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Non-Staff Governor Profiles


Updated May 2017

Mark Bowman - Parent Governor
I am an ex pupil of Kirkoswald C of E school and along with my wife Julie have two boys in attendance. Being a parent I am keen to be involved with the school and realise the importance of their education.
After leaving Harper Adams Agricultural College I came home to work on the family farm. We are predominantly beef and sheep and the only fell walking I do is gathering the sheep.
Presently I am the numeracy governor which fits in well with my passion for horse racing when working out the odds!
April Farish - Parent Governor
David Fowler - Foundation Governor
Giles Harrison - Parent Governor
Iain Henderson - Co-opted Governor
I am originally from Yorkshire and moved to the Eden Valley in 2005. I am a Chartered Surveyor by profession and am a Director of Carigiet Cowen in Carlisle with primary responsibility for property management and non-domestic rating advice within the Practice. I have three daughters two of whom are already at the school and the third is due to start in Reception in September 2017.
At present, I am one of the Governors on the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee and am the nominated Governor for the Eco Schools initiative.
I enjoy music, walking, cycling, running and looking after our modest small holding which is frequently over-run with chickens!
Andy Hodgkinson - LA Governor
I have been a parent governor at Kirkoswald CE School for nearly three years. I have a child in school and a child who will start school in 2016. I am originally from London and moved to Cumbria in 1997 where I have settled with my wife and family. I currently work as a marine surveyor in the oil industry and this means that I am often overseas. My time at home is spent with my family and we enjoy walking, climbing and socialising with friends in the community.  
Colin Munro - Foundation Governor
Nic Renison - Parent Governor
I'm from Shropshire but have been living in Cumbria for ten years and our two daughters attend Kirkoswald School. I was brought up on a dairy farm and having spent many years milking cows, I then worked for a pharmaceutical company. We are now farming just outside Renwick and work for a sheep genetic company part time.
We consider ourselves very lucky to have Kirkoswald School on our door step and through being a parent and governor it gives me the opportunity to help ensure it continues to be a thriving place and for many years to come. The school provides a fantastic mix of academic achievement, outdoor adventure, sport and musical concerts that blow you away!
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