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As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:

  • target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
  • develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation
  • prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
  • address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks

However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable. 

Governor’s Allowances

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, part 6 enables Governing Bodies to decide whether they wish to pay travelling and subsistence allowances from the school budget to individual members of the Governing Body.

The Policy of the Governors in respect of payment of allowances must be openly available to parents and Governors. The Governing Body must consider the payment of allowances Annually, and the outcome must be recorded appropriately in the minutes.

Governors at St John the Baptist CEVA Primary School have agreed that travelling and subsistence allowances will not be paid to Governors.

More Information

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the Governing Body, how to become a Governor or wish to contact the Chair of Governors then please speak to the school office

Chair of Governors-Jo Clayman

PCC to 01.09.2024

I became a Parent Governor in 2018, and a PCC Governor in December 2020. 

As a parent, with a child currently at this school, I am excited and proud to be Chair of governors, and part of the governing body. 

Our role is to support and guide St John the Baptist to provide a challenging yet nurturing environment for all its pupils.  I am keen to encourage further close links with the community and the pupils’ families, and help to ensure the children have all they need to make the best of themselves.


Vice Chair- Dave Holmes

Foundation DBE to 08.03.2027

I've been a governor of the school since 2013 and I am proud to have part of the team that recruited our excellent Head Teacher, Miss Price. I have a background in science and maths and use this to analyse school data and ensure the school continues to improve its outcomes for pupils.

I am passionate about Forest School and will do all I can to promote and protect it at Pebmarsh.

Reverend Beverly Vincent


I am the vicar for the four parishes of Pebmarsh, Great and Little Maplestead and Gestingthorpe. Prior to ordination I had a long career as a nurse, and then worked for Chelmsford Diocese responsible for pastoral care training. I look forward to working with fellow governors, staff and pupils within the Christian ethos of the school. I am also excited about developing supportive relationships between school and church.


Jo Webbe

Parent Governor to 13.05.2025

I have been a parent governor at the school since 2021. I am a bio-physiologist by education and enjoy working in pharma with teams across the globe. I am passionate about education and believe all children should have access to an education in a happy and safe environment where they can learn loads and be themselves.


Peter Anderson

Local Authority to 01.09.2025

Peter Anderson has spent forty years in primary education, over thirty as headteacher of five schools. Peter is passionate about primary education and is keen that every child has the best opportunities to thrive. Peter has led five successful Ofsted inspections. He has worked as a school improvement advisor for Edison Learning’s Aspire program.

Fifteen years ago Peter came across a unique understanding of how we work as human beings. This has led him to train as a well-being coach. Peter has run course in this country and abroad.

Nine years ago Peter set up Anderson Wellbeing in order to share this understanding more widely with schools, businesses, leadership teams, individuals and groups. .

Peter was eager to become a governor as his children both attended the school many years ago and he is keen to support it in any way he can.

In his spare time Peter enjoys walking, reading, swimming and going out with his wife, friends and family.

Channa Frolic

DBE Governor to 28.06.2025

I have been a School Governor since June 2022. I have two children attending St John the Baptist Primary School. As a governor, I am passionate about helping ensure the children of our school get the best start to their education whilst making happy memories and friends along the way.

A little bit about me, I have a degree in Modern Languages and have previously taught languages professionally. Currently, I am self-employed offering private language tuition. I am also a karate instructor running my own successful clubs. Being self-employed enables me to have the time to support our school and be part of a great school community.  

Matt Creamer

DBE Governor to 28.06.2025

I am a Global Salzburg Fellow and work as Senior Policy Officer at the Greater London Authority, advising the Mayor of London on health inequalities and wider issues of health and wellbeing.

I have worked as a strategic policy leader in public health for over 12 years, providing strategic advice and high impact programme delivery for local, regional, and national organisations working closely with many communities, business leaders, governments and global cities.

I live in Greenstead Green with my family – two of whom are at Pebmarsh with one yet to start school.

I am passionate about the importance of a well-rounded high-quality education for children’s life chances – Pebmarsh provides that, which is why I am so proud of its children, staff, and community and I am delighted to play a part in the future development of the school.

Julie Raz

Foundation Governor to 19.10.2025

Having worked for 33 years teaching in a local primary school, I took early retirement 2 years ago. I have spent the majority of my career teaching Early Years/ Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and I am passionate about early years education. Currently, I am teaching phonics and maths to small groups of Key Stage 2 children as part of the ‘Catch Up’ scheme following Covid.

I feel strongly that with close links to the church, and with children, parents, staff and governors working closely together, in partnership, the school will continue to thrive and lead to positive outcomes for its pupils.