This document introduces you to the governing body and gives a little information about them. You can also find photos of the governors just inside the school reception area.
Sue has lived in East Grinstead for 22 years and her four children have all attended St Peter's. She was Clerk to the Governors for 16 years and has returned to the Governing Body as the Non-Teaching Staff Governor where she is the Governing Body’s Link Governor. Sue has a particular interest in inclusion and environmental activities.
Her family attends Our Lady and St Peter's Church in East Grinstead where they are involved in many parish activities.
Fr Steven Purnell
Fr Steven is the Parish Priest of Our Lady & St Peter's Church and St Bernard’s Church. He is the parent of a former child at the school and plays an active role in the religious life and activities in the school.
Emma lives in East Grinstead and is a self-employed Architect. She has a child at St Peter's and became a governor in 2009. Emma sits on the Buildings and Finance sub-committee and has a particular interest in bringing the school’s building infrastructure up to a good standard and helping to develop the creative curriculum. She is a keen dancer and you may notice her face painting at the school fetes
Terry became a governor in December 2009. He was initially appointed as the local authority governor but recently has become a foundation governor. He is married and has three children all of whom currently attend St Peter's.
Terry is a Chartered Electrical and Electronic Engineer, working for several organisations providing consulting services and solutions in transport communications. What time he has left he likes to spend with his family and playing football.
Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly
Dame Lorna is a former member of ILEA and Chair of its Equal Opportunities Committee. She was formerly Chair of South London College of Governors and has been chair of Lambeth College since November 1992, just before incorporation. She is Strategic Advisor/Coordinator of the Social Work Academy, Children, Young People and Learners, Croydon. Dame Lorna Kelly - Leadership in Race Equality Award 2008 - Network for Black Professionals.
Ross joined the governing body in September 2009 as an Associate Governor but was recently appointed as the Local Authority Governor. He is married with two children, one of which is currently attending St Peter’s. Ross is a Chartered Accountant and has previous experience teaching English as a foreign language in Japan. He enjoys attending and supporting his children’s sporting activities.
John was originally elected as a Parent Governor in October 2009. In December 2011, he was elected Chair of Governors. John lives in East Grinstead and works within an IT department of a Reinsurance Company based in London. He has two children attending St Peter's. Having been an active sportsman in the past, John is now more of a spectator or coach for his children - apart from the occasional Vets' Dads' football match and jogging round the odd 10km run.
Nicola has lived in East Grinstead for 8 years and is married with two children. One of her children is in St Peters and the other will be starting soon. Nicola joined as an associate Governor in 2010 and is a member of the Building and Finance subcommittee. She is a Principal Consultant with Capita Symonds providing Health and Safety Consultancy service to a wide range of clients. Nicola has a particular interest in the infrastructure of the school and ensuring safety during design, planning and execution of any projects to be carried out. Her free time is taken up with involvement in a wide range of her children’s activities!
Mary has been the Head teacher of St. Peter’s since January 2009. Previously she has taught in Tunbridge Wells in Kent and in the London Borough of Redbridge. Mary’s thoughts on her role as Head teacher and a member of the Governing Body are “I thoroughly enjoy being part of St. Peter’s community, where the feeling of belonging to a family is very powerful and one that I wish to strengthen further still. I strive to work in partnership with the children, parents, staff, governors, local authority and most importantly the parish to create a place of excellence where everyone’s success is valued and celebrated. “
Lene has been a member of staff at St Peter’s School for over 15 years. She became a Governor in 2010; joining as the Staff Governor. One of her specific responsibilities in the school is for coordinating the Special Needs throughout the school and she also acts in this role on the Governing Body. She is also the school’s Modern Foreign Languages Co-ordinator.
Raymond became a parent-governor in 2012 and has recently become the Science Link governor. He is married with two children both of whom are currently attending St Peter's. Raymond is a secondary school teacher and teaches Computing, Maths and Physics. When time permits Raymond enjoys watching and taking part in sports.
Ruth joined the governing body in January 2012 as a Foundation Governor. She worked for 25 years as a Modern Languages teacher in Doncaster and Horley and currently works as an advisory teacher in Kent. She enjoys her involvement with the parish of Our Lady and St Peter's where she has the role of a Confirmation catechist. She hopes that her work as a governor will help to strenghten further the bond between the parish and the school. In preparation for a not too distant retirement, she has recently learnt to play Bridge and loves to sing with a local rock, pop and soul choir.