The Governing Body
The Governors oversee and facilitate the strategic leadership of the school. The Governing Body is drawn from the wider community of the school including parents, staff, and the local churches, with members also elected by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and the Local Authority.
At St Peters and St Pauls, our governing body can have a total of 12 governors and is made up of the following positions:
7 x Foundation Governors
1 x Headteacher
1 x Local Authority Governor
2 x Parent Governors
1 x Staff Governor
Governors’ Business Interests
It is important that Governors are transparent in ensuring that the action they take for the good of the school does not conflict with their own interests and commitments outside of the school. We are required to maintain a register of their interests and publish information about this on our website.
Become a Governor
We are always interested to hear from people who are interested in becoming Governors. For further information contact our clerk via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Governors
Victoria Stubbs - Foundation - SDBE Governor-26.10.2018-16.10.2026 (Second Term of Office)
I became a governor of the school in 2018 when my first child joined. I was overwhelmed by the unique, family atmosphere and wanted to do all that I could to help support and maintain this. I am lucky enough to have had all 3 of my children attend St Peter’s and my youngest will now remain here for his Primary education. The expansion of the school from Infant to Junior has been one of my greatest passions and projects.
It has been an amazingly rewarding experience to work alongside such a gifted group of educators. I also enjoy supporting the Governing Body and watching it grow in confidence and effectiveness over time. It is important to me that the essence of the school is preserved and nourished. It was a pleasure to be voted as Co-Chair of Governors in 2022 and I look forward to the exciting future that awaits us all.
Catherine Johnson- Foundation (PCC) Governor 29.04.2021-28.04.2025
I jumped at the opportunity to become a foundation governor at St Peter and St Paul’s! After retiring as a Headteacher, I had the capacity to volunteer and I was really excited about becoming part of this wonderful school community. I have worked in education for 33 years, graduating as an enthusiastic ‘probationary teacher’ in 1988. My experience grew working overseas in Australia and Italy before settling locally in Oxted twenty years ago.
For 10 years, I was a Headteacher, firstly at St Peter’s C of E Infants in Tandridge and then at Trinity Oaks C of E Primary in Horley. Trinity Oaks was developed as a brand new school in 2014, an incredibly interesting and rewarding journey. As a leader of Southwark Diocese Church Schools, I understand their special nature and Christian ethos and the way they are supported by the Board of Education and local churches.
I continue to follow developments in education and am passionate about the way we look after pupils and the quality of learning they receive. As a tutor, I still work with children most days, and always try to build on their interests and find innovative ways to support them.
My current work is with student teachers, which certainly keeps me on my toes- staying one step ahead with my reading and pedagogy!
I am looking forward to learning more about life at St Peter and St Paul’s and supporting the school as Governor.
Rosie Burgess - Headteacher, Ex-Officio Governor 23.04.2019-
I am privileged to be the Headteacher of St Peter and St Paul Church Primary School.
Since qualifying as a teacher in 2008, I have held various middle and senior leadership roles at both infant and primary settings; working within different local authorities including Croydon and Hillingdon.
I hold the National Award for SEN Co-ordination and have also been awarded Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status.
I engage with educational research and am passionate about providing opportunities for staff to further develop their knowledge and understanding of effective teaching as I believe that highly skilled staff positively impact pupil learning.
I have a particular interest in curriculum and inclusion and strive to cultivate an aspirational culture that leads to great pupil outcomes.
I aim to ensure that all of our pupils develop the self-belief to shine their light within our school community and beyond; knowing that they can make a difference and advocate for change. 'Let Your Light Shine.'
I am currently undertaking the National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership and am looking forward to continuing to lead change and improvement as St Peter and St Paul grows from a 1FE Infant School to a Primary School.
Helen Burnett – Foundation (SDBE) Ex-Officio Governor 15.09.2016-
I joined the Chaldon Village Community in June 2016 when I took up my post as Curate to St Peter and St Paul’s Chaldon and St Luke’s Whyteleafe. Before my ordination training, I home-educated my four sons and am passionate about equality of access to education and nurturing the child's natural curiosity. My first career was in education and I have taught in the early years sector, primary and secondary schools, and spent two years working with severely emotionally disturbed children in a residential setting. I value the strong links between the church and the school in Chaldon and intend to do all I can to foster that relationship.
Richard Pedrick - LA Governor 19.01.2023-18.01.2027 (Second Term of Office)
I grew up on the border of Chaldon and Caterham and after moving to London for several years, post-university, I came home so that my own children would have the great benefit of growing up in our wonderful and unique community. My family has lived in Chaldon and Caterham for more than 65 years, my uncle even attended the old infant school in Chaldon 60 years ago.
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2007 and have been working within the financial markets industry since then. I currently ply my trade at a quantitative investment management company in Mayfair. I try to use my experience to help the school in particularly trying financial times for the whole education sector.
My eldest child joined this school in 2018 and flourished; my youngest joined in 2020. These early years are fundamental for our children; I believe that one of the most important things we can do at this stage is to instill a love of learning that will, God willing, stick with each of them throughout their school years and well into adulthood.
