Tim Milne – Headteacher
I have been headteacher here at St. Mary’s since 2014 and have really enjoyed getting to know the school and helping to move it forward.
Away from school, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter. My hobbies include running, music and theatre. I have been a member of Hereford Musical Theatre Company for many years and have performed in several amateur productions at the Courtyard in Hereford, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.
The Governing Body plays an ever-increasing role in the life and operation of the school, and I value having a good relationship with the governors to ensure that we continue to offer the best possible provision for each and every child in our care.
Chris Moore – Foundation Governor
I am the Rector of Fownhope, and have been a governor of the school since 2011. Although all my teaching experience is in higher education, I have five sons and this has given me a real desire to fire up the imaginations of children and to communicate the excitement of Christianity.
Before working for the church, I was a Chartered Surveyor and Mary, my wife, was a primary school teacher.
Alison Baldwin – Associate Governor
I joined the Governing body in September 2017 as an associate governor. I took early retirement from local government in 2011, where I was the Corporate HR Manager. I have worked in both the private and public sector, with over 25 years in HR.
I worked with Elected Members, Chief Executive, Directors, Senior Managers and staff/trade unions to ensure that the workforce was well trained, motivated and rewarded.
Part of my role involved training managers and staff. In my spare time I have tutored adults in various craft activities, so although I don’t have children, I am used to the ‘learning environment’.
I have attended various events at St Mary’s and as Tim was aware of my background, was asked to be an Associate Governor.
Andrew Venables – Associate Governor
Sian Nunn – Associate Governor
Mark Cooper – Foundation Governor
‘Mark and his family have lived in Fownhope since 2011. Rather than having one main job, Mark enjoys having a ‘work portfolio’ that includes landscape gardening, outdoor instructor, expedition leader, ASDAN moderator and Firefighter. Variety is the spice of life!
He is particularly interested in supporting areas that involve young people, so he is on the ‘Fownhope Field and Recreation Association’ committee, and for the last three years has launched and run ‘Mark’s Adventure Club’, a group aimed at 9-14 year olds that meet monthly and have good old fashioned outdoor fun, be it overnight camping in the woods, filleting fish or building 15 foot high catapults.
When Mark was asked to become a school governor, he was more than delighted to say yes, especially as he has a young daughter that he hopes will go to the school in a year or so. As Mark has outdoor bushcraft experience, he is planning to be involved with the St Mary’s Forestry school.’
Amanda Gunn – Foundation Governor
I have lived in Woolhope for 30+ years. I enjoyed working as the school secretary for the Rudolph Steiner School which included a wide range of responsibilities. My other jobs are too varied to be mentioned here. As to strengths, I believe I am a good organiser and listener. I am getting to know the children at school through listening to their reading, and it is always an interesting discussion with them before during and after the session. We even sometimes talk about the book! After my husband, my interests and hobbies include sailing, cooking, travel, and watching MotoGP. The family consists of two daughters and I have two grandchildren, one in primary, and one in secondary school. I think the Governing Body do an excellent job now, and look forward to the next few years of creative thinking.