Meet our Governors

  • Mr Peter Bickford-Smith

    Community governor - responsibility for Health and Safety

    I have been a Parish Councillor since 2004 and Chairman since May 2015. I have lived in the Parish of Sithney almost all my life and am passionate about its beauty, heritage and history. I started my marquee business, Trevarno Marquee & Event Hire in 1982 and still run it from Nancegollan Industrial Estate where I employ 4 full time employees and 10 seasonal workers. I also run Cornwall IT Services from Nancegollan. I have been Governor of Sithney School since September 2013.

  • Miss Helen Neil

    Staff Governor

    'I began teaching at Sithney in the autumn of 2006 and have been fortunate to be part of the team which has seen the school grow. I am now the Assistant Headteacher at Sithney and am enjoying the work we do with schools across the SPCMAT. As a member of staff I am able to relate information to the governing body about how our schools work together, along with facilitating discussions about policy and practice to enhance the drive and challenge of the school'. Helen Neil

  • Mrs Sarah French

    Executive Headteacher

    'In September 2021 I took the role of Executive Headteacher of Sithney and Trannack School, having previously had a teaching Headteacher role at Cury C of E School. I am an advocate of small schools and understand the many benefits of small, rural, community schools but also the challenges that they face; I hope my experience of working in and leading a small, local school will benefit the pupils and staff at Sithney.'