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. 




Date of Appointment

Roles and Responsibilities


Elaine Fisher

7th July 2020

Co-Chair of Governors


Health and Safety and Property Compliance


Paul Logan

14th February 2019

Co Chair

Quality of Education


Community Governor

Karen Crawley

1st August 2019

Vice Chair

Quality of Education

Safeguarding and Single Central Record

Parent Governor

James Crawley

1st August 2019

Quality of Education

Sports Premium and Pupil Behaviour

Parent Governor

Emma Barnard

1st Sept 2018

Quality of Education

SEND, Mental Health and Pupil Premium



Rev Allan Landall

1st Nov 2014



Amy Harvey 

1st Sept 2018


Leadership of the school

Staff Governor

Nicola Houghton

1st April 2019

Community Cohesion

Staff Governor

Helen Chapman

1st Sept 2020

School Environment


Declaration of Pecuniary Interests:

James Crawley is father to a child at the school

Karen Crawley is grandmother to a pupil at the school

Nicola Houghton is company secretary for "Simply Smart Living Ltd" and a Trustee for the charity "Young People's Counselling Service"

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

  • Mr Paul Logan

    Co Chair/Community governor for Standards and Finance

    I joined the School as a Governor in 2019 and feel privileged to be a part of its journey. My current role at Wisbech Grammar School started in September 2015 after eight years teaching at Uppingham School in Rutland. I have been teaching since 1995 in a wide variety of schools, focusing on Mathematics. Before working in education I was an accountant, specialising in auditing at Price Waterhouse Coopers, but also worked in industry at British Rail Maintenance as Chief Investment Accountant. At the Grammar, my role changed from Deputy Head Operations which encompassed events such as the Christmas Service, the Co-curricular programme, Inspections and the Calendar, to Deputy Head Academic in September 2018, where I have responsibility for all the academic aspects of the School. With what goes on in the classroom as my focus, I am glad to say I still teach Mathematics.

  • Mrs Elaine Fisher

    Co Chair/Clerk to the Governors

    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; which is where my daughter in law is also a teacher. 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

  • Mrs Nicola Houghton

    Staff governor for community cohesion.

    I am the School Business Manager here at St Peter's which means I oversee the the Finance, HR, Premises, Health & Safety and Administration at our school. I am also one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. I support people in a wide range of roles both at our school and in the community. I am passionate about raising aspirations and making a positive difference to people's lives. I volunteer extensively within the community to fund-raise and initiate strategies which address the needs of those disadvantaged by their circumstances. I have a track record of successfully leading projects and I am determined to help others improve their life chances and reach their potential. As a trustee for the Young People's Counselling Service, my strengths not only lie in school business management, but also in bringing people together and connecting local services to improve access for our whole school community. I am also Vice Chair of Wisbech Ladies Circle and am the Governor with responsibility for Community Cohesion.

  • 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 3 and my wife is a teacher in year 5. 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.