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David Sibun - Chair of Governors

David Sibun - Chair of Governors 1
My name is David Sibun and I have lived happily in Bromham with my wife Muriel for over thirty years. Before I retired in 2006 I was a primary school headteacher for twenty five years at schools in Lyneham and Devizes. I am now a keen golfer and play regularly at Whitley Golf Club near Melksham. I also enjoy reading and playing short mat bowls in the village Social Centre. We both enjoy travelling and since retiring we have visited many different countries worldwide.

Ruth Schofield - Foundation Governor

Ruth Schofield - Foundation Governor 1 Rev Ruth Schofield
Ruth started as Priest-in-Charge of Rowde and Bromham in March this year. Before being ordained, Ruth was a railway engineer, working on design, maintenance and technical support for trains in Derby, London and Eastleigh. She has been married to John for 27 years, and they have two grown up children. Ruth has a passion for education, and is interested in maths and science as well as faith and religious education.

My name is Gillian, I am a parent Governor at St Nicholas school. My Grandmother, Mother and Sisters, Myself and now my Daughter have all been to school here! I am very passionate about our school and want to do my best to make it grow and to be here for many years to come. I work in banking and as well as a committee member, I am on the Finance and Staffing committees. I also enjoy volunteering within school as a buddy reader and as a parent helper with the children on school trips. Gill Moffat.

Anna Cuthbert - Co-opted Governor

Anna Cuthbert - Co-opted Governor 1
I am the Wiltshire Councillor for Bromham, Rowde & Potterne and I am delighted to be a co-opted governor at St Nicholas C of E VC Primary School. I have two daughters in year 4 and year 6 as a local village primary school, so I understand just how important overseeing primary schooling is. I hope I am able to bring some useful skills to the governing body and assist in any way that I can for this fabulous school. Ensuring we have good and outstanding primary education in our rural villages is a key priority for me and working as part of the team at St Nicholas is a real privilege. Anna Cuthburt.

Amy Rockall - Parent Governor

Amy Rockall - Parent Governor 1
My daughter has recently joined St Nicholas School in September 2017. I am keen to play an active role in supporting the school and developing its future. I have a great interest in all aspects of education and am looking forward to my role as a parent governor. I have worked for over 20 years in accounting and also will use this experience in my role on the finance committee. Amy Rockall.

Peter Wallis - Vice Chair of Governors

Peter Wallis - Vice Chair of Governors 1
Peter Wallis - Vice Chair - I have been a governor at St Nics for 12 years, 10 years of which was as Chair prior to David taking over. In that time, I have had the pleasure of working with 4 head teachers!
I started out as a parent governor, with both my boys attending the school as we wanted them to benefit from a village school environment even through we live in Calne. My sons left a long time ago but I carried on a governor largely because I wanted to offer a level of continuity to the school in its long term strategy - a role I am still involved in as we balance the increasingly tight budget against the overriding ambition to offer the children at St Nics the best possible education we can.
Most of my remaining spare time is spent on my 2 other roles as secretary/treasurer and coach of 2 teams at Bromham Football Club and as Child Welfare Officer for Mid Wilts Youth and Minor Football League.

Jenny Blackman - Co-opted Governor

Jenny Blackman - Co-opted Governor 1

Jenny Blackman

I have lived in the village for nearly forty years. I have always believe that a school is the heart of a village and this one certainly is.

I am a recently co-opted governor, my own children attended this school in the 80's. It was a good school to be a part of then with lots of learning opportunities, today there are even more.

I currently take part in the English learning walks and enjoy talking to the children about their learning and activities.

I am a key member of the Methodist Chapel and fully support the Christian ethos of the school and their participation in the village. It is a privilege to be part of St Nicholas School.

Penny Lander - Staff Governor

Penny Lander - Staff Governor 1
I am a Year 4/5/6 teacher at Bromham. I teach all subjects but have a keen interest in Outdoor Learning, Maths and Science.  Before teaching I was a Farm Business Manager and have also worked in a Children's Television Company. I have lived in the village for over 20 years with my husband, daughter and son.  We have a large selection of animals which  keep us busy - they regularly attend school as well,  ensuring that the children in St Nicholas have first hand experience of looking after animals. 

Paul Mortimer - Parent Governor

Paul Mortimer - Parent Governor 1

I was born and brought up in Bromham and have lived in the village or near the village all of my life. I have 2 grown up daughters and 3 children currently attending St Nicholas, one in each of the three classes. I am currently the sales director for Grist Environmental, a local waste management & recycling company, based in Devizes, and have worked there for the last 21 years. I have been chairman of the local self build scheme, building 12 homes for local people in Breach Close and have also been a parish councillor for the village. I have previously been a governor at Rowde village school for over 6 years and am currently a governor at St Nicholas School, Bromham and have been for over 5 years. 

I am thrilled and honoured to be part of this outstanding and successful school, with unrivalled teaching, positivity and a caring Christian ethos. I know that my children and therefore everyone's children are in very safe hands. My children enjoy every day in school and often comment on how much they miss it during their school holidays. There is no greater testament to a school than an unsolicited testimonial from a pupil.

Carole Myer - Foundation Governor

Carole Myer - Foundation Governor 1

Carole Myer, Foundation Governor

As a Foundation Governor I am particularly interested in the Spiritual aspects of the school.

I am a member of the Open the Book team and a buddy reader , I have a particular interest in child development and the way that children learn. I have an Honours degree in Psychology and an Honours degree in the Arts. My hobbies include flower arranging and videoing.