Kath Cook - Chair of Governors & Safeguarding Governor
Kath is a former Executive Headteacher of two small Suffolk Primary schools. She has been a governor at Holton St Peter Since 2018, her special interests are Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) including Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). As Chair of Governors she works closely with Miss Starkl to oversee the work of the school. Kath has governor responsibility for safeguarding, SEND, finance, EYFS and science.
Ben Woolnough - Vice Chair of Governors and Parent Governor
Ben recently joined as a Parent Governor to play a more active role in the school and to offer some of his skills to the Governor team. He lives in the village and has a son in year 1 and another son ready to join the nursey in autumn 2021. Ben works as a Town Planner in Local Government and really enjoys playing an active role in how the school can develop and expand its connections with our community and local environment. Over the years ahead he's really hoping that we can demonstrate how outstanding the school is and he's looking forward to building a stronger relationship between governors, teachers, pupils and parents.
Kat Bedwell - Parent Governor
Kat Bedwell is mother of Leo in Year One and Orla in Nursery. She has been a Children's Occupational Therapist in Suffolk for the past 10 years and is also an Usborne books at home organiser. She also recently trained as a Children's Yoga Teacher and hopes to start offering classes. Kat and her children love reading and she is passionate about meeting children's SEND needs and promoting children's mental health needs. Once Covid has settled down she very much looks forward to meeting more of the children and parents at school.
Alison Hyden - Trust Appointed Governor
Alison is originally from Pembrokeshire in West Wales, she moved to Halesworth with her husband and two children in 1992. Her daughter started at Holton straight away and her son followed a few years later. She got involved with the school by helping out in the classroom and became a member and later secretary of the PTA. She became a parent governor in the mid 1990’s and when her children left school she continued as a community governor. With building work, school reorganisation, developing technology and new trends in education there has been many changes in the school, but the principle, which first attracted her to the school thirty years ago, of treating every child as an individual continues and the school still has its lovely community feel.
Anna Stephenson - Trust Appointed Governor and Staff Member
Denise Clark - Trust Appointed Governor
What qualities are needed by school governors?
The below are available on the ASSET Education website by clicking this link
Audited accounts in full
Articles of association
Current memorandum of association
Charity trustees’ and members’ names