Governing Body

Meet our Governors

To contact Kath Cook, our Chair of Governors, please email 

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 joined as a Parent Governor in 2020 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 3 and another son ready to join school in autumn 2023. 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 3 and Orla in Year 1. 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 is trained as a Children's Yoga Teacher and offers classes at Holton and in the local community. Kat and her children love reading and she is passionate about meeting children's SEND needs and promoting children's mental health needs. 

Wayne Gilham - Trust Appointed Governor

Reverend Gini Williams - Trust Appointed Governor

Mrs Charlotte Hammond - School Governor

Charlotte Hammond is the year 3 and 4 teacher at our school. She joined the teaching team here after thirteen years of teaching experience in a school in Essex, where she became a member of the leadership team and led the curriculum areas of geography, pupil voice, P.E. and science. Since her move to Suffolk, Charlotte wanted to learn more about the school and the local community which it serves; therefore, she chose to become a governor at the school. In doing so, she hopes to grow strong relationships with parents, as well as making further links between the school and the local area. Charlotte leads the school council at Holton St Peter and supports them with fundraising projects and decision making about the school in which they love to learn in. She feels that it is important to prepare the children we teach for the world beyond our wonderful school and therefore works to ensure they have the skills required to achieve their hopes and dreams in the years to come.  

Becoming a school governor

ASSET Education are actively looking for people to be school governors. You don't have to be an expert in education or a parent; almost anyone can help. Being a school governor brings with it a real responsibility and a sense that you are able to contribute to the good of schools and pupils. It's a worthwhile task, but before offering to help it would be good to consider what it entails by reading our governor's information.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact

What qualities are needed by school governors?

The below are available on the ASSET Education website by clicking this link

The minutes of LGB meetings can be made available for public viewing by request to