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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.

 

 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.

Crystal Ahamefula

 

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.  

 

 Sara Curnock Cook

 

Born in Liverpool I was raised a catholic. I am married with 2 children & 3 step children.  I spent 18 years studying then practicing commercial interior design in Toronto, Dallas & London. In 1995 I opened 'the Boiled Egg & Soldiers', a cafe in SW11 which I owned & ran until 2009. I moved to W4 in 2006 when I joined the congregation of St Peter's Church. I have been a Foundation Governor of the school since 2009 & feel honoured to be part of the school's community.

    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.

 Veryan Exelby

 

I spent 10 years living in Asia with my family, and returned to London in 2014 to live in London having spent most of the past 10 years in Asia with my family. 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.

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.

 

  

Sian Hood

 

My teenage children went to St Peter's school from age 3 to 11 and I cherish the community generated by the St Peter's "family".  I am a maths graduate and accountant and use these skills in my governor roles as treasurer to the governors' funds, and link governor for maths and PE. In support of my PE link some of my other interests include running and karate.

 

Laura Noonan

 

I am Mrs Noonan, the Reception class teacher and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  As part of my role as staff governor I am part of the Teaching and Learning committee and see my role as the link between teachers and governors. I help with the decisions that affect the curriculum in the school, but also ensuring both the children's and staff's views are expressed amongst the rest of the governors when making decisions. 

Chloe Slinger

 

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.

 

 

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.  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.

 

 

 

David Broad

 

I have live locally for 20 years, worship at St Peter's Church and have been appointed as a Governor by the Kensington Diocese . Before retirement , I lived and worked in Pakistan, France, Malawi, New York, Zimbabwe, Morocco and Nigeria  , as a teacher and a diplomat . My particular interest  is the syllabus and the teaching of history , geography and current affairs at the school .