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Graham Hudson - Chair of Governors

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor to the school in 2020. My whole career has been in education and educational assessment. Originally, I taught sciences in a Secondary School in Hampshire. I then moved into high-stakes educational examinations and assessments and participated in many of the educational reforms of the 1980s and 1990s. At one time I was responsible for the marking of Key Stage 2 and 3 tests for England.

 

I moved into the use of digital technologies to support educational assessment in schools which led to an interesting ten years travelling to many countries to support educational systems in implementing change.

 

I now provide consultancy to professional bodies, national and international organisations that wish to improve educational outcomes for children, pupils and students by making use of digital technologies.

 

I was a governor and Chair of Governors at Bell Vue Infant School for 11 years (now Alderwood Infant School).

 

I am Secretary of the e-Assessment Association, a member of the Institute of Directors Assessment Committee, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Board Member of Qualifications Wales.

 

I have been married to my wife Anne for 39 years, lived in Aldershot for most of that time, have two sons, three grandchildren, three Land Rovers.

Janet Ruthven

I am a foundation governor and became a governor in 2015 when my elder daughter was in year 3.  I am the safeguarding governor and also have responsibility for RE and collective worship. 
 

As a member of the church, I am keen to continue to build links between the church and the school.  I passionately believe in life in all its fullness for our children.  As well as supporting the school with my responsibilities, I really enjoy volunteering to help on the school trips, and giving the children experiences outside of school that they might not otherwise have experienced.

 

Libby Etherington

I am delighted to be involved with St Peter’s, both as the Rector of the church and also as a governor.
 

Being a governor is part of my role as leader of the church, and I took up the position in the summer of 2019 after moving to Farnborough with my husband, daughter and dog (Harry) just after Easter that year.

 

Since being ordained into the Church of England, I have worked at a large church in Twickenham where I completed my training and then became the Associate Minister. I then took a team of people from Twickenham to reopen a closed church in Hounslow, where we served a diverse and often deprived community, including having considerable involvement with the 5 primary schools in our parish. St Peter’s church has always had a very strong connection with the school, and the two work closely together to serve and bless the community. It is always a real highlight of my week when I am able to visit the school, participate in Collective Worship, lessons or whatever else is happening. We pray for the school on a regular basis and are also here to support parents and families if they would ever like to contact us.

 

In my free time, I enjoy holidaying (especially in Cornwall where we lived for 2 years), pottering with my vegetable patch, attempting to throw pots on my wheel, walking and enjoying the company of good friends.

Abi Nash

Hi, I’m Abi and I’ve been a foundation governor since Easter 2019. 


I attended the school in the late 90s and had a fantastic time. I have many happy memories of trying to decide what was up the rickety stairs at the top of the school and I loved my trip to Calshot in year 5! I am passionate that all children should not only receive a great education but should learn how to live life in all its fullness, just like I did.


I’m a Maths teacher at a local secondary school, which gives me unique insights as the Maths Governor and I am proud that I can use what I have learnt to give back to the local community.

Margaret Taylor

Hello, I'm one of the Foundation governors, appointed by the Diocese of Guildford in January 2021.  I've lived in Farnborough for most of my adult life, am a member of St Peter's church and until my retirement taught locally.  My three children were all pupils at St Peter's and I served as a governor at that time.  It seems very natural to return to the governing body in retirement as a way to continue my interest in education and, in particular, to support a school close to my heart.  As a grandparent I want my grandchildren to be well equipped to deal with all that the modern world will throw at them - where better to serve then, than a school seeking to enable children to live life in all its fullness!

Rhian Kelly

Hello, I’m Rhian Visram and I wanted to introduce myself because I have recently become a Parent Governor at St Peter’s.

As a bit of background about me, I have a daughter in Y3 and a husband in the Royal Navy and I work in the energy sector.  You may have seen me at the school gate.  As a Parent Governor, my role is to help provide the parent’s view into the governing board.  I have never been a School Governor before, but I wanted to get involved so that I could work with the other governors to help improve St Peter’s for our children.  I have been impressed by the way Miss Reece is leading the school and the efforts staff are making.  I think Humphrey is a particularly great addition to the school.  But as parent’s we need to know that Miss Reece and her team are set up to make sure St Peter’s improves – and becomes a good, even an outstanding school, so that our children get the best start in life and are able to life live in all its fullness.

 

My role as Parent Governor is not to run the school – Miss Reece and her team do that! My role is to ensure that the school has a clear vision and strategy, to hold the leadership team to account for how they educate our children and monitor the financial performance of the school.  I only took on the role in November so I am still very new but so far I have loved getting to know more about the school, how it works and how it is preparing for the next Ofsted inspection. 

 

I’m really keen to hear from you about your experiences of St Peter’s so that I can fully represent parents on the Governing Body.  Please feel free to chat to me at the school gate or reach out via the school office.  I and other governors will also be at the up-coming parent’s evening, so I hope to meet many of you there as well.

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