Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for overseeing the managing of the school and its finances, whilst delegating to the Headteacher the responsibility for the day to day running of the school.  The Governing Body acts as a critical friend by asking questions of the Headteacher, regarding standards and levels of achievement etc, and also assist in the strategic planning of the school with input into the School Development plan each year.

PCC Foundation Governors

Mrs M Bullock : Chair

Maria Bullock, mother ot two girls who both attended St Peter's and now Littleover School. I am a qualified CIMA accountant and director of a property company.  I have been a governor for 6 years, and Chair for two years.  I am passionate about outstanding education for all and work hard to ensure that this happens.  I welcome comments from all involved in the school, staff, pupils and parents and encourage them to become actively involved in the life of the school.

Mrs S Goring

 I am a PCC Foundation Governor and I have been a governor at St Peter's School for a few years now. I am the governor with responsibility for Looked After Children.

I work in education and have a particular interest in supporting students to achieve their full potential. I strongly believe in the ethos of St Peter's and ensuring that all of the children at the school have a positive experience and achieve their individual goals.

Mrs S Young

My name is Stephanie Young and I am a PCC Foundation Governor. I am a practising Christian and believe strongly in the school's mission statement of positive education for all through Christian values of kindness and respect to others. I have two children currently attending the school and an older daughter who previously been a pupil at the school who has nothing but exceptional memories of her time at St Peters.

I was a Neonatal Sister at Queen's Medical Centre before my children were born. I was fully involved with planning and implementing the Unit's policies and communicating with parents/medical staff. I am able to bring these skills and utilise them within school as a Governor to help maintain our school's high standards. I am IT literate. I really enjoy interacting with the children and my aim is to do what I can to help improve their school life.


Helen Roe   

I am a serving teacher in a school in Derbyshire, having over 30 years of experience in primary education - mainly in the Junior age-group. During this time, I have seen many changes and new innovations in education and have had first hand experience of preparing children for the end of KS2 SATs tests and for their progression to secondary education. It is important to me that children reach their full potential – academically but also as mature, rounded individuals.

I am a practising Christian and have been a member of St Peter's Church for just over three years. I am a PCC Foundation Governor.

I have two adult children who are both qualified practitioners in the Outdoor Industry; I count myself very fortunate to be able to join them in adventures - on water, on rock or in the mountains.


The Reverend Alicia Dring : Ex Officio Governor and Vicar of St Peter's Church, Littleover

Alicia has been Vicar since Sept 2013 and has previous experience of serving as a governor at other schools in the county over the last 10 years.  With a background in marketing and publicity she is particularly skilled to assist in visual and verbal presentation of public information about the school.  However, it is primarily as Vicar that Alicia supports the life of the school with weekly assemblies, regular church services and visits as well as encouraging St Peter's Bridge Team to offer pastoral, practical and fun support from the church family into the school community.


Councillor M Carr: LA Governor

I am a retired Mechanical Engineer.  I worked for Rolls Royce Naval Marine on Nuclear Submarine Propulsion Plants. I was first elected to Derby City Council to represent Littleover in 2002. My hobbies are hillwalking, cyclying and rugby. I am a member at Leicester Rugby Club. I am a member of a local mountaineering club and enjoy regular walking holidays with my wife and friends. I have a daughter who lives in the Channel Islands and I visit regularly.  I also have a son who lives in Harrogate in North Yorkshire. They both have two children. I used to live in Littleover village, but have recently moved to Breadsall Village.

Parent Governors

Mr J Hunt

Following my graduation in Computing at the University of Derby, I have worked in the IT sector for over 18 years as a software developer, a systems engineer and have managed multiple teams for about ten years.  I have a broad range of IT skills but specialise in Internet Safety and Security.  

I have been married for eleven years and we have two children on the autistic spectrum.  I am passionate about inclusive education and am enjoying the opportunity to add my own support, through time and knowledge, to help the school continue to thrive.

I am enthusiastic about continuous learning and have a broad skill set, from sign language to property maintenance and from Minecraft to Bushcraft.  For leisure, I enjoy learning the guitar, computer gaming and horse riding with my sons.

Mrs Julie Law

Elected as Parent Governor -- March 2018

My name is Julie Law and I am a Parent Governor. I have a degree in Biochemistry and Physiology and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, both from the University of Leeds. I went on to do a degree in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. I now practice as a GP, a job I have been doing for five years. Through my job I have developed skills which will help me ensure the children at St Peter's continue to be well looked after in terms of physical health and mental wellbeing. I have completed extensive training in safeguarding for both adults and children and I have lots of experience in this area. I have also previously volunteered as a mentor to secondary school pupils who wish to enter medicine as a career and I have been involved in the teaching and training of medical students for many years. I have four children, the oldest now attending St Peter's. I'm Derby born and bred and I live very close to the school. I therefore know well the needs of the local community and the challenges it faces. In my spare time I am a very keen netballer and play several times a week. 

Mrs A Woodhouse : Headteacher / Governor

Staff Governor : Individual staff members are invited to attend Full Governor meetings when their expertise and knowledge on their core teaching subject is required.

Jennifer Downing (Clerk to the Board of Governors)

I am mum to two boys who have both been through St Peter's School over the last few years. I have good connections with the school, both through my work in St Peter's Church Office as the Church Administrator (which has been my main job since 2008) and through working with the St Peter's Bridge Team both in church and in school since 2012. I turned towards the Christian faith as a teenager after the death of my granddad and have never looked back! I moved to Derby over 10 years ago from London and became a member at St Peter's Church in early 2014.

I look forward to using the skills I have learnt over the years in administration to support the governors and the school through the Clerks role

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