Parent Governor

Louis Davy

I am a college lecturer specialising in music and sound production but involved with the delivery of media courses involving film, TV and games development. Aside from working in education I have worked as a freelance music producer, ran a successful recording studio and supported my youthful attempts to make it as a musician by […]

Community Governor

Adrian Conway

Adrian has been in education and teaching for over 33 years, 25 of which have been in leadership positions. Throughout his career he has worked at every level, from teaching to all levels of leadership, including Head of Department, Assistant Head and Senior Deputy Head. Adrian also works in a consultative capacity, supporting schools, teachers […]

Foundation Governor

Diana Flight

Originally from the south of England, I trained as a history and English teacher in London. In between bringing up four children, I spent most of my career working with pupils with learning and behavioural difficulties. My final post at a large comprehensive in Stockton-on-Tees was as assistant SENCO then head of year 7 with […]

Foundation Governor

Graeme Gladwinfield

Graeme brings a range of specialisms to the Board of Governors and currently monitors Health and Safety. Graeme is a former parent and now has children in higher education. Graeme is currently Chair of the Finance, Staffing, Resources, Health and Safety Cttee.

Associate Member

Katie Jamieson

Katie Jamieson is our Deputy Headteacher and Reception teacher.

Associate Member

Duncan Bromley

Duncan Bromley is our Deputy Head teacher and Year 6 teacher.


Brian Jones

I have taught in five schools in Cumbria and Derbyshire. I was previously the headteacher at Allithwaite CE School. I have two daughters who keep me very busy! I am passionate about teaching and keen to see all children in our care discover their talents and flourish. I studied Geology at university and love to […]

Foundation Governor

Martin Coombs

I am a retired secondary school teacher of geography and maths. My career was in both maintained and independent sectors, largely in residential schools, and I was latterly a Head of Boarding.  Having retired to live in Casterton, I fill my time by volunteering for the Samaritans, being involved with Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church, and […]

Clerk To The Governors

Karen Little

I am very proud to work with the Governing Body at St Mary’s. Governors are very conscientious and caring – they go the extra mile to ensure pupils have a safe, exciting and stimulating learning environment and to support staff wellbeing. This is particularly very evident during these challenging times. Despite this, meetings are always uplifting […]

Staff Governor

Melissa Smith

My name is Melissa Smith and I have worked at St Mary’s since about 2007. I started as a supply teacher,  was then employed to cover PPA, consequently taken on as part time and then progressed to fulltime. I have taught in every year group, and enjoy the different  aspects of each. I started off […]

Foundation Governor

James Millar

Originally from Edinburgh, I moved here with my wife Sam who grew up at Mansergh near Kirkby Lonsdale and attended St Mary’s when it opened.  I have children currently at the school.  My background is in accountancy and finance and I currently work for Deloitte LLP providing support to the public sector in particular NHS […]

Co Opted

Gill Gladwinfield

I’ve worked at St Mary’s for the past ten years and have had the privilege of working in all key stages. I have a real love of reading, especially children’s books, and enjoy helping children of all ranges to enjoy and appreciate books themselves. Both my children attended St Mary’s and loved the experience. One […]