Judith Briers - Chair of Governors
I was invited by the Diocesan Board of Education to join the Interim Executive Board of St Peter’s Primary School in November 2014. I was elected and Chair of the IEB and subsequently as Chair of the Governing Body, a position I am truly honoured to fulfil.
I qualified as a teacher in 1976 and began my career teaching Mathematics, Physics and Science. In the 1980s I became very interested in Computer Programming and took a sabbatical in 1985 to study computing and programming. I joined Lutteworth College (then Lutterworth Grammar School) as Head of Computing in 1987. I led a very successful department delivering Computing and ICT to GCSE and A level. My career progressed leading on the Technology College initiative then being promoted to Assistant Principal leading on teaching and learning, then to Vice principal leading on self-evaluation and pastoral systems. I led the college as Acting Headteacher in 2010 and I have recently retired from my most current role as Executive Principal of The Lutterworth Academies Trust.
I am passionate about how education can transform the lives of young people. It is a privilege to work with young people and see them develop and succeed. I believe that every young person should be supported to achieve their own success and acquire the knowledge and skills to become highly successful citizens.
In my leisure time I love to dance so attend fitness classes like Zumba and fitsteps, I also enjoy Yoga, Pilates and walking in the countryside.
Alex Scott - Vice Chair of Governors
Alex is an Associate Minister for Holy Trinity Church, where he heads up the sizeable youth and children’s work. As part of this he works with a number of schools providing RE lessons, assemblies, and dramatic performances and other services. Prior to this he was a Teacher in a Secondary school. He is married with 2 teenage children. Alex’s wife is a primary school teacher, delivering forest schools and both he and his wife are passionate about the environment. Alex joined the governing body of St Peters in 2015 as a foundation governor and previous to this was a governor at St John the Baptist, Clarendon Park.
I was previously a parent governor at the school as both my two children attended for most of their primary education and because I had an interest in contributing to the development of the school. When my children left due to relocation I wanted to continue to support the school and community so now act as an authority governor although I feel that I continue to offer a parent’s view during governor meetings.
I am a learning disability nurse but am currently continuing my professional development and studying to become a health visitor. Because of this experience I take an interest within the school in areas relating to SEN, anti-bullying and the children’s health and well being.
I have also studied biology and as science remains an area of interest of mine I am keen to learn more about how it is taught within the school. I am married with two primary school aged children and I also enjoy reading, history, music, walking my dog, and spending quality time with my family and friends.
Karen is currently working for the Diocese of Leicester Board of Education and Multi Academy Trust as their accountant. Having worked in the manufacturing industry previously, charity and school accounting is a change in direction that brings both challenges and rewards.
As one of your governors she brings unique business and finance skills to help ensure that the school continues to grow, support and develop over the coming years.
Outside of work and governance, Karen is passionate about dogs; having two of her own and supporting both local and national charities.
My name is Becky Kimberlin. I have worked at Belgrave St. Peter’s for six years. During my time here, I have worked as a one to one support, as well as a teaching assistant in all year groups except EYFS. Currently I work as a teaching assistant in Year One which I find very enjoyable although challenging at times. Part of my role involves leading an intervention group based on a program called Read Write Inc created by Ruth Miskin. This is a phonics based program that I really enjoy teaching.
In addition to this, last year I took on the role as a lunch time manager where my duties include overseeing the lunch time period: ensuring timetables are maintained and making sure staff are on duty for the smooth running of our lunch time. It also involves ensuring the children have an opportunity to take part in fun activities whilst making friends in a happy and safe environment.
I became a staff governor in 2015 and so far I am enjoying learning what the role entails, attending all meetings and getting an in depth view of how the school is run. I enjoy volunteering at school fetes, family discos and I currently help to run an after school film club. The children that attend write film reviews, look behind the scenes of films and discuss films in general.
I am married with six children and am interested in local history and musical theatre as well as enjoying spending time with my family and friends.
Reverend Simon Stevens - Our Pioneer Minister
Rev Simon Stevens is based with the churches of the Watermead Mission Partnership. This includes St Luke's Stocking Farm (which you can see from outside St Peter's) Christ the King, Beaumont Leys (next to Tescos) and the Church of the Resurrection as well as a couple of others.
Simon is Children and Families Pioneer Priest/Missioner. His role is to engage with the community in this part of Leicester. He works with St Peters and other local schools and he is the minister of the Belgrave, St Peter's Missional Community.
He is from the South Coast, he left school at 16, sold hamburgers and then worked in residential care, with both elderly people and young adults who suffered from Cerebral Palsy. He was a Youth Worker for Bilingual teenagers in Paris and then trained to be a priest. He has been ordained for 15 years.
He is married to Kathryn, a teacher and musician, they have three children the smallest of which comes with a large collection of Anna and Elsa dresses, dolls and toys and an addiction to my Little Pony.
Steve, known to the children as Disco Steve, is married with two children and three grandchildren and has been a Primary School Governor for over 24 years including 14 years as Chair of Governors. During this time he as sat on the Rutland Schools Forum and Education Scrutiny Committees. Steve has spent 20 years as a youth worker for East Yorkshire and Rutland County Councils and the voluntary sector, in addition to spending 40 years as a member, officer and unit manager with St John Ambulance
He currently works as a freelance Paramedic, First Aid Trainer (teaching staff at Primary Schools and nursery’s) and a Children’s Disco Entertainer. He is a Former Senior ICT Manager for Centrica PLC and Gas Engineer British Gas therefore keen on Health and Safety.