Who’s who

Mr Iain Gunn: Headteacher
Ex-Officio since September 2007
St Peters School, South Weald
Rev Jane Bradbury: Governor
Ex Officio since 29 February 2016
Currently Vicar in charge of St Peter’s Church, I have a background which includes marketing and advertising management and primary teaching, with a particular interest in special needs.  I have previously been a parent governor, LEA governor and teacher governor of a local authority nursery school and three primary schools.
Mrs Vicky Dorrington: Chair of Governors
Foundation PCC
Pupil and Personnel Lead
Term: October 2019 - October 2023
Qualified solicitor with significant commercial experience in employment law and human resource management Former Chair of St Peter's South Weald School Association One child attended this school Experienced foster career - two children currently attending St Peter's
Mrs Lisa Christie: Vice Chair of Governors
Curriculum matters Lead
Term 19 October 2019 - 18 October 2023
My background is in financial and professional services, and I am a qualified coach, with a Masters in Psychology specialising in motivation. In addition to my executive coaching work, I am a specialist parent coaching and particularly support families with neurodiverse children (ADD, ADHD, ASD, SPD, dyslexia and anxiety). I am a keen sportsperson and play tennis and cricket, and I use my Psychology background to help young sportspeople build their confidence and resilience in sport. My three children have had many happy years at St. Peter’s: my two daughters are now at senior school and my son is in year 6.
Mr Paul Bradley: Governor
Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Finance & Premises matters
Term 15 January 2021 - 14 January 2025
I have worked in finance and investment for the past 25 years, starting out as an actuary, then doing a stint in the credit markets and, currently, as director of small and mid cap equity research at a bank. I have three children who have attended St Peter's.
Mr Tom Ellis: Governor
Personnel and Pupil Matters
Term 9 February 2023 - 8 February 2027
I began my teaching career in 2017 and have been at the school for most of this time. I have an undergraduate degree in Physical Education which I gained in America. I have a long history with the school as I attended here as a child.

Mr Chris Luck: Governor
Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Term 3 March 2023 - 2 March 2027
Responsibility for oversight of Special Educational Needs
I have significant experience in education and governorship.  I have been a governor at Shenfield School 1984-1992 and at St Peter's since 1996.  I have chaired the governors from 2009 to 2021.  I run an education consultancy and have been vice-chair (now secretary) of the London and Home Counties Regional Conferences (SEN and Disability).
Mrs Samantha Pryce: Governor
Foundation Parochial Church Council
Curriculum matters
Term 3 March 2023 - 2 March 2027
Law enforcement and policing background Experience in strategy, policy and planning
Mrs Karen Connell: Governor
Finance and Premises matters Lead
Term 10 November 2022 to 9 November 2026
Parent of one child at the school
Mrs Kerry Ackroyd: Governor
Local Authority
Finance & Premises matters
Term October 2019 - October 2023
My two children attended the school between 2005-2015. Treasurer of SPSWSA from 2009-2015. KAPPS playscheme and Patronal Festival Committee member until July 2015. 25 years Personal and Business Banking experience.
Mr Dave Brook: Governor
Curriculum matters
Term 5 December 2022 - 4 December 2023
Both children attended the school 20 years’ experience mechanical engineering manager Engineering, business & personnel management experience
Dr Caroline Harvey: Governor
Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Curriculum matters
Term 16 October 2020 - 15 Otober 2024
I have worked in a variety of different educational settings for over 20 years. After completing my PhD in History, I taught in international schools in London, Vienna and Japan and have a wide experience of different curriculums and assessments. Since 2008 I have taught at Brentwood School, where I teach GCSE, A level and International Baccalaureate (IB) History and Politics. I am also an examiner for IB History. I have 3 children 2 attend St Peter's.
Mr Stefan Reade: Governor
Foundation Parochial Church Council
Personnel and Pupil Matters
Term 1 March 2019 - 28 February 2023
Parent of a child at St Peter’s Data analysis/statistics and reporting background