Super-Chair and Chair of Governors for St Agnes Academy
Initially a geography teacher before becoming a secondary Headteacher of two large comprehensives including Redruth in Cornwall. Chairman of the Cornwall Secondary Heads and many working links with the LEA. After retirement an Ofsted inspector and a School Improvement Partner working across the South West. Invited by Cornwall LEA to become Chairman of Governors for 4 years at St Ives Juniors to help the new Headteacher there. Initially a governor and then Chairman at St Agnes where we live. In recent times a Local Leader of Governance and hopefully a strong supporter of Kernow Learning.
Super-Chair and Chair of Governors at Trevisker and St Merryn
Nicola worked for Legal and General in their pensions department for 5 years. Soon after she joined, she was made deputy team leader and technical user. Nicola worked with their complaints department for a number of years clearing their suspense accounts.
Nicola then moved back down to Cornwall to set up a business with her parents and husband. She founded Kernow Chocolate in 2005 of which she is the Finance Director and Company Secretary and responsible for all the day to day finances and management accounts. In 2015 they moved premises and she over saw all the move including planning applications, liaising with the solicitors and sourcing all the utilities.
She then Joined Trevisker governing body in February 2014, keen to get more involved at Trevisker now both her children were attending there. She became chair of the LAB in September 2016 and also put herself forward to be a member of the board of trustees for TLAT.
Nicola's knowledge developed though working in the finance industry and running her own company has given her a great and different skill set to bring to the Board of Trustees.
After supporting the trust as a Trustee, and with the merge of ACE and TLAT to Kernow Learning, Nicola chose to use her strengths in the local community continuing to be Chair of Governors at Trevisker Primary School and was asked to become Chair of Governors for St Merryn School in 2018 and as a Super Chair in 2019 supporting other Chairs of Governors across the Trust.
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