St Peter's RC Primary School Board of Governors
Mrs Rachael Green
Chair of Governors / Foundation
Rachael was born in Wales, but educated in Devon at St Mary's RC Primary, Buckfast, Notre Dame and St Boniface before gaining a BA (Hons) Geography at University of Plymouth. After gaining PGCE at University College of St Mark and John she began teaching at Devonport High School for Boys, where she is now Head of Geography. During her time at DHSB she has gained an MEd in Professional Development and also serves on the Board of Trustees as a Staff Governor. Married to Mark, they have three children, the first has recently started at St Peter's and she is keen to be involved at the heart of St Peter's. Her link with the school is lengthy as her brother attended the school and her mother worked as TA for many years.
Miss Sarah Rowe
Sarah was born in Plymouth and has remained there ever since. She is the proud owner of Louis (born in 2011) and her highlight of each week is watching him play football. After achieving a BEd Primary Honours Degree in Physical Education, Sarah became a primary school teacher. She has been in the profession for seventeen years and during that time has taken on many different roles. Recently, she has worked for The University of St Mark and St John as a Quality Assurance Tutor alongside her role as Deputy Headteacher and Year 4/5 Class Teacher. Having grown up in a large family, Sarah values and appreciates the community feel of St Peter’s RC and the importance of being actively involved within it. Sarah’s a junior netball coach for Plymouth Pilgrims Netball Club who competes at a local and regional level. In 2007, she was awarded Southwest Community Volunteer of the Year and was also a finalist for Primary School Teacher of the Year. Sarah is passionate about her roles and is determined to make a difference to the lives of all children.
Mrs Gemma Dunn
Gemma was born in Plymouth, and has lived locally all her life. After studying Geography at the University of Plymouth, Gemma spent the next 15 years working for nature conservation charities, managing habitats for nature and engaging with the public to raise awareness of conservation issues. From 2015-2018 Gemma managed a schools outreach project for the RSPB which gave local primary school children the chance to learn about the wildlife found around their school grounds and how to look after it, which was one of her most rewarding professional experiences. Looking for a new challenge, Gemma now works for a small charity in Plymouth that provides support to Asylum Seekers, coordinating essentials such as food provision, clothing donations and projects to reduce social isolation. Gemma has two daughters at St Peter’s RC and values the strong family and community spirt of the school.
Mrs Clare Gill
Born in Lancashire, educated at Bishop Henshaw School and qualifying as a teacher in London, Clare moved to Plymouth with her husband 35 years ago. Her husband was born in Plymouth and attended St Boniface’s College both as a pupil and then as a teacher for nearly 30 years. This family tradition continued as Clare’s son also attended St Boniface’s. Among her teaching positions Clare has taught Food Technology and Health and Social Care in 4 different Plymouth schools and was Assistant Principal at All Saints Academy until 2017. She is currently semi-retired, teaching part time in a local Plymouth school.
Mr Tim Moran
Tim lives over the border, where they have their scones ‘proper’, but asks that you don’t hold that against him. He started as Headteacher at St. Peter’s in September 2021 having previously been the Deputy Headteacher at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bodmin.
Tim has been made to feel incredibly welcome at St. Peter’s and is really enjoying his time as Headteacher. St. Peter’s is such a positive and happy place to work and the children are at the centre of all that we do.
When he’s not Headteacher-ing, Tim likes to run and paddleboard. He is married with two wonderful children. Tim is a member of the parish of St. Augustine of Hippo and enjoys working in a Catholic school.
Mrs Louise Patterson
Clerk to Governors