Robert Peel Primary School


The role of a Governor has been described as that of a ‘Critical Friend’.  Governors are volunteers drawn from the staff, parents and wider community of the school.  

Governors endeavour to get to know the school well by visiting it regularly and supporting events.


The role of the governor includes:

  • Setting the school's aims and policies 
  • Improving standards of teaching and achievement 
  • Setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure 
  • Taking part in the process of interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff
  • Acting as a link between the local community and the school 
  • Dealing with complaints about the school

Governors serve for terms of up to four years, but they may serve for longer if re-elected. The Full Board of the Governing Body meets approximately five times in each school year, but a lot of the detailed work is entrusted to committees who report back to the Full Board. 
Committees meet approximately once each half term.  The main committees are Standards, Curriculum, Inclusion & Pupils and Finance, Personnel & Premises.

Ian Chapman (Parent Governor) - Chair of Governors 
Liesl Ganney (Headteacher)
Mick James (Co-Opted Governor – Deputy Head) 
Helen Bremner (Staff Governor)

Chris Robson (Trust/Foundation Governor)

Rebecca Wood (Associate Governor - Staff Member)

Tudo Scheibner (Parent Governor) 

Jenny James (Parent Governor) 

Cllr Nigel Aldis (LA Governor)

Cllr Jennifer Ivanciu-Wilkinson (Trust/Foundation Governor)


Link Roles

Safeguarding Governor – Ian Chapman
PPG Governor – Chris Robson

Early Years Governor - Jenny James

SEND Provision - Nigel Aldis

Assessment & Curriculum - Ian Chapman

Interventions & Well Being - Tudo Scheibner

Curriculum - Jennifer Ivanciu-Wilkinson

Health &Safety- Chris Robson



Finance & Premises Committee
Mick James

Liesl Ganney
Chris Robson

Tudo Scheibner

Ian Chapman

Nigel Aldis
Pay Committee
Chris Robson

Liesl Ganney

Ian Chapman

Tudo Scheibner
Standards, Curriculum, Inclusion & Pupils
Chris Robson
Mick James

Helen Bremner
Liesl Ganney
Rebecca Wood

Tudo Scheibner

Jenny James

Jennifer Ivanciu-Wilkinson

Nigel Aldis

Clerk to Governors
Michelle Devine - Devine Education & Clerking Consultancy

Governing Body Structure

Governor Visit Policy

Governance Diversity Data

The Governing Body has agreed to opt out of collecting and publishing diversity data for the Governing Body. A further reviewed will be carried out in the autumn term 2023.