09.05.16 - 08.05.20
My Name is Nicola Bray and I'm headteacher here at St Mary's. I have worked at St Mary’s for several years, first as class teacher, then deputy head and finally in post as head. The school is an exciting place to work with every day being different. We have a fantastic team of staff and parents and amazing children! I live in North Cornwall in a small village with my young son and husband who runs the local fish and chip shop – which we love! I have a twin sister who I spend a lot of time with. I enjoy running and camping with my family. Oh and shopping! I also have a love of books and enjoyed studying a degree in literature before training to be a teacher. Working at this school has been a real privilege and one I hope to continue for many years!
Vice Chair, Parent Governor (co-opted)
05.10.16 - 04.10.20
My name is Lisa Smith Walker. I was born and bred in Cornwall, but having trained and worked in Medicine I have lived in London, Australia and other parts of the UK. I have 3 children all of whom are at St Mary’s, and I currently work as a part time TA at Truro Nursery School. I enjoy spending time with my family and our puppy, walking, at the beach, and in my garden.
Local Authority Governor
10.11.16 - 09.11.20
My name is Mary Ann Trethewey.I have always worked in early education, first as a teacher and now as childminder support for the Local Authority so I have a strong interest in early years. My three sons all attended St Mary's and I have been a governor since 1991.There have been many changes during that time! St Mary's is a vibrant and exciting place but the school has not lost its 'family' ethos and I am particularly proud of the recent developments in wellbeing and good mental health and the care staff and pupils have for each other. I am a pastoral visitor for Kenwyn with St Allen church, enjoy music and reading and have taken part in the Great North Run twice raising funds for Mind and Cornwall Search and Rescue.
Staff Governor (co-opted)
04.09.17 - 03.09.21
(Ex-Officio Foundation Governor) 05.02.09 onwards
Chair of Governors
01.04.15 - 31.03.19
My name is Bill Robinson. I have lived in Cornwall all my life. I have worked for British Telecom and DEFRA in management positions. During this time I gained valuable experience in Project Management, planning, quality management, staffing and Health and Safety. I am a member and past chairman of Kenwyn Parish Council. I am married with a son and daughter, both of whom attended St Mary’s. I enjoy walking, have a large garden for vegetables and relaxation. I regularly attend school camps.
Deputy Headteacher, Co-opted Governor
28.09.16 - 27.09.20
My name is Louise Stevenson, the deputy head teacher at St Mary's School and became a co-oped governor in 2016. I strongly support that our school nurtures and creates a lifelong love of learning. My experience in my role at St Mary's includes examples such as safeguarding, assessment management and analysis and strengthening community links. My husband and daughter are Cornish born and bred and we enjoy embracing all the wonderful advantages of living in Cornwall from homemade pasties to winter walks on the beach.
Parent Governor (co-opted)
20.11.16 - 19.11.20
My name is Alex Marples. A love of Cornwall began as a youngster while staying at my Grandparents' in Pensilva; eating pasties and running on the moor! Marrying a 'Bodmin Maid' happily sealed my fate and - after 15 years working in 'the City' - in 2013 we fulfilled our long-term wish to move back West and raise our children in Cornwall. I am self-employed; managing investments & property. I'm on the Board of Directors at Kernow Credit Union and Vice-Chairman of Truro Running Club. My areas of interest within the school include Finance, Sport and Mathematics. I ran the London Marathon in 2015 to raise funds for FLEET (de-fibs) and will run the Eden Project Marathon this year. We have 2 daughters at St Mary's.