Amongst many other things, the governors set the strategy and long term vision of the school, monitor its performance and standards.

Governors come from all sorts of backgrounds and the board is made up of those with many years of experence as well as newer parents of the school. If you wish to get in touch with the school, you can find more details on the Contact Us page. In the first instance, we encourage you to speak to your child’s class teacher about any issues you might have, but in some cases, you may feel the need to contact the Head Teacher or  Governing Body.

We are very open to hearing your thoughts, feedback, concerns or issues and we are very happy for you to contact the Chair and/or Vice Chair (also a parent at the school) via the email addresses below.

Andrew Deeks

I’m a Foundation Governor which, for St Nicholas school, means that I am appointed by the Diocese. I’ve been a governor for over 30 years. I am also a director on the Trustee Board of the Arden Forest Academy Trust.

Vincent Foy       
Co-Opted, Chair of Resources Committee       

I have been a governor for over 23 years from when my children commenced school and then moved to the old St Faiths School. My working experience has been in Procurement primarily in the Utilities industry.

Tricia Bowler
Foundation and SEND Governor

I joined the Foundation Governors at St Nicholas last September. I did not know a great deal about becoming a governor and I am still learning but I enjoy being part of the team. I am now part of the Standards Committee and also the SEND governor.

Alison Howson Co-Opted Governor, Vice Chair, Chair Standards Committee

I am a working mum with two children at secondary school. I work as a freelance publisher, developing books for a variety of academic presses. I started as a parent governor in 2013 and am now a co-opted governor and sit on the Standards Committee.

Caroline Harris
Chair of Governors, Safeguarding & Attendance

David Campbell-Kelly
Parent Governor

Mark Johnston
Parent Governor

Mary Titterington                                                                                                                                                                        
Foundation Governor

Pam Phillips

Co-Opted Governor, Health & Safety

Adam Walsh

Executive Headteacher                                                                                               

Karen O’Shea

Head of School

Stacey Witts
Teacher Governor

Tina Ward    
Clerk to the Governors

There are currently no business or pecuniary interests declared by members of the Governing Body.

Members of the Trust; Vincent Foy, Caroline Harris,

 For the Year Ended 31/08/17 Meetings Out of
attended possible
Peter Alexander (Resigned 15th May 2017) 1 5
Trish Bowler 6 7
David Campbell-Kelly 4 7
Richard Chapman (Responsible Officer from 31st August 2017) 3 7
Andrew Deeks 5 7
Vincent Foy (Chair Of Finance) 7 7
Sue Godson 3 7
Caroline Harris 5 7
Sue Heap (Chair Of Governors from 31st August 2017) 7 7
(Responsible Officer to 31st August 2017)
Alison Howson 6 7
Richard Hunter 5 7
Mark Johnston 6 7
Susan Juned 5 7
Alex Kolb (Assistant Head Teacher) 4 7
Julie Lindsay 2 7
Karen O’Shea (Head Of School) 7 7
Virginia Von Malachowski 4 7
Adam Walsh (Executive Head Teacher) 7 7
Laurie Yearley (Chair Of Governors) (Retired 31st August 2017) 7 7
Other attendees
Louise Green (Finance Manager) (Appointed 24th May 2017) 1 1
Tina Ward (Clerk To The Governors) 7 7


Category Roles and Responsibilities Attendance 17/18 Term of Office:

Start Date – End Date

Full Committees
Adam Walsh Executive Head Resources 6/6 5/5 Appointed 3/9/15
Karen O’Shea Head of School Performance & Standards 6/6 5/5 11/7/16 – 11/7/20
Caroline Harris Parent Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/Attendance Governor

Performance & Standards

6/6 4/5 1/10/14 – 1/10/18
David Campbell-Kelly Parent Performance & Standards 5/6 3/5 1/10/14 – 1/10/18
Mark Johnston Parent Resources

Maths Governor

4/6 2/5 7/3/16 – 7/3/20
Richard Hunter Parent Resources 1/4 2/2 Resigned 12/3/18
Alex Kolb Staff Performance & Standards 3/3 5/5 1/12/15 – 1/12/19
Sue Godson Staff Performance & Standards 3/3 0/5 1/12/15 – 1/12/19
Patricia Bowler Foundation Performance & Standards

SEND Governor

5/6 4/5 1/4/16 – 1/4/20
Andrew Deeks Foundation Resources

English Governor

5/6 3/3 3/10/18 – 2/10/22
Julie Lindsay Foundation Resources 0/6 0/3 Resigned July 18
Mary Titterington Foundation Resources 0/1 N/A 5/6/18 – 5/6/22
Vincent Foy Co-opted Resources

Science Governor

5/6 5/5 12/12/16 – 12/12/20
Sue Heap Co-opted Chair of Governors


3/4 3/5 Resigned 12/3/18
Alison Howson Co-opted Vice Chair

Performance & Standards

6/6 5/5 1/9/17 – 1/9/21
Susan Juned Co-opted Performance & Standards 2/3 3/3 Resigned 8/2/18
Pam Phillips Co-opted Health & Safety Governor


1/1 1/1 21/5/18 – 21/5/22
Richard Chapman Co-opted Resources 2/3 1/4 Resigned 1/2/18
Virginia Von Malachowski Co-opted Performance & Standards


1/4 0/3 Resigned 12/3/18


Governor 2017/18 Relevant business and pecuniary interests Governance role in other educational institutions Relationship between governor and school staff
Adam Walsh None None None
Karen O’Shea None None None
Caroline Harris None None None
David Campbell-Kelly None None None
Mark Johnston None None None
Richard Hunter None None None
Alex Kolb None None None
Sue Godson None None None
Patricia Bowler None None None
Andrew Deeks None None None
Julie Lindsay None None None
Mary Titterington None None None
Vincent Foy None None None
Sue Heap None None None
Alison Howson None None None
Susan Juned None None None
Pam Phillips None None None
Richard Chapman None None None
Virginia Von Malachowski None None None