Governor Profiles

1. Barney Barron
Parent Governor

I moved to Looe with my wife and youngest son in May 2018.  Our youngest son is currently attending Looe Community Academy.  We have three other children, two sons at university and our daughter lives and works in Chichester. My wife and I are both ministers in the Baptist Union of Great Britain but do not run an established church. 

We work as community ministers serving and working with the local community.  I believe schools have an integral role in the prosperity and wellbeing of any community.  
Previously I have worked as a school counsellor, designated safeguarding lead and school chaplain.  I have also been governor at two secondary schools in Hampshire.  Until moving to Looe I was the executive lead of ‘Communitas’ a youth and community charity. We ran commissioned youth services for Hampshire County Council and delivered a range of services in local schools.
My passion is that school is a safe place that shapes and forms students above and beyond the academic curriculum.  Academic achievement is of course important but needs to coincide with the development of our young people in becoming resilient, well-rounded individuals.  

Community and Safeguarding


2. Edward Gilbert
Staff Governor




3. Jordan Goodison-Powell
Co-Opted Governor


  SEND and Disadvantaged
PE and Technology


4. Kathy Iles
Co-opted Governor


I am a retired primary headteacher fortunate enough have the time and flexibility to the support the school. I am committed to supporting the headteacher and staff of the Academy so that the students get the best educational and life experiences possible. In my spare time I garden, sing, sew and arrange flowers. Chair
H&S and Premises
5. Scott Yalden
Ex officio
I started teaching in 1998 and have always taught in inner city secondary schools. During the past 20 years, I have worked in a variety of roles including second in department and curriculum leader for science, executive lead of science and then later mathematics as well as assistant principal. My proudest achievement is to be appointed Headteacher of Looe Community Academy where I have been working since April 2018 formally as the Deputy Headteacher. My leadership experience has spanned 18 years and four schools with a wide variety of responsibilities. Although I originally learnt my trade as a science teacher, my degree was both in Microbiology and Statistics, and so more recently I have specialised in teaching mathematics as well given the shortages in this area which I have taught to A-level. I have worked with primary schools in delivering sessions bespoke to their student needs across KS1 and 2. I have also undertaken school to school support at secondary level in my role as a specialist leader of education which is a nationally recognised role.    
6. Penny Prisk
Co-opted Governor


Vice Chair    



7. Keith Simmons
Co-opted Governor


  HR, Learning & Finance
9. Eunice O’Connell
Staff Governor





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