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As part of their Visible Governance campaign, the NGA has released an animated film which explains the role of Trustees and governors and explains the crucial role school governors and trustees play in children and young people’s education.

St Peter’s Local Governing Board (LGB)

Chair of Governors – Simon Wilkins

Category – Parent Governor

Appointed by – Elected

Term of Office Ends – 29/09/2026

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My youngest two children are at St Peter’s, in Year 5 and Year 3. Our family moved from Manchester to Wem a little over a year ago; we are very settled and enjoying life here. Having started my career as a Software Developer I am now Chief Technology Officer for Travel Innovation Group (TIG) based in Chester. I am a member of the Senior Leadership team and responsible for Calrom, one of three businesses within TIG. My role involves all aspects of financial planning, procurement, and recruitment; enabling the business to deliver software solutions to our two sister businesses and major international airlines. I hope my skills and experience will be beneficial to the school. I am very approachable and am looking forward to helping the school develop further.
Vice Chair of Governors – Christopher Parker

Category – Appointed Trust Governor

Appointed by – Trust Board

Term of Office Ends – 29/09/2026

I’m delighted to have been selected as a governor for St Peter’s. It was the school that welcomed my eldest daughter when we moved from RAF Benson to RAF Shawbury in 2013. I now have two further children attending the school in Year 1 and 3 and both are loving their time there.

I served in the RAF as a helicopter crewman and then instructor and have, for the last 6 years, been working for a defence company in project/change management followed by roles in business development and capture management. I would hope that the experiences I have gained from my career to date may be of some value in supporting the school.
I have always been very interested in education and all the challenges and opportunities schools offer our sons and daughters. However, that being said, I am very aware of the fact that the head and her staff are the professionals and that governors are there primarily to provide them with help, constructive feedback and encouragement.
Therefore, I believe my major role as a governor at St Peter’s is to support the head in whatever way I can in order to help ensure that the school continues to go from strength to strength. I’m very much looking forward to the challenge!
Governor – Aimee Hawke

Category – Co-opted Governor
Appointed by – Governing Body
Term of Office Ends – 19/06/2025

I currently work for the Shropshire Music Service teaching classroom music across the whole primary age range in schools in Shropshire. Prior to this role, I worked as a primary teacher and member of the senior leadership team in schools in London and Newcastle upon Tyne. These roles have given me an in-depth knowledge of education and the chance to see learning across a variety of school settings.

I have been a governor at St. Peters since 2017 and my particular interest is in teaching and learning. I enjoy finding out how different subjects are taught across the school and how this impacts on children’s progress and wellbeing.

I have 2 children’s currently at St. Peter’s in year 2 and year 5. I am looking forward to working alongside the other governors to support the school during my next term of office.

 Governor – Charlotte Wharton-Jenkins

Category – Parent Governor

Appointed by – Elected

Term of Office Ends – 29/09/2026

I am keen to join the governing board of St Peter’s CE Primary School & Nursery since my daughter joined the Nursery at the start of this school year. As a Parent Governor, I would like to support the school, its pupils and staff to ensure we all flourish and achieve our best.

As a full-time teacher and a Head of Art, I have 6 years of experience in schools to understand the wants and needs of a primary setting. I hope to be an effective governor, making use of my knowledge gained from teaching the curriculum across year groups.

Governor – Ruth Empson

Category – Foundation Governor
Appointed by – Trust Board
Term of Office Ends – 29/09/2026

Image preview Governor – Adelaide Knight

Category – Co-opted Governor
Appointed by – Governing Body
Term of Office Ends – 29/09/2026

Having worked as a teacher for the past 8 years, I am invested in education and continue to be in my role as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Mental Health Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at a nearby primary school. I believe that my experience of understanding safeguarding and inclusion for all pupils, as well as promoting positive mental health, would help me contribute positively to the governing body of St Peter’s. My eldest daughter is currently in Year One and I would relish the opportunity to become a parent governor to make a positive contribution to the education of local children.
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 Link Governors

Safeguarding (Child Protection & Looked After Children) – Adelaide Knight
SEND – Adelaide Knight
Pupil Premium – Adelaide Knight

Area Staff Lead/ Subject Lead Link Governor
SEND Fay McKirgan Adelaide Knight
Pupil Premium Fay McKirgan Adelaide Knight
English Becky Hughes Christopher Parker
Maths Sophie Price/ Michelle Bear Aimee Hawke
Science Laura Vaughan Simon Wilkins
Geography Ellen Ziola Charlotte Wharton-Jenkins

Charlotte Wharton-Jenkins

History Emma Barratt
PE/ Sports Premium Jane Laffey
Art Kate Lack
DT Dave Kennard
Music Dave Kennard
MfL Kelly Byrne/Claudia Winstanley
PSHE Kirsty Stewart
RE Kay Grove
Computing Sophie Price
Phonics Sally Morris