Belonging, Believing, Building a Future


The Governors at St Peter’s School are a well informed and committed group of volunteers who work as a team to

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent.

As part of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) the work of the governing board is supported by the Directors of ODST. The Directors have delegated many responsibilities to the governors. More information is available about ODST trustees and governance on their website.

Further information about the Trustees of ODST can be found here.

The governors work closely with Mrs Axford and other members of the staff team; they routinely visit school to monitor the implementation of the school’s strategic priorities.  Governors receive training and support from ODST and the Diocese to help them fulfil their role effectively.  

Meetings of the full governing board take place about six times a year..  

If you want to find out more about the work of the governors the Scheme of Delegation for the Local Governing Body of St Peter's School can be found here. Copies of meeting minutes can be obtained on request from the school office.  Governors are always happy to be contacted by parents/carers and children.  Governors can be contacted via the school office, or you can email the clerk to the governors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Unless stated otherwise governors have not declared any business or pecuniary interests, they do not have a relationship with any member of the school staff, nor are they members of any other governing body. The data below is for the academic year 2019/20.  Iain Curtis, a teacher at St Peter's has a standing invitation to attend all Governing Body meetings. Sue Read is the Chair of Governors and can be contacted via the school address: Main Road, Alvescot, nr Bampton OX18 2PU or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Name  Appointing Body First appointed  Term of Office Start Date  Term of Office End Date  Role on the Governing Body  Declaration of Interest

 FGB Attendance


Gillian Allison Community 01.10/2019 01/10/2023 30/09/2027 Vice Chair  None  
 Katherine Gamage  Parent 19/06/2017 19/06/2021   18/06/2025    None  
 Diane Axford  Staff (Headteacher)    N/A  N/A    Governor at Hanborough-Manor School.  
 Harry MacInnes  Foundation  01/03/2015  01/03/2023  28/02/2027     Governor at St Christopher's, Langford  
 Sandie Morris  Staff 01/03/2015  01/03/2023 20/02/2027     Husband and son employed by WE Morris and Sons (Builders)  
 Sue Read  Foundation  16/05/2018  03/10/2023  03/10/2026 Chair   None  
 Nikki Shaw  Foundation  01/09/2014  01/09/2023  31/08/2026  Safeguarding governor  None  
 Gavin Anderson Parent 01/09.2021  01/09/2021  31/08/2025  Health and Safety governor    
Mike Wallbank Parent 02/07/2022 02/07/2023 01/07/2027      
John Turberville Foundation       SEN governor    



"The strong relationships at all levels of the school including with the parent body that ensures Christian values support the all-round development of the children."

"Thankyou so much for your kindness at St Peter's, it is much appreciated." - a parent



St Peter's CE School
Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
Tel: 01993 842535
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
Free paper copies of any information on this website are available from the school office. Please contact Mrs Hayler for any queries.  

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