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Parent Governor

Dear parents,


We have received 5 applications for the two available Parent Governor positions. Each of the five candidates has written a brief personal statement which can be found below.

On Friday 23rd November, your child will bring home a ballot paper(s) for each person in the household with parental responsibility. Parents who do not live at the same address as their child will receive a ballot paper in the post. This will be sent out from school on Friday 23rd November 2018.


Votes may be returned to school using the paper copy of the ballot form, sent home with your child, by posting it into the ballot box in the School Office.


Alternatively, votes may be made electronically via email by forwarding the form at the bottom of the web page to: :




Candidates' Personal Statements


Rachael Armstrong

I have lived in the village since 2006 and have 3 children. Over the next 10 years at least one of my children will be attending St Peter's. I am therefore committed to helping the school maintain its high standards for all children. I am a primary school teacher and in my previous job I was Early Years Leader and Literacy Leader. I have experience of teaching in Japan and Dubai and I have an interest in promoting cultural and religious diversity. I am presently a full time Mum and enjoy helping run the village toddler group.


Joanne Cowlam

I have thoroughly enjoyed being a parent governor over the last four years and feel I have much more to contribute going forward in the running of St Peter's. As I work in a large, inclusive primary school, I believe this gives me a great insight into the performance of a striving school. With my in-depth knowledge of St Peter's and my passion for teaching, I would love the opportunity to continue my role.


Joanna Favill

I wish to contribute to school and help ensure all children have an eagerness to learn and achieve the academic and life skills that give them the best start. I run my own business and can bring several skills, including developing new ideas and strategic planning. Before this, I worked in and led teams which delivered major development projects, with varied partners, from private businesses to government. I want pupils to be the happiest and best they can be.


Neil Peirson

I am currently a lecturer at a Further Education College. In the past, I have been a School Governor at a local primary school and a Parish Councillor. I have recently become the Treasurer of the St Peter's PTFA.


Carla Wragg

My background in Further Education has exposed me to a range of educational experiences including Ofsted inspections and contributing towards management of the department. I have been a key volunteer at Walkeringham Playgroup, managing finances and fundraising, and recently I have started an Initial Teacher Training Course, training as a Primary School teacher. I like to support the PTFA in fundraising events; recently serving cream tea at the school sports day and running a stall at the summer fair. I am a person who loves to learn and recreationally I enjoy running and fitness.


Electronic ballot form for parent governors