Alumni Profiles 1980-1989

Alison Skinner (nee Sayce)

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1986
Exams taken: A Level
Employment: No
If Yes - what job?: N/A
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Chippenham Technical College
What career route have you taken?: Administration, Business and Office Work
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I moved to Swindon in 1992 and married my husband Kevin in 1996. I have worked as an Administrator/Secretary since leaving college and am currently employed as a Medical Secretary at the Great Western Hospital.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: No

Alison Wilmot (nee Cook)

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1980
Exams taken: GCSE
Employment: No
If Yes - what job?: N/A
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Chippenham Technical College
What career route have you taken?: Computers and IT
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: IT Technician at an International School in Switzerland.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: Yes

Tracey Holsgrove

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1988
Exams taken: Other
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: Junior banking clerk
Travel: Yes
If Yes – where?: Ended up in Ireland
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Chippenham College for A levels then University
What career route have you taken?: Leisure, Sport and Tourism
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: Liverpool University
What was your degree programme?: BA Combined Arts 1995, MA Historical Research 1997
What are you doing now?: Living in Ireland, director of a cultural tourism company (www.beyondtheblarney.ie), freelance researcher and writer, planning to take up my PhD thesis again shortly.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: Yes

Claire Ambrose

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1983
Exams taken: A Level
Employment: No
If Yes - what job?: N/A
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Leicester University
What career route have you taken?: Education and Training
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: Leicester University
What was your degree programme?: BA (Hons) English MA Education PGCE MBA
What are you doing now?: University Lecturer.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: Yes

Tracy Trimble (nee Watts)

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1984
Exams taken: GCSE
Employment: No
If Yes - what job?: N/A
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Swindon College - Secretarial Diploma
What career route have you taken?: Administration, Business and Office Work
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I still live in Malmesbury and I work full time at Persimmon Homes (Wessex) based in Malmesbury as the PA to the Managing Director. I married Lee Trimble who also went to school with me and also left in 1984 and we now have 2 children, Ashley 15 who attends Malmesbury School and Jay 11 who we hope will attend Malmesbury School next year.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: Yes

Emma Thomas (Robinson)

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1989
Exams taken: GCSE
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: Nanny
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Did a year of 6th form in Malmesbury
What career route have you taken?: N/A
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I spent 10 years working as a nanny for various families. I married in 1998...and now have 4 children..my eldest is now at Malmesbury school.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: No

Paula Saunders

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1981
Exams taken: GCSE
Employment: No
If Yes - what job?: N/A
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: North Star Swindon College
What career route have you taken?: Catering and Hospitality
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I'm a catering manager at Thomas Keble School Eastcombe.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: Yes

Leonard Barr

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1983
Exams taken: GCSE
Employment: No
If Yes - what job?: N/A
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Chippenham College
Other: Youth Training Scheme
What career route have you taken?: Healthcare
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I spent 15 years working in industry, until a serious accident with a fork lift truck forced a career change 10 years ago. I now work in the care sector looking after elderly people.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: No

Gary Clark

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1989
Exams taken: A Level
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: SECURITY
Travel: Yes
If Yes – where?: America
Further education?: No
If Yes - where did you study?: N/A
What career route have you taken?: Security and Armed Forces
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: Have been working in Security for 20 years. Married to Penny Clark (Malmesbury 1992, 2 Children, one at Malmesbury Secondary.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: No

Richard Vizor

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1987
Exams taken: Other
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: Worked in a garage
Travel: Yes
If Yes – where?: USA
Further education?: No
If Yes - where did you study?: N/A
What career route have you taken?: Performing Arts
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I am an Executive Producer of a Independent film production company based in London. I work on feature films and TV shows. I have created a digital IP content creation, development, and distribution company. I am also a music promoter with 50 top UK independent bands. See my websites www.nyac.co.uk and www.demandingwomen.com
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: Yes

Louise Smith (Beard)

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1982
Exams taken: A Level
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: Nanny after Nursery Nursing College
Travel: Yes
If Yes – where?: America
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Princess Christian College
What career route have you taken?: ?
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I work as an Aide in a childcare program for pregnant teens at a High School.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: No

Sue Wreathall

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1983
Exams taken: A Level
Employment: No
If Yes - what job?: N/A
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Warwick University
What career route have you taken?: Administration, Business and Office Work
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: Warwick University
What was your degree programme?: Bsc Management Science
What are you doing now?: HR Consultant.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: Yes

Caroline King (nee Legg)

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1986
Exams taken: Other
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: Assembly work at Linolite
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Chippenham College
What career route have you taken?: ?
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I am married to Leslie King, we have four children, (three boys aged 20, 19 and 18 and a girl aged 14)
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: No

Alison Luce

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1986
Exams taken: Other
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: Sales Assistant
Travel: No
If Yes – where?: N/A
Further education?: Yes
If Yes - where did you study?: Cirencester College
What career route have you taken?: Education and Training
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: I am now back at Malmesbury School as a member of staff working as a Teaching Assistant.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path?: No

Tracy Mundy

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1982
Exams taken: A Level
Employment : Yes
If Yes - what job? : Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Further education : N/A
If Yes - where did you study? : N/A
What career route have you taken?:
Legal and Political Services
If you have attended University which one did you attend?:
N/A
What was your degree programme?: N/A
What are you doing now?: Working as a Legal Secretary in Reading.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path: Yes

Sarah Keen (nee Fraser)

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1982
Exams taken: GCSE
Employment : Yes
If Yes - what job? :shop
Further education : N/A
If Yes - where did you study? : N/A
What career route have you taken?:
N/A
If you have attended University which one did you attend?:
N/A
What was your degree programme?:N/A
What are you doing now?:N/A
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path: No

Tracey Poole

 

What year did you leave Malmesbury School?: 1984
Exams taken: A Level
Employment: Yes
If Yes - what job?: Graphic Design Assistant
Travel: No
What career route have you taken?: Education and Training
If you have attended University which one did you attend?: Thames and Goldsmiths
What was your degree programme?: BA Hons Humanities and PGCE English
What are you doing now?: Teaching Drama at Malmesbury School.
Would you be willing to talk to current or past students about your career path Yes

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