Mr Marc McCoy
I have been a Parent Governor since 2013, currently in the role of Chair of the Governing Body. I got involved after my children started at Leigham Primary as I was looking to put something back into the school. As Governors it is our duty to ensure that the school is doing all it can to improve the education of our children, that we provide a safe and secure environment and ensure that when they move on to their next school they are well prepared.
Away from the school I am Senior Software Engineer for HM Land Registry, so bring my skills of analytical thinking, technical team management and IT Governance to my school role. Outside of work I am interested in many outdoors activities whilst camping with my family and Formula 1.
Leigham Primary is a great school due to the passion, hard work and commitment of every member of staff. Past Chairs and Management teams have ensured strong leadership and robust governance. Its now our responsibility to ensure this continues in the right direction within the Connect Academy Trust, so that Leigham Primary is recognised as the outstanding school it is.
Mr Derek Walker
My children came through the school in the 1980s, I was really pleased with the school at the time and subsequently became a governor at Leigham Primary in 1991. I currently serve as vice chair of the governing body.
I came from an industrial background working in industry for 34 years. This experience has been useful in the voluntary work that I do around the school. You will often see me around the school with tools in hand, ensuring the children have the safest and most motivational environment that we can provide. The school recognised my contributions by naming a room after me and in 2017 I was presented an award from the Lord Mayor for “Making a Difference” in Plymouth.
My philosophy is that a bright and inspirational building will encourage the children’s learning. My main responsibilities are around Numeracy, Music and Physical Education. I am very proud of being associated with Leigham Primary School and proud of the work everyone puts in to deliver our core values of creating curious confident learners.
Mrs Nicky Rickard
I have been a Parent Governor for just over a year. Due to personal circumstances I went from working Full to Part time.
When our daughter started at Leigham Primary School I volunteered to listen to children read, this lead to a wider interest in the school and I applied for the role of Governor. I wanted to help support the school in providing the best possible educational experience not only for my daughter but for all of the other children.
As Governors it is our responsibility to ensure that the school is doing all it can to improve the education of its children and to enable them to be Curious, Confident learners. This in turn will help to prepare them for Secondary School.
For 18 years I have worked for Natwest Bank where I have undertaken many different roles. I am currently an Associate Personal Banker.
In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and at weekends nothing is more important to me than spending time with family and friends.