Meet our Governors
Simon Brown (Chair)
With a BSc(Hons) in Human Biology and Exercise Science I have for the past 11 years taught secondary science in large inner city schools until moving to Cornwall in 2016 and have had various roles both academic and pastoral. I have a great understanding of the many things schools must do as well as the challenges faced and relish the opportunity since being elected as parent governor of working to ensure the future success of Marlborough School as an inclusive learning environment that "raises the expectations and achievements for all."
Adam Grice (Vice-Chair)
Both my children love Marlborough. The creative approach to learning, the active, multi-facetted curriculum, delivered inside and outside the classroom and the inspiring ethos the school instils in its pupils mean there's always something new and exciting to hear about on the walk home.
My background is in multi-disciplinary creative and collaborative arts and I've worked the past 15 years in Higher Education, lecturing and managing technical teams at University of the Arts London, and more recently managing a programme of projects for Falmouth University supporting student engagement and wellbeing.
I think we live in an extraordinary time and while there are many challenges facing schools like ours, there are also exciting opportunities, with unprecedented access to tools and knowledge at our fingertips and technology enabling us to explore the planet in ways we never imagined and bringing the world to our doorstep.
As a governor I hope to contribute to the school and its incredible staffing team in adapting to this changing environment and to help to make the provision for Marlborough children the best it can be.
I love the ethos and atmosphere of this school, and the excitement it gives our children.
My career background is in health and human sciences. I studied Archaeology and Anthropology, have a Masters in Epidemiology and a medical degree. I worked in public health research and policy on nutrition and children’s growth, and its effects in later life. I have worked on evaluating safety in healthcare, and on education statistics for a local authority. I moved to Cornwall in 2011 to work as a medical doctor. Currently I work for the NHS in a research role, looking at the quality of mental healthcare in Cornwall. I volunteer for a forest school charity in my holidays, taking groups of children camping and hiking in remote and wild places.
I live close to school and my children are pupils here. I have enjoyed volunteering with the Marlborough Mariners (our parents group), at the Big Dig, Apple Day, working in the garden and constructing the shelter on the school field. I help run Maths Club.
My family and I moved to Falmouth in 2019 and quickly felt at home here. Our son is at Marlborough and the school has given us a great sense of community and introduced us to many wonderful people.
I work as an Environmental Consultant, engaging with agroforestry companies in Indonesia to improve the sustainability of their agricultural operations and ensure high welfare standards for employees and their families. Prior to this I worked at a university in the field of Ecology, managing field sites and lab work as well as guiding students through their final projects. This taught me the value of creating a positive and supportive learning environment for students, something that is at the core of Marlborough's ideology. I hope to bring my experiences into the role of governor and support Marlborough in providing a diverse, enjoyable and supportive place of learning for its students.
I grew up in Cornwall and after a completing a BA in History at Cambridge University I worked in publishing, communications, and fundraising in Oxford for a number of years. I moved back to Cornwall in 2016, choosing to live in Falmouth due to its vibrant community scene.
Both my husband and my brother are teachers, so I am constantly aware of the continual changes to education policy and the impact this has on teaching staff and children alike. I am passionate about ensuring that children discover a real love for learning that will guide them throughout their lives.
I have been a governor of a number of schools over the last 25 years. Until recently, I was chair of governors of a primary school in Bristol. After many years connected with Falmouth, my wife (who is a teacher) and I have now moved our base to Cornwall. I chose to contact Marlborough School because I was aware of its OFSTED category and its need for additional governor support. I am a Chartered Accountant and I have joined the governors’ Finance Committee with the aim of offering my financial management experience to support the school.
Born and bred in the Midlands, I moved to Cornwall where I have worked with young people for many years. I began my career in education as a secondary English teacher. I have worked closely with Cornwall Local Authority to help lead new educational initiatives. I have helped train new teachers. I trained as an OFSTED Inspector. I was Head of Penryn College until 2016. Most recently, I have supported primary and secondary school improvement. I also have worked closely with The Youth Sports Trust, a national charity which promotes PE and sport in schools. I am a Trustee of the Special Schools Partnership Trust.
I have always been excited about the rich education that Marlborough School provides for its young people and I am delighted to be working with and for the Marlborough community.
As headteacher, I am a member of the governing body ex officio or by right of office. I attend all Full Governing Body meetings and sit on both committees (Finance; Achievement, Teaching and Learning).