Governors

Governors at Beacon ACE Academy
 

Chair

1

Mr

Derek Rushton

Vice Chair

2

Mr

Rob Blackhall

Headteacher

3

Mrs

Sally Attwell

Headteacher

4

Mrs

Kay Haywood

Staff gov

5

Mrs

Alicia Harty

Staff gov

6

Mrs

Amanda Penk

Mr Derek Rushton

Chair of Governors

I have worked in three local authorities in primary education. Twenty eight years in Senior Management teams. Two headships in Cornwall. I retired from substantive posts in 2008. Serving trustee of CN4C - a community support organisation and director of the ACE Academy Trust. Also Governor at Beacon Infant and Nursery School since 2010/11. Current Chair of newly amalgamated primary school Beacon ACE Academy.

Mr Rob Blackhall OBE

Vice Chair of Governors

I am currently the Vice Chair of the Governing Body having joined in 2014. I am a retired Secondary Teacher having worked in a wide range of schools in the city and the country for 30 years.
In addition to teaching students, I was an examiner and moderator for several technical subjects at GCSE and A Leval. My managerial responsibilities, included being a subject leader, having responsibility for the pastoral care and academic progress of students, training and supervising Newly Qualified Teachers and the professional development of colleagues. My contribution to education was recognised in 2000 with an MBE for services to education.
I therefore, bring a wide range of experience to my role as a Governor being aware of the complexities and challenges of developing and managing a large school.
My vision for the new school is for us to continue to grow and develop together in a safe, happy, harmonious school environment where pupils become successful learners with good moral values.