Our Governors

Mike Jackson
Chair Foundation Governor
Miss A McCluskey
Anthony Foy
Staff Governor
Mrs Johanna McDermott
Parent Governor
Dr Christine Moretto
Local Authority Governor
Robin Thoms
Foundation Governor
Father Michael Turner
Foundation Governor
Dr Sarah Horsley
Foundation Governor
David Butler
Parent Governor
Stephen Eastmond
Foundation Governor
Mrs Rita Sequeira
Foundation Governor
Tim Nicholson


Governor Voice Spring 17

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Responsibility and term of office in brackets

Foundation Governor – Chair of Governors Local Authority Governor – Vice Chair
Mr Mike Jackson (year  2,  September 2021 *) Dr Christine Moretto (year 6,  Sept 2021*)
Staff Governors Foundation Governors
Miss McCluskey (Headteacher)  Mrs Rita Sequeira  (year 3, Sep 2021)
Mrs Kathryn Thomas (Deputy Headteacher) by invitation Dr Sarah Horsley (year 1, June 2021)
Mr Anthony Foy (Teacher, Oct 2020) Mr Robin Thoms (year 4, Sept 2021)
Parent Governors Father Michael Turner (Reception)
Mr David Butler (year 5, Oct 2020)  Mr Stephen Eastmond (year 5, Sept 2020)
Mrs Johanna McDermott (Reception, Nov 2018)  Mr Tim Nicholson (Jan 2022)
Clerk to Governors
Mrs Lynda Hughes

*subject to approval/renewal of term by Diocese/LA

 Declaration of Interests

No Governor has any financial or other interests to declare.

Sub Committees and Working Parties:

Sub Committee  Responsibilities Members 
Finance and Property (termly) Manages and tracks all spend in accordance with our budget allocation.

Ensures that the school premises are maintained, that they are safe, and they provide a good learning environment.

Stephen Eastmond, Miss McCluskey, David Butler, Christine Moretto, Robin Thoms, Mike Jackson, Tim Nicholson
Teaching and Learning,

(half termly)

Monitors the development of the school curriculum

Monitors pupil progress and achievement.

Monitors Child Protection arrangements, behaviour, and the health and wellbeing of pupils

Johanna McDermott, Miss McCluskey, Mike Jackson, Sarah Horsley, Christine Moretto, Mr Anthony Foy, Kathryn Thomas (clerk)
Personnel and Pay Review (annually) Ensures that all of our HR policies are current and advises on any personnel matters

Ensures that staff performance reviews are carried out.

Reviews the performance of the Head Teacher

Christine Moretto, Mike Jackson, Robin Thoms, Miss McCluskey
Admissions (annually) Reviews our admissions policy, as well as ranking all applications in accordance with our policy. Christine Moretto, Miss McCluskey, Johanna McDermott
Appeals (as required) To hear any appeals made by staff in relation to pay To support other schools for Admissions and Exclusions challenges. Johanna McDermott, Robin Thoms, Christine Moretto



Child Protection Governor Johanna McDermott
Development Governor Sarah Horsley
Equality Governor, Pupil Premium Christine Moretto
Early Years Foundation Stage Governor Johanna McDermott
Literacy Governor Sarah Horsley
Numeracy Governor David Butler
RE Governor Robin Thoms
Outdoor Learning Governor Mike Jackson
 Health and Safety Governor  Tim Nicholson
 Sports Premium Governor  Rita Sequeira

Governor Attendance 2016/17:

There were 6 Full Governing Body Meetings

There were 6 meetings of the Teaching and Learning, Wellbeing and Behaviour Committee

There were 4 meetings of the Finance Committee

There were 3 meetings of the Community and Communications Committee

There was 1 meeting of the Admissions Committee

There was 1 meeting of the Personnel Committee

Mr Mike Jackson Full Governing Body 6, Committees 11
Mr Dennis O’Connor Full governing Body 6, Committees 7(left FGB Aug 2017)
Mr Robin Thoms Full Governing Body 6, Committees 5
Mrs Lucy Heminsley Full governing Body 4, Committees 0 (left FGB Apr 2017)
Dr Sarah Horsley Full Governing Body 5, Committees 9
Dr Christine Moretto Full Governing Body 5, Committees 9
Mrs Elspeth Sharp Full Governing Body 3, Committees 5 (left FGB Feb 2017)
Fr Michael Turner Full Governing Body 5, Committees 0
Mrs Johanna McDermott Full Governing Body 6, Committees 8
Mr David Butler  Full Governing Body 4, Committees 0 (joined FGB Oct 2016)
Miss Amanda McCluskey Full Governing Body 6, committees 11
Mrs Hilary  Nicholson  Full Governing Body 1, Committees 1 (left FGB Oct 2016)
Mrs Kathryn Thomas (guest) Full Governing Body 6, Committees  6
Mr Anthony Foy Full Governing Body 6, Committees  6

The role of the school governor and governing bodies

Being a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to support your children’s school, your community and your parish.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.  The role is a partnership.

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

Term of office and meetings

The term of office for a school governor is four years. Most schools have a full governing body meeting once a term (for approximately 2 hours), at St Peters we have a full governing body meeting every half term.  You also join a committee which usually meets at least once a term.  The committee you join can work to your strengths and skills, ie finance or curriculum or personnel.   Most governors find they usually attend meetings or visit a school three or four times each term, minimum.  We also shadow a class and try to visit the teacher and class termly.

Induction and Training

New governors attend a one or two day induction course.  This is essential to helping us understand our role so you can begin to make a positive difference to our governing body. The workshops are run across Bucks and tutors do their best to make them simple, straightforward and fun.  Training offered to governors in Bucks is high quality , varied and interesting.  The cost of training is part of the school budget and ongoing school development.

Should I be a governor?

Being a governor is challenging and rewarding.  You feel as if you have a real impact on the education of our children.  Most of the time it is enjoyable, but when it is required governors need to be critical yet supportive to the staff of the school and to the parents-always remembering the reason we do the volunteer role-our children and their education.

To find out more about Being a Governor:

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