Meet our Governors

  • Mr Peter Bickford-Smith

    Community governor - responsibility for Health and Safety

    Mr Bickford-Smith has been Governor of Sithney School since September 2013. "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". Peter Bickford- Smith

  • Mrs Esther Kitchen

    Vice Chair and Parent Governor - Safeguarding and Whistleblowing Governor

    "I have two boys enrolled in Sithney School. Now as a full time Mum, with a background in teaching, it felt only natural to me to wish to become actively involved in school life. I feel that I can appreciate a balanced view of both parental and teaching roles. I aim to be approachable, and effectively represent the parents through my work as a governor. I am always available at dropping off and picking up times, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch". Esther Kitchen

  • Mr Nigel Logan

    Chair and Community Governor with responsibility for SEND

    Mr Logan is resident of Sithney. Mr Logan joined our LGB (Local Governing Body) in the Summer Term 2019.

  • 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.'