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St Peter's
Catholic School


I am delighted to welcome you to the Governors’ section of St Peter’s website.

I have been a Governor at St Peter’s for eleven years and have served as Chair of Governors for four years. My three sons have all been students at St Peter’s.

The Governors are drawn from the local community and freely give their time and expertise in order to support the work of the school. There are several different categories of Governors - Foundation, Staff, Parent, Local Authority and Co-opted. We are blessed to have a committed and multi-talented Governing Body with a wide variety of experience and expertise.

The Governors act as ‘critical friends’ to the school working closely with the Headteacher and provide a strategic role in the running of the school. This includes maintaining the ethos of St Peter’s as a Catholic school under the direction of the Bishop, setting aims and objectives, adopting policies and setting targets.

This is achieved through regular meetings – the full Governing Body meets four times a year and three committees (Resources, Staffing and Curriculum, Community and Spiritual Life) which meet termly. At these meetings Governors are expected to ask relevant and challenging questions thus ensuring the school is effective and accountable.

Governors are also a visible presence in the school sitting on interview panels for senior members of staff and attending school events supporting staff and students in their achievements and successes.

If you wish to contact me, please email or send a letter marked for my attention to the school.

With my very best wishes

Helen Read

Chair of Governors