Sally Attwell has a background in education, starting her teaching career in County Durham, moving to take up a Deputy Headship at Bodmin Infant and Nursery school, then to her appointment as Head teacher in 1996 where she amalgamated the Infant and Junior schools to create one large Primary.  Sally’s "values driven approach" to school leadership meant that every child and family would have the very best possible chance of success, irrespective of circumstances. Following her retirement from education in 2018, Sally began a role as an Advisor at Citizen's Advice Cornwall, and became a trustee of St Petrocs in June 2020.