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Each Church of England school has a governing body, constituted in accordance with its Instruments of Government, which is responsible for the school. The Church, local authorities, parents and teachers are represented on the board.

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Mr Iain Gunn: Headteacher


St Peters School, South Weald

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Mr Chris Luck: Chair

41 Spital Lane, Brentwood CM14 5PQ

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Chair of Curriculum Committee
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 since 2009.  I run an education consultancy and have been vice-chair (now secretary) of the London and Home Counties Regional Conferences (SEN and Disability).”

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Mrs Kerry Ackroyd: Governor

Foundation PCC
Finance & Premises Committee

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


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Rev Jane Bradbury: Governor

Currently Priest 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.


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Mr Paul Bradley: Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education
Finance & Premises Committee
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, two of whom are still at St Peter’s.

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Mr Dave Brook: Governor


Curriculum Committee

Both children attend school

20 years’ experience mechanical engineering manager

Engineering, business & personnel management experience


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Christie, Lisa

Mrs Lisa Christie: Governor


Curriculum Committee
Parent of two children at St Peter’s, one pre-schooler
Business development and finance background


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Mrs Vicky Dorrington: Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education

Pupil and Personnel Committee (Chair)

Qualified solicitor with significant commercial experience in employment law and human resource management

Chair of St Peter’s South Weald School Association

One child at this school

Experienced foster carer



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Dr Caroline Harvey: Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education

Curriculum Committee

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 at St Peter’s.


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Mrs Jo Matthews: Governor

Personnel and Pupil Matters Committee

I qualified with a B Ed (Hons) and have been teaching in excess of 20 years, durning which time I have mentored trainee and newly qualified  teachers and supported staff within a senior management capacity. Most of my experience has been in Outer London schools and diverse communities. My children have attended St Peter’s


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Mrs Samantha Pryce: Governor


Curriculum Committee

Parent of one child at St Peter’s
Law enforcement and policing background
Experience in strategy, policy and planning


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Mr Stefan Reade: Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council

Personnel and Pupil Matters Committee

Parent of a child at St Peter’s

Data analysis/statistics and reporting background


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Mr Rob Threadgold: Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education

Finance and Premises Committee 

I have worked in financial markets technology for 15 years. I am currently a director of a bank and responsible for their IT infrastructure and global premises portfolio. I have two children at the school. [/tab]

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Mr Mike Van Klink: Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council
Finance and Premises Committee

I have 20 years experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant.  I have been a Governor at St Peters since 2009 and am a parent of a former student at the school



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