Peter Hills Church of England School

Board of Governors Membership Details

The Board of Governors has 16 members:  3 elected Parent Governors; 1 Local Authority appointed Governor; 2 staff Governors, comprising the Headteacher and 1 staff Governor; 1 Co-opted Governor and 9 Foundation Governors.

The Foundation Governors shall comprise 3 appointed by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education, one appointed by each of the Parochial Church Councils of St Mary All Saints, Rotherhithe; St Katherine with St Bartholomew, Bermondsey and Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe. The remaining three Foundation Governors shall be made of the principal officiating ministers of the ecclesiastical parishes of St Mary All Saints, Rotherhithe; St Katherine with St Bartholomew, Bermondsey and Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe.  The chair and vice chair are elected annually. 

The work of the Governors is unpaid, however the Board employees a clerk to administer the recording of the activities of the Board and offer operational advice when appropriate.    The current membership of the Board is listed on the school website. 

The core requirement of all governors is a commitment to work to see the highest standards of teaching and learning, behaviour and personal development established and maintained at the school in order to maximise the educational progress of every pupil and the flourishing of every member of the school community.     All governors are expected to take part in regular training to develop and increase their effectiveness.  


    Jeremy Brooks- Martin                                                                       Chair of Governors                                                                                                          Foundation Governor                                                                                                               Term of office- 05.10.19 - 04.10.23                                                                                         Link Governor for: Health and Safety, School Premises                

Jeremy has been a Peter Hills governor since 2011 and has been chair since 2014. He’s lived in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe for the last thirty years, and all three of his children went to the school.
At work he’s a Senior Programme Manager, specialising in leading complex change programmes to develop, transform and implement structures, processes and systems. He currently works at the Royal College of Surgeons, and some of his previous work roles have included being an Accountant, Quality Manager, Knowledge Manager, working in the Marketing department of the world’s biggest Law firm, and managing a Web team.

Outside of work he’s also a deacon of a Baptist Church in Bermondsey, where he regularly teaches a Sunday school.

   Fr Andrew Doyle  (Holy Trinity)                                                            Vice-Chair of Governors                                                                                                        Term of office – 01.09.03 and holds office whilst Vicar of Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe.            Link Governor for: Writing                                                                                                        

  Fr Egerton Gbonda St Katherine’s with St Bartholomew                Foundation Governor                                                                                                                Term of office – 26.02.15 holds office whilst Vicar of St Katherine’s with St Bartholomew  Link Governor for: RE                                                                                             

  Fr Mark Nicholls (St Mary All Saints)                                          Foundation Governor                                                                                                                Term of office – 29.08.07 - holds office whilst Vicar of St Mary's All Saint                          Link Governor for: Training and CPD                                                                                       

  Kevin Thorne                                                                                  Foundation Governor                                                                                                              Term of office - 19.05.17 - 18.05.21                                                                                         Link Governor for: Website                                                                                                      

  Janie Curtis                                                                                                   Elected Staff Governor                                                                                                             Term of office - 12.12.17 - 12.12.21                                                                                     Link Governor for: Curriculum                                                                                  

  Danielle Kelly                                                                                                  Elected Parent Governor                                                                                                          Term of office - 21.11.17 - 20.11.21                                                                                     Link Governor for: Pupil Voice, community and Parents                                                         

  Charlie Gordon                                                                                      Elected Parent Governor                                                                                                      Term of office - 23.10.19 - 22.10.23                                                                                          Link Governor for: Curriculum and Pedagogy including EYFS                                                

Pauline Maddison                                                                                                                      Foundation Governor                                                                                                                Term of office - 08.07.20 - 07.07.2024                                                                              Chair of the following Scrutiny Groups: Curriculum and Standards                                      Link Governor for: Safeguarding and SEND       

Neil Crossfield                                                                                                                            Elected Parent Governor                                                                                                          Term of office 09.07.17 till 08.07.21                                                                                          Link Governor for: Health and safety   

Andrew Norman                                                                                                                      Foundation Governor                                                                                                              Term of office – 12.12.18 - 11.12.22                                                                                      Chair of the following Scrutiny Groups: Curriculum and Standards                                    Link Governor for: Resources and Maths                               

Olabisi Oduntun                                                                                                                      Foundation Governor                                                                                                          Term of office 29.04.2019 - 28.04.2023                                                                              Link Governor for: Writing and SMSC

Charlotte Crookes                                                                                                                  Co-opted Governor                                                                                                             Term of office 24.06.2020 - 23.06.2024                                                                              Link Governor for: Curriculum

Pia Longman                                                                                                                              Head Teacher                                                                                                                            Head Teacher Governor                                                                                                           Term of office – 01.01.16 holds office whilst Head Teacher of the school                 

The Governing Body has delegated authority to the Finance Premises and Staffing, Curriculum and Standards, and Christian Ethos (Faith) Scrutiny Groups.

The Scrutiny Groups have nominated Chairs and minutes of all Scrutiny Group meetings are ratified by the Governing Board.

The Scrutiny Groups do not have nominated members. All governors can attend any

Scrutiny Group and these meetings are always quorate with a minimum of three governors in attendance.


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