Who to talk to if I have a question or concern ?

The first port of call should always be your child's class teacher.

If you have general query or wish to get a paper copy of any website information, please contact the school secretary -

Michele Spencer

I love being Headteacher here at St Cleer. The school value that resonates most with me is Be determined! It has helped me a lot in life. My children Arthur and Annie, inspire me. They are fearless and enthusiastic which inspires me to be so too.
When I'm not at work you will find me enjoying time with my family, in the sea, running through woods or cooking.

Andrea Halliman
School Administrator

I thoroughly enjoy my role. The school value that resonates with me is ‘Determined - we overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further’. Life is all about learning and by creating new challenges for ourselves helps us come across new obstacles and work out how best to deal with them. Being determined helps us reach our goals and is a great quality to have. Out of school I enjoy family time, cycling, walking and fun at the beach.

Sophie Birch
Year 4

Alongside my classroom teaching responsibilities, I am also the English Lead.  Besides my job, I have a number of interests and hobbies. I love the outside and enjoy spending this time with my two young children. We spend a lot of our time at the beach; during the Summer and the Winter; participating in water sports and taking long walks.
My favourite: • colour is yellow • chocolate is Maltesers • game is Trivial Pursuit • place is Cardinham Woods • book is ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ • chick-flick film is ‘Notting Hill’

Jenifer Kite
Year 6
Maths Lead

I am Miss Kite. The school value that resonates with me the most is Curiosity because I enjoy finding out new things, exploring new places and I love asking questions. My favourite book is The Day the Crayons Quit. In my spare time I enjoy cooking food from all over the world and even more so, I love eating food that has been prepared for me! My personal role model is David Attenborough as I am extremely envious of all the amazing places he has explored and the incredible animals he has encountered. Did you know I have travelled to 60 countries?

Georgina Harden
Year 1

My name is Miss Harden and I joined St Cleer Primary School in September 2021. The school value that speaks to me the most is determination. I try to be determined in everything that I do as I believe it helps me to achieve my goals. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and exploring new places - I would love to explore new places all over the world!

Emily Adams

I am Miss Adams. The school value that resonates with me the most is determination because I strive for all the children I teach to believe they can and will be able to achieve their goals and aspirations. My favourite book is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, if you haven’t already read it I would definitely recommend it! In my spare time I love to go out on walks and bake lots of yummy treats! My personal role model is my mum because she has always supported me through everything. Did you know I have been up the tallest building in the world!

Corinne Stone
Teaching Assistant

I am Mrs Stone and I work in Year 2. The school value that resonates with me the most is 'Be curious' because if you are curious you want to learn new things and are excited by life. My favourite book is 'Lottie Potter wants an Otter' by Jeanne Willis, it's fun to read and my grandchildren love the silly rhymes. In my spare time I love to see my family, paint, garden, kayak and walk by the sea. My personal role model is my granddad, he was kind, modest and very knowledgeable. Did you know I rowed in the gig rowing world championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

Tom Hazlewood
Year 5/6
English Lead

Nicky Goldsmith
TiS Lead
Teaching Assitant

I am delighted to be working with Year 5 and Year 6! The school value that means a lot to me is CURIOUS - it's important for me to be curious as I am always looking to support children in my role as a Trauma Informed Practitioner. My favourite books are by E.V. Thompson, as they are written about Cornwall , the mines and village life back then. In my spare time I spend my time riding my horses, walking dogs and keeping chickens, which keep me very busy! Did you know that the Queen is the only person that does not have or need a passport !

Rebecca Parris
History/Geography Lead

I am teaching in Year 4/5 this year and I will also be the teacher who makes sure that everyone gets involved in the wider curriculum. This includes subjects such as: history, art, geography, DT, music and science. The school value that means the most to me is ENTHUSIASM. If everyone approached life with a positive, enthusiastic attitude, they would open themselves up to learning, friendship and fulfilment – and I think the world would be a better place. We also need KINDNESS. One of my favourite books is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee because it teaches us a lot about how we should treat and respect each other. In my spare time, I love riding my bike, walking, reading, eating cake and chocolate and travelling. I am very lucky because I have been to many countries and places around the world. 

