Meet our Governors

Mrs Janet Taylor

Acting Chair of Governors

Term of Office: 01/09/2023 - 31/08/2027

My name is Janet Taylor and I have been a co-opted governor since September 2023. I retired and relocated to Cornwall in 2023 after 34 years in education. I was previously a teacher and head teacher at a large primary school and Children's Centre. I have worked in teacher training and have done school improvement work for local authorities and Ofsted.
I am passionate about early education and the importance of all children having the best possible experience at primary school. I am very happy to have the opportunity to support the school and to get to know the community. When I'm not at school I love to have a daily dip in the sea and take long walks with my dog.

Mrs Kathryn Spreadbury


Term of Office: 01/07/2023 - 31/07/2027

Hello, my name is Kathryn and I have been a Parent Governor since July, with a particular focus on SEND.

I moved to the village in 2020, and work in the Children’s Commissioning team at Cornwall Council.

I am passionate about education, child development, trauma informed practice and ensuring every child is supported to fulfil their potential.

Do say hi if you see me on the school run!

Mr Ben Hughes OBE

Parent Governor

Term of Office 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022

My name is Ben Hughes. I have been a Parent Governor since September 2018. I am the link Governor for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium.

After 26 years in the Army, serving all over the world, I retired to Cornwall with my family in 2016 and have enjoyed being part of the community ever since. Our daughter recently attended St Erme but is now in secondary school.

My background is in strategic and operational planning, leading high performance teams and crisis resolution. I now work as a part time senior consultant to the Ministry of Defence and Police and Crime Commissioners of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset and I run a B&B.

Mrs Kerry Solomon


Term of Office: 01/09/2023 - 31/08/2027

Hi, I’m Kerry Solomon, one of the new Governors here at St Erme with Trispen. I have two children, one already in Year 2 and one who will start pre school this year.

I have been a Secondary Maths teacher for 13 years and currently hold the role of Deputy Head of Maths.

In my role as a Governor, I really hope that I can utilise my experience and transfer my skills to help in a primary setting. This is a fantastic school with amazing teachers and pupils, I’m so pleased to be part of this team and I look forward to meeting you all.

Mr Callum Patmore


Terms of Office: 01/09/2023 - 31/08/2027

I am Callum, I am parent governor who is new to the area. I am originally from West London who moved, grew up and was educated in Cornwall. I work under the MAT Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT) as a Secondary Maths teacher in Poltair School. I am an advocate to seeing education through the perspective of our children and young people and strive to provide a better education for the youth of Cornwall.

Term of Office : 20/09/2022 - 19/09/2026

Mrs Greta Viertel


Term of Office:

Mr Duncan Bowins

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office 07/10/2019 - 06/10/2023

Mrs Nicola Neale


Headteacher Governor from 01/01/2022