Governing Body

The governing body exists to help Lostwithiel School improve and provide the best possible education for its pupils.

The board of governors is made up parents, school staff and members of the local community.

We play three key roles – to provide a strategic overview, to act as a critical friend to the school and to ensure accountability.

The headteacher provides us with regular reports about the school and we hold regular meetings. Together we form a corporate body with a clear division of responsibilities and duties. Our responsibilities include:

  • Helping to set standards and targets for performance for the school.
  • Having an overview of the curriculum.
  • Helping to set policies for ourself and the school.
  • Delivering effective planning including financial and personnel planning.

Below you can see a list of all governors and their individual roles. 

We aim to know and support the school, and to act as a critical friend. If you would like to contact any of the governors please contact the school who will pass on your message.


Dan Solly (co-opted governor) - Chair of Governors 

Jon Brown (parent governor) - Vice Chair of Governors 

David Parker (Co-opted governor)- Quality Of Education role

Kate Webber (staff governor) 

Mike Stead (staff governor) - Health & Safety role

Rebecca Ellis (co-opted governor) - Safeguarding and SEN Role 

Tom Miles (co-opted governor) -Pupil Premium Role

Natalie Simmonds (Headteacher)


Clerk to Governors - Hilary Dipper

Performance Management and Staff Pay
  • Dan Solly
  • Jon Brown
Staff Pay Appeals committee
Three governors selected from:
  • Dan Solly
  • Jonathon Brown
  • Tom Miles