Our Governing Body

Mrs Vicky Wiltshire

Parent Governor

My name is Vicky Wiltshire and I have recently been appointed as a Parent Governor at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School in Penzance. I am married with one daughter who attends the school (a school that she loves being part of)! I have over 20 years of working in Finance and I currently work for a local company as an Accountant. Please feel free to come and talk to me if you have any questions.

Mrs Liz Phillips

Foundation Governor

My name is Liz Phillips and I am a foundation governor at the school. I decided to become a governor because I am really passionate about our school. The school staff are a fantastic team who strive everyday to give the children a fantastic education as well as the lovely nurturing environment St Mary's provides. As a past pupil I have many fond memories of St Mary's and I am committed to helping the school in improve even more than it has done so far. I am really looking forward to starting my role on the governing board and I am thrilled that I have been given this opportunity to be part of the school’s wider team.

Miss Jen Lindley

Foundation Governor

"My name is Jen Lindley and I work for the Registration service across Cornwall. I’m thrilled to be one of the school’s Catholic governors and I am excited about becoming part of our school community. As a former pupil, I have some lovely memories of the school and I am proud to be able to contribute in any way I can to ensure that our school succeeds and that more fantastic memories are made! Please let me know if there is anything I can help with. "

Mr Shane Oliver

Parent Governor

Hello, my name is Shane Oliver and I wanted to be a Parent Governor as I feel that it’s good to give as much time as you can to support your child through their time at school.
I grew up in Penzance and have always lived within 5 minutes of the school. I have had a connection with St Mary’s ever since I can remember, my mum, her sister & her 2 brothers went to St Mary’s and I grew up on the same street as the nuns who ran the school when I was young and have had a great connection to the school ever since.
I am married with 2 children and understand the importance of supporting your children when they are at school and in the community. I am visually impaired and registered disabled and have a lot of spare time on my hands. I became a parent governor, volunteer and a member of the PTA to give my time to help the school, staff and pupils excel.
I am very proud to be part of the next chapter in St Mary’s History.

Mrs Tressa Paczek

Foundation Governor

My name is Tressa Paczek and I have been appointed to the school as a Foundation governor. I have a background in education and am a practicing Catholic. I am passionate about the school and proud to be serving on a Governing body that puts the needs of the children above all other demands. This is reflected in the high priority given to ensuring that every child receives the best possible opportunities in achieving their full educational potential alongside side fostering their love of God and their neighbour. Our school values and reflects the rich and diverse family heritage of our children which makes St Mary’s a very special and exciting place.

Carol Pipkin

Clerk to Governors

I have recently retired from my Administrator post at St Mary's Falmouth after 21 years. I have been clerking at Falmouth since 2014 and in 2016 I completed the National College of Teaching & Learning Clerks' Development Programme. I am looking forward to extending my clerking experience and being part of the Governing Body at St Mary's Penzance.

Mrs Sarah Luff

Staff Governor

Sarah has been a staff governor since November 2019 and is also the Deputy Head at the school.

Mrs Demelza Bolton

Foundation Governor


Demelza has been working in school leadership for six years across a range of different settings and roles. She has worked within the central team of a large primary academy focussing on school improvement and is currently working as Executive Head over St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Penzance and St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Falmouth.