The Governing Body

Karen Leach

Foundation Governor (Episcopal Trust)

Chair of Governors/Chair of Standards Committee Member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Acting Headteacher and Staff Governor, St Michael’s CofE Primary Academy, Exeter

Term of Office 1/9/16 – 31/8/20
Second Term of Office 1/9/20 - 31/8/24

As a parent at St Peter’s I am committed to trying to ensure the best possible outcomes for not just my children but for every student.

Currently a teacher in a local Church school  I have had many years’ experience of both teaching and leading across early years and primary phases, having  been Head of a Nursery, both  Deputy and Acting Head of an infants’ school, Ofsted inspector and  senior leader in a large primary, as well as working as a freelance education consultant.

I would hope that the knowledge and experience I have could support the governing body and contribute to enabling the School making its vision a reality.

Phil Randall

Headteacher

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest:  Trustee, Exeter Episcopal Trust

Trevor Mills

Foundation Governor (St John’s Hospital Trust)

Chair Business Services Committee

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Term of Office 1/9/18 – 31/8/2

Rachel Oliver

Foundation Governor (St John’s Hospital Trust)

Vice Chair of Governors / Chair of Ethos & Chaplaincy Committee / Business Services Committee member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Employee Redhills Primary School, Exeter

Term of Office 1/9/16 – 31/8/20
Second Term of Office 1/9/20 - 31/8/24

I joined the Governing Body in September 2016 as a Foundation Governor appointed by St John’s Hospital Trust and I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve as a governor.

Previous to becoming a governor at St Peter’s, I have been a Governor at Redhills School for six years.  I also work at Redhills School as a part time Teaching Assistant, and this gives me a good knowledge of educational issues.

I am married with three children, the eldest two being at St Peter’s. In my spare time I enjoy being an active member of a local church, mountain biking and walking, and enjoying watching football, rugby and cricket.

Ali King

Foundation Governor (Diocesan Board of Education)

Ethos and Chaplaincy Committee Member/Deputy Lead Governor for Safeguarding

Term of Office 3/1/18 – 2/1/22

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Jade Otty

Co-opted Governor

Standards Committee Member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Vice Principal Exeter College

Term of Office: 5/2/20 – 4/2/24

James Moore

Foundation Governor (Diocesan Board of Education)

Standards Committee Member

Term of Office 12/12/18 – 11/12/22

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Director, Exeter Travel Clinic

As someone who grew up in Devon, has enjoyed a career spanning several countries, now with a child at St Peter’s, it is an honour to support the teaching and leadership team through serving on the Governing body of this excellent local school.

My background in healthcare has provided me with a broad set of skills and experiences. These include senior clinical nurse management within acute and emergency settings, through to creation and directorship of an independent healthcare practice. My clinical and leadership experience extends into overseas practice, where I have been involved in expeditions to remote and challenging environments.

Throughout my career I have fostered a keen involvement in education, providing clinical instruction for medical professionals, culminating in the recent development of the RCPSG post-graduate International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

With an MSc in Global and Remote Healthcare, I value not only the importance education is to our children here in Exeter, but also the sustainable impact the St Peter’s educational ethos has on our wider, global community. My passion is that through developing thoughtful and purpose-driven determination, students will open a world of possibilities.

Joanna Webb

Parent Governor

Chair of Provision Committee

Term of Office 26/11/18 – 25/11/22

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Jenine Searle

Parent Governor

Standards Committee Member

Term of Office 26/11/18 – 25/11/22

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Stephen Bright

Local Authority Governor

Business Services Committee Member

Term of Office 12/12/18 – 11/12/22

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest:  Director, Britac Ltd.  Director, Grassways Management Co (Exeter) Ltd.  School Governor – St David’s CofE Primary School Exeter

I was appointed a governor in December 2018.  My son currently attends the school.

By profession I am a self-employed Chartered Accountant performing accounting, taxation compliance and advisory services for a portfolio of owner managed business ranging from sole traders to companies with turnovers up to £25 million. Before this I spent several years working for various accounting practices and also two years working as a financial director of a publishing company which was a subsidiary of a major international concern.

I became a governor as I wanted to help the School with the financial and management skills and experience I have gained. I am a firm believer that the most valuable thing a child can gain is a good education and sense of values and I would like to contribute to this in some small way. I would also hope that the knowledge and experience I have might support the governing body and contribute to enabling the School to meet its mission and objectives. In particular I aim to apply this assisting in overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring that the limited financial resources that the school has at its disposal is well spent and achieves maximum value for money.

Matthew Melksham

Matthew Melksham

Foundation Governor (The Lord Bishop)

Business Services Committee Member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest:  Associate – Bush and Co Chartered Accountants,

Director and Trustee – Churches Housing Action Team (Mid Devon) Ltd

Term of Office 27/3/19 – 26/3/23

Maria Kapodistria

Maria Kapodistria

Staff Governor

Ethos and Chaplaincy Committee Member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Term of Office 13/2/19 – 12/2/23

Andrew Beane

The Venerable Andrew Beane

Archdeacon of Exeter

Foundation Governor (Ex Officio Substitute)

Provision Committee Member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: To be advised

Term of Office 11/12/19 – 10/12/23

Former Governor: Steve Campion

Co-opted Governor

Business Services Committee Member

Resigned from the Governing Body 11 December

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Vice Principal Exeter College, Director Exeter Chamber of Commerce

Former Governor: Kathryn Hough

Foundation Governor (Episcopal Trust)

Standards Committee Member/Provision Committee Member/Lead Governor for Safeguarding

Term of Office 10/2/16– 9/2/20

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: GP Facilitator & Appraiser/Spouse – Stipendiary Bishops Chaplain

 

I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2012 when my daughter was in her final year at St Peter’s so I have a recent understanding of issues of parental concern through years seven to eleven and I am now serving as Foundation Governor.  I serve on the Provision Committee. I am link governor for Key Stage Three and for SEN and safeguarding.

I work as a General Medical Practitioner and also try to support and challenge my colleagues in my role as a GP Appraiser.

In my spare time I train and race with South West Road Runners. I also enjoy walking and have recently completed a 1395 mile expedition, using footpaths as much as possible, the length of Mainland UK.

I am passionate in my belief that people need to be both supported and challenged to reach their potential in all areas of life.

Kathryn Hough