Governors

Our Members

Who are we? The Governing Body of St. Peter’s CE (Aided) Primary School is a group of volunteers made up from various parts of the community served by the school. We come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experiences. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive high quality education to enable them to fulfil their potential and to ensuring the ongoing success and continuous improvement of the school.

Mrs Sarah Vaughan-Turner -  Chair - Safeguarding & Wider Curriculum 

Mrs Vaughan-Turner is a Foundation Governor, Chair of Governors and Chair of the Admissions Committee. She was appointed on 1st April 2010.

Mr Lee Cornwell - Acting Vice Chair - Maths & Sport

Mr Cornwell is a Parent Governor. He was appointed on 16th January 2018. He serves on the Finance & Resources and Pay Committees.

Mrs Becky Francis - English

Mrs Francis is a Foundation Governor. She was elected on 19th October 2015.  She serves on the Finance & Resources, Ethos & Curriculum and Admissions Committees.

Mr Giles Kolter

Mr Kolter is the Headteacher and Staff Governor by virtue of his post. He was appointed as an ex-officio member on 1st September 2012. He attends all Committee meetings as an advisor.

Mrs Katie Finch (Staff Governor) - RE

Mrs Finch is a Staff Governor. She was appointed on 25th September 2018. She serves on the Ethos & Curriculum Committee.

Mrs Emma Harsum - Computing

Mrs Harsum is a Foundation Governor. She was appointed on 29th April 2019.

Mrs Nichola Favell - Science

Mrs Favell is a Foundation Governor. She was appointed on 2nd April 2019.

Mr Adam Charlton - Personal Development & RSHE

Mr Charlton is a Foundation Governor. He was appointed on 2nd April 2019.

Mr Dave Miller - Outdoor Learning

Mr Miller is a Co-Opted Governor. He was appointed on 10th December 2020.

Mr Tom Huson - Pupil Premium, Sport

Mr Huson is a Foundation Governor. He was appointed on 22nd February 2021.

Mrs Kim Jones - Inclusion

Mrs Jones is a Foundation Governor. She was appointed on 22nd February 2021.

Mr Gareth Mackinder - Health & Safety

Mr Mackinder is a Parent Governor. He was appointed on the 15th June 2021.

Ms Jo Ball

Ms Ball is the school Bursar and is an Associate Member of the Governing Body. She was appointed on 6th January 2020. She attends the Finance & Resources and Admissions Committees as an advisor. Ms Ball does not have any voting rights.

Fr. Martin Mills

Fr. Martin is now an Associate Governor but has previously served as a Foundation Governor. He was appointed to his current role on 31st March 2021. Fr. Martin does not have any voting rights.

N.B. Mrs Favell & Mrs Finch are related. Mother & daughter respectively.

Ms Ball's partner Mr Miller is our Co-Opted Governor.

An Introduction to The Governing Body

Thank you for your interest in St Peter’s Church of England (Aided) Primary School. Our school aims to create a happy, stimulating learning environment which encourages children to do their very best, and supports them in achieving and exceeding their own expectations. We provide excellent facilities in which the children can feel safe and nurtured by caring and professional teaching staff, who embrace our Christian ethos and focus on every child as an important and valued individual.

Our Vision:

We are St Peter’s, a Christian village school rooted in our community.

We strive to create an inclusive, caring environment where our learners grow to enjoy life in all its fullness.

Just as St Peter himself was entrusted to be the rock on which Jesus founded his church, we develop firm foundations for life within our pupils on Jesus’ teachings.

                We have three key aims:

  • To LOVE one another in the way God loves us.
  • To inspire children to love to LEARN; and equip them with the skills and attitudes to do so all their lives.
  • To AIM HIGH so every child achieve their full potential.
Our pupils are nurtured to develop their self-confidence, spirituality, personal well being, respect for others and their own talents in a broad curriculum.
 
When our pupils move on to the next stage of their education, our aspiration is that we have developed ‘Life-Long Learners’ who have a strong appreciation of their role in; and responsibilities towards; the local community, our country and the changing world.
 
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for The Lord”. COLOSSIANS 3:23

Further Details

Please find below further details about the members of the governing body at St. Peter’s School including appointment information, attendance and business & pecuniary interests.

