Chair of Governorsnickrichclerking@virginmedia.com
Key Roles: School Improvement/Performance Management/Pupil Premium
Bodmin has been my home town for 20 years , and I think it is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I count myself very lucky to have worked in education for three decades, first as a secondary school teacher and then as an advisor for the local authority. Working with children and young people is always a fantastic privilege and they never cease to amaze and inspire me. The children in our community are truly remarkable - full of energy, enthusiasm and creativity - and I feel very honoured to serve as Chair of Governors at their school. They deserve nothing less than a world class education and my fellow governors and I are determined to do everything we can to ensure that this is exactly what they receive. In my spare time I love exploring the beautiful woodlands, hills, moors and valleys that surround us here in north Cornwall so please stop and say hello if you see me out and about with my canine walking companion, Jack.
Key Roles: SEND/Foundation Governor
Our Catholic school places Christ at the centre of its life and aims to provide the children with the best quality teaching and learning in a loving and supporting community. I value the school highly: two of my children came here; I was a TA for 20 years and I have been a Governor since 2002 (with particular interest in SEND). I am grateful to have been part of the school for so many years and look forward to its further growth and development.
Key Roles: Parent Governor
I have lived in Bodmin for most of my life, on leaving Bodmin College as an A Level student in 2003, my career in Education began. I worked for 8 years as a Teaching Assistant in another local primary school before starting an FdA in Early Childhood Education, I went on to complete a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and then qualified as a Primary School Teacher in 2010. On qualifying, I worked for a short while as a Teacher at St Marys and in other local schools as supply. I currently work part-time as a Teaching Assistant in another local primary school and also as a part-time NHS Administrator. My eldest daughter currently attends St Marys and I have a younger daughter who I hope will in the future. Having a particular interest in Education and child development, as parent governor I hope to support St Marys in ensuring all our children are given the best start in life and receive an exciting and high quality Education.
Vice Chair of Governorsnickrichclerking@virginmedia.com
Key Roles: Vice Chair/Mathematics/Finance Group
Dan is Vice Chair of Governors at St Mary's and is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Plymouth. Dan attended St Mary's from 1979-1986, he is married to Heidi and they have three children currently at the School.
Dan went on to Bodmin College and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before working in local Government and university administration in Bedford. While in Bedford he was elected as a Borough councillor and was a Governor of St Jospeh's Catholic Lower School from 1997 -2002. Dan served as Member of Parliament for North Cornwall from 2005-2015 and was a minister in the coalition government from 2013-15. He now works as Chair of the Wessex Water Partnership and is also a charity trustee. He enjoys blues music, reading and learning Cornish.
Foundation/Health & Safety Governornickrichclerking@virginmedia.com