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Governors

Welcome to the Governors’ section of St. Peter’s Catholic Primary school website.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools as well having responsibility to appoint the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher. The Governing Body has three core responsibilities which are to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • hold the Head Teacher 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 and making sure its money is well spent

In addition to this, the Governing Body also plays a significant role in helping to develop and maintain the Catholic character of our school. 

Our Governing Body, which is made up of 7 Foundation Governors (appointed by the Bishop), the Head Teacher, a Staff Governor, 2 Parent Governors and a Local Authority Governor and meets every month to help the school fulfil its Mission. Governors do this by getting to know the school, reviewing policies, regulating admissions, planning building work and reading reports and undertaking monitoring visits to ensure that the school is meeting the needs of all children. Governors can be contacted via the school office.

Liz Holford

Chair of Governors

Contact: Liz Holford c/o St Peter's School Office, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7BP

For information regarding the membership of our Governing Body and details of individual governor responsibilities please see the chart below:

Governors’ Details

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Liz Holford

Foundation

Diocese

4

17.09.24

Admissions

  • Chair of Governors 
  •  SIP Link Governor (Leadership & Management)
  •  Safeguarding and SCR Link Governor
  •  SEN Link
  • Governor
  •  Maths and Literacy Link Governor
  •  PE Link Governor
  •  Admissions

 

Richard Cunningham

Head Teacher

GB

n/a

 

Admissions

  • Admissions

 

Tonya Freeman

Foundation

Diocese

4

31.08.27

Admissions

  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Chair of Admissions
  • SIP Link Governor (Quality of Education)
  • Science and Computing Link Governor
  • Pupil Premium Link Governor

 

Fr Jeremy Garratt

Foundation

Diocese

4

20.10.27

  • RE Link Governor

Vacancy

Foundation

Diocese

4

 

HT PM

  • MFL Link Governor
  • PDL Link Governor
  • HT Performance Management Panel
  • SIP Link Governor (Personal Development)

 

Jodie Swaine

Foundation

Diocese

4

27.03.25

HT PM

  • EYFS Link Governor
  • HT Performance Management Panel
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing Link Governor
  • SIP Link Governor (EYFS)

 

Artur Torres de Melo

Foundation

Diocese

4

24.11.26

  • Health and Safety
  • Geography Link Governor

 

Mike Williams

Foundation

Diocese

4

20.10.26

Admissions

  • History Link Governor
  • Philosophy for Children Link Governor
  • Admissions

 

Nigel Dougherty

LA

GB

4

13.09.27

Pay Committee

  • Finance Link Governor
  • Pay Committee

 

Andrew Gorman

Parent

Parent Election

4

29.10.27

Pay Committee

  • Pay Committee
  • Behaviour and Attitudes Link Governor
  • SIP Link Governor (Behaviour and Attitudes)
  • LSA / MDLSA Link Governor

 

Liz Zinyemba

Parent

Parent Election

4

14.09.26

Pay Committee

  • Music Link Governor
  • Art & DT Link Governor
  • Pay Committee

 

Daisy Honeywell

Staff

Staff Election

4

12.10.25

  • DTG
  • Forum Representative

 

Alison Isaac

Clerk

 

n/a

 

 

 

 

 Departed Governors (within last 12 months)

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Date Left

Jason Lovibond

LA

GB

4

19.01.26

17.07.23

Melvyn Johnston

Foundation

GB

4

13.08.23

113.08.23

Ric Shawl

Parent

Parent Election

4

14.10.23

14.10.23

Nigel Dougherty

Associate

GB

4

08.11.26

14.09.23

Pecuniary interests of our Governing Body

Pecuniary Interests Register 2022/23 – St Peters Waterlooville

Governors in italics are those who have left the GB in the last 12 months 

Name

Interests Declared

Including:

Governor elsewhere (incl. school name)

Related / married to member of staff (incl. staff name)

Employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

e.g. Position

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Richard Cunningham

Employed at school

School

Employee

01/04/2017

 

14/09/2023

Nigel Dougherty

 

 

 

 

 

08/09/2023

Tonya Freeman

 

 

 

 

 

14/09/2023

Fr Jeremy Garratt

Oaklands Catholic School

School

Governor

02/09/2019

 

01/11/2023

 

Edith Stein Catholic Academy Trust

Academy

Director

23/09/2022

 

01/11/2023

Andrew Gorman

Employed at Oaklands Catholic School and Sixth Form Collete

Academy

Employee

02/09/2019

 

30/10/2023

Liz Holford

Edith Stein Catholic Academy Trust

Academy

Director

23/09/2022

 

15/09/2023

 

Woodlea Primary School

School

 

Interim Executive Board – Governor

01/03/2023

 

15/09/2023

Daisy Honeywell

Class Teacher

School

School

01/09/2016

 

07/12/2023

Jodie Swaine

 

 

 

 

 

15/09/2023

Artur Torres de Melo

Related to staff member at school

School

Lunchtime Assistant

15/07/2022

 

09/11/2023

Mike Williams

 

 

 

 

 

14/09/2023

Liz Zinyemba

 

 

 

 

 

09/12/2023

Alison Isaac

Governor Services – LA Clerk

HCC Gov. Svcs

Clerk

18/03/2011

 

09/11/2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imelda Howell

 

 

 

 

Left GB 21/09/22

11/09/2021

Jason Lovibond

 

 

 

 

Left GB 17/07/23

28/03/2022

Melvyn Johnston

 

 

 

 

Left GB 13/08/23

12/09/2022

Ric Shawl

 

 

 

 

Left GB 14/10/23

15/09/2022

 

Governor Attendance 2022-23

Name Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%)
Richard Cunningham 11 11 100%
Nigel Dougherty (Associate Member) 9 7 78%
Tonya Freeman 11 8 73%
Father Jeremy Garratt 11 6 55%
Liz Holford 11 10 91%
Daisy Honeywell 11 11 100%
Imelda Howell 1 0 0%
Melvyn Johnston 11 9 82%
Jason Lovibond 11 0 0%
Ric Shawl 11 6 55%
Jodie Swaine 11 9 82%
Artur Torres de Melo 8 4 50%
Mike Williams 9 4 44%
Liz Zinyemba 11 7 64%