Amber Hillyard
Teaching Assistant

My name is Mrs Hillyard and this year I am working in Reception for the very first time. Before I came to work at St Cleer I was a Display Specialist for Monsoon/Accessorize for 20 years, and travelled all over the country/world installing beautiful window displays. The school value that means the most to me is BE CREATIVE as creativity is an often overlooked skill that everyone has in them. Creativity can be anything, from how you choose to tackle problems to painting, drawing and the arts. Being creative fills a large part of my time not only at school, but also in my free time. I like to draw and paint, cook, knit and garden as well as walking in our beautiful county and spending time at the beach and in the sea. My favourite books are the Harry Potter books because not only do they describe good overcoming evil, but they also promote loyalty, friendship and supporting one another through tough times. Plus, everyone should believe in a bit of magic! Did you know? - I feature in a number of illustrated Thomas the Tank Engine books.

Marianne Wright
Art/DT Lead
Year 2

I am teaching in Year 2 this year and I will also be organising some Art and DT learning. The school value that means the most to me is curiosity. If everyone approached every question or challenge in school with curiosity, I think they would be surprised by what they can achieve. I think that sounds like a very good environment to be in. One of my favourite series of books is the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling because it teaches us to be courageous in the face of adversity. It also teaches us to stand up for others and do what is right. My favourite character is Hermione as she works hard to achieve her goals. In my spare time, I enjoy walking, martial arts, watching Leicester City football games, eating pizza and travelling to new places.

Lisa Nute
Year 4/5
Science Lead
Phonics Champion

My name is Mrs Nute and I an teaching in Year 4/5. The school value that resonates with me the most is being determined because I believe we can all achieve great things when we try our very best. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” A.A Milne. My favourite book is Wonder by R.J Palacio which is a moving and inspiring story about a boy call August. The book reminds us to always be kind and the importance of equality. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family in the great outdoors, exploring new places and being by the sea. I love to be on the water, stand up paddling boarding, kayaking and swimming! I have lots of role models but I have recently been reading about Jessica Watson who is an Australian sailor who at the age of 16, overcame her fear of the water and sailed around the world. Her story reminds me that anyone can overcome their fears and develop resilience to overcome setbacks. Her story inspired me because it proves if you work hard you can achieve anything.

Oli Jones
PE Lead Teacher
Wild Tribe Champion

Hello I am Mr Jones - you will find me running coastal paths, raising money for the Liskeard Food Bank or walking my dog Amber. Be active and outside are just some of the things I am passionate about and I am committed to inspiring this passion amongst the children, parents and staff that I work with.

Lorainne Clack
Teaching Assistant

Hello, I am Mrs Clack. The school value that resonates with me the most is kindness because giving and receiving kindness makes us all happier. My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, I recommend it for when you are older. In my spare time I bake, sew and write poetry. My personal role model is my sister because she is brilliant, diplomatic and calm. Did you know I work as a volunteer as an interpreter for the deaf at church services?

Kate Rudd

I am the Reception Class Teacher and EYFS lead. The school value that resonates with the most is being curious because: this leads the children to instigate learning and to be inspired to learn. It also makes me feel that learning can be spontaneous fun, holistic with shared communication and enriched language opportunities My favourite book is ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’. I like it because it is a funny, the story is repetitive and the children can quickly learn the actions enabling it to be a shared expression story. In my spare time I am always drawn to the local beaches and being outside. I often run, walk, paddle board and Kayak. My personal role model is my mum, she has an abundance of patience and a questioning style that leads you to find your own solution to a problem. Did you know an octopus has three hearts and the colour of its blood is blue?

Anna Fry
Teaching Assistant

I have been a teaching assistant at the school for over 10 years. I have worked in both key stages but mainly in key stage 2. The school value that resonates with me the most is creative because I enjoy sewing, crocheting, cooking and drawing. I enjoy swimming both in a pool and more recently in the sea. Did you know I hold a full bike licence?

Anna Linsley

I am delighted to be working at St Cleer! I have been a Primary School Teacher for 25+ years, with the last 11 years supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as SENDCo. When I am not at school, I love to spend my time with family and friends, reading, baking and doing Bootcamps! I am a qualified Triathlon Coach, training the Junior sector of Plymouth Tri Club each week. I have also been known to dabble in a triathlon or two of my own! I believe that Be Enthusiastic is the most important school value. “Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.”


Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

© 2022 Bridge Schools trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registration number 7736425. It is an exempt charity.