Local Governing Body

Clare Kendle

SPT Governance Support Officer/Clerk for Doubletrees


Mrs Helen Campbell

Chair of Governors


I am proud to be a member of the Local Governing Body for Doubletrees School.
I trained to teach children with special needs at King Alfred’s College, Winchester and began my teaching career in 1981. I have always taught in special schools; I have taught all age ranges, all aspects of the curriculum, been involved in many educational initiatives and fund-raising groups. I retired in July 2018 after working at Pencalenick School for 24 years where it was my privilege to serve as the interim Head of School for my final two years. I have always worked in special education and I care passionately about specialist provision. It is a very real honour to be continuing the next phase of my life by working with the dedicated team of staff, parents and governors at Doubletrees to ensure that the young people have a top quality provision that will enhance their opportunities.

Mrs Caroline Rowlandson



Caroline joined Doubletrees as Headteacher in September 2017 having been Deputy Head at Nancealverne Special school in Penzance. She started teaching in 1985 and has held a variety of posts connected with special needs.
" I am excited to be leading the school through a period of change, working with parents, staff and governors to ensure that every aspect of the school supports our very special and remarkable youngsters."

Mrs Bridget Cooney

Co-opted Governor -Leadership & Management


Doubletrees has been associated with my family for 40 years and to make a difference I believe understanding and empowering people is key!

I have 27 years experience within Social Care and Local Business. My skills range from Emotional Intelligence, Life Transitions, Quality Assurance, Business Administration, Education Advisor, Funding, Teaching and winning Awards.

In 2009 I was recognised as a South West Award Winner for Excellence and Leadership in Business and Training for creating an NVQ Assessment Centre.

Mrs Victoria Walton

Parent Governor


I am the parent of two children, my eldest child is nearly 15 and attends a main stream school in Newquay. My youngest child is 12 and currently attends Doubletrees.

I currently work for my husband’s car business providing financial and administrative support.

My youngest child has attended Doubletrees since he was 3 years old. As parents we put a lot of trust in the school staff to ensure that our child’s needs are met and that ultimately they are kept safe. I am hoping that I will be able to bring the parents’ experiences and perspectives to discussions on policies and strategies that ultimately affect our children.

Mrs Lisa malone

Parent Governor