Governors

Andy Brumby

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.

Claire Mackness

Key Roles: Parent Governor/Pupil Premium/Finance Group 

I am currently a full-time mum which can be a demanding yet rewarding role and I have three children who attend the school. I have a Degree in fine art and I enjoy painting. I am also nurse trained and I have several years’ experience as a support worker for adults and children with complex needs (for example autism) within residential and educational settings.

I joined the St. Mary’s Governing Body in November 2015 so that I could become more involved in my children’s education. I hope to see all the children at St. Mary’s reach their full potential and I support the school in all their improvements, so that we can bring the best possible education to our children.

 

Jane Bond

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.

How to become a governor
If you would like to know more about how to become a governor, please contact Mr Andy Brumby via the clerk to governors, Nick Rich: nickrichclerking@virginmedia.com 

Dan Rogerson

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.

Michael Corcoran
 
Key Roles: Foundation Governor/Health & Safety
 
I am a foundation governor with a focus on Health and Safety at St. Mary's. With my family I am a member of St. Mary's and St. Petroc's Roman Catholic parish. St. Mary's school is an important part of our parish, providing Catholic education and values, bringing Christ to our community. My three children attended St. Mary's school and I have a close affection for the school. I volunteered to be a governor because I want the best for the school: children, teachers and staff. I bring to the school experience of building maintenance, health and safety, information technology and project management. For 20 years I was a qualified football coach working with childrens teams including Bodmin Town and once worked for QPR. For many years I ran an after school football club at St. Mary's but now the children are much too quick for me so I have hung up my boots.