Peter Hills with St Mary's & St Paul's

  • Term dates for 2018-2019 now available in 'Parents' section
  • Children break up at 2pm on 29th March for Easter holidays


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- 05.10.14  til 04.10.19                                                                        Attendance - 4 of 4                                                                                                                Link Governor for: Safeguarding, 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 twenty seven years, and all three of his children went to the school.
At work he’s a Programme Manager, specialising in Change Management and System Implementation, and for the last eleven years has worked for the Royal College of Surgeons. Some of his previous 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 an elder and 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                                                                                                          Attendance - 4 of 4 


  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                                                                                              Attendance - 4 of 4 

  Fr Mark Nicholls (St Mary All Saint)                                          Foundation Governor                                                                                                                Term of office – 29.08.07 - holds office whilst Vicar of St Mary's All Saint                          Link Governor for: Training and CPD                                                                                        Attendance - 3 of 4

  James Howard                                                                                Foundation Governor                                                                                                            Term of office - 25.11.14 till 24.11.18                                                                                  Chair of the following Scrutiny Groups: Finance, Premises & Staffing                                    Link Governor for: Resources                                                                                                    Attendance - 3 of 4 

  Kevin Thorne                                                                                  Foundation Governor                                                                                                              Term of office - 19.05.13 till 18.05.17                                                                                        Link Governor for: Website                                                                                                        Attendance - 3 of 4 

  Amelie Towa                                                                                      Foundation Governor                                                                                                              Term of office - 22.04.16 till 21.04.20                                                                                      Link Governor for: SMSC                                                                                                          Attendance 1 of 3 

  Janie Curtis                                                                                                   Elected Staff Governor                                                                                                             Term of office - 12.12.17 till 12.12.21                                                                                     Link Governor for: Curriculum                                                                                                   Attendance - 1 of 1 

  Sasha Barnes                                                                                                Elected Parent Governor                                                                                                          Term of office - 23.10.15 till 22.10.19                                                                                    Link Governor for: Health and Safety                                                                                        Attendance - 3 of 4 

 Sasha has been a Parent governor at Peter Hills since 2011 and is currently in her second term. She lived on Rotherhithe street for 12 years and now lives in Newcross. She has had two children at Peter Hills, one who currently still attends, as well as a nephew and niece.

At work Sasha manages a service that undertakes return interviews when a child has been reported missing in the Greenwich Borough. She has a vast amount of experience working with vulnerable adults and children in various different roles and has worked for a number of UK charities including Missing People, NSPCC, Gamcare and Arthritis Care.
Outside of work she enjoys supporting the school and spending time with family and friends.

  Danielle Kelly                                                                                                  Elected Parent Governor                                                                                                          Term of office - 21.11.13 till 20.11.17                                                                                    Link Governor for: Pupil Voice, community and Parents                                                          Attendance - 2 of 4 

  Charlie Gordon                                                                                          Elected Parent Governor                                                                                                          Term of office - 23.10.15 - 22.10.19                                                                                          Link Governor for: Curriculum and Pedagogy                                                                          Attendance - 3 of 4 

Charlie Gordon has been a Governor at Peter Hills School for about 10 months. She lives in Rotherhithe and has 2 child, both boys, one of which has attended Peter Hills for the last 3 years. She has 12 years’ experience of working in childcare, and in 2010 achieved a BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies. At work she is a Tutor/assessor, for apprentices completing Childcare, Business administration and Management qualifications. She also has a small family run business, and works closely with local charities, supporting fundraising events. Some of her previous roles including, retail management, care assistant in a brain injury Rehab center, working with the elderly and vulnerable adults with learning disabilities.  

Pauline Maddison                                                                                                          Foundation Governor                                                                                                              Term of office 09.07.16 till 08.07.20                                                                                        Chair of the following Scrutiny Groups: Curriculum and Standards                                        Link Governor for: Safeguarding and SEND                                                                              Attendance - 4 of 4 

Pia Longman                                                                                                                             Head Teacher                                                                                                                           Head Teacher Governor                                                                                                           Term of office – 01.01.16 holds office whilst Head Teacher of the school                 Attendance - 3 of 3 

 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.