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Governor Profiles

Niki Crowther - Chair of Governors

Nikki is a co-opted 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. 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 Peter's pupils. Chris has lived in St Albans for 20 years and is a chartered tax adviser, and works as a school 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 body as a parent governor in January 2019. He has 2 children at St Peter's. 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. 

Jennie Rayson

Jennie is a co-opted governor whose two children both attended St Peter's.  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 co-opted governor and is a member of the School Improvement committee and the Link Governor 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.


Hannah Reichardt

Hannah Reichardt is a parent to two St Peter's students and is a member of the governing board as a Parent Governor.  In her paid work, she is an expert in social innovation, systems change and complex partnerships and has worked in these capacities in the humanitarian sector for the past 15 years. She has degrees in both geography and psychology and is passionate about supporting the school to be a community for children in which their whole selves can be valued and nurtured. 

Maniza Younas

Maniza is a Co-opted Governor with two children at St Peter’s school. Maniza has been a resident of St Albans since birth, attending local schools in St Albans.

Maniza’s background is in Education, she has a degree in Theology and is a teacher by profession. She has experience in senior leadership and management.

Currently she is a voluntary chaplain working within the interfaith community.

She is a member of The School Improvement Committee. 
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