Our Governing Body

Mr Oliver Parr
Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor 18.11.21-17.11.25

Mr Oliver Parr

Responsibilities and links: Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee, Child Development Committee
Subject links: History and Geography
Term of Office: 18.11.21-17.11.25

For six years I have been a governor at Earley St Peters School, initially as a Parent Governor, now as a Foundation Governor. The experience I bring to the role comes from my variety of backgrounds working in the engineering, local authority, charity, educational and cultural sectors. As a governor, I am dedicated to provide the oversight needed to help the school deliver quality education within the community using its vision and values.

Mrs Hester Wooller
Governor and Executive Headteacher 01.01.14 - ongoing

Mrs Hester Wooller

Responsibilities and links: Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee and Child Development Committee

Term of office: 01.01.14 - ongoing

Mr Tom Smith
Head of School 01.09.22-ongoing

Mr Tom Smith

Ex-officio

Responsibilities and links: Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee and Child Development Committee

Term of office: 01.09.2022 - Ongoing

Mrs Nicola Taylor
Foundation Governor 01.07.21-30.06.25

Mrs Nicola Taylor

Responsibilities and links: Admissions Governor and Chair of Child Development Committee
Focus: EYFS link, Eco Council link
Term of Office: 01.07.21 to 30.06.25

I first became a Foundation Governor at Earley St. Peter’s in 2017 and have held a variety of responsibilities since then. My current roles are: Chair of CDC (Child Development Committee); Admissions Governor; link for EYFS Curriculum; link for Eco-council.

My background is in Financial Services where I worked for 17 years in IT and Project Management.  When I first joined the Board of Governors, I was a full-time mum and the role was a fantastic opportunity to use my skills and experience and to develop new ones while taking a break from the workplace.  I now work part-time for a UK wide parenting charity as a Data Analyst. 

I am also a parent at Earley St Peters and I have 3 girls at the school in Years 3, 4 & 6. I really enjoy being a Governor for our wonderful school and see it as great way to use my skills and experience to contribute to our school community.

Mr Tim Briffitt
Foundation Governor 11.02.21-10.02.25

Mr Tim Briffitt

Responsibilities and links: Co Vice Chair of Governors, Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee, Health and Safety Governor 

Subject links: Science and Design Technology
Term of office: 11.02.2021 - 10.02.2025

I have always regarded the role of a Governor as a significant way to invest in the local community so I was keen to get involved as a Foundation Governor at Earley St. Peters.  The positive ethos of the school really resonated with me and I now have two daughters at the school.  Through governing I am able to use the skills I have obtained in industry to support the school and the valuable educational experience that it offers.

Mrs Heather Bull
Parent Governor 05.11.21-04.11.25

Mrs Heather Bull

Responsibilities and links: Co Vice Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor, Child Development Committee
Subject links: Music and Art
Term of Office: 05.11.2021 to 04.11.2025

 

With two children currently attending ESP, I wanted to support the school, as well as be more involved with the school community. I believe that all children should be given the opportunity to thrive in education and to achieve their full potential and would like to use my skills to advocate for pupils with additional needs, whether they are academic, social, or emotional.

With a background in Social Care, I bring my knowledge of safeguarding, and the social care systems and processes to the governing body. I also have experience of supporting families with vulnerable children and the additional challenges this brings for parents.

 

Mrs Jade Fletcher
Foundation Governor 13.02.21-12.05.25

Mrs Jade Fletcher

Responsibilities and links: Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee, Deputy Safeguarding Governor

Focus: School Council

Subject links: English
Term of office: 13.05.21 - 12.05.2025

I am a qualified Solicitor and work in-house for a technology company mainly focusing on data privacy. I consider myself fortunate to have received an excellent education within the local area and am proud to play a part in the provision of educational opportunities for others, along with the chance to take on new challenges and learn new skills.  

 

Mr Shane Miller
Parent Governor 05.11.21-04.11.25

Mr Shane Miller

Responsibilities and links: Curriculum Development Committee (Clerk), SEN Governor

Subject links: Maths and ICT

Term of office: 05.11.21-04.11.25

When my two daughters joined Earley St Peters I was keen to get involved within the school community and was lucky enough to be elected as a Parent Governor. I see the role of a Governor as key to the school’s strategic direction, helping shape its vision and values in providing education and unlocking the potential in our children.

I bring experience from an engineering career spanning 17 years across a range of industries, from aerospace, the military, railway and consulting.

Mrs Sarah Tolladay
Staff Governor 22.1.24-21.1.28

Mrs Sarah Tolladay

Responsibilities and links: Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee
Term of Office: 22.1.24-21.1.28