Meet Our Governors
Peter Wallis - Joint Chair of Governors/LA Governor
Peter Wallis - Joint Chair - Appointed 04/09/15
- 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.
Peter attended 6 FGB meetings during 2019 - 2020
David Sibun - Joint Vice Chair of Governors/Co-opted Governor
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.
David attended 5 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
Ruth Schofield - Foundation Governor/Joint Chair
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.
Ruth attended 6 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
Gillian Moffat - Parent Governor
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.
Gillian attended 3 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
Amy Rockall - Parent Governor
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 attended 5 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
Jenny Blackman - Co-opted Governor
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.
Jenny attended 3 FGB during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
Paul Mortimer - Parent Governor
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.
Paul attended 2 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
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.
Carole attended 4 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
I am a co-opted governor and as well as being part of the main governing body I am also the named governor for Safeguarding and for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
I am a Mum of 3 children; one daughter in Willow Class in year 3 and 2 year old twins boys too.
I work part time as a social worker for Wiltshire Council, which is a job that I love and am very proud to do.
We live in the village and love the wonderful little community that we have here, which the school is a central part of.
I am very passionate about the school and ensuring that it goes from strength to strength not only for my own children and their peers but for all of the children and families in the village.
All of the above keeps me pretty busy but I also very much enjoy outdoors activities; walking climbing and kayaking as well as swimming whenever I manage to fit them in.
I am very approachable and happy to chat so if you would like to discuss anything with me please do feel free!
Carolyn attended 1 FGB meeting during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
Mike Wey - Joint Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor
Attended 6 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020
Jo Lewis - Headteacher, Ex-Officio
Jo Lewis as Headteacher is automatically a member of the Governing body as Ex-Officio by virtue of office.
Attended 6 FGB Meetings during academic year 2019 - 2020.
Michelle Salen - Joint Staff Governor
Attended 3 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.
Clare Kitts - Joint Staff Governor
Attended 5 FGB meetings during the academic year 2019 - 2020.