Parent Governor - Sean McCarthy


Sean McCarthy

I have lived in Watlington since 2004. My two children attended the local pre-school, Watlington Primary school.  One attended Icknield Community College, and one is currently there.  

I have been actively involved since 2012 in the fundraising efforts of the Friends of Icknield. Having witnessed the excellent education my children are receiving at the ICC, I am delighted to have the opportunity, as a parent governor, to support the school in its continued development. 

I hold a degree and doctorate in Life Sciences, and have worked for more than 24 years as a Clinical Research Scientist involved in the successful development of new drugs for the treatment of cancers and rare metabolic disorders.  My experience ranges from biotechnology start-ups to major pharmaceutical companies, and for the last 4 years I have run my own consultancy business.




The governing body is led well and provides good support and challenge to school leaders, particularly in working with the headteacher on his many plans for the further rapid improvement of the school. (Ofsted 2015)