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St Andrew's Junior School  Hatfield Peverel

St Andrew's Junior School Hatfield Peverel

Who's Who

Cllr Derrick Louis 

Cllr Derrick Louis was elected as the Chair of Governors at the end of September having been appointed as Local Authority Governor in March 2011. In addition to the Full Governing Board, Derrick also sits on the Finance, Personnel and Premises committee and the Staff Pay Committee. He is a company director for an Essex based Health and Social Care Company as well as being the County Councillor for Hatfield Peverel and Witham. He enjoys sailing and rugby. His term of office finishes on 27/09/2019. Derrick has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Father Stephen Northfield  

Father Stephen Northfield is a Foundation Governor.  He became an ordained minister in the Church of England in 1982 and having served in a number of parishes in or around Chelmsford became incumbent at St Andrews Church, Hatfield Peverel, in 1995. Father Stephen has served on the Governing body since this time.  He is a member of both the Finance, Personnel and Premises committee and Curriculum and Pupil Matters committee.  Apart from Church and school-related work, Father Stephen’s interests are model railways and 18th century music, in particular, the work of George Friderick  Handel. Father Stephen has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Paul Strong  

Paul Strong was appointed as a Foundation Governor in September 2017 and is Vice-Chair of the Curriculum and Pupil Matters Committee. Paul is a qualified teacher and a keen musician, this includes playing the organ at St. Andrew's Church.  His term of office finishes on 18/09/2021.   Paul has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college. 

Ralf Cook   

Ralf Cook was appointed as a co-opted governor in September 2017 and sits on the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. Ralph volunteers as a hospital chaplain, an advisor with Chelmsford Citizens Advice Bureau and a bus driver with Chelmsford Community Transport. He also holds a leadership role with Chelmsford Salvation Army. Ralf was previously a senior principal with H.M. Revenue and Customs.  Ralph has a granddaughter who is a pupil at the school. His term of office finishes on 18/09/2021. Ralf has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Dr. Virginia Craig  

Dr. Virginia Craig was appointed to the Governing Board in September 2015 as a community governor and now serves as a co-opted member.  Virginia is Chair of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. Virginia is retired and a director of Provide. Her term of office finishes on 13/09/2019. Virginia has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Adam Thorpe  

Adam Thorne was appointed as a parent governor in January 2013. Adam is a Head Teacher at a Secondary school in Loughton and before that worked in 4 very successful schools in Essex. He has 2 children, the eldest has now left the school and the youngest is in Year 6. In his spare time, Adam teaches Tae Kwondo and self-defence and enjoys mountain biking and going to the gym.  His term of office finishes on 18/09/2018. Adam has no other pecuniary interests. As Head Teacher Adam is an ex-officio Governor at his Secondary school, he does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Emma-Jane  Sharrocks  

Emma-Jane Sharrocks joined the Governing Board in September 2015 as a parent governor.  She serves on the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. She was appointed vice-chair of the Governing Board in September 2016.  Her term of office finishes on 18/10/2019. Emma-Jane has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Graham Slader  

Graham Slader is one of our foundation governors and was appointed in September 2015.  He is a Salvation Army Officer and the school's safeguarding governor. He chairs the Curriculum and Pupil Matters Committee.  His term of office finishes on 07/02/2020.Graham has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Chris James  

Chris James has been a teacher for over 30 years and Head teacher of St. Andrew’s since 2005. He is a Deacon and part of the Leadership at a local Baptist Church. After the school Chris's second love is Southampton FC closely followed by Doctor Who.  Chris has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college.

Becky Black  

Becky Black was appointed in January 2015 as the Deputy Headteacher. She is also the staff governor.  Her term of office finishes on 1st September 2021. Becky has no other pecuniary interests and does not hold a Governance role in any other school or college