Meet the governors of our LGB (Local Governing Body):


"Governors understand the school's performance very well". (Ofsted 2017)


 Chair and Vice Chair:


Chair:  Mrs E Storey (Community Governor and SSAT Trustee) 

Vice Chair:   Mrs J Morgan  (Parent Governor)


Local Governing Body:      


Mr N Stephens   (Community Governor)

Mrs C Romeo-Evans   (Parent Governor)

Mr S Ansell   (Staff Governor)

Iman S Peerbhai (Co-opted governor)

Mrs J Chesson (Co-opted governor)

Mrs L Koscinski (Co-opted governor)

      Mrs R Gibbs (Staff Governor)    

    Mrs Judith Holt  (Interim Headteacher)  (Ex-officio governor)


Company Secretary/Clerk to the Governors:     Mrs K Mortiboy


Link Governors


Please click here to find our latest link governor organisation.


Please click here for guidance issued to governors to support them before, during and after their visits.




Please read the following pen-portraits to find our more about our governors.  These will be updated over time, as needed:

Liz Storey - Chair (and link CP/LAC/Safeguarding governor)
I am a retired social worker with 2 grown up children and 2 young grandchildren.  Retirement has given me the opportunity to get more involved in community issues such as being a school governor, volunteering with Good Neighbours, singing in a community choir and travelling.
Being part of Stokesay's journey towards becoming a good and outstanding school has been challenging, exciting and so rewarding.  My enthusiasm continues in seeing our children making such good progress and achieving so much.  Working in partnership with Church Stretton School enables us to continue that journey for the benefit of both schools.

Julia Morgan - Vice Chair and Parent Governor

Hi I'm Julia Morgan and I'm a parent governor. I have three lovely children, two of whom go to Stokesay. I've been a governor since our eldest daughter started there almost eight years ago. I am very fortunate to have many different roles within school life, parent, netball coach, governor, I work at school two days a week and I'm part of F.O.S.S. This in itself makes life very full. However I see school life from many perspectives so it is a big advantage. I believe that in life you get back what you put in and in essence if I can be part of making school a positive experience for our next generation then we are on the right track.


David Peterson - Ex Officio Governor (and Headteacher)

I came to Stokesay as Acting Head of School in late June 2014, and have since applied for and been offered the permanent role here as Head of School and subsequently Headteacher.  It has been hard but fulfilling work building on the strong improvements put in place by all involved last year, and since academisation.  Working as part of the SSAT has afforded huge benefits to this school, and these links and improvements will only increase over time I'm sure.  My background is initially in Key Stage 2, with many years in Year 6, (but also Years 4 and 5), and then 3 years as a Year 2 teacher and Infant Deputy Head.  I have also been Acting Head for a year in my last school, prior to starting here.  My interests are French and language in general, as well as history.  I love rugby, spending time in France and spending time with my wife and two young girls.


Simon Ansell - Teacher Governor

I am a class teacher and 'Teacher in Charge' when Mr Peterson is not present on the school site). I am a Maths Specialist Teacher, in charge of maths for the school and part of the Senior Leadership Team.  Having been at the school for 15 years I have a good over view of the development and history of the school.    I love teaching all of the subjects in the curriculum but have a particular interest in the area of mathematics.  Outside of school I am an Elder and Trustee at Cabin Lane Church in Oswestry.  In my free time my wife and I enjoy walking and travelling.  I have two teenage boys, who are great.


Caroline Romeo-Evans -  Parent Governor


Hello, I'm Caroline.  I have lived in Craven Arms for twenty two years, since I met my husband.  I have two children who attend Stokesay Primary.  I'm a parent governor and a member of Friends Of Stokesay School (FOSS).  They are diverse roles but I enjoy participating in both.

Neville Stephens - community governor/link SENCO governor
Neville lives locally, he is involved in community services which includes being a Craven Arms Town Councillor.   At retirement, he was Acting Headteacher of a local primary school.  He continues to promote youth work.  Neville supports local housing and is a shareholder in South Shropshire Housing Association.  He also serves on the southern area Community Panel.  Neville is our link SENCO governor.
Imam Sohayb Peerbhai - co-opted governor
I am Sohayb Peerbhai and have been living in Craven Arms for the past 5 years.  I am married with two children, who both attend Stokesay school.  Currently I am the Muslim minister (Imam) for Craven Arms Islamic Centre. I also chair the Inter-faith dialogue group based in Craven Arms, my hobbies include playing pool and reading.  I spend a lot of time with my wife and two children. 
Jane Chesson - co-opted governor 

I moved to Craven Arms July 2014 and have two grown up daughters.  I have been involved in education in many guises throughout the years  eg.  childminder, playgroup leader, supporting pupils with special educational needs, Area Special Educational Needs Coordinator for Trafford MBC, working in the Early Years Foundation Stage Team, registered Signalong tutor)  . I have worked alongside and trained many practitioners in the Private, Independent. Voluntary and Maintained settings also.  I applied to be a governor as I still wanted to be involved in giving children the best start in life and helping them achieve their true potential.

Lesley Koscinski - co-opted governor

I lived in Craven Arms for the first 18 years of my life, attending both Stokesay and then Church Stretton schools. I have been very lucky to have worked with children and young people in London and Europe over the past 40 years.

Returning to Craven Arms with my husband and two sons, I work hard as a member of many local organisations that aim to give children and young people a voice, and I strive always to help them realise their full potential.