In line with government guidance our school is working towards a wider opening. Currently, we are open to key worker's children, vulnerable children and invited year groups.


Governors at Beacon ACE Academy
If you wish to make contact with the Chair of Governors please do so via the school office.

Chair (Community gov)



Derek Rushton

Vice Chair (Community gov)



Rob Blackhall




Kaye Haywood

Parent gov

4 Mrs Terri Finn

Parent gov

5 Mr Marcus Williams

Staff gov

6  Mrs Jane Tong

Community gov





Mr Derek Rushton

Chair of Governors

I have worked in three local authorities in primary education. Twenty eight years in Senior Management teams. Two headships in Cornwall. I retired from substantive posts in 2008. Serving trustee of CN4C - a community support organisation and director of the ACE Academy Trust. Also Governor at Beacon Infant and Nursery School since 2010/11. Current Chair of newly amalgamated primary school Beacon ACE Academy.

Mr Rob Blackhall OBE

Vice Chair of Governors

I am currently the Vice Chair of the Governing Body having joined in 2014. I am a retired Secondary Teacher having worked in a wide range of schools in the city and the country for 30 years.
In addition to teaching students, I was an examiner and moderator for several technical subjects at GCSE and A Leval. My managerial responsibilities, included being a subject leader, having responsibility for the pastoral care and academic progress of students, training and supervising Newly Qualified Teachers and the professional development of colleagues. My contribution to education was recognised in 2000 with an MBE for services to education.
I therefore, bring a wide range of experience to my role as a Governor being aware of the complexities and challenges of developing and managing a large school.
My vision for the new school is for us to continue to grow and develop together in a safe, happy, harmonious school environment where pupils become successful learners with good moral values.

Mrs Kaye Haywood


Mrs Terri Finn

Staff Governor

Hello my name is Terri Finn and I am delighted to have been selected as parent governor for Beacon Ace Academy. I am a Mother of two children who both attend this school in KS1 and KS2.
Through this role I hope to help the school continue to provide excellence in education and build strong relationships between the parents and the school.
Since moving to Bodmin 5 years ago, myself and my family have helped and supported a number of community and charity groups/events. I believe that "every child has a right to a good education" but also that "parents can be supported to help their children achieve". As a parent at Beacon I can see that both statements are true. As a governor I'm hoping to see this continue and support both the School, its children and parents.

Mr Marcus Williams

Parent Governor

Hello, my name is Marcus Williams. I am currently a stay at home dad, caring for one of my children who has a lung condition. I am a father of 4, 3 of which attend Beacon Ace Academy. Through this role, I hope to help the school continue to provide excellence in education and help to build relationships between the parents and the school. As a parent of children with special educational needs, I will also hope to help the school and parents with the extra challenges an SEN child encounters. I am very passionate about all families having equal opportunities and to help and assist them in anyway I can. I believe I could be an advocate not just for children, but for their parents and families too.

Mrs Jane Tong

Staff Governor

I have worked at Beacon Ace Academy, formally Robartes Junior School, since 2005 and have taught across KS2 during my time here. I have been involved in the long journey that the school had been on to reach the point it is at today and have held a variety of responsibilities during this time of improvement.
My attraction to being a staff governor stems primarily from having a vested interest in the future of the school as it reaches out to provide exceptional opportunities to its pupils. I feel that in the role of governor, I would have a real input into the school improvement decisions, inspired by comments and ideas from my colleagues. I really enjoy being part of such an inspiring team and working with such innovative and amazing pupils and am passionate about providing them with a happy, safe and enriching environment where all the children can be encouraged to reach their full potential and develop a love of learning.