St.Peter’s Governors have key responsibilities for setting the school’s aims and policies, deciding how money will be spent, managing the employment of staff, and the maintenance and development of the premises.
Most important of all, they have an important role in the main purpose of their school; ensuring that the children at St. Peter’s receive the best possible education to unlock their potential.
The governing body works in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents, dioceses and the Local Authority to raise standards of achievement in the school. The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school.
Meet Our Governors
I am the Vicar of the Parish of Henfield with Shermanbury and Woodmancote and have been on the Governing body of St. Peters since 2014. I grew up in Worthing and before I was ordained have a background in the Financial services Industry. I really enjoy spending time in our school and love to see the children thrive. I’m married to Jan, have 2 grown up daughters and enjoy reading, cinema, eating out, travel and cricket.
During my time as a school Governor I have enjoyed witnessing St Peter’s flourish as a result of the collaboration and hard work of everyone associated with the school community. I am a qualified chartered accountant but for the last 16 years have worked in education. I qualified as a teacher in 2003 and for the last 7 years have been a secondary school headteacher and more latterly the CEO of a small Catholic and cross-phase multi-academy Trust.
I have been a parent governor since 2020 and I have been teaching for over 22 years. I have held a variety of different roles both in the UK and abroad and I am particularly passionate about the early years.
My family and I moved to Henfield 3 years ago and have been welcomed into the community. We could not have hoped for a better start to our boys’ education.
I believe that childhood is precious and ultimately, we all just want our children to be happy. Success is best achieved by harnessing a child’s curiosity and a desire to explore a constantly changing world.
I moved to Henfield with my wife and son in 2016 and we were immediately made very welcome by the entire community. In 2017 our twin daughters were born, and all three children began their nursery schooling at Warren Playgroup before moving on to St Peter’s. I served on the playgroup’s parent committee and acted as Chairperson for the 2018/19 academic year.
My professional life involves working as a Watch Manager with East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and being an on-call firefighter in Henfield. I’ve had several different roles within the Fire Service, including responsibilities in operational planning, policy development, watch management and incident command training.
In my spare time I enjoy many sports including football, squash and golf and I’m a keen cyclist. I also referee and coach my son’s football team.
I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2022 and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be able to play a part in supporting the development of the pupils and the school.
I joined the Governing body in 2018 and am currently Director of Safeguarding at a local Independent school. I have been teaching for 40 years, having trained as a PE specialist, but I have also taught PSHE and English.
I am passionate about the education of children and am excited about the changes that are being implemented at St Peters. The children are really lucky to be part of such a nurturing community.
I have been a governor since 2020 at St Peter’s and am excited to be able to help shape the future of the school.
I am passionate about education and strongly believe in the school’s responsibility to inspire children to strive towards achieving their personal best.
I am a teacher at a local secondary school, where I have held a variety of different roles. I am second in department in PE, Year 7 Academic Progress Leader and Transition Lead.
I moved to Henfield in 2019 with my family and have been very welcomed into the local community.
I joined the governing body in 2021 so that I could make a positive contribution towards our children’s education, happiness and wellbeing. I believe that their time at St Peter’s should inspire them to achieve their full potential, and the lessons learned here should be a solid foundation for their future success.
My wife and I moved to Henfield in 2007 and have two daughters. Our eldest daughter went to St Peter’s and our youngest is still here.
As an advertising Creative Director, I’m passionate about creative problem solving and inspiring creative thinking in others. I am a keen amateur cartoonist, an occasional marathon runner and share a passion for skateboarding with my youngest.
I moved to Henfield from London in 2018 and was delighted to find a role in the community as Clerk to the Governors at St Peter’s.
I worked full time in the professional body/trade union sector for nearly 40 years, latterly as Chief Executive of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. I now have a portfolio of roles in health, justice and education, including clerking at several schools.I have three grown up children and enjoy gardening, cinema and travel.
Declarations of Business Interests:
None as of September 2022
Minutes of Governing Body Meetings (PDFs)
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