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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests for your information.

Minutes of all Governors' meetings are available on request from the School Office. 

St Andrew's Governing Body 2020-2021

Governor Pen Portraits:

John Summerfield ~ Chair of Governors

I have been in business in Skegby for over 50 years. The family association with St Andrew’s began in 1923 when my father started here and spent all of his school years at the school. My grandfather was the first ‘lollipop’ man here during the 1950s. My children also attended this school.

I have been a Governor at St Andrew’s for around 37 years and the Chair for around 10 years. I have attended St Andrew’s church for 61 years and came to this school for my Sunday school lessons.

The first social occasion I attended at this school was a fancy dress 21st birthday party when I was 8 years old.

To be associated with the school is nothing less than an honour.

Barbara Mullins ~ Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee

Hi I'm Barbara Mullins. I've been a member of the governors at St. Andrews for nearly 10 years and am currently chair of the finance and resource committee. I was a governor at the primary school my son attended for several years.

I've lived in Skegby, on and off, for over 40 years. I have lots of family in the area, most of whom have, or indeed still do, attend St. Andrews. The earliest one I knew was an aunt who started at St. Andrews in 1930.

My particular interests are the study of modern foreign languages and reading. My background in accounts, which to most people's surprise, I find fascinating, has enabled me, I believe, to contribute in a positive way to the financial well being of the school.

Reverend Peter Chantry

Reverend Peter is enthusiastically involved in St Andrew's School with regular assemblies and visits on other occasions.  He has been a School Governor in his previous parishes.  He is very keen to support our children and their families as well as the staff in making the most of their time at St Andrew's. 

John Hunter

My name is John Hunter. Until recently I had two children in school and I work within the banking industry. I have been a member of St Andrew’s Governing Body since 2007, when I was initially voted on as a Parent Governor. My current term has been as a co-opted member.

 I am the Link Governor for ICT/Social Media and serve on the Finance committee.

Pam Clarke ~ Chair of the Strategic and Pastoral Committee

I have been a Foundation Governor for 24 years, and have had 3 children and 2 of my grandchildren educated at St Andrew’s. I chair the Strategic and Pastoral Development Committee which meets at least once each term. I have particular responsibility for Safeguarding and staffing appointments. I have a good knowledge of how school develops the future of our children. I regularly volunteer in the classroom. I meet often with the Head Teacher and have a good relationship with all members of staff, all of which helps me to be an effective and supportive Governor. I meet every Thursday morning, with others, to pray for the life of the school and I attend all school services held in school or church.

Mary Whitbread

I have been involved with St Andrew’s School since my children attended. That is around 40 years and I have helped in the classroom in different ways most of that time. I do voluntary work at John Eastwood Hospice and at the Vine Tree charity shop, where I am a trustee. I have a strong Christian faith and am an active member of St Andrew’s Church.

Claire Frow - Co-opted Governor

I began as a Parent Governor at St Andrew’s School in summer 2015. I’m Skegby born and bred – with myself and my husband both attending St Andrew’s as children. I have been a teacher at a local school for 16 years and was a staff governor for 6 years. I worked predominantly in Year 6, until I returned to work part time after having my first daughter. I  have two daughters -Kitty and Eliza - and a son, Henry, all of whom attend St Andrew's.

Caroline Rye - Parent Governor

I work as an administration manager in an End of Life and Dementia specialist care home. I have a first class honours degree in Hospitality Management and a longstanding interest in education.  I was welcomed on to the governing body at St Andrew's in 2019.  I moved to the area in 2006 (having previously lived in Edinburgh, Nottingham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and have a daughter and son at the school.  I was impressed with St Andrew's from my very first visit and really appreciate the dedication and commitment of the staff that I have witnessed throughout school.  I enjoy being a governor and contributing to the school as much as I can.

Governors Outturn Statement