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The Beeches Primary School

The Beeches Primary School

    About the Governors

    Mr. William Peasley 

    I have been a governor at The Beeches Primary School since 2011.  Before retiring I was a primary school headteacher for over 20 years.  The Beeches is very different from any of the schools that I worked in and, as a consequence, it has been a very interesting, exciting and rewarding experience for me.  I enjoy visiting the school as a ‘reading buddy’ and to meet the children and staff. 

    Although I now live in Bourne I was brought up and educated in the local area, attending Queen’s Drive Infant School and the old Deacon’s Grammar School.

    Hilary Faulkner 

    I have been a co-opted governor at The Beeches Primary School since September 2013. I have been teaching for 35 years and have had senior leadership roles at Bretton Woods Community School, Deacon’s School and Hereward Community College. I am currently on the Senior Leadership Team at Thomas Deacon Academy with a responsibility for Community. I am particularly interested in literacy, modern foreign language learning, arts and humanities and the education of gifted and talented children. I feel very privileged to have joined the team of governors and look forward to contributing my skills and experience. 

    Adrian Holdstock 

    Adrian Holdstock has been the vicar of St Mark’s church, Lincoln Road, since moving to Peterborough in April 2012. He is responsible for leading the church in its worship and varied activities and having a particular care for those living and working in his Parish, which embraces Central Ward. His ministry is a half-time post as Adrian also runs his own business offering life coaching and business coaching to people in the Midlands and London. Adrian worked in the armed forces and the water industry before starting his business in 2006. He was ordained in 2003.

    Helen Marsden 

    I began working at the Beeches in 2000 and have held many varied roles; presently Deputy Head. I have worked in Peterborough schools, both primary and secondary, for 22 years. Before settling in Peterborough, I taught English in Spain, Colombia and Portugal. I have always enjoyed travelling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.

    Since joining the governing body, I have been committed to ensuring The Beeches continues to develop towards a good Ofsted grade, and will endeavour to continue do this to the best of my ability.

    Emma Chester

    I have taught at The Beeches Primary School since 2002 and am currently undertaking the role of Assistant Head. I became a school governor in 2013 and bring my experience of working across the school from Year 1 to Year 6 and my specialist knowledge of numeracy.

    I am keen to continue to support the school with raising standards and attainment so all children can reach their full potential. I am part of the curriculum sub committee as I feel I have particular knowledge of data and core subjects.

    Sadia Kauser 

    My name is Sadia Kauser and I am pleased to say I have been elected as a Parent Governor and am looking forward to working with all of you. I am a mother to a little girl who is currently in year 1 and I have been extremely happy with the way she has settled into the Beeches School and as a result I want to contribute to the school’s continued success. I too was a pupil at the Beeches School and I strongly believe the school provides a strong and stable foundation block for all pupils to start their future.

    I also have experience of working with a wide variety of people as my current role involves working for the NHS in a challenging environment . I have been working for the NHS for the past eight years and I believe I have the skills to represent you as a parent and also give back to the local community at the same time. 

    Nicola Claire

    I hold a Masters in Education, and was in the first group of Heads to be accredited by the DfE with the National Professional Headship Qualification. I have been working in Education for more than 30 years, 15 years as a Head. I was the founder Head of two international bilingual primary schools, one in Germany and one in Turkey. I also headed-up a school in Brussels, one in Scotland and two in London. I have worked for an education authority in London, and for Peterborough Regional College

    Emiliana Emberton 

    I was invited to join the governing body in September 2017, as a co-opted governor.

    I am a Multipotentialite - a former translator and courtroom interpreter, passionate about STEM (I set up and volunteer for the school’s Code Club), I play bass guitar and I’m currently learning Japanese.

    I’m delighted to be part of the governing team and to contributing my eclectic mix of skills.

    elizabeth burch 

    I have been a co-opted governor at The Beeches Primary School since January 2018. I currently work for Teach First, an educational charity, overseeing alumni strategy for the East Midlands region. Before this, I taught in a local Peterborough primary school, in both KS1 and 2, and have experience as a curriculum leader. I have seen first-hand the difference fantastic teachers and schools can have on young people and their families, therefore I’m very proud to be part of such a dynamic and supportive school community.

    I am also part of the Curriculum Sub Committee, dedicated to raising standards and attainment at The Beeches.