Meet our staff

Welcome to our staff page!  Here you can find out more about Team SBA! 
  • Mr Josh McDonald

    Head of School

    I started teaching at St Buryan Academy in 2011 and have loved every minute of it - now I am lucky enough to be Head of School and it is a position that I am extremely honoured to have! I started teaching in Year 1 and since then have taught in every year group whether it be as class teacher or covering PPA, although most of my teaching has been in Year 6.
    I am really proud of our precious village school. It is the heart of our community and we are privileged have a great team of staff, children and parents at St Buryan.
    I am really passionate about providing the children of St Buryan with unique, wholly beneficial learning experiences that are real, relatable and enjoyable - this experiences will inspire them and allow them to achieve highly in all areas of learning.
    The development of the whole-child is at the core of our ethos and it is something that we hold in high regard at St Buryan Academy.

    My favourite subjects to teach are PE and English. I also really enjoy PSHE lessons and love going on school residentials.

    Away from school I love spending time with my family whether it be going on walks, bike rides or playing a game. I also love football and am an avid Wrexham fan (not many of us in Cornwall - or anywhere!), I also play football for my local team: Wendron. I am a keen skier and enjoy playing tennis too. Sport aside, I enjoy reading and one day would love to write my own book!