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MEET THE GOVERNORS

 

 Karen Frazer (Headteacher)

 

I have been the Headteacher at St Peter’s CE Primary School since September 2015.  I believe passionately that the role of education is to ensure that all children are supported to achieve their full potential academically, whilst also providing them with opportunities and experiences to enable them to discover skills and talents in other areas of the curriculum, such as art, music, sport and drama.

 Vicky Russell (Chair)

 

I am a specialist construction lawyer and have lived in Hammersmith for over 30 years.  

I was a trustee of the Sulgrave Club for Young People in Goldhawk Road from 2007 to 2018 and for many years have volunteered with Glass Door Homeless Charity, where I am facilities coordinator for the Sunday night shelters at Rivercourt Methodist Church in King Street with my husband, Steve Lawrence. I was a non executive director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where I chaired the redevelopment committee. I have two sons, who currently work in Costa Rica and in New York.

 

Foundation Parochial Church Council governor

Current term of office 1/9/20 to 31/8/24

Link governor for Spanish and Health & Safety

 

    Reverend Dr Charles Clapham (Deputy Chair)

 

I was born in Scotland and brought up there and in South Africa. I studied in Manchester, Sheffield, Durham and New York, and spent twelve years in parish ministry in the north of England, and four years as a university chaplain, before being appointed Vicar at St Peters in 2015. I am married with two children, both of whom attended St Peter's primary school.  My passions include philosophy, music and decent coffee.

 

Foundation ex officio governor

Appointed by St Peter’s church with effect from 1 September 2015

Link governor for Religious Education and Worship

Emma Bruce (Associate Governor)

 

 

Our four children, who have now all left school, attended St. Peter’s and as a result I came to know and love the school and its community. Every child’s education really does matter and, both through training and experience, it has become clear to me how good Governance is a key part of a child’s education. Before becoming a full time mother I worked in the civil service after graduating with a degree in Classics.   I live locally and have worshipped at St Peter’s Church for twenty three years.

 

Foundation Parochial Church Council Governor

Current term of office 1/9/23 to 30/08/24

Link governor for SEND and EYFS

Lee Campbell- Guthrie

 

I was born in Forest Gate in East London but now live in Chiswick with my wife Holly and our two children Elsie and Juno. I am the current Production editor at the Financial Times and have spent all of my working life in print media and journalism, working mainly for the Times and Sunday Times, and now the FT. 

 

For many years I worked on the Sunday Times Parent Power supplement, which was the most authoritative newspaper guide to UK schools. This has given me a unique insight into what makes a successful school. 

 

Having children of mixed heritage has given me an extra purpose to ensure they feel safe and confident in their surroundings with a sense of equality among their peers. Now as a governor I very much look forward to helping the school in any way I can.

 

Parent Governor

Current term of office 19/02/24 to 18/02/28

Link Governor for History, Sustainability & Climate Change

 

 

Hester Nancy Carro

 

I have worked in Children's Social Care for the Department for Education since January 2018, having previously been a child protection social worker in London and then a social researcher for the Tilda Goldberg Centre.

 

I currently lead a team focused on the strengthening how safeguarding partners (police, local authority, health) work together and with relevant agencies (such as education settings) to promote the welfare and safeguard children. I believe passionately that children need to feel safe and supported to enable them to thrive. I am delighted to offer my experience as a governor at St Peter's.

 

Over the years, I have volunteered for a number of organisations supporting unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees. I live locally in Hammersmith, attend St Peter's church as a worshipper and have a 2 year old daughter called Violet. My interests include history, reading and travel and I am half Spanish.

 

Appointed by the PCC

Current term of office 01/09/2023 - 31//08/27

Link Governor for Safeguarding, Equalities,  Teaching, Learning & Community committee.

 

 

 

Emily Cook

 

I have worked at St Peter’s for five years and I currently teach in Year 4, coordinate PE, Science and the Healthy Schools initiative and mentor early career teachers. I am passionate about inclusive, accessible learning for all and it is a privilege to be St Peter’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead.

Over the past few years, I have taken part in various projects to fundraise for mental health charities: Young Minds Matter, Black Minds Matter and Mind. I am huge advocate for mental health and am always eager to volunteer and offer my time for the cause. My interests include yoga, photography, art and dance. This is my first staff governorship and I am thrilled to be representing the teaching staff on the governing body.

 

Staff governor, 

Current term of office 6/9/21 to 5/9/25

 

 

Mina Frost

 

With two children in the school, I have a long-term investment in the school as a parent and member of the community.  I am a lawyer and have worked in healthcare for 20+ years supporting companies to operate ethically, efficiently, and effectively.  As a parent governor I would contribute these skills as well as my experience as a SEN and ethnically diverse parent. 

I believe it’s critically important that the Governors represent the school, student and community population from a diversity and inclusion perspective.  While there are many areas where I feel I can advance the ethos of the school, the need to ensure that all children have access to a broader and balanced curriculum is amongst the most valuable.

