Mr Andrew Smith

Head of School - KS2 teacher

Mrs Sally Elliott

Class Teacher - Reception, Y1 and Y2, 
I have been teaching in schools across Devon and Cornwall for the last 9-years. Having been brought up in a tiny village near Launceston, there is nothing I love more than being outdoors and exploring our beautiful county by land and sea. This year, I am hoping to complete the Cornish coastal path in between studying for my master’s degree in education. Education is a passion of mine and I look forward to creating lots of exciting learning opportunities for the children in Kensa class!

Mrs Andrea Harrison


I love teaching at Blisland. Everyone here is so friendly and it is wonderful to be part of such close knit team . I delight in teaching in such a beautiful setting and thoroughly enjoy getting outside as often as possible. Before teaching at Blisland, I taught in the Midlands from 1990 until I moved to Cornwall in 2012. As I only work part time I am also lucky enough to have time to do the other things I enjoy - walking my dog and spending time with my family. We are lucky enough to live almost right on the beach.

Mr Oli Jones

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.

Mrs Julie Pearce 

Nursery Lead

I have been privileged to be involved with Blisland school for over 19 years as my girls started their learning journeys here. My youngest is currently studying A-levels, and my eldest is teaching secondary English after achieving a first-class honours degree from Exeter University; the fantastic start here at Blisland school played a massive part in shaping their thirst for learning and also their confidence. I have been an active PTFA member for over 15 years and enjoy bringing the community together for fundraising and social events. I have worked across both key stages but early years is my passion; I am currently studying for a BA (Honours) in Early Childhood to support my role as a practitioner and extend my thinking. Being able to teach a child something new, watching the twinkle in their eyes when they understand something, and seeing how proud they look is priceless. I use my love of the outdoors and my own creative flare to do my best to bring a rich tapestry of learning experiences to our setting to build confidence and curiosity in our littlest learners.

Mrs Katherine Chalkley

Teaching Assistant

When I left school, I went to University in Manchester and there obtained a BSc Degree. I began my working life, however as a WPC in Bedfordshire although that seems a long time ago now! When my children started school, I studied for a PGCE at Marjon’s in Plymouth. I taught Key Stage One pupils in Cornwall for five years before moving back to Bedfordshire. Here I continued to teach Key Stage One and Two pupils before specialising in teaching pupils with autism, communication and language difficulties. We relocated back to Cornwall six years ago and I planned to live the “good life” growing vegetables, keeping chickens etc alongside renovating our house. I missed working with children though and being part of the life of the school. I am therefore delighted to be working with this great school team at Blisland. At home I love spending time with my family, now extended to include two chocolate Labradors! I am very fond of the outdoors, especially walking and climbing and enjoy frequent visits to the Lake District. I also enjoy cooking and appreciate all the great fresh produce that we have here in Cornwall.

Clare Semple 

Miss Lily Woods

Nursery Teaching Assistant.
(maternity leave)

Mrs Kelly Pengelly

School Administrator

Mrs Sarah Gunner

KS1 Teaching Assistant

Mr Alex Townsend

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Mr James Coates

Teaching Assistant

Laura Cuming

Nursery Assistant



Our Values...



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



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



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



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



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

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