Laura Stott - Foundation (PCC) Governor - Safeguarding Governor 15.12.2020-14.12.2024
My career as a researcher and lecturer at several UK universities has shown me just how important it is for a child to have an outstanding experience during their foundational early school years. A school that can nurture a sense of excitement for learning, can stoke a passion for discovery, and can give children the courage to make mistakes, is vital for children to become successful lifelong learners. This has certainly been the experience that my three children have had, as they consecutively attended St Peter and St Paul Infant School from 2011 - 2020. I have lived in Caterham most of my adult life and feel very much a part of this community. I attend Caterham Baptist Church which has been a wonderful way to strengthen my Christian faith, and helpful as I seek to support the school in its Christian ethos which permeates every element of school life and is part of what makes St Peter and St Paul Infants so special. Also, my experiences of working within Higher Education, often with individuals who have specific mental health and/or well-being issues, provides beneficial insight as I serve in the role of Safeguarding Governor.
Linda Smith- Foundation (PCC) Governor 02.12.2021-01.12.2025
Managing a Children’s Centre taught me that there are a million and one ways to support families both formally and informally and that the local community plays a huge part in ensuring families are able to thrive.
I believe this ethos is a strength of the Tandridge community with many charities and individuals willing to help each other.
I wanted to bring my past skills & experience to good use, hence my acceptance of a role in the Governing Body.
Safeguarding and well-being are of the utmost importance to me. I strongly believe that children will learn best in an environment where they feel safe, and cared for and where their individuality is recognised, which is why I’m proud to play a small part in this very special school environment.
Sarah Bridges-Staff Governor 08.12.2021-07.12.2025
I have been the Teacher in Reception at St Peter & St Pauls since 2020, and have taught Reception and Year 1 in other settings. I worked my way up from being a parent volunteer, to a 1:1, then a classroom TA and then achieved my degree in early childhood education becoming a qualified teacher.
Relationships, compassion, and respect are at the heart of my work in school, with the children, staff, and parents. My own spiritual values are an important part of my identity as a teacher, as a member of our school community, and as a part of our world.
My role as a staff governor allows me to bring a unique staff perspective to the board, as well as be involved in guiding and moulding our school's development so it continues to be a fulfilling and loving place to be, to work, and to learn.
Sarah Morgan-Petrillo- Parent Governor 24.05.2022-23.05.2026
I am a Mum to three children, one of which attends St. Peter and St. Paul school my older two attend St. Bedes.
Since joining the school as a parent, I have been so impressed with the community ethos which the school provides. My daughter absolutely loves school and thrives in this nurturing and caring community.
As a family, we have lived on the Caterham/Chaldon border for 16 years and attended St Mary's church during this time. We feel privileged to live in an area in which community is valued so much. It is important to us as a family to have strong links within the community we live and to give back to those who support us. This is exactly how I found myself applying for the parent-governor role here at St. Peter and St Paul’s Church Primary.
My personal and professional passion is supporting education and ensuring the best outcomes for children. In my professional capacity, I work as an Early Years advisor for a neighbouring local authority. I have a BA HONS degree in Early Years and Education and strongly believe that children’s access to quality education is key to their success throughout their life.
Anita Mills- Foundation (PCC) Governor 07.07.2022-06.07.2026
I am a mum of two and a part-time solicitor. My son started at St Peter and St Paul Church Primary in 2019 and my daughter joined in 2022. My son’s class will be the first to benefit from the school becoming an all-through primary.
Prior to having children, I practiced as a child and family solicitor in Hackney, East London for 10 years where I gained valuable insight into safeguarding and child protection and an understanding of multi-agency working. I moved to the local area in 2014. After taking some time out when my son was born, I spent three years working part-time at a local Children’s Centre, gaining valuable experience working with families and contributing to improving outcomes and reducing inequalities. I currently work locally as a family solicitor.
From the first time I visited St Peter and St Paul School, I was drawn to the nurturing community feel, and inclusive ethos, where every child is valued and given the opportunity to thrive. In my role as governor, I will provide whatever support I can to ensure clarity of vision and strategic direction as the school expands. I am personally invested in the school continuing to provide a safe, happy environment where children are not only given a great education but also encouraged to be considerate and thoughtful citizens, both in our community and the wider world.
Adam Robinson- Foundation (PCC) Governor 23.09.2021-22.09.2025
As a father of two children who both attend St Peter and St Pauls and with us living in the local area, I was keen to be as involved in their education as much as possible. I felt the best way to do this was to become involved with the School's governing body where I could contribute by utilising skills learnt during my career in financial services and management consulting. As the school expands into a full primary school I am excited and privileged to be able to provide whatever support I can to ensure the Vision and Values continue to be realised for all pupils.
In my spare time, I like to cycle the beautiful Surrey Hills and surrounding areas.
Clerk to Governors
I have worked for St Peter & St Paul Church Primary as their clerk since 2019 and was previously a governor at a Surrey Junior school for 7 years. I held several roles within a governing body over those years such as Chair and Safeguarding governor. I have over 10 years' worth of experience in education and my full-time role is as a Governance Manager for a Multi Academy Trust.
Chris Botten 17.12.2020-31.03.2023