Our Governors are a key part of the school and works closely with the head teacher, staff and local authority. They oversee the leadership of the school, provide support and challenge to help the Head Teacher in moving the school forward. The Governors ensure that the school functions well in terms of standards, staffing, curriculum, premises and finance.
Meet Our Governors
Mr Waldron - Head Teacher
I have been the head teacher at our school since September 2006. I have taught in six schools since my career began in 1988 and always taught pupils between 3-7 years of age. Nothing can beat the reward as a teacher from seeing children have those light bulb moments in their development, the joy of learning, being inspired and having fun.
Mrs Cutts - Deputy Headteacher
My name is Hannah Cutts I am the Deputy Head and SENCo here at James Peacock. I started working here after Easter 2021. I have worked in three schools before JP with varying roles and have only just left the classroom on a full time basis, this helps me to represent the staff at JP on the governing body both from a leadership and classroom perspective. I am passionate about our school community and a strong believer in our principles and providing the best experience we can here for all of our children.
Charles Rayner - Chair of Governors - Co-opted
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My name is Adam Moult, from Ruddington, and both my children attended James Peacock. I am applying to be a co-opted governor at the school. I am a Business Analyst, through my own company, and would bring a number of key skills to the role, including project management, planning, financial, regulatory and IT project skills, process management and common sense. I am passionate about helping children achieve their full potential, being happy, fulfilled and helping James Peacock school thrive.
Claire Lees - Parent Governor
From September I will have two children at James Peacock School. This is the perfect time to contribute to help the school maintain a successful and vibrant community to ensure children reach their full potential. I have 22 years financial service background most latterly Corporate Banking and Risk Management which enables me to contribute skills such as strategic & analytical thinking, decision-making, financial acumen, challenge, communication and collaboration.
Jarrod Melville - Parent Governor
I am a family man, married with two children. I am keen to provide back to the school and help the school become as effective as possible for its children and the wider community. With a background in financial planning, i have the skills to bring an organised and analytical mind, providing both support and challenge to ensure best possible outcomes.
Jonathan Hamblett - Co-opted Governor
I have been a school governor since 2010, and since 2012 with James Peacock. My area of governor responsibility is child protection or safeguarding. My daughter is now 16, my wife is an infant teacher, and I have worked in education at numerous universities including Nottingham and now Lincoln where I lead commercial operations. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, hold non-executive roles, and am about to complete my Master of Business Administration
Andy Hawksworth - Parent Governor
I'm heading into my 3rd year as parent governor as my youngest son moves into Y2. My responsibility within the governing body lies with behaviour and the nursery. Having previously been a secondary teacher with responsibility for behaviour and welfare, and now working with younger children in education, I have many skills to bring to the governing body. My aim is to provide support but also challenge to ensure that the children attending James Peacock have the best experience possible.
Gary Choo - Local Authority Governor
I have been a Governor at James Peacock since February 2014. I am a long term resident of Ruddington and part of the wider community. I am passionate about education children in their formative years. Their experience at James Peacock will stay in their conscious memories well into their adulthood. Children have only once chance. As a parent, grandparent and Governor I feel that we have a duty to support their education, their teachers and their schools in order to give them the education that they deserve.
James Rutter - Co-opted Governor
I have lived in the Ruddington area for most of the last fifteen years, and have two girls who were previously at James Peacock school. I chair the school’s Finance & General Purpose committee, and have been a co-opted governor for three years. My professional background is in corporate banking, which is an advantage to my role with the school. James Peacock is a lovely school at the heart of the community, and I am really pleased to be able to support in this way.
Kath Bowden - Co-opted Governor
I have lived in Ruddington for almost twenty years and have one child who attended James Peacock. I am the Office Manager at a small primary school in Leicestershire. Prior to this, I worked in senior management within the higher education sector, latterly at the University of Nottingham with responsibility for curriculum approval and quality assurance processes across the UK and international campuses. I have extensive administrative and managerial experience to bring the governor role
Membership of our Governing Body
Our Governing Body consists of:
The Full Governing Body meets 3 times a year, once each term. In addition there are two committees that meet as least three times a year.
Deputy Head Teacher
Chair of Governors
Health and Safety
Governor training, recruitment, curriculum
Governor Register of Interest
Governors have certified to say that they have declared all beneficial interests which they or any person closely connected with them have with businesses or other organisations which may have dealings with the school.