The governing body of St. Peter’s (CE) Aided Primary School is constituted under ‘The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012’. There are 14 governors consisting of;

8 Foundation governors – Appointed by the Church Parish / Diocese

1 Co-opted governor – Appointed by the Governing Body

1 Local Authority Governor – Appointed by the Local Authority

2 Parent Governors - Elected by the Parents/Carers of pupils at the school

1 Staff Governor – Elected by the Staff of the school

1 Headteacher – An ex-officio member by virtue of their role

All governors serve a 4 year term except the Headteacher and the Parish Priest, who are governors by virtue of their posts.

Apologies for absences by governors at meetings are reviewed and approved by the governing body.

What do we do? Our role is a strategic one, with the day to day running of the school the responsibility of the Headteacher and senior school leaders. We have 3 core functions;

  • To work with the Headteacher to set the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • To ensure the accountability for the educational performance of the school through searching questioning of the Leadership Team
  • To ensure the best use is made of the school’s financial resources

The full governing body meets in full on a monthly basis and, at different times in the school year, rotates the main area of focus between the topics outlined below:

Finance & Resources – Review all matters concerning finance including the annual budget, staffing , premises, safeguarding and health & safety.

Ethos & Curriculum – Ensure all aspects of school life reflect the Christian ethos and ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered to all pupils.

Pay – Has fully delegated powers to implement the school’s pay policy including annual reviews of performance related pay.

Admissions – Has fully delegated powers to implement the school’s admissions policy.

Please see the link below for further information regarding the role of school governors in West Sussex;

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/learning/west_sussex_grid_for_learning/support_for_school_staff/information_for_governors.aspx

Our Previous Members

Mr Bryan Martin (stood down 4th September 2020)

Mr Martin was a Co-Opted Governor and later an LA Governor and was Chair of the Governing Body. He was appointed on 18th November 2015.  He served on the Finance & Resources and Admissions Committees.

Mrs Nicola Rudling (stood down 23rd October 2019)

Mrs Rudling was an Associate Member of the Governing Body. She was appointed on 4th December 2014. She attended the Finance & Resources and Admissions Committees as an advisor. Mrs Rudling did not have any voting rights.

Mr Darren Humphreys (stood down 16th June 2021)

Mr Humphreys was a Parent Governor and then LA Governor and Chair of the Governing Body. He was appointed on the 18th November 2018. He serveed on the Finance & Resources Committee.

OUR CLERK

Mrs Angie Bell

Mrs Angie Bell is the Clerk to the Governing Body. She clerks all full governing body and committee meetings.

For further information regarding the Governing Body, please contact the Clerk via the School Office.

Governing Body of St. Peter’s CE Primary School - Information for Academic Year 2020/21

Governor

 Attendance   FGB

 Attendance  Committee

 Roles

 Committee(s)

 Interests -   Business /   Pecuniary /  Governorship

C Newman

 0 of 13

n/a

Associate Governor

 

 Yes

L Cornwell

10 of 11

2 of 2

Acting Chair

Finance & Resources

 None

B Francis

8 of 10

 3 of 3

 

Admissions, Finance & Resources

 None

D Humphreys

10 of 10

3 of 3

 Chair (until 15/06/21)

Admissions, Finance & Resources

 None

K Finch

8 of 10

 n/a

 

 

 None

A Charlton

 8 of 10

 2 of 3

 

Admissions, Finance & Resources

 None

G Kolter

 10 of 10

 3 of 3

 

 Advisor on: Admissions

 None

T Huson

4 of 4

 1 of 1

 

 Finance & Resources

 None

N Favell

9 of 10

 n/a

 

 

 None

E Harsum

 8 of 10

 1 of 1

 

 Admissions

 None

J Ball

 3 of 4

n/a

 

Advisor on: Admissions, Finance & Resources

 None

S Vaughan-Turner

8 of 10

 1 of 1

 

 Admissions

 None

 K Jones

 3 of 4

 n/a

 

 

None 

 D Miller

 5 of 5

 n/a

 

 

 Yes

 G Mackinder

 1 of 1

n/a 

 

 

None 

 Fr M Mills

 3 of 3

 n/a

Associate Governor

 

 None