Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors

Hello and welcome to the Governors page of our website. 

This is a short introduction to Petersgate’s Governing Body and how it works with teaching staff to ensure the best possible learning environment for our children. 

Petersgate’s Governing Body is made up of 14 people. Mrs Cook as our Head Teacher, one other staff member, four parents, one person who is nominated by the Local Authority and seven people from the local community, these can include other members of staff. 

Each Governor’s term lasts for four years, after which an election is held or a new appointment made. The officers of the Governing body including the Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually by the governors. 

The full Governing Body meets every half term.  The Governing Body is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, improving and challenging through discussion all aspects of school management. It provides help and support to the Head Teacher and the school management team enabling them to carry out their roles effectively. It also works with the school staff to manage the school budget. 

From time to time vacancies exist on our Governing Body; any applications can be made to the Clerk of the Governing Body via the school office. Parent Governor Vacancies will be advertised in the school newsletter. 

School Governors

Title Forename Surname Post GOVERNOR PERIOD OF OFFICE ENDS Pecuniary Interests Form
Mrs Julie Cook Headteacher None Declared
Mrs Helen Glover Chair Local Authority 7.7.2021 None Declared
Mrs Vikki White Co-opted 24.11.2018 None Declared
Mrs Janine Ivemy Staff 23.11.2018 None Declared
Mrs Hazel Ellis TLG Parent 24.11.2018 None Declared
Mr Christopher Harris Vice-Chair Co-opted 20.11.2021 None Declared
Mr Tony Blackham Co-opted 2.7.2019 None Declared
Mr Rowan Edwards Co-opted 27.11.2020 None Declared
Rev Anne Gothard Co-opted 10.10.2020 None Declared
Mr Matthew Illston Parent 30.11.2021 None Declared
Miss Maisie Evans Parent 30.11.2021 None Declared
Mrs Emma Neal Parent 30.11.2021 None Declared


10.10.16 28.11.16 23.1.17 20.3.17 15.5.17 3.7.17
Helen Glover X X X X
Julie Tasker X X A X
Celeste Gilchrist X X X X
Janine Ivemy X A X X
Anne Doherty X X X X
Vikki White X X X X
Richard Sweeting R
Hazel Manktelow (Ellis) X x X A
Chris Harris x X A
Tony Blackham A A X A
Chris Lynch R
Aimee Aqualina X R
Mark Phelps x X X
Rowan Edwards X
Marian Mountain A R

Key:       x – Attended
A – Absent – with apologies
L – Attended – Late
R – Resigned then shaded out