Mrs Ann Jenkin
Chair of Governors
I have been a Governor at St. Maddern’s for many years, but since becoming Chair, the time I spend in school has increased.
I visit at least once a week, to catch up with Miss Pearce and keep up to date with what’s happening, who’s been visiting, what trips have been arranged, who’s been working hard and who’s not!
St. Maddern’s is a happy place, where children feel safe and loved.
We encourage them to do their best in everything they do, to achieve beyond their dreams, and have fun whilst doing it. Our Christian ethos is always at the centre of all we do, we believe this gives children a firm base to continue their lives in a good and fulfilling way.
In the wider community, I am a member of Madron Parish Council, a Trustee of Madron Daniel School Trust and a regular worshipper at Madron Church, all of which makes for close contacts with the village and the community cohesion of the school.
I have lived in Cornwall all my life and am very proud to be Cornish.
My husband Tony and I farm, and have two children, Paul who lives in Penzance and Rachel who lives in Australia.
I love the countryside and wildlife, Cornish history and customs, going out for meals with friends, foreign travel and chocolate. Besides working on the farm I also work at Trewidden Gardens in the summer.
As a Governor at St. Maddern’s, I will do my utmost to keep ‘the one big happy family’ feeling, where every child is valued as an individual.
Rev Tim Hawkins
I am the local vicar and am married to Helen, a teacher, with three grown up children Andrew, Caroline and Sarah. In my spare time I like to write and play music of all styles. I paint in watercolours and have just completed my third novel.
Rev. Peter Butterfield
I am a former secondary school science teacher and have also had many years experience as a governor in primary and secondary schools. My working life has also included scientific research, photography, and currently, as an electrician and minister. As part of my ministry I am a chaplain to the Sea Cadets. I enjoy being a part of St Maddern's School and have taken some responsibility in the areas of finance and premises and science and maths.
Mrs Jackie Meyers
I have lived in the immediate area for over 30 years, am married to Stuart, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren and am a member of the Methodist Church in the village.
By profession I was a teacher, which included working in various parts of the country and for a number of years, at St. Maddern's; but have also worked on our farm in Devon and ran a Tea Garden at Trengwainton for several years.
I am very committed to all children receiving a broad and challenging education with a christian ethos, believing this is their right and helps to provide them with a strong base to build a good life. Our younger son received his primary education at St. Maddern's and I am glad to be a governor here.
I have been living in Penzance for 10 years and visiting Cornwall since childhood. I have worked as a secondary school Geography teacher, and as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language to many nationalities. I am married to a retired ordained Anglican minister and we have two sons and a daughter and three grandchildren. We have worked on Tyneside, in Singapore for twenty years in an Asian international training community and for fifteen years in Bristol in a theological training college community.
Since living in Penzance I have become involved in the Cornish language community, learning, teaching and singing the language. I enjoy music, sport, especially ball games, gardening and exploring the coasts, countryside , history and stories of Cornwall.
Mr Michael Scoble