As part of TLAT Constantine and Mabe School have a Hub Governance model called Cornerstone. Each school has 3 Governors and the Headteacher who work alongside Robin Cowen (School Improvement Director TLAT) and other representatives from TLAT to strive for continual school improvement. From Constantine the representatives are:

Mrs Helen Bancroft – Headteacher

Mr Don Garman

Mrs Anne Hussey

Mr George Ireland – Parent

The Chairperson of the Cornerstone Hub is Mr Peter Tisdale of 1, Halvasso Vean, Halvasso, Penryn, Cornwall

In addition Constantine Primary School Supporters assist the Cornerstone Governors to fulfil their roles.

The scope and role of this informal group is flexible and adapted to meet the needs of the school. The group is pivotal in helping the three named Governors and the Headteacher fulfil their legal responsibilities to the school and also to maintain and strengthen that sense of community that is so much valued and key to the success of Constantine School. Membership of CPS Supporters is drawn from our much valued pre-TLAT governing body who have brought particular skills to their role, and the wider school community, including staff, parents, pupils, and the local community.

We truly value our Governors and CPS Supporters.  Their role is voluntary and supporting the aims and work of the school. Meetings are arranged so that these sub groups can feed back to the Governors representing Constantine.

The structure is:

Group Role Membership
Marketing To assist the school in the preparation of marketing materials. To help with the design and updating of our website. Sorcha Hitchcox/ Matt Mullaly  / George Ireland / Chris Wild
Data analysis To assist the school and the governing body in the analysis and scrutiny of key performance data Marian Saunders / Don Garman
HTPM To provide local input to the head teachers performance management.  This group would only be an interim measure until the current performance management round is completed. Anne Hussey/ Adrian Roberts/ Margaret Scott/ Marian Saunders / Don Garman
Fundraising To lead school efforts in fundraising activities to support the school.  2016-17 aim to raise £10K to replace the outdoor play equipment Ellie James and linked Facebook Group
Parent liaison To provide an informal point of contact between the school and parents, including the “governor on the gate initiative”.  A representative should be present each year to meet new parents at induction meetings. Lisa Sampson/ Sorcha Hitchcox / Adrian Roberts
Health and safety and premises To help the school in carrying out its monitoring and implementation of health and safety and building maintenance George Ireland/ Matt Mullaly
Classroom / Club volunteers To come into school on a regular basis e.g. weekly (DBS cleared) and volunteer in classes (hearing readers etc) but be prepared to feedback on more general aspects of school life e.g. behaviour, engagement etc George Ireland/ Anne Hussey/ Vanessa Beeman / Lyn Williams/ Lisa Sampson/ Adrian Roberts
Staff Viewpoints To be a point of contact for all staff to represent their views on school development initiatives. Helen Bancroft / Cags Gilbert/ Rozelle Micklem / Charlotte Savage


Anne Hussey


Anne moved to Constantine with her family in 2009. She has taught and lectured in Computer Science and Information Technology for the last 18 years.

When not wearing her ‘technological hat’ she is happiest pottering in her garden, reading and exploring the magnificent Cornish countryside.

Don Garman


Don has spent over forty years in education working as a teacher and local authority and government adviser. Now largely retired, he is involved in supervising trainee teachers placed abroad. His house is in the parish of Mawnan Smith whilst part of the garden is in Constantine! Interests include sailing gaff rigged yachts, gardening and walking. He is also interested in local history and is a member of the Constantine History Group and a volunteer for the Constantine Museum. Don is a watchkeeper for the National Coastwatch Institution at Nare Point.