 

Parent Governor

Current term of office 18/10/22 to 17/10/25

Link governor for PSHE

 

Houtan Froushan

 

I have worked in or near education since I left it, firstly as a teacher, then as the head of the education sections at The Independent newspaper, and now as the programme director of UCL’s Learning Innovation Startup Accelerator programme, helping entrepreneurs build world leading educational businesses. This is my first governorship, and I am very excited to help keep St. Peter’s as one of the best primary schools around!

I was born, raised and mostly educated locally, and I have a new daughter to raise with my wonderful wife.

 

Appointed by the local authority, LBH&F

Current term of office 9/12/20 to 8/12/24

Link governor for Science and Pupil Premium

Sara Harnett

 

It was ten years’ experience of being a Governor of a church primary school in Hertfordshire that inspired me to become a “late entrant” to teaching.  It was one of the best decisions I have taken and I now live in Hammersmith and work as a Deputy Head at Godolphin and Latymer School, which is an independent girls’ secondary school.  I am really enjoying supporting St Peter’s as a Governor and look forward to finding out more about Computing as my link area.  I have two adult children who have grown up to share my love of reading and sailing.

 

Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education

Current term of office 11/2/21 to 10/2/25

Link governor for Computing

 

Lesley Low

 

Born in the Highlands of Scotland and now living in West London with husband Andy and Rafa the Irish Terrier.

 

A senior leader with and proud to be a co-owner in John Lewis, I am passionate about product, people and building diverse, collaborative and high-performing teams. I deliver commercial growth in a truly customer-oriented environment and thrive on building long term relationships based on deeply ingrained values of trust and respect.

 

I'm keen to use my business experience to help make a more positive impact on people and society, today and in the future. To that end, I hope that my wide-ranging general management skills can add real value to St Peter's school - I am delighted to come on board.

 

Co-opted governor

Current term of office 01/12/22 to 30/11/24

Link governor with the PTA

 

 

Martin Miller

 

I was born and bred in Bedfordshire and moved to London in my late teens. I am an economics graduate, former banker and currently a foreign exchange analyst at Reuters News. I live in Chiswick with my wife and son, who was at St Peter’s until he moved to secondary school in 2021.

My interests include reading, current affairs, 19th century history and Christianity in education.

 

Appointed by the Deanery Synod

Current term of office 20/5/21 to 19/5/25

Link governor for Geography and Maths

Treasurer of the Maintenance Fund.

 

Siobhan Murray

 

I was brought up in Leeds and attended University College Dublin. I previously worked as a Paralegal at an international school group and I am now a lawyer working in employment and safeguarding law. My interests include playing sports (and watching rugby), history and travelling.

 

I am passionate about the breadth of opportunities a well-rounded education can give young people and the importance of safeguarding in education. I have lived in Hammersmith for just under five years and I look forward to getting involved with the local community further by taking on my first Governor role.

 

Appointed by Deanery Synod

Current term of office  01/10/ 2023  to 30/09/ 2027

Link governor for Safeguarding, English, Finance & Resources committee.

 

 

Mark Sainthill

 

I was born in Hammersmith, and recently my wife and I have moved back to the area and live nearby with our two young sons.

I am a qualified accountant and have worked in media and marketing businesses since I left university in 2004. I have spent the last five years in roles focused on corporate finance and business strategy.

This is my first governor role, and very much look forward to being part of the school community, as Chair of the Finance and Resources committee

 

Appointed by the Deanery Synod

Current term of office 1/12/22 to 30/11/26

Link governor for Art/Design & Technology and Physical Education

 

 

Catriona Sutherland-Hawes 

 

I was born and bred just outside Edinburgh (to teacher parents) and went to university in St Andrews.  On graduating, I came to London and fell into my first job as Private Secretary to two Conservative MPs.  Other than 18 months in St James’s Palace working for HRH The Prince of Wales, working life was in politics until 2006, when I was joined Latymer Upper School as Director of Admissions.

 

I have two daughters – now, grown up – who attended our local Church primary school in Dulwich – we moved to Hammersmith in 2004 -before going to secondary school.  An active churchgoer, I have been a member and elder of St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street for the last thirty years, keeping my Scottish links going.  Since we came out of lockdown, I have been a regular worshipper (and singer) at St Peter’s.  I am passionate about education, opportunity and children realising their potential, whilst enjoying learning. 

 

Having been Director of Admissions at Latymer Upper School for fourteen years, in September 2020 I became Director of Admissions at Wycombe Abbey in Buckinghamshire. I left there in September 2022 and am now a freelance consultant working with parents on school choices and schools on admissions, marketing and bursary provision.  I am also enjoying being a new grandmother!

 

Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education

Current term of office 21/7/21 to 17/7/25

Link Governor for Wellbeing