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Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Meet the Governors

 

Local Governing Board Pen Portraits 

Mrs Kathy Hocking

Principal

Tenure: 23-03-18 ongoing

Declarations of Interest: Staff member

Mr Rob Diment

Acting Principal

 

Tenure: 03-09-18 – ongoing

Rob Diment is Acting Principal at Callington Community College, which is part of WeST. Rob started teaching Geography 17 years ago, and has held a number of leadership roles and responsibilities throughout his career. Rob is currently Principal of Plymstock School in Plymouth which is the largest 11-18 secondary school in Plymouth.

Declarations of business/pecuniary interest: staff member

Mr Thomas Godwin

Chair 

Co-Opted Governor 

WeST Trustee

Tenure: 23-03-18 to 22-03-22

Thomas Godwin is an experienced marketing and communications professional with a history of working in the performing arts, education, politics, music, and entertainment industry.

Thomas who grew up in Cornwall and Devon is keen to bring his skill sets and experience to support the College at every level.

Declarations of business/pecuniary interest: none

Mr Charles Pitman

Parent Governor

Tenure: 15-12-16 to 14-12-20

Designated governor on the WeST Audit Committee

Charlie Pitman is a highly experienced and successful police officer with over 30 years of experience across a variety of roles and responsibilities. His particular area of expertise is in safeguarding. Charlie recently retired from the police and has taken on a safeguarding role for the Church of England. Outside of his professional work he is an experienced school governor in the primary sector in Cornwall, taking responsibility for the governance of safeguarding and has supported the development of and strategy for school improvement.

Charlie has a child at Callington Community College

Declarations of business/pecuniary interest: none

Mr Christiaan Stirling

Parent Governor

 

Tenure: 15-12-16 to 14-12-20

Designated responsibility: SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Chris Stirling has worked in primary education since 1995 and has experience as a Headteacher and Governor in several schools. He currently works for the Emotional Logic Centre training school staff, students and families to deal with change and the difficult emotions that accompany this. He also works for Plymouth City Council’s Fostering Panel and teaches in a local primary school.

Chris served on the former governing board prior to his appointment to the LGB.

Chris is married with two children, one of whom is a student at the College and the other of whom will be from September.

Declarations of business/pecuniary interest: employee of Emotional Logic Centre - trains staff in schools/works with parents/pupils.

Dr Jonathan Tilbury

Vice Chair

Co-Opted Governor 

 

Tenure: 15-12-16 to 14-12-20

Designated responsibility: Safeguarding

Designated governor on the WeST Finance Committee

Jon Tilbury is a GP by background, having worked in Callington and Gunnislake for 30 years. He was instrumental in setting up TIC-TAC the health related drop in service for students at the College. His interests are adolescent medicine and safeguarding children and young people and he lectures on these issues at Exeter Medical School.

Jon served on the former Governing Board prior to his appointment to the LGB. Jon continues in his role as the designated Safeguarding Governor, and is keen to continue providing support and challenge in this area. Jon’s four children all attended the College and he was a parent governor in the 1990s.

Declarations of business/pecuniary interest: none

Dr Steve Squires

Co-Opted Governor

Tenure: 23-03-18 to 22-03-22

Steve Squires is a retired hospital doctor having had a career in both the Royal Navy and the NHS. 

Before he retired he was a secondary school governor for 16 years in Sussex and having moved to West Devon four years ago,  found that he missed being involved in education.

He is looking forward to being involved in Callington Community College and hopes that he can make a contribution here.

Declarations of business/pecuniary interest: none

Mrs Avril Walker

Staff Governor

 

Tenure: 15-12-16 to 14-12-20

Designated responsibility: Pupil Premium

Avril Walker is the Catering Manager at Callington Community College and has worked at the College for since 2001. During this time, she has been in charge of catering at 6 Primary schools as well as Callington Community College, managing as many as up to 34 members of staff.

Avril served on the former governing board prior to his appointment to the LGB.

Avril has lived near Callington for most of her life. Both of her children attended Callington Community College and she is very passionate about its future.

Declarations of business/pecuniary interest: staff member