At Humphry Davy School we pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming community and outstanding standard of care and support to ensure all children are safe, happy and successful from the moment they join us.  With increasing numbers of parents choosing Humphry Davy School for their child’s education, we are seeking additional staff who share our values and commitment to raise aspirations and inspire students to achieve their full potential.




The Chair of Governors wrote to you on 16th October to invite nominations for the vacancies for parent governors.

I am delighted to say that there has been an excellent response and there are 8 candidates for the 4 vacancies. This means we must now hold a ballot.

Attached to this letter is:

  • a ballot paper with the names of the candidates (in alphabetical order)
  • a copy of the personal statements from the candidates, who are: Clare Beresford, Joanna Buckingham, Zoe Curnow, Nicola Hemsley, Sara Mulholland, Dave Roberts, Kate Sladen, and Emily Swerdlow.

You may vote for up to 4 (four) of the candidates. Each parent can submit one ballot paper, regardless of the number of students you have attending the school. As indicated on the ballot paper you should vote by marking an ‘X’ alongside the name(s) of the parent(s) you support.

Once you have marked the ballot paper you should seal it in the envelope provided. This should then be put in the ballot box, which can be found at school reception, by Monday 25th November at 12 noon. If it is not possible for you to vote in person, please return to the following address:  The Returning Officer (Clerk to the Governors), Humphry Davy School, Coombe Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2TG. If you require paper copies these are available from reception. We are happy to receive completed ballot forms which have been scanned and/or photographed and emailed to