The Governing Body

Parent Governor Opportunity

We are looking for new parent governors to join our friendly governing body.

Our governors come from a range of different backgrounds, skills and experience but all share a common interest of wanting the best possible education for the children in our school. Governors are essential for the effectiveness and success of the school and it is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling role. For more information or to apply, take a look at the advert & application form below.

Parent Governor Opportunity

Parent Governor Application Form

Andrew Beane

The Venerable Andrew Beane

Archdeacon of Exeter

Foundation Governor (Ex Officio Substitute)

Chair of Governors / Standards & Provision Committee

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: To be advised

Term of Office 11/12/19 – 10/12/23

Fiona Boorer

Foundation Governor (Episcopal Trust)

Ethos & Chaplaincy Committee Member

Term of Office 17/11/21 – 16/11/25

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest:  To be advised

Stephen Bright

Local Authority Governor

Business Services Committee Member

Term of Office 12/12/18 – 11/12/22

Second Term of Office 01/02/23 - 31/01/27

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.

Emma Davis

Staff Governor
Standards & Provision Committee Member

Term of Office - 22 Mar 2023 to 21 Mar 2027

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: 

Employee (HLTA Communication & Interaction) - 7th Sep 2020 to present
Parent: I have a child starting as a student at St Peter’s in September 2023.

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

Second Term of Office 3/1/22 – 2/1/26

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

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

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 – 31/8/26

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.

Phil Randall

Headteacher

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

Jenine Searle

Parent Governor

Standards & Provision Committee member

Term of Office 26/11/18 – 25/11/22
Second Term of Office 01/02/2023 - 31/01/2027

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Billie Stokes

Co Opt Governor

Term of Office - 01/02/2023 - 31/01/2027

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Parent Governor: Carolyn Jordan

Deputy SEND Link Governor

Term of Office 18/10/23 – 17/10/27 

I was appointed to the Board of Governors in October 2023 as a Parent Governor. We have 4 children, 2 of whom are currently at St Peters. My background is in financial services, but I currently work part time at Tedburn St Mary Primary School and am also Chair of their PTA.

I applied to be a Governor because I would like to learn more about secondary education and offer a parents' perspective to the Governing team. I am a dedicated and passionate advocate for education and the role that parents play in this. I believe strongly in volunteering and enjoy bringing my skills to a team where we can offer help and effect change for the advancement and advantage of children. St Peter's ethos and vision underly an incredible opportunity for our young people and I am excited to be a part of this.

Former Governor: James Moore

Foundation Governor (Diocesan Board of Education)

Standards & Provision Committee

Term of Office 12/12/18 – 11/12/22
Second Term of Office: 12/12/2022 - 11/12/2026

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.

Former Governor: Maria Kapodistria

Maria Kapodistria

Staff Governor

Standards & Provision Committee member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Term of Office 13/2/19 – 12/2/23

Former Governor: Joanna Webb

Parent Governor

Chair of Standards & Provision Committiee

Term of Office 26/11/18 – 5/10/22

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Nil

Former Governor: Jade Otty

Co-opted Governor

Standards & Provision Committee Member

Declaration of Business or Pecuniary Interest: Vice Principal Exeter College

Term of Office: 5/2/20 – 5/10/22

Former Governor: Karen Leach

Foundation Governor (Episcopal Trust)

Chair of Governors/Chair of Standards & Provision 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
Resigned From the Governing Body 6/10/21

Downloads

Governance Date  
Full Governing Body Minutes 23 Mar 2021 23rd Mar 2021 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 3 Feb 2021 03rd Feb 2021 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 9 Dec 2020 09th Dec 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 6 Oct 2020 06th Oct 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 19 Aug 2020 19th Aug 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 8 Jul 2020 08th Jul 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 17 Jun 2020 17th Jun 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 2 Jun 2020 02nd Jun 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 22 Apr 2020 22nd Apr 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 5 Feb 20 05th Feb 2020 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 11 Dec 2019 11th Dec 2019 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 1 Oct 2019 01st Oct 2019 Download
Governor Standing orders and Scheme of Delegation 2021 01st Jan 2019 Download
Governors Record of Attendance at Meetings 2020-21 01st Jan 2019 Download
Draft Full Governing Body Minutes 4 Oct 2022 09th Nov 2022 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 17 Jun 2021 14th Oct 2021 Download
PG Opportunity 21st Nov 2022 Download
St Peters Governors Application Form 21st Nov 2022 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 5 Oct 2021 09th Dec 2021 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 2 Feb 2022 04th Apr 2022 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 8 Dec 2021 04th Apr 2022 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 1st February 2023 27th Nov 2023 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 14th June 2023 27th Nov 2023 Download
Full Governing Body Minutes 22nd March 2023 27th Nov 2023 Download