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Our Governors


The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors set the aims and objectives for the school and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. 


Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers. 


If you are interested in hearing more about becoming a governor please contact;


Father David Way - Ex-officio Foundation Governor / Ethos Lead

Fr. David Way is the Parish Priest at St. Peter’s Church. Originally from South Wales, he moved to Plymouth in August 2015.  Fr David is always happy to speak to people in both his role as Parish Priest and a Governor as required.


Susan Way - Foundation Governor / Resources Lead

Susan is a Homeless Projects Manager for a National Charity and has skills in the following areas. Human Resources, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Finance and Budgeting. In her Church life, she has developed skills that contribute to the work of the Governing Body.


Barbara Giadrini - Foundation Governor / Disadvantaged Pupils Lead

Barbara has retired from the teaching profession and would like to use her time by helping the community.  Barbara often volunteers at her local primary school where she enjoys spending time with the young children. She is passionate about the importance of early education and hopes that she can help the school achieve its strategic objectives.


Rev Brian Wood - Foundation Governor / Safeguarding Lead

Brian has a longstanding interest in education being the first in his family to attend University.  Brian's interest in education is broad and deep and he likes to see the development of the whole person.  Brian has a great deal of experience of being a governor as well as experience of education and quality assurance.   


Aidan Walters - Co-opted Governor / Resources Lead

Aidan is an experienced estates, facilities and Health & Safety professional with a demonstrated history of working within the educational industry, specifically Further Education and Higher Education. His current occupation is a premises management & service area lead, responsible for line managing a sites team and ensuring the day-to-day front-line support and running of all 6 of the South West's top colleges premises including its subsidiaries. Aidan is keen to support the school (which he attended as a child) to strategically improve, providing the best education and facilities to our next generation.


Mrs Sharon Hutchinson - Staff Governor

Sharon has been working in education for over 20 years and she has been teaching at St Peter's for the past 6 years. 

Sharon is currently the EYFS and phonics lead. 


Parent Governor - We currently have 2 vacancies.




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