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St Peter's Church of England (VA) Primary School

One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God


Governance At St. Peter's

What do Governors do?


Governors are involved in every aspect of school life and usually take on specific roles according to their experience. We play a strategic role, concentrating on the underlying principles of how the school is run. Day-to-day management issues remain the responsibility of the head teacher and his staff.

Overall, governors have 3 key roles:

1. We take general responsibility for the school. We appoint the head teacher and together set the strategic direction of the school. 

2. We agree the school development plan and monitor progress against the targets set, holding the head teacher and senior leaders to account. 

3. We authorise the school budget each year, approve spending and monitor progress against the budget.


How do Governors work?


We meet as a full governing body 4 times a year. We have two committees – Finance & Premises – Curriculum, Community, students and staff which also meet before a full governing body meeting to deal with matters of specific interest. Those committees report back to the full governing body. 


In between the meetings, governors undertake work according to their responsibilities.  They visit school regularly to meet with staff and see how the children are doing. The Governors attend regular training. 


How are Governors appointed?


We are required to have a designated number of governors from a number of categories. We can also adopt additional governors, known as associate governors, who can advise but not vote. 


Our current body consists of :

  • 2 Parent governors
  • 1 Staff governor
  • 1 Foundation Ex-Officio
  • 3 Foundation Parochial Governors 
  • 3 Foundation Diocesan Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • The head teacher

The term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. The Chair of Governors is Laurence McCall who can be contacted, 


Reflections for 31.01.2023

For this full governing body meeting, we covered a range of topics and scrutinised the paperwork that was produced for the meeting. Below is a summary of the themes we explored:


1. Mr Conley produced a headteachers report on a range of topics including:

  • current assessment data and predictions across the school
  • pupil attendance 
  • recovery premium and focus 
  • staffing update including EYFS
  • staff and pupil well being
  • SEND/disadvantaged update
  • Self evaluation and school development plan 

2. Mrs Mansi produced reports on our current financial position, H&S and premises. 

3. Chairs of each committee fed back to the whole Governing Body with tasks being organised 

4. We discussed a new H&S policy and we will be reviewing our behaviour and anti-bullying policy 

Governor Reflections and Updates


Full GB Meeting Tuesday 19th October 2022.


To agree minutes from previous meeting and discuss matters arising from previous meeting.


Headteachers update.


To receive financial monitoring for periods 4 & 5.


To receive an update on SEND/Pupil premium


To receive a report from the SBM on school premises update.


To give an update on Health & safety.


Next GB Meeting 31.01.2023



School Governors:


NameCategory of GovernorTerm of officeCommitteeResponsibility
Mr M Conley


Appointed by Governing Body



Mr R Burwell

Parent Governor

Appointed by Governing Body





Link Governor for Forest School, PE & Sports Premium

Mrs C Chandler

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council




CCSSLink Governor for RE
Mrs T Coles

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council




CCSSLink Governor for MFL

Dr  D Haygarth


Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body




Link Governor for Humanities

Link Governor for D&T

Reverend Simon CutmoreEx Officio17/07/2011CCSS

Deputy Chair of Governors,

Link Governor for RSE

Spiritual/Collective Worship

Mrs K Hoskin

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by Governing Body



CCSSLink Governor for Science
Mr L McCall

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council





Link Governor for Maths

Link Governor for Music

Link Governor for Computing

Mrs K Quigley

Foundation Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed




Chair of the Finance committee

Pupil Premium and SEND

Link Governor for Art

Miss J Regnard

Parent Governor

Appointed by Governing Body



Mr C Wilson

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council appointed



CCSSLink Governor for EYFS
Mr M Wilson

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council appointed




Chair of Governors

Link Governor for English

Link Governor for EYFS

Miss L Wooding 

Staff Governor

Appointed by Governing Body






The Chair of Governors, Malcolm Wilson, can be contacted by email: 

Register of Interests:





Other Governance Roles

Relationship between


Mr R BurwellNone  
Mrs T ColesNone  
Mr M ConleyNone  
Mrs C ChandlerNone  
Mrs K HoskinNone  
Miss L WoodingNone  
Reverend Simon CutmoreNone

Community Governor

Maple Cross JMI

Mr L McCallNone  
Mrs K QuigleyNone  
Miss J RegnardNone  
Mr C WilsonNone  
Mr M WilsonNone  
Dr D HaygarthNone  




2022 to 2023


Rev'd Simon CutmoreApologiesx  
Mrs K Quigleyxx  
Mr L McCallApologiesApologies   
Mr C WilsonxApologies   
Mr M ConleyxX  
Mr R BurwellxLeft  
Mr M WilsonxX  
Mrs J MansixX  
Mrs C ChandlerxX  
Mrs T ColesxX  
Mrs K HoskinxX  
Miss L WoodingxX  
Dr D HaygarthxX  
Miss J Regnard X  




Governors Meetings 2021/2022



Mr H NixonXxxXLeft
Mr A BicknellLeft    
Rev'd Simon CutmoreApologiesxApologiesXApologies
Mrs K QuigleyXxxApologiesx
Mr L McCallXxxxApologies
Mr C WilsonApologiesxxApologiesx
Mr M ConleyXxxxx
Mr R BurwellApologiesxxxx
Mrs C EmmersonApologiesLeft   
Mrs K LakeXxLeft  
Mr M WilsonXxxxx
Mrs J MansiXxxxx
Mrs C ChandlerXxxxx
Mrs T ColesXxxxx
Mrs K Hoskin xxxx
Miss D Todesco xApologiesLeft 
Miss L Wooding  xxx
Dr D Haygarth    x
Miss J Regnard