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Parent Governors


Mr Matthew Atkinson

I am Matthew Atkinson.  My wife Kate and I have two sons at St Peter's, one in Neptune Class and one in Mars Class. 

We live nearby in Hawkenbury.  I look forward to acting as a parent governor and being active in the school community where our sons will be for years to come.

In my day job, I am a commercial disputes solicitor.  I have worked both in private practice and for the Government Legal Department and hope my legal and public sector backgrounds will be of use to the strategic management and accountability aspects of the role of governor.  

I have also been an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion at work and I am now Mental Health and Well-being Governor, working closely with Mrs Jenner.

In my spare time, you will find me trying to supervise two energetic boys in Hawkenbury Rec.  Very occasionally, you might find me on the golf course…


Mr John Court

I have lived in Tunbridge Wells for the past 11 years and currently have three children at St Peters'. Although early on in their education, we have experienced the positive influence that the school has had on their outlook, sense of self and both academic and extra-curricular achievements.

In terms of my career, I have worked in the technology sector for around twenty-five years. My current management role focuses on the use of technology in a global firm, and I am particularly keen to explore and develop opportunities to use appropriate technology within the school setting to the benefit of the children and staff at St. Peter’s. I believe that this is particularly important given that our children have much more access to technology in their daily lives and that the effects and influence of technology can be significant.

During my spare time, you’ll find me hanging out with my family, and occasionally getting to go for a run or negotiating a trip to the cinema!