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 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.

Denise Clark - Trust Appointed Governor

Denise Clark, is a retired teacher, previously in several primary schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. She lives in Rumburgh and likes to spend her time walking her dogs; singing with the choir, Pop Chorus, and the Little Stars, putting on shows at The Cut; cooking (and eating what she makes!); and meeting friends. In the short time she has been a governor at Holton, she can see what a great school it is and is excited about getting to know everyone and working with them.

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?

  • a desire to work for the good of ALL pupils

  • an interest in the work of schools

  • a desire to serve the local community

  • an ability to work as a member of a team

  • an ability to ask questions and be a critical friend

  • a willingness to learn and undergo training

  • time to read papers and attend meetings

  • an ability to put the school's interests above personal preferences

  • an ability to respect others with whom you may not agree.

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

  • Audited accounts in full

  • Annual report

  • Funding agreement

  • Articles of association

  • Current memorandum of association

  • Charity trustees’ and members’ names

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