Meet the Team

The Senior Management Team

The purpose of this group is to monitor the work of the school, deal with any issues that may arise and ensure that the school is managed effectively and efficiently on a daily basis. The team is:

Head teacher – Mrs L May

Mrs J Bright – Leader Transition 2 and Deputy Head teacher

Mrs H Gaskin - Leader Transition 3 and Assistant Head teacher

Miss C Todd – Leader Transition 1 and Assistant Head Teacher

Mr M Moore - Leader of EYFS
 

Mrs L May

Head Teacher

Mrs Bright

Hello, my name is Mrs Bright. I am Deputy Head at Pennoweth and I am responsible for leading Transition 2, as well as the subject of English across the school. I have worked here for more than ten years and you could almost say that I am part of the 'Pennoweth furniture' by now. Pennoweth school is such a special place - the children and the staff alike. I feel privileged to work with children that inspire me everyday with their resilience and determination to succeed. It truly is an honour to play a part in so many 'learning journeys' which probably accounts for why I have stayed working here for so long!
When I am not working, I love spending time with my husband, daughter, Rose and son Ellis. We enjoy walking on the beach (no matter what the weather!) and hunting for Gruffalos in the woods. Activities, that are more often than not, followed with a hot chocolate and slice of cake - any excuse! I also enjoy nothing more than rolling out my yoga mat when I have a spare five minutes. I hope that you will say “Hello” if you see me walking around the school.

Mrs Gaskin

I have been at Pennoweth School since September 2012 and it has been wonderful to see the children develop with their learning and confidence. I enjoy my role as Assistant Head along with teaching Year 56 children. I enjoy all areas of learning but I especially enjoy drama, P.E, maths and topic related learning. I believe learning should be exciting and it has been super to see the children inspired by the different topics, undertaking their own research and producing a range of amazing models and artwork.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family; I have two wonderful daughters. We all enjoy playing on the beach, walking, tennis and dancing! Having only moved to Cornwall a few years ago, we love exploring and discovering new coves and my husband Andy often cooks a fantastic BBQ as we watch the sun go down! Cornwall is a special place.

Miss Todd

My name is Miss Todd and I am a year 1/2 class teacher. I have been at Pennoweth for several years now and am currently the leader of Transition 1 and maths co-ordinator. My favourite lesson of the week is PE and I enjoy taking our athletes to different sporting events.
On Sundays I like to spend my time running around a football pitch pretending to be Christiano Ronaldo – sadly I am not that good! During the rest of my free time, I like to take my two troublesome dogs, Toby and Zac, on long walks all around the county. I also like to pretend that I can surf, however, I tend to be a fair weather surfer!

Nursery Team 

The teaching staff in the nursery team are: Miss H Tonkin and Miss V Booth.

Miss Tonkin

Teacher

Miss Booth

Teacher

 
Transition 1 Team (Getting ready for Key Stage 1)

The Early Years Team is led by Mr M Moore.
The teaching staff are: Mr Moore and Mrs F Morris.

The Transition 1 team is led by Miss C Todd, Assistant Head teacher.
She is supported by fellow teachers Miss S Hair, Mrs Nicholson and Miss Delaney.
 

Mr Moore

My name is Mr Moore and I am the Reception teacher and EYFS Coordinator. I have been teaching in London for the last couple of years but have returned to Cornwall where I am originally from. I love working in the Early Years especially learning outside and getting a bit messy.

When I'm not at work I enjoy going on walks with my wife, two sons (Finley and Locryn) and dog Asprilla. I also love Newcastle United even though most of the time they are painful to watch.'

Mrs Morris

Teacher

Miss Hair

Teacher

Miss Delaney

Hello, I'm Miss Delaney and I am currently enjoying teaching in Year 2. I'm extremely proud of our school. These are exciting times and it's wonderful to see the school continue to evolve. It's a real privilege to work with our children and families, and such a dedicated team of staff, governors and volunteers who continually strive to provide the best education we can for our children. Currently, I also enjoy leading Religious Education across the school.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Keen supporters of Liverpool Football Club, we love heading off to matches as often as we can. During the past few years, I have also forged strong links with local charity Aid4Orphans and the Child Of Mercy Orphanage Centre in Kenya, which our school helps to support. The orphanage is based in Likoni, a slum area of Mombasa, and I enjoy volunteering there whenever I can. Also, I support a local football team there by taking out second-hand kit and equipment, kindly donated by our families and local teams. If you'd like to know more or get involved, please get in touch.

Mrs Nicholson

Hello, I am Mrs Nicholson.. After many years of teaching in Bristol, I’m delighted to be returning to my home county of Cornwall and very excited about my future working with the community of Pennoweth Primary School. I love being a teacher because I enjoy being part of the children’s learning. I am very passionate about the power of sport in helping children to develop life skills and I am looking forward to having lots of sporting fun at Pennoweth.

 
Transition 2 Team (Getting ready for Key Stage 2)

The Transition 2 team is led by Mrs J Bright, Deputy Head.

The teaching staff are Mrs Sadler,  Miss R Tully and Mrs Nicholls/Mrs Shami.
 

