More about our Governors
Terry Carter – Chair of Governors
I attended Troon Infant School from 1950 to 1955, I remember Miss Chidgey our teacher and lots of playing mingled with the three R’s. From Troon to Treswithian CS, then after Treswithian I joined Holmans as did many lads from Troon. On leaving Holmans I worked for a large American company J.I.Case and travelled extensively throughout the Northern Hemisphere. My leisure time was taken up with rugby and cricket and today I am involved on various committees. I have been a Governor at Troon for nine years and I’m currently the chair of the governing body.
I find being a Governor at Troon very fulfilling and as Chair I visit the school frequently. During lessons there is always what I can only describe as a calm, purposeful atmosphere where children are well behaved, enjoying their learning and being prepared for their future.
Ian Williams – community governor
My name is Ian Williams. I am a Troon boy, born and brought up in the village, attending Troon School and later, Camborne School. I am also a midday supervisor at Treloweth school. Being a sportsman myself, I am particularly interested in the sport and PE provision at Troon.
Frank Curnow (BA Cert ED) – community governor
I am a retired Deputy Headteacher and attended Troon School as a child. I was born in Troon and am delighted to be invited to be a governor of my old primary school. It is an opportunity to support and be involved with the school again, but in a completely different era of education.
Ria Collins - Parent Governor
I became a governor four years ago so that I could be more involved in my children's school. I have three children in the school. My working history was in Retail Management so I like to think I have a range of experience to help with decisions. One day I am hoping to help the school get its own minibus, so watch this space!
Julie Lamb (BA Hons, PGCE, NPQH) – Headteacher
I have worked at Troon School for thirteen years and have been the substantive Headteacher since January 2011. The school is a happy, vibrant place which promotes a love of learning and I feel privileged to work here. Before coming to Troon I worked in inner London schools for ten years and was a link tutor for Roehampton Institute supporting student teachers. I was born in Penzance and went to Alverton Primary School followed by Humphry Davy School. I have a great love and respect of all things Cornish.
Having had a wonderful childhood myself, I strive to provide the same for all the children in my care. As a staff we aim to provide an inspiring learning experience which prepares children for the next steps in their education and for life-long learning.
I have lived in Troon for over 35 years, We have one son and 3 granddaughters. I was recently invited to become a school governor and having an interest in our village I accepted. I have the desire to secure the best possible education for young people and I strongly believe it is our responsibility to give all children every opportunity in life, and this starts in their primary school. I still work full-time in a local Manufacturing plant, my background has been in Human Resources for over 36 years.
I have been involved with Troon School for many years- my children attended the school and now my grandchildren also attend here. I also worked at the school for many years as a midday supervisor. Currently I am a governor and due to my past experience of running a Nursery I am particularly involved with monitoring the Foundation Stage and the provision for SEND children.
I have three children currently attending Troon School. I work in a Children’s Centre and therefore have a strong interest in working with families and engaging them with their children’s learning. I monitor the use of the Pupil Premium in the school and also ensure that safeguarding is of the highest standard.