Our Local Advisory Board
If you would like to contact our Governors please e mail C/O school at email@example.com or write to The Bishops' C of E Learning Academy, Treninnick Hill, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2SR
Jo Harrison - Parent Governor/Chair of Governors
Sharon Redman: Associate Governor/Finance and Personnel/Business Manager
I have been involved with the school for the last 15 years firstly as a Foundation Governor and then Chair. I resigned in March 2015 as I was appointed the School Business Manager. I have lived in Newquay since 2002 having moved from London, both my children, Hannah and Katie attended The Bishops' and thoroughly enjoyed their experience here. I ensure that the school logisitics and operations run smoothly which covers many aspects and because of my passion for the school I will always have the teachers, governors and more importantly the children at heart.
Jem Thorold (Rev'd Jem) - Foundation Governor
I have been in Newquay since September 2016 having lived in Cornwall for 10 years and am delighted to be a Governor of The Bishops' School. I would like to build on the already excellent relationship enjoyed between the school and the church, seeking an opportunity to be seen in school and welcoming children, their families, staff and governors to St Michael's Church, but especially also to share in the prayer life and worship at school.
I am married to Sue with three adult children living 'up country', so far we have amassed 2 grandchildren.
Joe Sharples - Parent Governor
I am 67 years of age and have been married to my wife Barbara for 46 years. I have two grown up daughters, one of whom has two children currently attending Bishop’s, with a further child to start next year.
My working life was spent in executive distribution management and in later years, running the European distribution operation for a major American multi-national industrial gas and chemicals company.
Since retiring I spent my time in property development in Cheshire prior to moving to Cornwall in 2009 and building our current house in Talland Bay. During this time, I was a trustee/ secretary of an international children’s charity based in Chichester. I travelled to Romania to help with the development of a number of apartments purchased as part of a project to support children from leaving the orphanages to obtaining work and being able to support themselves.
Once living in Cornwall, I joined the PCC for our local church in Talland and became treasurer, helping to ensure that we can keep the church open for the benefit of the community.
I believe passionately that children require a spiritual and moral compass and that home and school together can help them develop strong characters and values to equip them for the future.
John Madge - Foundation Governor
A retired teacher who spent most of his working life in the Reading area teaching science (mainly chemistry) to A level standard and some Maths to GCSE level.
Brought up in Cornwall near Bude and always enjoyed being by the sea hence the return to Cornwall to retire but also to live near my daughter and grandchildren who live in St Columb Road.
Attends St. Columb Minor Church and also takes part in Open the Book assemblies at 3 of the Primary schools in Newquay on a regular basis. This includes Bishop's School. I am delighted to have the opportunity to be involved with the School and to make some small contribution to the work of the Governing Body and the well-being of the school and children.
Interests include DIY, history, playing golf, watching sport, surfing (mainly watching now rather than doing it!) and listening to music.