Mrs Shami

I’m Sarah Shami and have had the pleasure of teaching at Pennoweth for the past 10 years. Pennoweth is a very special school full of amazing children who work really hard, have a fantastic sense of humour and are the most caring children I have met. I don’t think you would find a friendlier and more supportive (and sometimes cheeky!) staff in any other school. It is a privilege to work at Pennoweth and see children grow, not only academically, but in confidence and social skills. I teach a year 3 class which I share with Mrs K Nicholls who I love having as my partner in crime (even if we do get the giggles sometimes!)
When I’m not at school, I love spending time with my husband and 2 boys which normally involves stomping in puddles, going to the beach and anything to do with trains! As any child I have taught will tell you, my favourite past time is devouring chocolate. I love to find new places to explore, going out for food and reading (especially Harry Potter!).

Mrs Nicholls

Hello. My name is Mrs Nicholls and I love working at Pennoweth; with such dedicated staff and friendly children, you really do feel a warm welcome when you arrive at our school. I joined Pennoweth in September 2012 and taught in upper Key Stage Two for five years. However, since returning from maternity leave in September 2019, I now have the pleasure of teaching Year 3, alongside Mrs Shami.

I have lived in Cornwall all of my life, and I love where I live. I feel so fortunate to be raising a family in such a beautiful part of the world - there really is no place like home. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, especially my husband and children. During the week, I also make time for my hobbies, which include Zumba and netball.

Mrs Sadler

My name is Mrs Sadler. I have worked at Pennoweth for ten years and enjoy supporting the children to grow as individuals and learners. I am also the English co-ordinator. Having lived abroad during my childhood and worked for many years in France, I love sharing my knowledge of the French language with all.
Outside of school, I am a proud mum of a teenage son and enjoy spending time walking my two precious Dachshunds: Rolo Pickle and Flora! When I’m not in school mode, I spend the majority of my time building Lego with my son, reading and cleaning out hamsters, fish and stick insects…not to mention enjoying the odd bar of chocolate!

Miss Tully

Hello my name is Miss Tully and I am a year 3/4 teacher. I am really looking forward to working with the friendly children and teachers at Pennoweth. My favourite subject to teach is geography and I love to talk about my travelling experiences.
When I am not working I enjoy going to the beach or for long walks. On rainy days I like to bake or read a book, I loved Enid Blyton when I was at school! I am originally from Kent so I can’t wait to explore new places around Cornwall!

 
Transition 3 Team (Getting ready for Secondary School)

The Transition 3 team is headed by Mrs H Gaskin, Assistant Head.

The teaching staff comprises Miss P Blight,  Miss M Dunstan and Miss O Mather-Crane.
 

Miss Blight

Hello, my name is Miss Blight and I am a Year 5/6 class teacher. I am very proud and excited to be part of the wonderful team at Pennoweth. I enjoy all areas of teaching and learning but I particularly enjoy English, Drama, PE and Computing. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. On the weekends, I love getting my wellies on and exploring different parts of beautiful Cornwall. I also like to keep active by attending exercise classes like Zumba and spinning!

Miss Dunstan

Hello, my name is Miss Dunstan and I am a year 5 teacher. I’m really looking forward to working with the amazing children at Pennoweth and am proud to be part of such a great team. I enjoy lots of different subjects but my favourite subject is maths as I enjoy problem solving and algebra. I also love to read!
I grew up in beautiful Cornwall but taught in Abu Dhabi for a couple of years as well as London. However, Cornwall is my home so I’ve chosen to come back and I love being so close to my family and friends again.
In my spare time, I enjoy long walks with my family, socialising with my friends and travelling- I am hoping to visit many more exciting countries during my holidays! I also love living so close to the beach and spend as much of my time as possible there, rain or shine!

Miss Mather-Crane

Teacher

 
Support Staff

Pennoweth employs many well qualified support staff who assist generally in the classrooms or on a one to one basis with specific children. They also support at lunchtimes.
 

The Pastoral Team

We have a strong Pastoral Care Team whose work is aimed at quickly addressing the needs of all our children and families. Mrs H Crewdson is our Individual and Special Needs Co-ordinator,  who is supported by Mrs C Tomlinson the Pastoral Manager, Mrs V Scammell our Learning Mentor, Mrs T Taylor our Parent Support Advisor and Mrs D Price.


The Admin Team

Mrs Broadhurst, Mrs R Collins and Mrs T Billing are the first faces you’ll see when you visit Pennoweth and are always ready to answer your questions, give help or put you in contact with who you’re looking for. They are supported by Miss L Collins.
 

The Catering Team

Pennoweth has an on-site kitchen providing breakfast and lunch. Our catering manager is Mrs J Williams and she is ably supported by her team. There are regular catering meetings arranged with the Headteacher and Governors to ensure quality.
 

Lunchtime Supervisors

At lunchtimes the children are supported by our team of lunchtime supervisors and many of the non teaching staff. They help in the playground supervising play and in the lunch hall, supporting the children to become independent.
 

The Breakfast Club and After School Care Team

We have a team of supervisors who look after the children before and after school, ably led by Mrs K Barnaby. For more details of costs and times when we are open please follow the links.