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Who are we?

Liskeard School & Community College has a governing committee consisting of 14 governors.

The chair of Liskeard School & Community College governing committee is Dr Ian Williams who can be contacted via the governors’ clerk, Mrs Kate Williams ( or at the below postal address.

Chair of the Local Governing Committee, Liskeard School & Community College, Luxstowe, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3EA

Through their representation of the wider school community (this includes the parents, school staff and other members of that community), governors help their school improve and provide the best possible education for their students.

Dr Dean James-Robbins - Chair of Governors

I have a professional background in Programme Management at the British Council where I have worked in a range of IT, Finance and Strategic Planning roles. I was also the Chair of Governors at an Islington Primary School for several years before I moved to Cornwall in 2021. I have an MA in Art History and a PhD in English Literature and am passionate about the creative and performance arts in education. I am currently the Safeguarding Link governor at LSCC.

David Young - Vice Chair of Governors

I've been a governor at both primary and secondary schools for over 10 years and have loved being involved in all aspects of this roll. I currently have the responsibilities of H&S and finance and am a link governor to the arts faculties.  Although I don't have a teaching background, I'm a freelance artist and illustrator running a small business so feel I can be of help in these areas. I have 2 sons in Year 11.

Sarah Berne - Vice Vice Chair of Governors

I have a background in education and relocated from the North West five years ago. My three children currently attend Liskeard School. In my role as governor I want to support the school in giving every child the opportunity to get the most out of their education and fulfil their potential.

Alec Charles - Co-opted Governor

I have worked as a print, broadcast and online journalist, and have taught in Estonia, Japan, Zimbabwe, Falmouth, Oxford, Luton, Chester, Winchester and Hull, serving as Head of Arts at the University of Hull, and Dean of Arts at the University of Winchester. I have published a range of academic articles and books on journalism, politics, social media, television, literature and cinema. I believe passionately in the value of education as an instrument of empowerment, of social mobility and social change.

Pauline Wagon - Co-opted Governor


Dan Wendon - Headteacher


Carl Roobottom - Parent Governor

Carl is a Doctor at Derriford hospital and is involved in higher specialist training there, having set and ran the Peninsula Radiology Academy. He is a parent Governor with two children currently at the school

Trudi Hocking - Staff Governor

Jenny Brown - Staff Governor


For copies of Local Governing Committee minutes, please contact the Clerk: