Governor Meetings please contact us as above.
Mr Chris Wallis

Headteacher / Staff Governor

Having begun my teaching career twenty years ago in Berkshire, I returned to Cornwall and joined the team at Bosvigo School in 2008 as Deputy Headteacher. I became Headteacher of Bosvigo in 2011 and have enjoyed every moment of my time here. We have experienced many great adventures as the Bosvigo community over the last fourteen years and I know that many more lie ahead.

Term of Office: From 1st June 2012

Committees: Operations, Learning and Development, Pay (non-voting member)

Mrs Charlotte Overton

Clerk to Governors

Mrs Katie Tucker

Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor: I was extremely keen to become a Governor at Bosvigo School as I wanted to offer my skills to engage positively with my local school that I hope to have at least a decade of relationship with.

Education sits at the heart of young people's life - both for skills and building friendships and it's important to me to play a part in ensuring they have an environment where this is nurtured and developed.

I have three young children, two of whom who are at the school and I've been delighted to see how they have grown during their time at Bosvigo.

Areas of Responsibility: Leadership and Management, Whistleblowing. English.

Term of office: 27.11.2016 - 26.11.2024

Committees: Operations, Pay, Learning and Development

To contact me please email or leave a message at Bosvigo School reception.

Mr Nick Bailey

Chair of Learning and Development

Co-opted Governor: I am a qualified teacher for over 30 years most of this time spent in senior and national management roles. I changed career in 2018 to return to work and live in Cornwall and stop long distance commuting, working and living away most of the time. I currently work for the University of Plymouth supporting businesses in Cornwall to develop e-health and digital health innovations. Previously I worked for Cornwall Council coordinating employment opportunities for young people with SEND, Treviglas Community College in Newquay as Exams and Data Officer. Before I returned to Cornwall I was Vice Principal of a FE College in Essex, Performance and Quality Manager for Northamptonshire County Council, National Manager for Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities for the Skills Funding Agency, Senior Policy Manager for the Learning and Skills Council and Quality Improvement Manager for the LSC in Devon and Cornwall.I have taught Business Subjects, IT, Maths and Vocational Programme.I have a wealth of knowledge of Ofsted and have worked closely with the inspectorate, helping to develop inspection methodologies, contributed to inspection guidance and the training of inspectors.I want to share the knowledge and expertise I have which is why I volunteered to be a school governor with ‘Governors for Schools’ and now sit on the Governing Bodies of Bosvigo School and Penrice Academy in St Austell.I am also the education adviser to Kernow Power in St Blazey establishing an engineering training facility at the railway depot and a railway and engineering heritage centre that includes the only locomotive roundtable in Cornwall.

Areas of Responsibility: Leadership and Management, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, Previously Looked After Children, SEND.

Term of office: 04.03.2019 - 14.05.2027

Committees: Learning and Development (chair)

Mr Dave Bullen

Vice Chair

LA Governor:

Committees: Operations (chair), Pay (chair)

I have been a Chartered Accountant for more than 20 years within Accounts Practice and Industry. The foundations of my career were provided by my schooling; therefore, it was a natural progression to provide my skills, and assist in any way I can, to the school my children have attended. I am passionate about efficient operations and ensuring their balance provides the best possible opportunities and outcomes for all pupils and staff.'

Areas of Responsibility: Leadership & Management, Maths, Finance, Health and Safety.

Term of office: 12.10.2017 - 11.10.2026

Mrs Juliana Jeffares

Parent Governor

Areas Of Responsibility: Early Years, SEND.

Term of office: 10.10.2021 - 09.10.2025

Committees: Learning & Development , Operations, Pay

Mrs Helen Moulton

Parent Governor

Term of office: 25.03.2028 - 24.03.2028

Committees: Learning and Development

Mrs Helen Sennett

Parent Governor

Term of office: 25.03.2024 - 24.03.2028

Committees: Operations

Miss Katie Smith

Staff Governor

Terms of Office: 23.11.2020 - 22.11.2024

Committees: Learning and Development

Mrs Victoria Robinson

Co-Opted Governor

I was privileged to be elected a Parent Governor in November 2015. I put my name forward because I care passionately that the school which serves our local children should be the best school it can possibly be. I want the children who are educated here to be encouraged to reach their full potential. I think it is essential that our children are given the confidence and support to raise their aspirations to achieve not just their expected potential, but well beyond it. I have two daughters at the school and really enjoy playing an active role in the Bosvigo community. (Moved to Co-Opted)

Areas of Responsibility: English.

Term of office: 06.11.2015 - 04.11.2027

Committees: Learning and Development

Mrs Helen O'Kane

Co-opted Governor

I believe education is about ensuring all children are able to make meaning of the world around them and feel a true sense of belonging. However, I also know, first hand, the complexities and high-level demands that school leaders and teachers face on a daily basis, which is why I am passionate about being part of the schools' governing body to provide support and guidance where needed.
I currently lead the DfE English Hub for Cornwall and am also Kernow Learning Trust's Key Stage Two Reading and Writing Lead, which entails working across twenty-one schools. Both these roles hopefully allow me to bring relevant support to the team within Bosvigo but especially in areas connected with literacy - of which there are many!
All three of my children have attended Bosvigo school and I was a member of the staff team from 2013-2022. I have seen the school go from strength to strength and I feel both excited and privileged to remain part of its journey.

Areas Of Responsibility: Data & Pupil Outcomes, Early Years.

Term of office: 01.09.2017 - 03.10.2025

Committees: Learning & Development

Mrs Natalie Scott

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 25.03.2024 - 24.03.2028

Committees: Learning and Development

Mr James Rowberry

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 25.03.2024 - 24.03.2028

Committees: Operations

Mr Lewis Sanders

Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 25.03.2024 - 24.03.2028

Committees: Learning and Development