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Governance

The Governors at St Peter’s School are a well informed and committed group of twelve volunteers who work as a team to

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent.

As part of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) the work of the governing board is supported by the Directors of ODST. The Directors have delegated many responsibilities to the governors, if you want to read more about this you can do so here

Further information about the Directors of ODST can be found here

The governors work closely with Mrs King and other members of the staff team; they routinely visit school to monitor the implementation of the school’s strategic priorities.  Governors receive training and support from ODST and the Diocese to help them fulfil their role effectively.  

Meetings of the full governing board take place about five times a year, but governors also meet regularly in two smaller committees.  

The Resources committee has responsibility for the in-depth scrutiny of the school’s finances.  Governors are involved in the recruitment of staff, decisions regarding staff pay and they look at any staffing/personnel matters. The committee also deal with anything and everything to do with the school premises/ health and safety; members of the committee undertake regular walkabouts of the school site.

The Performance and Standards committee looks at data, policies and considers how the school is meeting the challenges it has set itself.  The committee receives reports from ODST and when appropriate members of the staff team.

If you want to find out more about the work of the governors the Scheme of Delegation for the Local Governing Body of St Peter's School can be found here. Copies of meeting minutes can be obtained on request from the school office.  Governors are always happy to be contacted by parents/carers and children.  Governors can be contacted via the school office, or you can email the clerk to the governors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Unless stated otherwise governors have not declared any business or pecuniary interests, they do not have a relationship with any member of the school staff, nor are they members of any other governing body. The data below is for the academic year 2015/16.

Name Appointing body Term of Office start date Term of office end date Committee membership Role on the Governing Body Declaration of Interest FGB attendance Committee attendance
Sam French Parent 09/06/2015 08/06/2019 Performance and Standards   None 5 out of 5 4 out of 4
Shelley Godfrey Staff 26/09/2015 25/09/2019 Performance and Standards EYFS and SEN Link Governor None 5 out of 5 4 out of 4
Sam King Staff (Headteacher) N/A N/A Performance and Standards
Resources
  Ben King (son) employed as sports coach 5 out of 5 7 out of 7
Kerry Lane Foundation 01/03/2016 28/02/2020 Resources   None 3 out of 3 1 out of 1
Harry MacInnes Foundation 01/03/2015 28/02/2019 N/A   Governor at St Christopher's, Langford 2 out of 5 N/A
Sandie Morris Foundation 01/03/2015 28/02/2019 Resources   Husband and son employed by WE Morris and Sons (Builders) 5 out of 5 3 out of 3
Mark Robinson Foundation 12/11/2013 11/11/2017 Resources Committee chair
Health and Safety Link Governor
None 5 out of 5 1 out of 3
Nikki Shaw Foundation 01/09/2014 31/08/2018 Performance and Standards Vice-Chair
Performance and Standards Committee Chair
None 4 out of 5 4 out of 4
David Waters Foundation 01/09/2014 31/08/2018 Resources Chair
Safeguarding Governor
Husband to Sharon Waters (Co-opted governor and member of staff) 5 out of 5 3 out of 3

Governors who have joined the Governinrg Body during the academic year 16/17.

Name Appointing body Term of Office start date Term of office end date Committee membership Role on the Governing Body Declaration of Interest FGB attendance Committee attendance
Paula Morris Parent 17/10/2016 16/10/2020 Resources   None    

Governors who were in post during the academic year 15/16, but have now stepped down.

Name Appointing body Term of Office start date Term of office end date Committee membership Role on the Governing Body Declaration of Interest FGB attendance Committee attendance
Lynne Miles Foundation 01/11/2014 31/10/2018 Resources   None 3 out of 5 1 out of 3
Sharon Waters Co-opted 17/09/2015 16/09/2017 Resources   Married to Mr David Waters, governor. 5 out of 5 3 out of 3

"The strong relationships at all levels of the school including with the parent body that ensures Christian values support the all-round development of the children."

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Tel: 01993 842535

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