Baden-Powell & St. Peter's CE Junior School

'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.'  Colossians 3:23



Governor Recruitment


We have vacancies for one Parent Governor.  If you are interested in these positions, please contact our Governor's Clerk via the school office.

Current Governors

     Gina Smith - Chair of Governors


I joined the Governing Body in December 2019 and am excited to be part of such an inclusive and dynamic school.  I was a teacher for 11 years and now run a business supporting communication for individuals with autism or learning difficulties.  I have two daughters, aged 9 and 7, that both attend BPSP.  I hope to bring my experience of teaching, and in particular of working with SEND pupils to this role, and look forward to working with everyone at the school.



     Sam Bury - Co-opted Governor


I am delighted to be joining the governing body of such a vibrant and inclusive school.  I am a very proud father of a daughter in year 3 who loves the school. I am hoping to bring my previous experience of being a governor in a large secondary school and my knowledge and skills acquired from teaching in a number of schools over the last 20 years to the role.  I feel very privileged to be serving the school community in this way and look forward to working with the governors, staff students and parents of BPSP.



     Revd Mike Trotman - Foundation Governor


Prior to ordination, I worked as a primary school teacher, and I also have a background in marketing and facilities management.  I have a particular interest in developing fresh-expressions of church and local community outreach.  I’m married to Heidi, who has a background in nursing and pastoral care, and we have two teenage children called Sam and Phoebe.  The Trotman family are also Pug lovers, with two little treasures called Dibley and Pippa. Dog walking around Ashley Cross Green and Whitecliff Park has already proven to be a great way of getting to know people.  It is with great excitement that I commence this new chapter in the life of St Peter’s Church, and also BPSP – by being a beacon of God’s love in this vibrant community and sharing Christ’s love to all.



     Jacques Bernard - Staff Governor


I have been a teacher for 4 years at Baden-Powell & St. Peter's School and in this time, have built up a good rapport with staff and pupils alike. I have lots of experience representing my brother's charity and being involved in meetings and the decision making process. I am looking forward to contributing and having a positive impact within the governing body.



Anthea Sankey - Parent Governor




I am delighted to join the governing body and be part of such a lively and thriving school community. I hope that my experience as a secondary maths teacher for over 15 years, and my passion for education, will enable me to have a positive impact as a governor. I have a daughter at BPSP and a son who has now moved on to secondary school. I am incredibly grateful for the excellent education they have received at BPSP and I look forward to working with everyone at the school. 

Camille Ventham - Parent Governor


I have been a BPSP parent since my elder son joined the school in September 2019. I am a chartered chemical engineer and work in the energy sector, leading projects focusing on emission reduction and carbon capture. As an engineer, I am thorough, detailed orientated, and analytical. I would hope to draw on my experience, different perspectives, and specific skills to play an active part and bring further success to the BPSP governing body.