Mr Tim Van Kroonenburg
Chair of Governors
Deacon Tim is based at St Joseph’s Parish, Newton Abbot. Tim has an education background having worked as a teacher for many years in Secondary Schools in London, and more recently at St Cuthbert Mayne School in Torquay. After retiring from teaching Tim was ordained a deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth. Tim has been involved with the governors of St Joseph’s School since 2008, and has been Chair of Governors since 2016.
Mr Stephen Mariadas
Vice Chair of Governors
Stephen has a background in both business and education. Having come from 15 years working in the corporate world, Stephen qualified as a maths teacher and has since worked in Newton Abbot and Exeter. More recently Stephen became the CEO of the South West Institute of Technology responsible for higher technical education across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. He also holds a Fellowship in Technical Teaching from the Royal Commission. Stephen has two children attending St Josephs and has been involved with the governance of the school since 2015.
Ms Amanda Gibbs
Amanda has two children attending St Josephs and has become involved with the governance since November 2020.
Her background is in Psychology and Youth Work and has worked in a variety of settings.
She is currently working in a small, local independent business and would like to spend some of her free time supporting the school and its families
Mr Andrew Kennedy
For many years Andrew has tutored people with long term health conditions, helping them manage their long-term conditions, on courses across Devon. He has also worked with carers of people with chronic health conditions on courses designed to help them perform their caring role to the best of their ability.
He is currently teaching refugees on a voluntary basis, helping them to improve their English Language skills in preparation for the qualifications they will need.
As a governor of St Joseph's he is committed to supporting the education for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the Catholic ethos of the school.
Mr Stephen Riedlinger
I am delighted to become a Governor at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. I have lived in Bovey Tracey since the start of the new millennium (which sounds like a long time!) and I have worked as a teacher of Business subjects at secondary schools in Devon and Somerset. I currently teach at Exeter College. I am also a parishioner of St Joseph’s RC Church. I have three children, two boys (now young men) and a teenage daughter. Outside of work I follow lots of sports, especially cricket and my boyhood football team of Brighton and Hove Albion. I am really looking forward to becoming part of the school family.
Mr Martin Caddy