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Governor Profiles

Niki Crowther - Chair of Governors

Nikki is a parent governor who joined the governing body in early 2017, and became Chair in 2018. 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.

Chris Balchin - Vice Chair

Chris is a co-opted governor, and her two children are former St Peters pupils. Chris has lived in St Albans for 20 years and is a Chartered Tax Adviser, and works as a business manager in a school in Abbots Langley. She is chair of the Resources Committee and is the Link Governor for Computing and e-safety.

Miles Morgan

Miles joined the governing board as a parent Governor in January 2019. He has 2 children at St Peters. Miles works for the Environment Agency and has experience as a team leader, asset manager and project manager. He is a member of the Resources Committee and Link Governor for Humanities and is the lead for Health and Safety. 

Biddie O'Connor

Biddie joined the Governing body in January 2019 as a co-opted governor. She lives locally in St Albans, and is recently retired, having worked for 38 years as a teacher in a variety of schools, and over the last eighteen years as Head in two different schools ( one in the East Midlands, 11-18 year old pupils and one in Hertfordshire 4-18 year old pupils). 

Jennie Rayson

Jennie is a parent Governor with one child 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.

Michael Sarrington

Michael is a parent governor and 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.


Mandy Zawadzka

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.


Welcome to all our new and existing pupils ready to enjoy the new autumn term