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Mark started his teaching career in 1979 and has worked across a variety of schools as a teacher and headteacher. He has also worked for Cornwall local authority twice as primary adviser and ended his career as a CEO of a multi-academy trust. He is passionate about ensuring that the children get the very best opportunities during their time in school. He is proud to be the chair of the local governing body at Trewirgie Infants’ School. Contact with governors can be made through the school office.

Mrs Cath Callow

Head Teacher

Mrs Emma Guppy-Wilcox

Vice Chair

Hello, my name is Emma Guppy-Wilcox and I have been a parent governor at Trewirgie Infants school since 2019 when we moved to Cornwall. I am a retired secondary school middle leader and I am currently vice chair on our governing body. I have three children, one of which has gone through Trewirgie Infants already and the others are quickly following. I have an interest in the arts in the education sector and thoroughly enjoy working with the school and the staff. When we are not busy at school we are usually pottering about at the allotment or on the beaches.

Vicky Sanderson

Safeguarding Governor

Hello, my name is Vicky Sanderson, I am the Headteacher of Mylor Bridge Community Primary School, Falmouth and am a member of the Trewirgie Governing Board .

I was born and grew up in Penzance – going to school in Heamoor Primary and continuing to Mounts Bay, and am very proud of my Cornish heritage. I moved to Worcester to attend university, where I studied a BA QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). I worked in the Midlands for 6 years as a teacher before returning to Cornwall in 2005 to take a position at Carclaze Junior School as an Assistant Head Teacher.

In 2014, I became Headteacher of Halwin Primary School before moving to Mylor Bridge in 2017.

I have 2 children – Mollie 13 and Rosie 15 (currently working hard in her GCSE year!) My husband, Neil, is a lecturer at Cornwall College, Camborne.

Being a Headteacher is certainly a juggling act but is also rewarding and fulfilling. It is a job that I love but one which takes continuous updating; like our children, we are always learning – which is why I am a governor at Trewirgie Infants’ School. I enjoy working collaboratively with other schools and governing boards, and learn a great deal from doing so, whilst hopefully offering some ideas and solutions too.

I am very much enjoying my time at Trewirgie, and look forward to meeting more of the children and families during my school visits.

Mrs Samantha Newman


Mr Ian Eslick

I'm Ian Eslick. I've lived in Redruth all of my life. Both my children (& probably Grand-children soon) attended Trewirgie Infants School. I played rugby for Redruth RFC & I work in the dental profession as a Regional Business Manager for Dental Plans. I've now been a governor since just prior to the COVID-19 Lockdown in March 2020 (~3 x years) having previously been a Parent Governor & Chairman of Governors when my children attended the school. I now wanted to get back involved in the local community & help out, especially in these tough economic times with help, support and advice to ensure that local school children get the best education that they can have today.

Mr Mike Hall
Mrs Lisa-Marie Clarke
Mrs Lesley Lach
Mr Liam Teague

I have worked in the retail sector since I was 16 years old and for the past 15 years of my career this has been in various management roles in Tesco stores across Cornwall. My passion has always been people, and this is the aspect I find most interesting about my role. I spent 6 years in Human Resources as a people Business Partner for Tesco head office and I am qualified with a CIPD level 5 in HR. For the past 3 years I have been the Store Manager at Tolgus Tesco - your local store. I have recently joined Trewirgie Infants School as a governor with a focus on finance and I'm looking forward to giving back to the community I work in.

Minutes from Governor Meetings