The job of a Governing Body is to work with the Head Teacher and senior leadership team to ensure every pupil gets the best possible education. There are currently 12 governors at St Peter’s School:
Chair of Governors – Linda McPhee
Foundation governors – Jane Morris and Alan Garrow
Parent governors – Helen Bromley, Andrew Mawdsley, Damian Pocknell and Olivia Thompson
Head Teacher – Julia Collins
Staff governor – Emily Crankshaw
Co-opted governors – Helena Fishburn, Val Rodgers and Jacqui Thomson
Linda McPhee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Governing Body has responsibility for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is spent effectively.
The Governing Body meets once a term in full but most of its work is carried out at the sub-committees. The Teaching & Learning, Finance, Inclusion and Faith committees also meet at least once a term with additional meetings held as required.
Governors at St Peter’s also do much more than this; they regularly visit school bringing with them a whole host of skills and experience.