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Goonhavern Pre-SchoolGoonhavern Primary School

Our Governing Body

Richard Morse 

Chair of Governors 

Ken Yeo 

Vice Chair and LA Governor

Rachael Hatch

Interim Headteacher

Martin Borrott

Staff Governor

Adele Bull 

Parent Governor

Liz Van Lingen

Parent Governor

Martin Davis

Co-opted Governor

Sonya Herbert

Co-opted Governor

Tom Hyde

Co-opted Governor

Linda Cackett

Clerk to the Governors

Richard Morse

My name is Richard Morse and I am the Chair of Governors at Goonhavern Primary School. I have 2 children currently in the school, both in the juniors. I have been a member of the Governing Body for over 5 years. In my professional life I am a Consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, in my personal life I enjoy doing activities with my family and friends; whether that be walking, under canvas, on a bike or boat!

I have always loved reading and continue to read daily for pleasure, both fiction and non-fiction. One of the great pleasures of our children growing up is re-exploring books that I loved as a child and reading them aloud with fresh eyes. It has also been a joy to discover a whole new generation of amazing children’s authors.

I have chosen 2 books as my recommended reads, one old and one new.

Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian (1981) is a powerful, deeply moving and wonderfully evocative story set in WWII about the life of a boy evacuated from inner city London to live in the countryside. It is, without doubt, my favourite children’s book of all time.

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold (2021) is a stirring, thought-provoking tale bringing aspects of ecology and climate change sensitively to a dramatic and page-turning story.