Malcolm is the Vicar of St Mary’s, Walsgrave having been there since 1991. A long term Governor of Walsgrave School, he was Chair at its first ever OFSTED and has seen the school go from strength to strength over the years. He is keen for all people to be comfortable in their own skin, valued both by themselves and the society around them and sees schooling as an important and integral part of the learning process to become an adult. He values the creativity and openness of children and often marvels at their ability to accept the complexity of the world around them. Before ordination Malcolm used his Maths and Economics degree to work as a government statistician and then studied theology at Cambridge University. He came to Coventry in 1991.
Outside of his role as Governor Malcolm is a Spiritual Director and has a significant role in the diocese and nationally in the selection of ordination candidates.
• Mathematics degree from Manchester University
• Teaching career from 1961 and came to Coventry in 1972 where I spent 25 years at Blue Coat CE School, initially as Head of Mathematics and then appointed Deputy Head in 1977
• I retired from teaching in 1997 and became a DBE member and have recently stepped down as vice-chair.
• I have been involved with school governance since 1997 in a variety of settings and I am currently vice-chair at St John’s CE Academy
• I represent the DBE on both Coventry and Warwickshire School Forums, and I continue to chair Coventry Schools Forum which I have done for many years
• I also represent the DBE as a co-opted member on Coventry City Council’s Education & Children’s Services Scrutiny Board 2
• I am a member of the Cathedral Community and regularly worship there
– Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development – CIPD gained at Coventry University – 2005
– Extensive recruitment experience gained in the private and public sector recruiting at a senior level for global organisations including finance, property, arts and leisure industries.
– A wealth of HR experience has been gained in the private and public sector. I have worked within the education arena in HR for 14 years, which has included developing policies and procedures for schools.
– Co-opted Governor at Hearsall Community Primary School for three years responsible for pupil premium and sports premium.
– Currently employed by the University of Warwick in a HR capacity concentrating on operational HR for academic and professional support staff.
Mrs Gill Bowser (BA.QTS – Hons; NPQH) – Pen Portrait
• Gill qualified as a teacher (BA.QTS) in 1995 completing a four year course at the University of Warwick majoring in Art and Music.
• Gill was appointed as Headteacher of King Henry VIII Preparatory School, Coventry in 2015. She is the first female Headteacher in the 600 year history of the Coventry School Foundation. The Independent School Inspectorate currently judges the school to be Excellent in all aspects of its work.
• Her first Headship began in 2008 at Alderman’s Green Community Primary School, Coventry. Whilst Head, the school was inspected by Ofsted on three occasions under three Frameworks and the improvement journey moved the school from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ in all areas.
• During her teaching career, Gill has worked in primary schools across Coventry including as Deputy Headteacher at Walsgrave CE Primary and as a Leading Numeracy teacher for the Local Authority supporting other teachers across the City.
• She has served as a Governor of Clifford Bridge Academy.
• Gill is an active member of the Talisman Theatre Company, Kenilworth, acting and directing.