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
Emma Bruce (Deputy Chair)
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 1/9/19 to 31/8/23
Link governor for SEND and EYFS
I was born in Nigeria but have lived in London since 1991. I am a mum of 3 and have 2 children at St Peter's. I am a Law graduate from Brunel University, Uxbridge. My interests include anglicising African food and I am a pioneer of African street food in London, having run both my own restaurant inside the iconic Camden Lock and pop-up food events in and around London. My interests include world politics and writing. I am passionate about improving social mobility for ethnic minority groups through quality education.
Current term of office 20/12/18 to 19/12/22
Link governor for Equalities and Music
| Reverend Dr Charles Clapham
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
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.
Current term of office 6/9/21 to 5/9/25
I spent 10 years living in Asia with my family, and returned to London in 2014. I am a family lawyer and my husband and I have four daughters. I live locally and am delighted to be involved with St Peter’s and to offer my skills as a lawyer to the governing body. I am a governor at another school out of London. My interests include music, reading and theatre.
Appointed by the Deanery Synod
Current term of office 1/10/19 to 30/9/23
Link governor for Safeguarding and English
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
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
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 Governors’ Fund
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
Current term of office 13/7/21 to 12/7/23
Link governor for Art/Design & Technology and Physical Education
I currently have two children at St Peter’s and before becoming a Governor I ran the PTA for three years. I am passionate about the school community and ensuring that every child has the best opportunities and experiences they can whilst at school. I trained as a Secondary History teacher and taught for 8 years before having our children. I currently work as Operations Director for St Barnabas Church in Kensington, the church we have worshipped at since we moved to London, 15 years ago. I’m really looking forward to using my skills and knowledge to support St Peter’s school in my role as Governor.
Current term of office 21/1/20 to 20/1/24
Link governor for History and Sustainability
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. 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.
Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education
Current term of office 21/7/21 to 17/7/25
Link governor for Wellbeing and PSHE