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Three groups work together to govern Peaslake Free School and Nursery.


The school has 8 full or part-time staff. Aside from the Headteacher and permanent teaching staff we are supported by a part-time music and drama teacher, three part-time nursery/teaching assistants and two part-time administrative assistants.


This dedicated team are supported by parents and the local community who come in to school to listen to the children reading and organise the library.


An Executive Committee of Trustees, drawn from all walks of the local community, meets regularly, to provide overall steering and direction for the operations and strategy of the school, and to oversee the working groups of volunteers who perform the critical functions necessary to operate a school. The Trustees also act as the Board of Governors. The Annual Peaslake School Review Meeting provides an opportunity to hear about the school's progress, meet the Trustees and help shape the role we play in the community.


The Trustee Body are:

  • Mark Foster* - Chairman

  • David Newman - Treasurer

  • Andrew Clayton* - Legal Counsel 

  • Moira Jones - Financial Controller

  • Tom Southee - SEN, Safeguarding and Curriculum Responsibility

  • James Cobb* - Health, Safety and Facilities

  • Sara Dangerfield - Head Teacher

  • Emily Riley - Fundraising and Parent Liaison - Parent & Staff Governor

  • Sarah Small - Curriculum

  • Samantha Pride - Parent Liaison and Parent Governor

  • Janette Weller - Staff Governor

  • Jevon Birchall - Curriculum

  • * Denotes Member of the Free School Limited Company


Being a parent at Peaslake school brings with it special obligations in line with the uniqueness of our school. Parents play an active role in certain school duties such as lunch and gardening duty and, in particular, form the backbone of our social fundraising initiatives in the village.


The Parents Forum is an active body which meets twice a term to discuss key ideas and plans with regard to the school and to share information with the Trustees.


Please see below some of our school policies which may be of interest. Please contact the school if you wish to see a specific policy which is not included here, or if you would like a paper copy of any of our policies.

Absence in Term Time Policy 
Attendance Policy
Request for Authorised Absence
Assessment policy 2019
Child behaviour policy
(Including anti bullying strategy)
Child Protection Policy
Complaints policy
Curriculum policy
Disciplinary policy
eSafety policy
Equality Objectives
Sickness policy
Special education needs policy
Remissions policy
Relationships & Sex Education (and PSHE) Policy
Food Allergies - customer notice
Privacy policy
Whistle-blowing Policy
Governor Profiles
Governor Meeting Attendance
Register of Members & Governors of Peaslake Free School Trust
Governance Structure
Finance Agreement and Memorandum & Articles of Association
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