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Governor Profiles

Michael Sarrington - Chair of Governors

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Michael is a parent governor and has been Chair of Governors since 2013. Michael is a member of the School Improvement committee and the subject link for Science. Michael has worked in the steel and gases industry in commercial and communication roles. He now runs his own business offering consultancy and training services.


Chris Balchin - Vice Chair

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Chris is a co-opted governor, and her two children are former St Peters pupils. Chris has lived in St Albans for nearly 20 years and works as a tax adviser for a professional services firm in Cambridge. She is chair of the Resources Committee and is the Link Governor for Computing and e-safety, History and Geography.

Renata Blower

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Renata is a parent governor, with one child at St Peters and two other children who are former St Peter’s students. Renata is a director of Special Needs Jungle, an online resource for parents of disabled children which works collaboratively with the Department of Education. She is also a director of Herts Parent Carer Involvement, which aims to improve services for families by working alongside those providing services for children and young people with SEND (Special educational needs and disabilities). She also sits on various advisory boards for charities and the NHS.

Niki Crowther

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Nikki is a parent governor who joined the governing body in early 2017. She has been a parent at St Peter’s since January 2008 when her three daughters moved to the school from Yorkshire and were later joined by their brother who is still in school. She is an accountant with experience of working in human resources and general management most recently in the charity sector. She is a member of the Resources Committee and the Link Governor for Literacy and French.

Claire Mitchell-Fox

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Claire has been a school governor since 2015. Formerly a lecturer in English Literature at Birkbeck College, Claire has worked at St. Peter's for seven years and her daughters are former pupils of the school. She has been a T.A. in every year group and is currently responsible for the delivery of the National Curriculum French to

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Erzsebet Pek

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Erzsebet joined the governing body early in 2017 as a parent governor and has a daughter at St Peters. Erzsebet is a senior NHS Manager and specialist occupational therapist working in central London with expertise in mental health and rehabilitation. She is link governor for PHSE, Early Years and art and music. 

Jennie Rayson

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Jennie is a parent Governor with two children at St Peters.  She is an economist and civil servant and in recent years has worked primarily in the areas of transport and climate change.   Jennie is the Link Governor for Maths.

Mandy Zawadzka

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Mandy is the deputy head of the school and has been a governor since 2014. She joined St Peter's in 2013; she is part of the Senior Leadership of the school and has taught in several year groups. Prior to St Peter's Mandy has over fourteen years experience in teaching and has worked in other local schools. Mandy is a member of the School Improvement committee and leads on Maths and e-Safety across the school.


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