Structure of the Governing Body

Since September 2023 we have been in a formal federation with Hornby St Margaret’s, known as the Lune Valley Federation of Leck St Peter’s and Hornby St Margaret’s CE Primary Schools.

We can have a total of 14 governors; this is laid down in our “Instrument of Government” which is the legal basis of any school governing body.
We must have a majority of “Foundation Governors”: these are governors nominated by either the Parochial Church Council, or from the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education. In our case we have 8 Foundation Governors, which includes 2 ex-officio members. There are two elected “Parent Governors” (one from each school). There is one representative nominated from the LA. Finally there is a staff representative and a clerk. We also have a co-opted governor. The Headteacher has the option of joining the governing body and our head has elected to serve. Governors normally serve for a period of 4 years.

If you wish to contact a governor, please do so via the school office.

Below is the list of governors, their designation and term of office end date.

Local Authority Representative (LA) Mr Stuart Hemingway


Ex-Officio Rev. Lucie Lunn


Ex-Officio Rev. Jane Lee


Foundation Governors Mr. R Hunter


Mrs. V Mather


Mr. M Fawcett


Mr. P King


Mrs. R Booth


Ms R Houghton


Headteacher Mrs. N Davison


Co-opted Mrs. J Mair


Parent Representatives Mrs. A Hollings-Tennant (Hornby)


Mrs. F Rutherford (Leck)


Staff Representative Miss. A Farrington


Clerk to the Governors Ms Sarah Prince (LA)

To help you get to know your governors we have provided a brief description of ourselves and any financial or business interests / positions on ours and other governing bodies.

Mr. Stuart Hemingway

I have worked in schools for over forty years in secondary education as a teacher  and Head teacher. For most of my career I have worked in Leeds, eventually retiring in 2012. I really enjoyed my time in schools and was very lucky to be able to work with gifted colleagues and brilliantly talented children. I was especially interested in SEN. Between 2012 and 2014 I worked as an education adviser for an organisation working with businesses and encouraging their involvement in schools.
Our sons & daughters live mainly in and around Leeds but we moved to Tunstall in 2012 and we thoroughly love  the rural way of life and the fresh air of North Lancashire. I now have time for reading as well as practicing my guitar and game of golf.  I have also started to learn to speak Spanish  which is proving to be as embarrassing as my guitar playing and golf!

Peter King

I moved to Lancaster on taking up the appointment as headteacher of a local primary school, having previously taught in Coventry and Ellesmere Port, and subsequently took on the same role in a much larger school in West Yorkshire. Following my career in teaching, I worked for a few years at Royal Mail – the last two years of which I was the Delivery Office manager in Grange-over-Sands. It was during this period that my wife and I moved to Hornby five years ago. For just over three years I have been the editor of Contact and more recently became Treasurer of Hornby Village Trust. My initial involvement with the school was in the running of a lunch-time computer coding club. I became a Foundation governor at the beginning of the 2015/16 school year.

Mr. Martyn Fawcett

I have been a foundation governor since late 2017. I have 3 children, all of whom attend Leck St Peters. I attended this excellent, small country school for the full duration of my primary education and have very fond memories of my time there. I have no background in education whatsoever, but  have enjoyed learning a little bit about how this sector operates. I have been, and still am, involved in business locally since I left the local secondary school. My wife and I now run a couple of small businesses. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and attending my local church.

Mrs Janine Mair 

I have tried and tested a variety of careers, including working in outdoor pursuits, managing a youth hostel, being an occupational therapist and a matron in a boys boarding house. Currently, I look after our little holiday cottage in the Dales and run around after my two children. My eldest is at QES and my youngest attends Leck. We are delighted with this fantastic little school and hope my variety of skills gained throughout life can be brought into use as a parent governor.

Ross Hunter

I was a teacher and headmaster for four decades,  half in northern England, half abroad. Since we retired and came home, Sue and I are back in her home village of Burrow; we were married in Tunstall Church, where she is churchwarden and I am, for my sins, chair of the PCC (of TM&L). I enjoy writing, book collecting, reading, cycling and travel. I speak (ef)fluent French and occasional Russian. In December, you kindly voted me on to Lancaster City Council, to represent Upper Lune Valley Ward; do please get in touch if I can help with local issues.