Our Governing Body

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 11 governors at St Peter’s School:

Foundation governors – Jane Morris, Alan Garrow and Linda McPhee
Parent governors – Rachel Silverwood, James Hawkins and Olivia Thompson
Head Teacher – Julia Collins
Staff governors – Emily Crankshaw
Co-opted governors – Helena Fishburn, Val Rogers, Anthony Barker

Jane Morris can be contacted at

Governor CVs

So what does this mean?

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.

How is this done at St Peter’s?

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.


Parent Governor Forum – Terms of reference

Parent Governor Forum – more information

School Development 5 year overview