Governor Roles and Responsibilities

The Chair of Governors is appointed by the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT). 

All other members of the Local Governing Body are appointed by the Chair of Governors after consultation with the LGB and the Headteacher.  The composition of governors is a mixture of staff, parent and community governors as described in the Trust’s scheme of delegation.  The scheme also requires the membership of an incumbent or representative as approved by the Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the school is situated.  In this case the Archdeaconry of Wisbech and Huntingdon.


The following table describes the roles and responsibilities of the LGB.

If you need to contact the governors, please write to the Chair of Governors, c/o St Peters Junior School, Trafford Road, Wisbech PE13 2ES or Contact the Clerk at clerk@stpetersjuniors.co.uk .
Mrs Elaine Fisher

Chair/ H & S

I was employed in local government from leaving school but went into teaching when my children were small. I gained a BSc Degree and taught Business Studies at secondary school level and in further education. After retiring as Assistant Director of Education at a Sixth Form College I worked for Cambridgeshire County Council with a variety of governing bodies. Since leaving Cambridgeshire County Council I have functioned as Clerk to Governors in a number of schools in the Wisbech area.

I am on the Board of Trustees of a National Charity which meets in London; and a Trustee and Secretary of a charity which promotes, health, education and community in an area of Uganda called Lumpewe. I used to play volleyball; am Vice Chair of a football club and have several wonderful grandchildren.

Mrs Karen Crawley

Community governor for Safeguarding/SCR

I am married with three children and two grandchildren, one of whom is now a pupil at St Peters. I have worked in education all of my life, firstly as a teacher and finally as a Headteacher until I retired in April and I am delighted to now be a Governor. As someone who was born and has lived in Wisbech all of my life I care passionately about wanting the best education and opportunities possible for children in this area. My areas of responsibility within the Governing Body are Safeguarding and, with all governors, Standards.

Miss Amy Harvey


I have been at St. Peter's since Sept 2018. I am absolutely passionate about the education we provide for our children and my staff equally work as a team to give the best they can for our school.
I have three sons who I am extremely proud of and a crazy Norfolk Terrier called Dotty!
I have been an educator for over 22 years and really can't imagine doing anything else.
I am proud of the work we do at St. Peter's. We use a therapeutic approach to how our children are supported, and I believe it is the only way we can prepare our children for learning. #teamstpeters

Mr Tim Nightingale

Community Governor

I am married with three children. I am a Director of 20Twenty Productions, an arts and cultural organisation that delivers creative activities to both primary and secondary schools, as well as directly to children and young people online and in the community. Indeed as an organisation we have been fortunate enough to deliver many such projects to St. Peters School.

My area of interest is information technology, having worked in IT for over 25 years. I was an IT Manager, Systems Analyst, Web and App Developer while also employed by Apple as a Creative Trainer before becoming a Director of 20Twenty. I believe that all children deserve, indeed need, an education that encompasses access to various forms of technology. Our world and our lives have become evermore dependent upon many different forms of technology - and our children will only see this trend grow further as we grapple with such issues as climate change. As such all children need the chance to learn to enjoy and embrace technology given the impact that it will have upon their life at home and in the workplace.

Mrs Emma Barnard

Parent governor for PP/SEND/Mental Health

I took on the role of St Peter's Parent Governor as I wish to help this lovely school become the very best it can be.
I was a pupil here myself many years ago, my now teenage daughters both came to this school and my son is currently a pupil. I often volunteer in school - the staff and children are an amazing bunch to be around!
I'm an F1 fanatic, never missing a race and also a Spurs supporter. I love a craft project, Star Wars, and anything that makes me laugh but I am happiest when I'm with my kids, my husband and our golden labrador, Kevin!

Mr James Crawley

Parent governor for Sports Premium, Standards and Behaviour

I have worked in Secondary education for the last 11 years. I have had a number of different roles which includes Gifted and talented co-ordinator, Head of Physical Education and my most recent role as Assistant Principal responsible for Well being and Aspirations. I currently have a son in year 4. My responsibilities as a Governor are two areas which have always been top of my priorities whilst in education, these are standards and effective use of the sports premium.

Rev Allan Landall

Incumbent and link governor for SIAMS

Reverend Allan is the parish vicar of All Saints Walsoken, the parish in which the school sits. He supports the school by leading assemblies a few times a term, holding services at the Church which the children attend and hosting learning opportunities for the children.
He is responsible for SIAMS on the governing body.